John Lennon

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Pat Shortt (right) in The Flag: “This goes back to the older class of emigrant. We want to give that feeling of the guy down on his luck.”

“As you can see, I am not pulling any faces. I’m not jumping around. There are no jazz hands,” Pat Shortt tells me. It’s a lovely autumn afternoon,(...)

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this year’s Cork Folk Festival . File photoraph: Bryan O’Brien

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this y(...)

Back to school? Try to listen to your children but avoid grilling them

Establish a routine Every family is different so do what suits your circumstances in establishing a workable pattern around breakfast and getting o(...)

Regarded by many as the Beatles’ greatest album, Revolverwas released in August 5th, 1966 in the UK and three days later in the US.

Friday marks the 50 year anniversary of when The Beatles released their renowned album Revolver. Regarded by many as the Beatles’ greatest album, it(...)

John Lennon’s Austin Princess Limousine Hearse is expected to realise more than $400,000 at Sotheby’s

David Bowie’s art collection is going on tour. Three hundred and eighty of the late star’s paintings, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank A(...)

Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

As John Lennon’s rallying anthem Come Together blared out over the speakers, three Bernie Sanders supporters refused to answer their candidate’s call (...)

U2 appeared on this year’s Junior Cert music higher-level paper. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

What do Eye of the Tiger by 80s pop group Survivor, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2, a cover of John Lennon’s Imagine by the cast of (...)

George W Bush may or may not have said that the French have no word for entrepreneur, but English certainly has no good word for zeitgeist. The “spir(...)

A file photograph of   Paul McCartney who has revealed he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up.  Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire.

Paul McCartney has said he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up. The musician said he ended up formin(...)

Peace comes dropping quickly on Achill, on Keel strand where a little black dog makes friends in a gale so strong it makes you afraid to get out of the car.

This column comes to you from Mulranny, Co Mayo, where the awesome Atlantic ocean and lunar landscape have been bringing to mind my ongoing battle wi(...)

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