Johnny Cash

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Hugh Jackman in ‘The Greatest Showman’: the actor now has an old-fashioned starriness that gives him a wide appeal, from seven-year-old kids to 50-year-old superhero-worshipping dads

When you’re seven years old, the world comes down to the most simple of needs. Food. Toys. The hope that one day you’ll meet Hugh Jackman. “Will I ev(...)

Pupils from Mount Seskin Community College, who were involved in a musical project with their grandparents. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

It was the look of wonder on the face of his children’s great-grandmother that first gave hospital consultant Rónán Collins the idea to use music and (...)

Joe Strummer was a trailblazing punk pioneer who musically and politically helped shape a generation. In Bono’s words, he wrote the rule book for poli(...)

Aran Murphy in Hamnet, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre

The Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic Mindfield, Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois Saturday September 1st/Sunday September 2nd Theatre tends to e(...)

 British singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. His   gentle guitar plucking transported me to another time.  Photograph: Getty Images

It is amazing how certain sounds or songs can flood your brain with memories so specific and detailed that you almost feel you are reliving them. My(...)

“My favourite has to be Kill Kenny. A guy here told me it’s named after that boy in South Park.”

O my God it’s true. Ireland is SOOOO green. Johnny Cash (or should that be Card?) was so right. Forty shades. Speaking of shades, who needs them her(...)

“What is fatherhood, exactly? What does it mean to have a son? Why does the word ‘dad’ seem to ruin everything as a prefix, from jokes to rock?”

I can’t remember anything. Names. Dates. Lyrics. To be perfectly honest, I’m not even sure where I’m parked. That’s why I was stunned by the clarity (...)

Liverpool fans show support for their team in the stands at Anfield. Photograph: PA

In those last, fretful minutes in Rome, when every second felt like an age and the final whistle seemed as though it would never come, Liverpool’s fan(...)

Hard Rock Cafe Dublin - “love all serve all” at the bar

As you walk into Dublin’s Hard Rock Cafe, just reopened after refurbishment, one big thing hits you. Or rather, doesn’t hit you. U2’s famous Trabant f(...)

Nathan Carter performs during ‘The Late Late Show Country Special’. Photograph: RTÉ

Country and western singer Big Tom was recalled as “the Johnny Cash of Ireland” on Friday night during the Late Late Show Country Special. Big Tom M(...)

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