Joni Mitchell

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Andrea Horan: “I’m not a big crier, but when I cry, I cry for a year.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When did you last cry? Brendan: Yesterday. A song came on and it made me think about my dad, dreading the first Christmas without him. I’m looking fo(...)

Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

Shane McGowan:  The Pogues’ Fairytale is now 30 years old. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I had forgotten the singer Dan Fogelberg was no longer with us until noticing that today is the 10th anniversary of his premature death. But on a happ(...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy: Joni Mitchell planted the first seed for me that artists made whatever art they were feeling

Many albums have changed my life but this one was the start of it all. When I was 13, we got our first stereo (a Bush 3-in-1) for Christmas and we kid(...)

The Irish Times has decided to embrace the Christmas music dirgefest. Photograph: Getty

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when people across the land start decking their halls and dreaming of white Christmas and maybe even wishing (...)

Pat Metheny: “The sixties were happening everywhere else but they didn’t start in Missouri until 1971.”

A lawyer’s boardroom in midtown Manhattan is not exactly the sort of place you expect to find a jazz musician, but the man I am waiting to meet i(...)

Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran performing Girls on Film on Top of the Pops on July 30th, 1981. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

Thursday evenings were sacred in our house growing up. It was the night of the week that my mam did the “big shop”. While I was busy attempting to sly(...)

A sign at the rear of Rathmines Post Office in Dublin

While writing about Kilcock and the Old Bog Road earlier this week, it seems I neglected to mention an even greater infrastructural wonder in that Kil(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Deeply inappropriate actually: Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon as the British PM and his tea lady. Photograph: Snap Stills/REX Shutterstock

It has become something of a tradition round our house to watch Love Actually on the night before Christmas Eve. I’d like to say it was one of those o(...)

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