Judy Collins

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Although Jeffrey Epstein never played the cello, he took a particular interest in obtaining one of the finest. Photograph: Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

When Jeffrey Epstein died in prison in 2019, he took many secrets with him. One was how a sexual predator and college dropout managed to forge bonds w(...)

 Stephen Sondheim in 1994:  One of Broadway’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, he died at his home in Connecticut early on Friday, November 26th. He was 91. Photograph: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theatre evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights w(...)

On an October night in 1979, a navy man named John Collins rode his Triumph motorcycle over to the offices of a Honolulu health club. He brought nothi(...)

A festival highlight: Martha Wainwright plays Tradfest

Taking as its starting point an all-embracing notion of traditional music, Temple Bar Tradfest has captured the zeitgeist this year, whether by accide(...)

Cloud Castle Lake are in Dublin on Saturday night, before setting off on a US tour. Photograph:  Alan Moore

  U.M.A.N Róisín Dubh, Galway, Saturday January 20th, €10 roisindubh.net U.M.A.N, which stands for U Must Act Now, is the alias of soul singer(...)

File photo taken in 2012 shows Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen taking off his hat to salute in Paris.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82. A post to his official Facebook page anno(...)

Leonard Cohen on stage in Loerrach, Germany. File photograph: Rolf Haid/EPA

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,(...)

In tune with his times: Richard Fariña plays harmonica with Eric von Schmidt in 1963. Photograph: Redferns/Getty

He is almost forgotten now, but 50 years ago Richard Fariña seemed poised for fame. The only issue was whether he would follow a literary or a musical(...)

Marian Finucane: Sidesteps any creeping unpleasantness during a discussion on rural crime.

Gangs roaming with impunity, innocent families kidnapped for petty sums, terrified householders arming themselves to protect elderly relatives, a G(...)

Soundtrack to an era: Joni Mitchell in the 1970s. Photograph: Henry Diltz/Rhino

‘Okay, what do you want to know?” Joni Mitchell opens the conversation with a question that would stump anyone. Where do you start? She’s in her ki(...)

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