Karen Dalton

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Hemet may be Niamh Regan’s debut album, but there is nothing unsophisticated about her work. The Galway-based songwriter has laboured for some years o(...)

Australian musician and writer Nick Cave. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/GettyImages

After a stirring recording of his poem Steve McQueen plays, the lights come up in the Abbey Theatre and Nick Cave is seated at a grand piano playing S(...)

It’s easily forgotten that there were singers and musicians centuries before recorded sound existed. The capturing of the magic was the big-bang mome(...)

You won’t forget Maurice O’Connor (Sample Answer) in a hurry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Saint Sister It seems like only a wet day since Derry’s Morgan MacIntyre decided she had enough of the singer-songwriter trip she was on and joined f(...)

This debut album from a young Londoner with an Irish background is a fine piece of work with much to recommend it. Morrissey’s precocious (...)

Lykke Li: ‘The older you get, the more refined you become, and you can step into the light and become a real woman’

Lykke Li has had the blues and that’s okay with her. Without the melancholy and ennui that followed the break-up of a relationship, the Swedish sin(...)


MacKenzie Scott is Torres, a Nashville-based singer with a voice to knock you for six and a bunch of songs to match. As she runs through a gamut of ex(...)

Singer Solange performs onstage at the Hype Hotel during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rita Quinn/Getty Images for SXSW)

Every March, a city in the heart of Texas becomes the place to go if you want to see the music business in action. Austin is already the(...)