Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen: New album has been arranged by singer’s son Adam. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A collection of previously unheard Leonard Cohen material will be released as Thanks for the Dance, an album described by representatives for the late(...)

Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen:  Leonard’s music and words were ideal for these subjects – his work is littered with religious and spiritual imagery; with hope and sanguinity, and yet it’s also strewn with doubt, human weakness and uncertainty. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Word came on a morning in early May 2016. The third such morning in two years. A young man had died, another sudden, tragic death. A week later, once (...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

It’s been 12 years since Mick Flannery released his debut album Evening Train, although it feels like the Blarney native has been a fixture on the sce(...)

A tiny Tunbridge Ware sewing kit in the form of a grand piano achieved €2,400 (€200-€300) through Mullen’s of Laurel Park

Recent sales at Irish auctions and indeed international auctions with Irish connections, realised some strong results. It was a particularly good week(...)

An Apple-1 computer, which cost $666.66 in 1976, sold online through Christie’s for £371,250

Auction results Tuesday, May 28th, Sheppard’s of Durrow Inside Outside Sale Six Kilkenny limestone bollards from Kilkenny courthouse €5,400 (€5,000(...)

Yumi Katsura: ‘When I met Grace Kelly (above), I understood the real meaning of “elegant”  as a verb.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Among the latest linguistic outrages brought to us by advertising, I see, is the use of “elegant” as a verb.  At least according to Private Eye m(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter was able to jettison his fitful sequence of temporary day jobs because he sold so many copies of his first two (...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

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