Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

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Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

‘There’s a tuneless choir in West Bridgford, Nottingham. They don’t have a note between them. Well, they do, just not the ones that Björn and Benny intended.’ File photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

There’s a tuneless choir in West Bridgford, Nottingham. They don’t have a note between them. Well, they do, just not the ones that Björn and Benny int(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

It is 50 years since Julie Andrews threw her arms open and declared the hills alive with the sound of music, but still no one has answered a very i(...)

Currywurst sausages and fries at Konnopke’s in Berlin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Writing about German food from Berlin is a little like the tourist asking the Irish man on a country lane for directions. “Well, I wouldn’t start f(...)