Robert Plant

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The house’s gardens. Photograph: Niamh Whitty

There used to be something a little louche about Liss Ard, but only in the most enticing sense of the word. Maybe it was the rumours of gold stashed i(...)

Paul McCartney, who turns 80 on June 18th, will be the oldest ever headliner at the festival. Photograph: Samir Hussein/Redferns

Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Olivia Rodrigo have been announced as among the stars performing at this summer’s Glastonbury festival. Out of the(...)

Being Bono in Dublin, one imagines, must be a unique sort of experience. All the more credit to him for sticking around. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty

Many people don’t like U2, and I’ve been one of them for well over 40 years now. Over that time, I’ve come to regard the band in the same way as I do (...)

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Photograph: David McClister

Top 5 Americana/roots 2021 These days genre, like gender, is fluid. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss embrace this approach on their long-awaited Raise (...)

Head Villager Conor O’Brien. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Top 10 Irish   Villagers: Fever Dreams For Those I Love: For Those I Love Soda Blonde: Small Talk John Francis Flynn: I Would Not Li(...)

Whatever else can be said of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, they certainly can’t be accused of rushing to cash in on the towering success of their 20(...)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in the press room during the Grammy Awards in 2009. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty

Robert Plant is in especially good form, and an amused Alison Krauss is finding it difficult to keep up with him. The pair are in a room somewhere in (...)

Van Morrison recently suggested that we need to ‘stand up, speak up and fight the pseudo-science’ about Covid-19.

Can we organise a moratorium on the “I never liked [bad person’s] work anyway” construction? The idle boast has been around for a while — no doubt, in(...)

Robert Plant and  Jimmy Page: rock nerds have long whispered about similarities between the opening of Stairway to Heaven and an interlude on the debut album from psych-rockers Spirit. Photograph:  Robert Knight Archive/Redferns

We got bad news from the US appeals court this week. Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven is not to be banned. I’m not certain if the judges actually had(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

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