Van Morrison

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Trumpeter Linley Hamilton has been Belfast’s jazz evangelist for the last three decades, as a leader of his own groups, as a first-call session horn f(...)

Dublin band The Hot Sprockets have more than a decade under their belt, and although they initially emerged on the wave of similar psych/garage bands,(...)

Michelle Rocca and Van Morrison  in happier times. The singer-songwriter said in a statement: “At my age, I have found it to be a hugely wearying, protracted experience and I’m relieved that it has finally reached a conclusion.”

Van Morrison and Michelle Rocca were granted a divorce in Dublin last week, according to a statement released by the singer. “Last week, in Dublin, I(...)

A baronial-style mansion in Dalkey with battlements, an octagonal flag tower and wide bay windows overlooking Killiney Bay is for sale for €7.5 millio(...)

  Van Morrison. Photograph:   Ed Caraeff/Getty Images

It’ll be 50 years this autumn since Van Morrison recorded Astral Weeks, a masterpiece whose perfection was in contrast to the chaos out of which it wa(...)

Mick Jagger at Slane Castle, Saturday, July 24th, 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Rolling Stones have announced a summer 2018 gig in Ireland. Here are some prominent gig-goers’ recall the bands 1982 and 2007 Slane conc(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

David Bowie: events around the country in memory of the singer

Saturday, January 6 Dublin Bowie Festival Various venues across Dublin Fast becoming a magnet for David Bowie fans worldwide(...)

By Merrion Strand by Jack B Yeats.

Auction Results: Wednesday (November 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction, 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 49, By Merrion (...)

There is a temptation to take Van at his word during one of six new songs on Versatile. The song in question, Broken Record, reminds this writer of al(...)

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