Willie Nelson

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Kevin McGahern: ‘I’m not great at keeping up with the latest cool music. I’m pure brutal, actually.’

I’ve listened to less music throughout the pandemic, because I’m not travelling as much. But I still use music as a mood-altering device, an essential(...)

Dolly Parton photographed by Stacie Huckeba

Through decades of fame and success – and emerging as a vaccine hero – Dolly Parton has remained universally loved. ‘I just think people relate to (...)

“If you have any sort of an accent, smart assistants can struggle to accept your commands. Kerry people may know more about that.” Photograph: Getty Images

When you find yourself having murderous thoughts about your household appliances, then you know that this Covid lockdown is getting to you. More time(...)

The Grand California is a VW van that’s been turned into a mobile home on wheels

I guess the problem is that we’ve all become, in our heads, American. We’ve become so subsumed into the Sky Atlantic/Netflix/Amazon Prime culture that(...)

Singer Dessie O’Halloran with Sheila Prendiville in her shop in Castleisland. File photograph: John Reidy

Tributes have been paid to the traditional musician Dessie O’Halloran after he died, following a short illness, aged 79. O’Halloran, who recorded his(...)

Ryan Adams: the singer-songwriter denies this week’s allegations. Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/New York Times

Ryan Adams, the American singer-songwriter who has been accused of abusive behaviour with an underage girl, is no stranger to controversy. Lizzy Good(...)

Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims. Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times.

For nearly two decades, Ryan Adams, one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of his generation, has been heralded as a mercurial creative genius a(...)

Whatever about Dylan Thomas’s dad, Willie Nelson has no intention of going gently into that good night. If anything expect a rueful remark as on the o(...)

Nakia and the Blues Grifters: “[The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians] has played a major role in cultivating the Austin music scene by keeping artists healthy and on stage. If you’re not sick you won’t have to miss a gig.” Photograph: Ben Porter

Some say all true art comes from suffering. Reenie Collins from the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) would argue the contrary. “A happy, he(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

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