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Ian Paisley and Van Morrison together on stage at the Europa Hotel in Belfast last week.

MP Ian Paisley has personally apologised to Robin Swann for calling him “dangerous” on stage alongside Van Morrison, his party leader said. Edwin Poo(...)

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley and singer Van Morrison together on stage at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Friday evening

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Edwin Poots has again been urged to take action against an MP who joined singer Van Morrison in a verbal(...)

British minister for the Cabinet Office  Michael Gove, addresses the media during a visit to the Northern Ireland Ambulance headquarters in Belfast. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann has said normality remains “some way off” as he delivered a warning about the spread of the Delta Covid(...)

It’s a case of sweet and sour. First the sweet. For his 42nd studio album, stuffed with a bumper 28 tracks, Van Morrison has written some of his most (...)

Van Morrison performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 3rd last year in London. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Accumulated profits at the music firm owned by Van Morrison last year increased to £8 million (€9.24 million). New accounts by Morrison’s Exile Produ(...)

The core band members: Pádraig Meehan, Barry Brennan and Eddie Lee.

The passing of time can be a strange concept, Pádraig Meehan agrees. Even so, that’s no excuse for taking 40 years to release your debut album. The gu(...)

Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo in Cherry.

So what do you do when you’ve just made the highest grossing film in history? Robert Wise followed up The Sound of Music with the grand folly that was(...)

Music biographer Johnny Rogan nourished his love of pop and rock on visits to relations in Ireland  through the years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Johnny Rogan Born: February 14th, 1953 Died: January 21st, 2021 Johnny Rogan, who has died unexpectedly aged 67, was among the most prolific and well(...)

Mick Flannery: I’m so obsessed with songwriting that I try to keep my mind clear of musical distractions

I’ve been lucky during the pandemic: I’ve had lots to work on and keep my mind occupied. I was working on a duet album with Susan O’Neill when it star(...)

Victoria Mary Clarke: ‘The playlist is very random, but that’s what I like about it.’

During the pandemic I’ve been listening to music for positivity and to relax. The songs I’ve picked for my playlist are vibrant. What’s kept me going (...)

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