Van Morrison

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Fans wathc a game at  Austin Stack Park from the wall around the stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

You’ve met this man. He is hitting maybe 80, wears the years the way a superhero wears a cape and with dark humour he tells you that Covid will be the(...)

Tim and Fred Williams react to U2’s Where the Street Have No Name. Photogaph: YouTube

Have you ever mentally pictured a scenario in which aliens landed on Earth from outer space and heard U2 for the first time? Well, thanks to the inter(...)

 Van Morrison:  75 today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

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The Hard Rock Hotel reception in Dublin

It is, of course, different strokes for different folks. There may well be people in this world who will linger over ephemera from the likes of Floggi(...)

 Van Morrison: The 74-year-old Northern Irish singer launched a campaign to “save live music” on his website. Photograph: Dani Cardona/Reutres

Irish rock star Van Morrison has denounced the supposed “pseudoscience” around coronavirus and is attempting to rally musicians in a campaign to resto(...)

On his fourteenth album as a Waterboy, Mike Scott claims to have channelled the influences of the Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, Sly Stone and Kendrick La(...)

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singer and actor Bronagh Gallagher has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the (...)

You want music that winds you down, but also engages your ears and your musical sensibilities, and is written by real, talented artists and not some mindless mindfulness algorithm. Photograph:  Getty Images

It seems a long time since we had time on our hands – but time is pretty much all we have now as we wait for this crisis to run its course and – hopef(...)

Disaffected but not punk, eager to please but only on their own terms, a thorn shoved into the skin of church and state, it is easy to view The Boomto(...)

Our national anthem was originally written by Peadar Kearney in English and was translated into Irish only in 1916.

As a sports fan I find myself singing Amhrán na bhFiann quite a lot: whether it is watching soccer or rugby internationals at the Aviva or (less frequ(...)

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