Van Morrison

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Kate Bush: treasure trove of lyrics. Photograph: AFP/ FIsh People/Trevor Leighton

She is famous for incorporating the work of Emily Brontë, James Joyce and Grimm’s fairytales into her work: now Kate Bush will publish her first book,(...)

Charles Baudelaire: autumn gloom. Photograph: Etienne Carjat/Getty Images

Sitting in Bewley’s of Grafton Street on Thursday morning, I thought of the poet Baudelaire, the way you do. It must have been the open fire nearby, w(...)

The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

Entekra, the house builder set up by Gerry McCaughey of Century Homes, will create 500 jobs in the US after signing a deal there for an advanced factory. Photograph: Eric Luke

McCaughey’s Entekra builds in California Entekra, the house builder set up by Century Homes Gerry McCaughey, will create 500 jobs in the US after sign(...)

The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Jazz aficionados heading for Leeside this year are in for a novel treat when the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off with a meeting of Halloween and(...)

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(...)

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