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  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 dublinbowiefestival.ie 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(...)

JoAnn Falletta:  whatever about San Francisco, she is surely a leading authority on the distance between Buffalo and Belfast, because for several years earlier this decade she was simultaneously the leader of the Ulster Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

‘It’s a long way to Buffalo,” sang Van Morrison on his great 1971 song St Dominic’s Preview. But as he added: “It’s a long way to Belfast City too”. A(...)

Good Time: Robert Pattinson. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

Robert Pattinson is gleaming just as surely as his odd little golden splodge of hair at the front. Today that blond bit is made especially visible by (...)

A portrait of Van Morrison, by Basil Blackshaw, is estimated at €5,000-€7,000.

The well-known Northern Ireland journalist and broadcaster Eamonn Mallie is to sell some of his private art collection at Adam’s ‘Important Irish Art’(...)

Drummer Han Bennink is presenting his madcap children’s show at the NCH on Saturday

Saturday 4 Bim Bam Bennink NCH, Dublin, 1pm, €8 per child (free for one accompanying adult), improvisedmusic.ie Children are an oft-ignored audienc(...)

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