Billy Bragg

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In recent days, many men have been handing themselves in to their local tonsorial correction facilities, with the usual pleas for clemency, eg: “Short but  not too short.”

For a while there, coronavirus threatened to revolutionise male hairstyles in a way that hadn’t happened since the hippy years. Then the barbershops(...)

“The cartoonist has come in from the cold.”

I have it on good authority – that would be me, myself – that The Irish Times has been peddling fake news from time to time these past 5 decades. Ever(...)

 Johnny Marr at the Academy in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Johnny Marr has dismissed rumours of a Smiths reunion after a fan asked for clarification about a rumoured 2020 tour. The rumour, posted on the forum (...)

Morrissey: the singer removed an anti-fascist protester from his  concert. Photograph: Andrew Lipovsky/Getty

Morrissey has ejected an anti-far-right protester from a show in Portland in the United States. During his performance at the city’s Moda Center on M(...)

The Warwick Hotel in Salthill, Galway, “the west’s alternative ballroom of romance”, undergoing demolition.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The walls have come tumbling down at the Warwick Hotel in Galway where tens of thousands of people danced and sang and shifted their way through their(...)

Billy Bragg: the singer thinks the age has passed when music can act as a vehicle for social change. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week the veteran English protest singer Billy Bragg joined us for a chat on the Irish Times politics podcast (which, I am contractually obliged t(...)

Neneh Cherry is at All Together Now, along with The National, Patti Smith, Fontaines DC, John Grant, Pussy Riot, Olafur Arnalds, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins, Loyle Carner, Soak and Lisa Hannigan

Saturday July 27 DAITHÍ Róisín Dubh, Galway Racing over from his support slot at Orbital’s Galway International Arts Festival gig in the Heineken B(...)

Billy Bragg (left) accused Morrissey of spreading racism. Photographs: Getty Images

Billy Bragg has condemned Morrissey for sharing what he described as a “white supremacist video” from a YouTube channel that argued that the(...)

Ranking Roger: the Beat singer in 2017. Photograph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty

Roger Charlery, the vocalist of The Beat and General Public better known as Ranking Roger, has died aged 56. The English singer died on Tuesday at ho(...)

The Royal National Theatre in London: “A national theatre isn’t just an organisation that puts on plays. It is also a symbol.” Photograph: Scott E Barbour/Getty

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to (...)

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