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Bob Dylan: worthy of the Noble laureate

The gloomy English poet Philip Larkin hated most things about the modern world – even Miles Davis – so the fact that he was even half-tolerant of Bob (...)

The SMB (small/medium business) zone at Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The highlight of Open House Dublin 2016 is undoubtedly Facebook’s headquarters beside the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the oh-so-chic south docklands. (...)

 Pilgrims participating in World Youth Day 2016  in Blonia park in Krakow, Poland. Photograph: Jacek Turczyk/EPA

A little corner of Ireland has sprung up on the periphery of Krakow, Poland, for this week only. This is the Sw Kazimierza church and environs, which(...)

 A girl wearing ear protection attends the Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal.  Photograph:  Jose Coelho/ EPA

You know that ringing in your ear you get after a particularly loud rock concert? All those screaming guitar solos, high-pitched synths and amp feedba(...)

Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, from Portstewart, Co Derry, who has died aged 72. File photograph: Ronnie Norton/PA Wire

Henry McCullough, the Northern Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter who was the only Irishman to play at Woodstock in 1969 and later with Paul McCar(...)

Benjamin Clementine: “The French gave me an awareness of my words, and the English gave me melody”

Benjamin Clementine keeps his Mercury Prize in a bag somewhere in London. Not by design, but through circumstance. “I travel a lot, so I tend to pu(...)

In this December 25th, 1984 photo, Prince performs at the St Paul Civic Center in St Paul, Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive  musicians of his era with hits including Little Red Corvette, Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry, was found dead on Thursday, April 21st, 2016. File photograph: David Brewster/Star Tribune/AP

Pop superstar Prince has died at the age of 57. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota early on Thursday, his publicist confir(...)

A plaque unveiled at Samuel Beckett’s former house in Chelsea. Nobel Laureate and physicist Patrick Blackett also lived at the house from 1953 to 1969. Photograph: PA

Samuel Beckett had little good to say about London when he lived there in the 1930s but the city will honour him on Wednesday when Downton Abbey actor(...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

The restored Orchard Cottage at Dunowen, which is for rent

Conversations with Kela and Stephen Hodgins, the latest proprietors of Dunowen House in Clonakilty, Co Cork, bring to mind scenes from the 1970s Briti(...)

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