Phil Lynott

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1 Grace O’Malley (1530-1603) The Abbey, Clare Island, Co Mayo Pirate queen and warrior princess, clan chieftain and matriarch, Grace O’Malley had (...)

James Morrissey, owner of the Late Late Bar New York

A Leitrim GAA match from the 1950s on the TV, an Irish showband tune ringing out, a plate of hairy bacon and watery cabbage, the exponential round sys(...)

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Macroom, Co Cork It may have been almost a decade after Woodstock and the Isle of Wight but the Macroom(...)

The High Kings have been balladeering with no small degree of success since 2008. This latest collection is an object lesson in creative bank(...)

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1 “It’s pronounced jif, not gif” So say Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, although they don’t explain why. The graphics interchange format was cr(...)

Grafton Street in the 1960s

He showed me a black-and-white photograph, circa 1959, of a bleak office in the grounds of Dublin Castle. Outside the door was a broken plastic chair(...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Henry Rollins: I don’t think the band was all that well known in the US. Real rock fans got it, but, as for mainstream success, I think that evaded them, which was a shame, because the records are so damn good.

Thin Lizzy tracks such as ‘Romeo and the Lonely Girl’, ‘Black Boys on the Corner’, ‘Wild One’, ‘Southbound’ and ‘Cowboy Song’ are perfect pieces of mu(...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London, in 1976. Photograph: Erica Echenberg/Redferns

My preteen experience with music in Canada was limited to a (pretty deadly) stack of vinyls owned by my dad and a series of petrol-pump loyalty-point (...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London, in 1976. Photograph: Erica Echenberg/Redferns

‘I grew up in a small town called Ballyclare, in Co Antrim,” says Andy Cairns, the lead singer with Therapy?, one of Ireland’s most resilient rock ban(...)

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