Interview: Colin Barrett

Interview: Colin Barrett

In a Dublin cafe, a few minutes into an interview with Colin Barrett, he does that thing all storytellers do without realising: he imparts an innocuous piece of information but reveals something else very telling. The 31-year-old is explaining his roots: he’s a Mayo...
Interview: Dolly Parton

Interview: Dolly Parton

She says she might look cheap but she’s a quality person. Dolly Parton, the sassy country star from a “dirt poor” family, has always been serious about the music. She talks to SINEAD GLEESON APART FROM barely-speaking toddlers, it’s very...

Interview: Kate Bush

Bubbly, enthusiastic, effusive about her 12-year-old son – could this really be the same fiercely private, eccentric, reclusive Kate Bush we keep hearing about, asks SINÉAD GLEESON IN THE days before my interview with Kate Bush, I have several conversations with...
Interview: PJ Harvey

Interview: PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey took poetry classes and learned to play the autoharp for her stunning new album Let England Shake. And it’s only now that she’s had the confidence to take on the world, penning songs that take in battlefields, bloodshed and bleak landscapes – but with a...
Interview: Nile Rodgers

Interview: Nile Rodgers

After last year’s Electric Picnic, with its Pitchfork-approved headliners, the post-gig ‘who was the best live act of the weekend?’ conversations were intriguing. A straw poll – regardless of age, musical preferences or how tired they were...

Interview: Ari-Up from The Slits

  Ari Up from punk trailblazers The Slits tells SINEAD GLEESON about her continuing mission to break down barriers and bring music to the masses I discovered The Slits in a bizarre mix-tape accident. They weren’t actually meant to be on the C60 my friend’s brother had...

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