Rhythm Nation: Kevin Barry picks the tunes

The Limerick-born writer selects ten songs that have inspired him over the years

25th October, 2020
Rhythm Nation: Kevin Barry picks the tunes
Kevin Barry whose new short story collection That Old Country Music has just been published

“I’m willing to change the meaning of a sentence for the sake of the sound,” Kevin Barry once told an interviewer. He went on to add that fans of his books tend to be “people who read with the ear”.

As these comments suggest, music has always been crucial to the Limerick-born writer whose novels include one (Beatlebone) about John Lennon seeking solitude on an Irish island.

Barry’s newly...

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