Why Limerick poet and rapper Denise Chaila is the voice of now
The Zambian-Irish poet and rapper’s recent performance at the National Gallery was mesmerising. She says the lack of an in-person audience gave her the room to truly be free
Interviews over the phone can be tricky, but these days we have little other choice. We rely on networks and signals, digital barriers that can cut through insight in an instant. We rely also on tone of voice, risking asking the wrong question, with no body language to aid us in reading one other.
But if we’re lucky, sometimes phone interviews allow a bridge between our spaces – bedroom windows in Dublin, attics in Ardnacrusha...
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Album reviews: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Imelda May and London Grammar
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The Australian indie folk-rocker pick the tunes that have inspired him
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The internationally renowned opera singer’s spirit will live on through the countless young singers she helped to develop down the years
Getting schooled by Grammar: Hannah Reid interviewed
After years of feeling belittled in a predominantly male business, Hannah Reid decided enough was enough and, with her band London Grammar, has produced a record that confronts sexism in the music industry