Kevan Furbank is Deputy Editor of the Irish Daily Mirror and has been a journalist on local and national newspapers for nearly 40 years. A former member of the Press Council of Ireland, he has published bestselling books on local history and written stories, articles and columns on practically every subject under the sun. He contributes reviews and interviews to a progressive rock website and his music tastes encompass prog, rock, folk and jazz. He doesn't like country music. In his spare time, when he has any, he likes to pretend he can play guitar, bass and mandolin. He lives in Holywood, Northern Ireland, and is married with two grown-up daughters, both of whom are better musicians than he is.