Psychiatry and songs is a blog by Niall Crumlish. I am a psychiatrist since 1999 and a music fan since 1984, which is the first time I remember telling my dad not to turn a particular song (Wham’s ‘Freedom’) off the radio. I’ve written for State and Hot Press and I’ve done book reviews for the Sunday Business Post and opinion pieces in the Irish Times and Irish Independent. I’ve been a consultant psychiatrist in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, since 2010. I am a full decade late to blogging.