Film director Guy Ritchie would rather listen to traditional Irish drinking music than his wife Madonna's albums.

The movie-maker also cites Republican songs as preferred listening - but maintains his controversial music taste doesn't reflect his political leanings.

The Revolver director says, "I'm not a sympathiser, but I like a song driven by a motive or resistance.

"I've been left-wing and right-wing in my time and now I couldn't give a f**k.

"I do like a bit of oppression though - it brings out great art."