Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie has revealed that his favorite music tops anything his ex-wife Madonna sings.

The British director plays guitar in an Irish ceili group at the London pub he bought with the pop superstar last year, The Punch Bowl.

“A good music session with these Irish lads is unbeatable,” he said. “Better than any Madonna concert or anything.”

Ritchie’s dig at his ex-wife is part of a new interview with GQ magazine, which named the Englishman Film-Maker of the Year as part of its Men of the Year Awards.

Ritchie’s Irish band features an accordion, fiddle, banjo and guitar. The group performs Irish classics such as “Irish Rover” and “The Black Velvet Band” at their regular shows at The Punch Bowl. The band has been joined with the likes of Justin Timberlake when the singer visited London in July.

“You never have as good a laugh as you do in a pub,” Ritchie says, and then appears to take another dig at Madonna, saying: “It’s almost impossible for other people, some of them women, to appreciate the profundity and sincerity of that statement.”