Piper Mark Redmond is among the performers lined up for Sunday night's Ace and Deuce of Piping in Liberty Hall.
The Tune Makers tour is Liz Carroll, Máirtín O’Connor and Dave Flynn, with guests, exploring composition in traditional music.
The members of JPTrio, along with Cillian Doheny and Darren Roche, are currently recording as Moxie and have offered this taste of what they are up to.
A forthcoming symposium on the use of sound technology in the performance of traditional music will include discussion and performance with special guests Niall Vallely, Pádraig Rynne, Aidan O'Rourke and Gerry Diver.
3epkano are working with Iarla Ó Lionáird on a live score for the 1920 film, Der Golem to be screened on 1 November in the Triskel Arts Centre.
With personal perspectives from Martin Hayes, Christy Moore, Tony MacMahon, Luka Bloom and Iarla Ó Lionáird, Paul O'Connor attempts to take in the vista-like contribution that the enigmatic Steve Cooney has made to Irish traditional mu
Mossy Nolan is playing at the Global Green area of the Electric Picnic this Saturday, 1 September at 2pm. Here he is performing at the Purple Sessions in Boyles of Slane earlier this summer.
The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth hosts Redmond O'Toole, guitarist, in a programme to include Tarrega, Scarlatti and DeFalla on Thursday 26 July at 8.15 pm.
The Steeple Sessions continue in the Unitarian Church on St Stephen's Green every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer. This clip is from the gig last month featuring a solo from Oisín MacDiarmada of Téada.
Echoing the recent election of Tommy Peoples to Aosdána, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has given one of its annual Major Individual Artist Awards (MIAs) to guitarist Arty McGlynn.
After being recognised for its enterprising qualities in the NUI Galway Student Enterprise Awards recently, the Tunes in the Church series is back this summer with a focus on music, musicians and audiences.
The Scottish-based trio Lau did a short Irish tour recently and are due back in June for more dates. Hearing them live for the first time at the Riverbank arts centre in Newbridge, Paul O'Connor assesses their music.
Téada has added a sixth member to the band ahead of their performance at the Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival this weekend in West Cork.
Cathy Jordan’s new album, All the Way Home, is her first solo project in a career of over twenty years. Paul O'Connor talks to her about how it differs from her work with Dervish and the Unwanted.
Acts confirmed for the small Kildare pub for the year ahead include Johnny Duhan, Ger Wolfe, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Peter Mulvey, John Spillane, Otis Gibbs, Woodbine, Richard Gillewitz, Sara Grey and Kieron Means, and Jeff and Vida.
The Journal of Music talks to Oisín Mac Diarmada of Téada about recording Le Chéile with Séamus Begley.
Breton member of Guidewires, flautist, Sylvain Barou, has his first solo album coming out later this month featuring guest musicians such as Dónal Lunny, Jacques Pellen, Ronan Pellen, Julien Stevenin, Keyvan Chemirani, Prabhu Edouard, John
The Scotland-based trio Lau, which has 'ignored what everyone presumed traditional music audiences wanted to hear', is coming to Ireland for the first time later this month.
TG4's Geantraí, the JPTrio on RTÉ, the Café Sessions in Ennis, a charity concert in Vicar Street, and the Gathering Festival in Killarney are among some of the many traditional music items to look out for this weekend.
After the high of presenting Triúr at the Abbey Theatre and before the high of presenting Andy Irvine at the Grand Social, the musician and promoter Conor Byrne spoke to The Journal of Music about his plans for the year ahead.
Is the mixture of traditions brought together on Ályth McCormack and Tríona Marshall's 'Red & Gold' album as sparkling and radiant as its cover and title propose?
Guidewires (Tóla Custy on fiddle, Pádraig Rynne on concertina, Sylvain Barou on flute, Paul McSherry on guitar and Karol Lynch on bouzouki) are playing the Harcourt Sessions next Monday, 27 February.
Kevin Crawford, flute and whistle player with Lúnasa, has released a new solo album called Carrying the Tune, with accompaniment by John Doyle and occasional contributions from Brian Morrissey and Mick Conneely.
Iarla Ó Lionáird latest album, Foxlight, is a departure from the singer's previous records.
Preparations are well under way for Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2012, this year celebrating its fortieth anniversary while at the same time marking the passing last year of its director, Muiris Ó Rócháin who will be remembered in a specia
Éigse an Spidéil starts next week and includes a concert by Tommy Peoples, Dermot Byrne and French harpist Floriane Blancke, and sean-nós dancer Seosamh Ó Neachtain.
From today and ahead of its official release, the Chieftains' new album, Voice of Ages, is available to listen to in full online, in Ireland only, via the music streaming company Deezer.
Eddi Reader is about to begin her fourth annual Irish tour, performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars and Alan Kelly on accordion, in Dublin, Clare, Cork, Wexford, Kerry, Mayo, Sligo and Kildare.
Allison's Folk Club will be returning to the Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin 6, this Thursday, 16 February, starting at 8pm. This year’s Club opens with the band Foley's Woodshed.
The eighth Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh festival will take place in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh on the Dingle Peninsula next week, starting on Wednesday, 15 February.
'Whenever you sing a song, the first note comes out of silence, and the last note, when you finish the song, falls back away down into silence again.
The filmmaker's film about last year’s performances in the Mitchelstown Caves, County Cork by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and James Vincent McMorrow is to be premiered at the Cork Opera House on Thursday, 16 Feb
A free-of-charge singing workshop with Len Graham is the first in a monthly series run by Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle with the assistance of the Arts Council.
The Monday night Harcourt Sessions at the Harcourt Hotel, Dublin 2 are starting the 2012 season next week, 13 February, with a performance by piper and Bothy Band original Paddy Keenan, joined by Eamonn de Barra (flute) and James Reilly (gu
The second Session with the Pipers of 2012, presented by Na Píobaraí Uilleann and taking place next Tuesday, 7 February in the Cobblestone Bar, Dublin 7, will have Feargal Chambers on pipes, Derek McGinley on fiddle, and the concertina duo
The TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2012 winners are Brian Rooney (musician of the year), Danny Meehan (lifetime achievement), Paddy O’Brien (composer), Nell Ní Chróinín (singer), Eithne and Brian Vallely (special contribution), and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (
Speech Project is a live show and now an album of new compositions by fiddle player Gerry Diver based on original recordings of Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore, Martin Hayes and Danny Meehan talking to Diver, and on archive in
This Sunday the Gigs for Families series run by Galway-based Adventures in Music starts its seventh run at the St Patrick’s Bandhall with a traditional music session for children and their parents featuring Máirtín O Connor (accordion) and
This tour will feature the playing and compositions of Máirtín O'Connor, Liz Carroll and Dave Flynn, as well showcasing the work of other traditional music composers living and dead.
This CD features the playing of seventeen different musicians including singers from Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, America and Japan, Roger Doyle on piano, Steve Cooney on guitar, and Fiachra Trench on Hammond Organ.
News of Altan's latest studio album, the Temple Bar Trad Fest line-up and concerts featuring Tommy Peoples, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Laoise Kelly, Kevin Burke, Paddy Keenan, Alan Burke and Guidewires.
There has been a late addition to the line-up for this year’s Ballincollig Winter Music Festival taking place in the White Horse on the last weekend of January.
Paul O'Connor on the joys of live music as delivered by Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle.
Paul O’Connor sees creative expression as well as missed opportunities in some recent traditional music album covers.
Paul O'Connor's traditional music news includes details of a new book from Kíla, the launch of Triúr's second CD at the Abbey Theatre, the new Imeall and Geantraí series on TG4, Cathy Jordon's new solo CD, a recording of