Paul O'Connor

New CD from Cormac Breatnach
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.
New Altan CD
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.
Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
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.
The Teetotallers in Concert
Paul O'Connor on the joys of live music as delivered by Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle.
Judging by the Covers
Paul O’Connor sees creative expression as well as missed opportunities in some recent traditional music album covers.
Kíla’s Music in Book Form
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 Lorcán Mac Mathúna's An Táin music, and a Noel Hill master class.
A Step Between Worlds
Was the Gloaming — the new venture of Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Thomas Bartlett — to be a well-intentioned experiment, or did it amount to something more promising?