Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill and Quentin Cooper – Live in Liscannor, Co. Clare
Kevin Griffin is a banjo player from Doolin in County Clare. He has recorded three popular CDs – Traditional Irish Music from Doolin, Co. Clare (1997), Across The Pond with Roger Burridge, Michael... Read More
Creating .the ollam.
.the ollam. is an album written and recorded in February 2012 by John McSherry (uilleann pipes, whistles), Tyler Duncan (uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, Rhodes piano) and Mike Shimmin (drums,... Read More
Anna Murray's 500 Words
Anna Murray, a composer and musician and former editor with The Journal of Music, has contributed to the Irish Times' '500 Words of January' guest blog series. In the article, Murray writes... Read More
Rís's Ten New Songs
The contemporary Irish-language group Rís have completed their recent project of composing ten songs in the month of December and performing them at Christmas. The group have now uploaded several... Read More
Oratóir na Nollag
There will be a repeat broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta of Colm Ó Foghlú's Oratóir na Nollag, the first Christmas oratorio written in Irish, this Sunday 6 January at 7.15pm. ... Read More
Pecker Dunne Has Died
The musician Paddy 'Pecker' Dunne has died in Clare, aged seventy-nine. Born to a traveller family in Castlebar, County Mayo in 1933, Dunne was best known as a banjo player and singer, but also... Read More
Celebrating the Music of North Kerry Fiddler Tom Barrett
Tom Barrett (1923-2002) was a fiddler, bagpiper and composer from Bedford, near Listowel, in County Kerry. His enthusiasm for Irish traditional music, and especially the music of his native area,... Read More
Who Would Be A Composer?
Michel Dervan, writing in the Irish Times, asks who would still want to be a composer today: Why would anyone want to be a composer? It’s an incredibly demanding calling. It’s badly paid, save for a... Read More
Storymap by Kris Drever and Éamonn Coyne
Singer-songwriter Kris Drever of Lau and banjo and tenor guitar player Éamonn Coyne will release an album together in the new year. A combination of traditional songs and instrumentals, Storymap... Read More
Traditional Music On Lyric FM
On RTÉ Lyric FM’s only programme dedicated to Irish traditional music, Grace Notes, tonight Ellen Cranitch will be playing tunes from a selection of 2012 albums. The programme starts at 7pm, and will... Read More