Irish Music on Spotify
With the launch of Spotify in Ireland this week, we've put together a playlist of Irish artists. For this playlist we've picked both old and new releases from the likes of Roger Doyle, Seti the First... Read More
New Album from Clare Trio Socks in the Frying Pan
Brothers Shane (accordion) and Fiachra Hayes (fiddle) and friend Aodán Coyne (guitar) have been gigging around Galway, Limerick and their native Clare for the past few years, and now have released... Read More
Instrument-Maker Jan Muyllaert's Forty Years in Ireland
Guitartist Pat Coldrick is playing at an unusual gig, called Jan is Forty … Years in Navan, taking place tomorrow night in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, to mark the forty years that Belgium-born... Read More
Arnold Dreyblatt's Double Bass
Ahead of Crash Ensemble's performance of his music at the Huddersfield Festival on 18 November, we've found in which composer Arnold Dreyblatt describes how and why he uses piano strings on his... Read More
Is Authenticity Important in Music?
Stephen Graham, writing on his blog,  has looked at the idea of authenticity in relation to music — and in particular the band One Direction:Just as particular artists’ authenticity shifts... Read More
If you've ever wondered what drink would best accompany listening to records by your favourite artists, Drinkify has solved the problem. Just type in the name of artist and the website will give you... Read More
Sample Midleton Rare, the New Album from John Cronin and Daithí Kearney
Ahead of their performance at Bruach na Carraige centre (‘the heart of Sliabh Luachra’) in Rockchapel, Co Cork this Saturday coming, you can sample a track from John Cronin’s and Daithí Kearney’s... Read More
Come out, sit awhile; break the bottle, and you is lost
Cold Blue Music, the Californian label established by composer Jim Fox in the 1980s  – and that closed a few years later, only to re-emerge in the 2000s – has recently released its second... Read More
Lau to Play Jools Holland
They have on three occasions been voted best group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, but Lau’s profile is about to be raised to new heights with a first appearance on BBC 2’s Later … with Jools Holland... Read More
3epkano, Iarla Ó Lionáird and the Undertones in Sligo
The Northwest Film and Music Fest runs from 14 to 25 November at the Model, Sligo, with one-off film screenings as well as live music. Download the brochure here or find out more on the Model website... Read More