Declan Sinnott, founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts, long-term producer of Mary Black’s music, and collaborator with Christy Moore, has released his first solo album and is currently on an extensive solo tour.
Lau's new album, Race the Loser, is out and the band will be playing two concerts in Ireland in October.
Among the many new recordings being promoted around the Willie Clancy Summer School this week is the debut solo album from Caitlín Nic Gabhann, one of the tutors at the School, featuring six of her own compositions.
Flute player Aoife Granville listens to Kevin Crawford's newest album, Carrying the Tune, and finds inspiration, intimacy and virtuosity in 'one of the finest traditional flute/whistle albums I have listened to in recent years
Trinity College professor Matthew Causey's band combines Louisiana rhythm-and-blues with punk and alt-country in an academic experiment-turned-band.
The four-piece from Mayo and Dublin, Tupelo, are about to embark on a European tour and have released a single, 'Irishman', from their 2011 album Dirty Money to promote it; while the duo from Ballyfermot, the Feekers, have just re
Luka Bloom has a new album out featuring guests including Rita Connolly, Steve Cooney, Máirtín O’Connor, Conor Byrne, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Dónal Lunny and Frankie Lane.
What’s this? A (kind o') first (type o') album from a (sort o') new artist?
Citing as influences Andy Irvine, Joni Mitchell, Seán Tyrrell, Joan Baez, and Anne Briggs, singer and musician, Mossy Nolan has released his first album packaged and designed in a most original style.
In what they refer to as a ‘free-range recording’, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O’ Mahony have released a concertina-accordion duo album, ‘as it happened’, and suggest that 'being able to hear every note ...
Triúr Arís is the second album from the trio of Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, featuring twenty new pieces composed by Ó Riada, and dedicated to the memory of Muiris Ó Rócháin.
The Arts Council is accepting applications for its recording fund, designed to give support to performers and composers working in non-commercial genres to ensure the maximum dissemination of their work.
From this recording project, the group Tremolo has been formed, featuring Donnelly on fiddle; Donncha Moynihan on guitar, five-string banjo, keyboards and ebow; Karl Nesbitt on bouzouki, bodhrán, flute and didgeridoo; and Stijn van Been on
Being dedicated to her father, Michael Ryan (‘for loving the music so much that you did everything possible to help me love it too’), and featuring so many tunes Ryan learned from Tommy Maguire in the London Irish Centre, this is clearly a
Details of some connected concerts coming up, and of the new album from Cathal Hayden, Séamie O'Dowd and Máirtín O'Connor.
Dublin traditional fusion band Spook of the Thirteenth Lock are releasing their second album, The Brutal Here and Now on Transduction Records, produced by Stephen Shannon and Enda Bates.
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
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?
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.
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 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.
Paul O’Connor sees creative expression as well as missed opportunities in some recent traditional music album covers.
Sligo band, JPTrio, is launching its eponymous first CD in Furey’s pub in Sligo on 29 December.