The animations that formed the basis of the Anam An Amhráin TG4 are now available on DVD through Cartoon Saloon.
Fiddle player and composer Liz Carroll did an 'illustrated' interview recently with the National Endowment for the Arts, and spoke at length about her musical life in Chicago, the nature of traditional Irish music, the culture of
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.
Ciaran Carson's novel The Star Factory will be performed in Belfast using a John Cage score, to mark Cage's centenary.
Published by Na Píobairí Uilleann, the fourth in the DVD series 'Piper’s Choice' presents the playing and insights of three more players: Séan Potts, Brian MacNamara and Peter Browne.
The launch event for the Frankie Kennedy Winter School (27 December 2011 to 1 January 2012) took place yesterday, hosted by Conor Byrne's Liffey Banks Sessions team at the Grand Social.
Any traditional music groups or individual performers interested in being considered for one of these showcases should email a link to their website to [email protected] before 15 December or post a CD to the IMRO office.
In the Irish-speaking areas of Ireland, visitors are sometimes frustrated because they speak Irish to locals and are responded to in English.
Niall Keegan’s article, which dealt with the ‘language’ of traditional music, set me thinking about the term ‘sean-nós’ in reference to traditional singing. ‘Sean-nós’ means ‘old style’ and...
Having read Dáithí Kearney’s response to my article ‘Let Go of the Language of the Past’ in the Dec/Jan issue, I feel I should respond and clarify my position. I agree that we can and must seek example and inspiration...
Daithí Kearney, Castlemartyr, Co.