Adrian Scahill

Adrian Scahill is a lecturer in traditional music at Maynooth University.

Where It All Began
Andy Irvine has recently released 'Old Dog Long Road, Volume 1', a two-disc retrospective containing live and private recordings dating from 1961 to 2012. Adrian Scahill reviews.
Tracing the Influences
Dave Munnelly's album of newly composed music, 'Aonair', has a certain interiority, writes Adrian Scahill, and avoids explicit references to Irish dance forms.
Fired in the Crucible of Dance
Raelach Records' latest release, 'Dúchas', is from Clare button accordionist Damien O’Reilly. Adrian Scahill reviews.
The Gift of Music
Yvonne Casey's second solo fiddle album 'Croí' displays a very individual and developed style, writes Adrian Scahill.
Interweaving Lines
What is the common heritage between traditional Irish tunes and Baroque dances? Adrian Scahill reviews a new recording on the RTÉ Lyric FM label.
From Broken Dream to Musical Healing
Adrian Scahill reviews 'Aisling Ghéar', a stark and unflinching new documentary on the concertina player Noel Hill.
Composer's Style
Accordion player Johnny Óg Connolly's album of original compositions has a range of inspirations, from musician friends to classical traditions, writes Adrian Scahill.
Splendid Isolation
Caoimhín Vallely's new solo piano recording is an experimental unfolding of music, writes Adrian Scahill, expressing a sense of the inner world of the musician.
Raelach's Landscape of New Voices
Three recent recordings from Raelach Records reflect the diversity of the label's interests, writes Adrian Scahill.
The Piper's Story Over Three Centuries
Adrian Scahill reviews an ambitious new history of Irish uilleann piping written by Colin Harper with piper John McSherry.
On Common Ground, BallyO Records (BOR001)
The Daisy Field (CKCD002)
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood (Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 179)
Double PlayCompass Records 7 4502 2 First appearing together on the 2000 album Lost in the Loop, this is the second CD which features the pairing presented as a duet, acknowledging the importance of Doyle’s contribution to the recording’s...
CD Reviews: Charlie Lennon
Turning the TuneCló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 166One of a select number of traditional composers whose corpus of tunes enjoys a wide currency among musicians, and a highly-respected fiddler and piano accompanist in his own right, Charlie Lennon’s new...
CD Reviews: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy
Ceol agus Foinn: Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer SchoolRTÉ 280CDReleased to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Willie Clancy Summer School, this generous double CD also celebrates Raidió na Gaeltachta’s...
CD Reviews: Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington
The Merry Love to PlayCló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 167This fine collection, the second collaboration between Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington, is full of high-spirited music making from musicians who, as the title says, clearly have a passion for...
CD Reviews: Dervish
Travelling Show Whirling Discs, Whrl 011
Spiccato JunctionGalway Ensemble in Residence GER-CD-002Máirtín O’Connor and Cathal Hayden have been two of the most dynamic performers of Irish traditional music over the past few years, and on this sparkling CD they collaborate with the...
Up Against the FlatironsNa Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD014It’s a measure of the strength and depth of Irish traditional music in America that the first in a new series of CDs issued by Na Píobairí Uilleann, entitled The Ace and...
National Concert Hall, Dublin14 June 2007Billed as ‘Dynamic Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen Meets Ireland’, this intriguing concert was organised to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland....
Ón Dá Thaobh/From Both SidesImeartas Records IMCD001An apt title reflects Ní Charra’s fluency and proficiency on both concertina and fiddle, as well as her ability to fluidly slide between different refractions of the music. The...
Sráid Eoin ShuffleAG001This solidly traditional album comes from an interesting musician – Aoife Granville is a typically bimusical traditional player, with a long history of involvement in art music in addition to her deep roots within local...
GeantraíCeol den Scoth ón tSraith TeilifíseGael Linn CEFDVD189, CEFCD 189This DVD and CD marks ten years of the TG4 series Geantraí, and is a useful and thoroughly enjoyable compilation documenting the variety and vigour of contemporary...
The Guiding Moon, West Ocean Records, WORCD 101 The West Ocean String Quartet’s second CD exemplifies the continuing interest of musicians in extending the boundaries of traditional music, in this case framing the music within the context of an art music...
Two new albums from the Kíla stable, Kíla & Oki and piper Eoin Dillon’s The Third Twin.