Dermot McLaughlin

Dermot McLaughlin is a fiddle player and currently Chairman of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

The Master's Return
Frankie Gavin and Malachy Bourke's fiddle tribute to Paddy Killoran is not just about what the Sligo émigré played, but how he played, writes Dermot McLaughlin.
This Glorious Instrument
A new work by Dónal Dineen, 'The Pipes, The Pipes', combines three uilleann pipers with live art. Dermot McLaughlin attended a recent performance in Dublin.
CD Review: Dublin Made Me – Liam O’Connor and Seán McKeon
Dublin Made Me / Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU CD 017)
CD Reviews: Masters of Tradition
RTÉ lyric fm CD117
Dermot McLaughlin replies:Joy Fitzgerald’s point is one that I anticipated in response to my ‘In Safe Hands?’ article and it’s a point that she could/should have made at the time of publication of my ‘Road Map’ article (Nov-Dec...
Dermot McLaughlin discusses traditional music and the role of the Arts Council
The Hop Down, BKCD 205
Serenade by Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan and Paul Dooley's Music from the Robert ap Huw Manuscript.
Recording in traditional music, David Power's My Love is in America and Tim Collins' Dancing on Silver.
The recently published Arts Council document on the traditional arts in Ireland - Towards a Policy for the Traditional Arts / I dTreo Bheartas um na hEalaíona Traidisiúnta.
New albums by The Tap Room Trio (Jesse Smith, Harry Bradley and John Blake) and Mick O'Brien and Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh.
Neil Mulligan – An Tobar Glé– Shore Records SCD 1049One of the driving influences in the development of traditional music is the process of transmission. Maybe transmission is not always how it looks and feels at first hand – within...
KílaLuna Parkkíla recordsPushing boundaries, wrestling with the form, taking ‘liberties’ with the sacrosanct immutable tradition (mar dheá), fusing/fusion, hybridisation, attitude. These are some of the things that come to...
CD Reviews: Tommy Peoples' Waiting for a Call
Tommy Peoples Waiting for a Call Shanachie (CCF35CD)