Steve McGrail

Steve McGrail was a singer, musician and writer from Scotland. He wrote several articles for The Journal of Music and was a great supporter of the magazine from its very first issue. Steve sadly died on 11 May 2016, aged 69.

Dear EditorI’m a little puzzled to see in Jürgen Simpson’s review of Tomás Ó Canainn’s Seán Ó Riada, his life and work that there is apparently little in the book about Ó Riada’s drink problem....
Getting music back to the community...
An Interview with Pat McNulty.
Steve McGrail reports on a ground-breaking project in Scotland to give youngsters in-depth traditional music tuition within an ordinary local school.
'It's getting bland, and Ireland was never bland'
An interview with singer-songwriter Jimmy Crowley
A report from the new Centre for Political Song in Glasgow Caledonian University.
Musician Steve McGrail looks at the prospects for traditional music in Scotland after Scottish devolution.