Elizabeth Cronin

Is Music Timeless?

Is Music Timeless?

Is Music Timeless?

Presented as part of the MusicTown festival this year, 'A Weldon Kane Report – Joe Heaney Is a Time Traveller' explores the revelation that there exists a secret society of time-travelling Irish traditional musicians.

Published on 5 May 2021

James Camien McGuiggan holds a PhD in the philosophy of art from the University of Southampton. Prior to this, he studied music in Maynooth University. He is currently an independent scholar, with interests in the philosophy of music and R. G. Collingwood.

Where It All Began

Where It All Began

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.

Published on 28 November 2019

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

CD Review: Geraldine Bradley

CD Review: Geraldine Bradley

CD Review: Geraldine Bradley

From the Rising Spring – Cloch Fhuaráin / Coolnacran Records 001

Published on 1 July 2008

Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn (1981–2009) was a traditional singer from Saile Thúna, An Spidéal, in the Conamara Gaeltacht. He won Corn Uí Riada, the premier prize for sean-nós singing, at the Oireachtas in November 2008, the youngest ever singer to do so. He lectured in Modern Irish in UCD.

'...free from every misfortune...'

'...free from every misfortune...'

'...free from every misfortune...'

Ríonach Uí Ógáin (editor) ,‘Mise an fear ceoil’: Séamus Ennis – Dialann Taistil 1942-1946

Published on 1 July 2007

Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill is employed as a placenames researcher in the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Pádraig’s solo CD of traditional song, Amhráin na Séad /Jewels and Pathways was released in 2006.