Liam O'Flynn

Ye Vagabonds, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, John Francis Flynn, Nils Økland and The West Ocean String Quartet for Tradition Now at the NCH This Weekend

Ye Vagabonds, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, John Francis Flynn, Nils Økland and The West Ocean String Quartet for Tradition Now at the NCH This Weekend

Ye Vagabonds, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, John Francis Flynn, Nils Økland and The West Ocean String Quartet for Tradition Now at the NCH This Weekend

The two-day online festival will also feature performances by Sam Amidon, Landless and Saileog Ní Cheannabháin.

Published on 20 October 2020

The Crack Goes On

The Crack Goes On

The Crack Goes On

Writer, poet and flute-player Ciaran Carson remembers the traditional music group Planxty and reviews a recent book on the pioneering band.

Published on 1 January 2007

Ciaran Carson (1948–2019) was a poet, prose writer, translator and flute-player. He was the author of Last Night’s Fun – A Book about Irish Traditional Music, The Pocket Guide to Traditional Irish Music, The Star Factory, and the poetry collections The Irish for No, Belfast Confetti and First Language: Poems. He was Professor of Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. Between 2008 and 2010 Ciaran wrote a series of linked columns for the Journal of Music, beginning with 'The Bag of Spuds' and ending with 'The Raw Bar'.

Jazz Musicians are from Mars, Traditional Musicians are from Venus

Jazz Musicians are from Mars, Traditional Musicians are from Venus

Jazz Musicians are from Mars, Traditional Musicians are from Venus

Throughout the world – from Brazil to Scandinavia – jazz and traditional musicians are collaborating with exhilarating results.Irish musicians, however, have been slow to grasp the nettle.

Published on 1 March 2005

Gerry Godley is Artistic Director of Improvised Music Company, a resource organisation for jazz and related music in Ireland. He presents the world music programme Reels to Raga on RTÉ lyric fm.