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Here is a new video of At First Light that featured on RTE at Christmas. It features new member Ciara McCrickard on vocals singing Aird Uí Chuain. Ciara is a native of Castlewellan in County Down and is steeped in the Ulster singing tradition. The name At First Light came from an album released by ‘Lúnasa’ founders John McSherry…Continue
Renowned Irish fiddler Martin Hayes is Artistic Director of the ensemble, inspired by the festival he curates each year in Bantry, Co. Cork. He is joined on stage by six of the most compelling artists in Irish music today.
“These are artists who have found their…Continue
The Arts Council’s strategic review is now underway and the steering group chaired by Terence O’Rourke, has already turned its attention to how dialogue with the arts sector and the wider public can best assist its deliberations and final report.
"This is a recording of songs and music that we enjoy singing and playing." The opening words by the trio of Anne Marie Furlong, Ger Furlong and Ger Keane who make up the group The Quarter Mile. All pursue their own individual projects and following a series of gigs together in 2012 they decided to make this recording. They…Continue
"My playing is not an awful lot different on this record, but there are definite changes to my style. I got to pick up a good few tips in Limerick when I met some of the greats like Mary Bergin, Sean Ryan, and Kevin Crawford, all truly brilliant musicians. I suppose I picked up various bits and pieces from them. …Continue
David Doocey has released a new track from his Changing Time album from last year. Its an album that has received critical acclaim and features Patrick and Kevin Doocey, Stephen and Kevin Doherty and Ryan Molloy. They add significantly to the feel and atmosphere of the recording making it one of the best fiddle…Continue
Stolen Notes have to be Spain's hottest ticket when it comes to traditional music. We don't often drift south to Andalusia in search of new music but we’re delighted that this little gem came through our door. They cover music from Ireland, Scotland, Asturias and…Continue