Mary McPartlan: “My own deepest quest is African-American music. I’m still on that journey.” Photograph: Aengus McMahon/MCM

Songs have passports all of their own, and our traditional song store has travelled widely. It has crossed the Atlantic and evolved in the belly of(...)

Building blocks and recurring patterns: both are in abundance in The Gloaming 2. This five-piece coalition has already blown the door wide open on(...)

Iarla O Lionáird’s ‘drone city’ is Ghost Trio. Photograph: Feargal Ward
Ghosts come alive

Ghost Trio The Grand Social, Dublin **** “Drone city” is how Iarla Ó Lionáird describes t(...)