Scene from Russell Maliphant’s Still Current. Photograph: Warren du Preez

Reading Russell Maliphant’s CV, nothing fits together: ballet, t’ai chi, martial arts and deep-tissue massage. Watching his choreography, it comes tog(...)

Paddy power

Who has bragging rights for lining out the world’s best St Patrick’s Day strut? New York, Dublin, Savannah, Sydney or Seoul? Nah, Keshcarrigan on t(...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

The Gloaming
  • Music
  • January 17, 2014, 00:00

Thomas Bartlett’s opening chords of Song 44 – skeletal, bereft – are both scene stealers and scene setters for The Gloaming’s debut recording. Borr(...)

The Gloaming are, from left, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,  Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

‘Beware of becoming your own tribute band.” That’s a lesson Dennis Cahill has learned through his years of collaborating with the Clare fiddler Martin(...)

Triúr: Omos
  • Music
  • December 20, 2013, 00:00

Conversations between old friends follow all manner of arcs, but what they tend to share is a delight in the ebb and flow of a story, the push and (...)

This Is How We Fly
  • Music
  • October 18, 2013, 00:00

Elusive and mercurial, This Is How We Fly draw from a heady mix of Irish, American and Swedish folk and jazz influences. They boldly knit percussive d(...)

This Is How We Fly: from left, percussionist Petter Berndalen, percussive dancer Nic Gareiss,  Dublin reed player Seán Mac Erlaine and fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

There’s a telling moment in film-maker Myles O’Reilly’s atmospheric film about This Is How We Fly’s trip to Sweden last year to record their debut alb(...)

Captivated by an idea: dancers tap out the ‘Heartbeat of Home’. Photograph: Jim Byrne

In a dark studio on a sunny day, the composer Brian Byrne and a couple of engineers are working on a recording. They’ve had some late nights. They’re (...)

Mice Will PlayCube, Project Arts Centre***In this beguiling production, dancer Nic Gareiss and fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh weave together a loose c(...)