Whether he’s flying solo or playing as part of a duo, trio or group, Dublin native Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has a handsome reputation as a fiddle player and collaborator. 2:30

It begins with interviewer and interviewee checking a list. This is to ensure that none of the albums or collaborations from the last year that fid(...)

Partnering with Dan Trueman(the US professor of music who brokered Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s introduction to the hardanger d’amore fiddle) Laghdú, o(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

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(...)