This might be the album Elizabeth Cotton would have made if she had been born in Sweden and reared in Clare. Lena Ullman – banjo player, singer, co(...)

Brendan Gleeson: ‘I’d be basic enough as a musician but Dirk is amazing. He’s completely infectious, and always brings everyone to the heart of it.’ Photograph: Barry McCall

Call it what you will – fate, serendipity or impeccable timing – but two musicians are taking to the road shortly, thanks to a series of coincidences (...)

Baltimore Fiddle Fair celebrates its 20th birthday with a humdinger of a live double-CD collection. Audience participation is kept to a (...)