All the musicians from Into the Tradition on stage at the  NCH

Elemental and meandering, our music, songs and poetry have carved themselves into the fabric of who we are, and this celebration of the last 100 years(...)

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

The Reflecting the Rising Easter Monday event was billed as the biggest public event in Irish history and it was already a success before it even sta(...)

Members of the Defence Forces pass the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Wreath-layings and proclamation readings are among a series of 1916 Rising-related events taking place across the country today. Wreaths will be laid(...)

Subject matters: the courses that can be studied by postgraduate students in Ireland range from computer science and international management to Irish history and Irish traditional music

Dublin City University Top five courses: 1. Professional Master’s of Education (Post Primary) 2. MSc in Computing 3. MSc in Management (Business) 4(...)

When poet Vincent Woods and singer Eleanor Shanley were growing up, St Columba’s Hospital in Sligo, a local psychiatric facility, was widely known as (...)

Luke Kelly: “someone saw him in the street and asked him to play”. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Dublin in the 1960s had many folk clubs and sessions, but Foxrock Folk Club was different. For a start it wasn’t in a city-centre basement. And it was(...)

Re-releases can sometimes falter as they struggle to find purchase in another time, another place, but Dermot Byrne’s 1995 solo recording is a time(...)

Traditional Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor

Over the past 17 years, TG4’s annual Gradam Ceoil Awards have made it their business to train a spotlight on a handful of those who have pushed the(...)

Bully’s Acre: The Twelve Pins
  • Music
  • January 1, 2015, 16:00

Anyone whose hips swivel to the opening bars of a tune will be smitten by this inventive collection. Bully’s Acre is a new trio firmly foc(...)

The ageless quality of Andy Irvine’s voice wends its way through this celebration, recorded during two concerts in June 2012 to mark his 70th birth(...)