Matt Cranitch: ‘In this trend towards globalisation of cultures, we need to look inwards as well, and look to the primary sources in terms of both the Sliabh Luachra repertoire and the style of playing’

It’s not so much a geographical location as a state of mind. That’s how writer Con Houlihan described Sliabh Luachra, a maelstrom of traditional mu(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “I have no proposal to change the policy. It is generally welcomed across the country, providing art on motorways and such.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan says he has no plans to change the funding provision for public w(...)