The riches afforded by this textured tune selection (along with a skein of thoughtfully composed sleeve notes) is a reminder of the benefits of the(...)

Liz Carroll: On the Off Beat
  • Music
  • November 15, 2013, 00:00

What’s in a name? More than you might imagine, as Liz Carroll gamely illustrates with this magnificent collection of original, self-composed tunes.(...)

A Sligo Live trad session in McHughs. Photograph: Declan Courell

Traditional music is showing a remarkable resistance to the recession. Albums are tumbling from mixing desks, live (though largely unpaid) sessions ar(...)

Brilliant: The Green Fields of America

In Drogheda tonight there is an event that is both delightful and deeply puzzling. Mick Moloney’s brilliant group The Green Fields of America will pla(...)

Niamh Ní Charra: Cuz

The riches to be mined from the music of Sliabh Luachra are inexhaustible, and Niamh Ní Charra’s beautifully rough- hewn collection celebrates (...)