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(...)

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, who will be taking part in this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, which begins on August 8th

Secret concerts, artists-in-residence, a grand ensemble finale and surprise guests are all in store for this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival (KAF), whi(...)

Singer songwriter Paul Simon onstage at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with fellow artists prior to the Seamus Heaney tribute in association with Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council as part of One City One Book. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Wednesday, April 23rd, Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council hosted a magnificent event in the National Concert Hall to commemorate and celebrate (...)

The sheer breadth of expression captured by Waterford piper David Power in his latest collection will be enough to stop many listeners in their tra(...)

“I love pop music. When that realisation hit, I started working on the idea of making tune that would sound amazing on radio”

On St Patrick’s Day, Daithí Ó Drónaí performed a gig in Dublin’s Mansion House on the same bill as Martin Hayes. Both are fiddle players from (...)

Traditional musicians Dennis Cahill and Martin Hayes will play at the Gathering Traditional Festival in Killarney this weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The 15th Gathering Traditional Festival 2014 The Gathering Festival,(...)

Thousands are expected to line the route of this year’s Galway International Rally.

Festival of Youth Orchestras 2014Billed as a must-see event for all the family, the 19th Festival of Youth Orchestras will see more than 500 young pla(...)

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 (...)