Tyrone’s Ryan McMenamin in action against Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan during an All-Ireland qualifier match in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Years ago, around the time of some other Tyrone outrage, it came time to talk to Ryan McMenamin. For all that he was the onfield embodiment of everyth(...)

Serendipitous connections, odd coincidences and instruments in sublime tunings put many a pep in the steps of Buttons & Bows, who finally retur(...)

Dancer and dance, musician and tunes: nowhere are their symbiotic relationships more explicit than in the music of Sliabh Luachra, where dance(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)