In music, the mantle isn’t so much passed as shared across generations. An Cáitín Bán is a snapshot of a remarkable family. Seven de Barra siblings(...)

For her solo debut of postcards not so much from the edge as from the heart, harpist Tríona Marshall has gathered an exceptional mix of melodies an(...)

George Enescu could play whole operas from memory and almost everything by Bach

Memory is suddenly in the air. Last Thursday in The Irish Times Siobhán Long discussed the Clare Memory Orchestra with its founder, composer and gu(...)

Nine years on from their last CD release, and close to three decades since their founder, Michael McGlynn, first convened this choral group, Anúna exi(...)

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

The harp has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, with Moya Brennan, Cormac de Barra, Anne Marie O’Farrell and Catriona McKay(...)

Hot on the heels of the release of their first CD, In Two Minds, in 2014, these two masters of traditional singing are back, in fine form. Dis(...)

When you’ve forged such a great reputation on the back of your live performances, it makes sense to try to capture that elusive zeitgeist in f(...)

The release of this seminal album 23 years ago changed the traditional music landscape dramatically – and with the kind of chutzpah not previo(...)

There’s an unfettered quality to the music of Breaking Trad that would surely appeal to Walter White’s wayward sensibilities, so this recently(...)