Seamus Begley, long-associated with the box and possessor of one of the tradition’s tenderest voices, has set his accordion aside so those songs ca(...)

Sligo has a reputation for its richly rhythmic flute style, and Dervish’s Liam Kelly is one of its finest exponents. His previous solo album, 2(...)

The sweet and salty coalition of pipes, fiddle and flute has long been a backbone of our tradition, and this third collection (gathered over the le(...)

Every now and again, an album wends its way into the ether than shakes up our sense of the known musical world. Cork Gamelan Ensemble do just (...)

Galway concertina and harpsichord player Claire Keville turns her attention to the genteel 14th-century keyboard instrument, the clavichord, for th(...)

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(...)