Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)

Willie “The Hill” McKenna: born into Fianna Fáil, his father having been a founder member

Former Monaghan county councillor Willie “The Hill” McKenna, who has died aged 81 after a short illness, was the cement that bonded ties between his n(...)

There’ll be an evening of Pete Seeger banter and song in Sandinos in Derry tonight, organised by anti-fracking activist Teknopeasant (aka Conor(...)

At a time when the trad firmament is vibrating with inventive and unpredictable collaborations, Dónal Clancy casts his gaze largely backwards with (...)