Composer Dave Flynn. Photograph: John O’Neill

The cross-fertilisation of musical forms is nothing new. Just ask Bach, Dave Brubeck, Chris Thile or Seán Ó Riada. Baroque music has influenced jaz(...)

Seán Potts, whose whistle playing with The Chieftains and Ceoltóirí Chualann elevated the instrument to a higher plain, died on February 11th a(...)

Great art always leaves a memory in your mind. In this case, I’m in the woody corner of a big field in Co Laois and the Electric Picnic is in f(...)