File image of the Fleadh Cheoil taking place in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The organisers of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann have bowed to pressure and rejected sponsorship of the annual traditional music festival by oil giant, She(...)

A Sligo Live trad session in McHughs. Photograph: Declan Courell

Traditional music is showing a remarkable resistance to the recession. Albums are tumbling from mixing desks, live (though largely unpaid) sessions ar(...)

The owners of a fine redbrick Edwardian house – one of 29 surrounding a tree-lined square in a quiet corner of Monkstown, Co Dublin – bought th(...)