Sean Keane

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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh: Traditional Musician of the Year.

The 2017 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards follow the road less travelled, and this year’s recipients cast a light into traditional music’s beating heart, all t(...)

 Pat and Bob Cohan at their cottage dating from around 1798 in Kilcolman, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

In the summer of 1977, when a Georgia peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter was Democratic US president, a young North American music teacher was en route (...)

Willie Penrose: quoted a stellar list of homegrown performers who are in favour of his Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller

That heartfelt whimper of relief we hear today comes from the poor unfortunate tin can – battered and abused after months in the political firing line(...)

 Writer and actor Eilish O’Carroll at the launch of Caherlistrane with author Mary J Murphy. Photograph: Minette Glynn

Mam died shortly after Caherlistrane was launched in our eponymously named village in north Co Galway recently. A few days later the writer and actor (...)

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(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Danny Diamond: Fiddle Music
  • Music
  • August 1, 2014, 00:00

Seldom does a musician utterly inhabit a tradition while still expressing him or herself with such originality. Danny Diamond has already cast his lin(...)

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

At the launch of the Gaiety Theatre annual John B Keane season were Mary McEvoy and Frank Kelly, who will appear in Moll from May 29th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Promoters MCD have bought the rights to seven of John B Keane’s plays to show them as part of a season over the coming years. Moll, starring Mary McEv(...)

Chieftains members Triona Marshall and Paddy Moloney give a performance. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Traditional music veterans The Chieftains have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to music.Paddy Moloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy, Kev(...)

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