It’s fitting that Altan’s first album in three years and their 16th since Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy formed the band in the early 1980s (...)

These so-called “postmodern bluegrassers” are a piece of work. Beseeching and throwaway by turn, Old Salt Union know how to whup up a frenzy, driven b(...)

Fuelled by a muscular roots-country voice that’s a staple of many American singers from Melissa Etheridge to Shania Twain, Shannon McNally’s marquee d(...)

Anyone familiar with the music of the Osborne Brothers from the 1960s and 1970s might recognise the bridge-building spirit that tethered the ancient s(...)

John McSherry makes music like Paul Muldoon makes poems: bumping up against them, honing and spit-polishing them as he rollicks his way through life.(...)