Musicians playing at a St Patrick’s Day event in Tokyo. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Japan

As part of his practice regime for this month’s Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Taro Nagata hauls his fiddle up into the Alps in Nagano Prefecture in centr(...)

Samuel Beckett Summer School runs at Trinity College Dublin in August

Blás Summer School This school offers an opportunity to get a taste of all aspects of traditional Irish music and dance. It has its home at th(...)

Alexander Suárez Méndez teaching a piping class

The uilleann pipes inspire extreme reactions in listeners. Some, already resistant to piping from their experience of the much louder bagpipes, opt(...)

The Olllam

Traditional music tends to concentrate much of its energies on the summer season, when long evenings lend themselves to the seepage of sessions outsid(...)