A festival highlight: Martha Wainwright plays Tradfest

Taking as its starting point an all-embracing notion of traditional music, Temple Bar Tradfest has captured the zeitgeist this year, whether by accide(...)

There’s a quality to the pairing of fiddle and concertina that goes to the heart of traditional music: both are characterised by a lightness o(...)

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(...)