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 (...)

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(...)

Masterclass: school stalwarts Donal Lunny and Paddy Glackin
Trad’s slow-burning winter warmer

Through good times and bad, Ireland has never wanted for festivals. Traditional music is awash with gatherings: fleadhanna, summer schools, sessions a(...)