Sisters Michelle and Louise Mucahy: “It’s such a tough time for artists, but one of the beautiful things that has happened is that it has given them time with their craft.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

As the prospect of a return to live performances in front of living, breathing audiences inches closer to reality, the National Concert Hall is keepin(...)

- Michelle Mulcahy, Stephen Rea, Aoife Scott and Louise Mulcahy, some of the Artists involved in TradFest2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

Actor Stephen Rea has said the unification of Ireland is “inevitable” and that conversations about its constitutional future will continue . “There a(...)

Stars of 2018: Slow Moving clouds,Louise Mulcahy, Pauline Scanlan, Raddie Peat and Zoë Conway
A piping hot 2018 for trad
  • Music
  • December 8, 2018, 05:00

The year got off to a flying start with Na Píobairí Uilleann’s concert, The Sound of Ireland, in the Abbey Theatre. A celebration of Unesco’s inclusio(...)

TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Kevin Burke. A fiddler of virtuosic talent and one of the most influential artists in Irish music

There’s a certain coming of age evident in this year’s TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards: a recognition of the complexity of contributions that knit the tradit(...)