Moving Hearts

SATURDAY 6TH Traidphicnic An Ceardlann, Spiddal, all weekend traidphicnic.com The community festival of music, art and theatre is now in its eighth (...)

The 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners

SUNDAY 17 TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast 9pm £26.50/£22.50 waterfront.co.uk Returning to Belfast for the second year in a ro(...)

On the Road, a completist’s dream, is a snapshot and a love letter rolled in to one. It was recorded in 17 different venues over the course of the pas(...)

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(...)

Anne Byrne with her daughter Una. Of being honoured by her alma mater, she said: “Honoured, excited, nervous, but I will take it all as it comes”

A 101-year-old woman who created one of the first recording archives of Irish traditional music and graduated from university in Galway 80 years ago w(...)

The young Anne Gannon on her graduation from NUIG and as she is now – the mature centenarian.

When Irish-Argentinian student Anne Gannon graduated from university in Galway, Europe was engulfed by a wave of fascism. Adolf Hitler had become Füh(...)

Willie Penrose: quoted a stellar list of homegrown performers who are in favour of his Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller

That heartfelt whimper of relief we hear today comes from the poor unfortunate tin can – battered and abused after months in the political firing line(...)

Mary McPartlan: “My own deepest quest is African-American music. I’m still on that journey.” Photograph: Aengus McMahon/MCM

Songs have passports all of their own, and our traditional song store has travelled widely. It has crossed the Atlantic and evolved in the belly of(...)

Skipper’s Alley are a new band mining the tradition for the best and the most intriguing material, and minting their own tunes in the spaces i(...)

Traditional Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor

Over the past 17 years, TG4’s annual Gradam Ceoil Awards have made it their business to train a spotlight on a handful of those who have pushed the(...)

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