Niall Vallely

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Donegal brothers Conor and Michael Murray

Saturday, November 30th Sheryl Bailey & Peter Moc Group Arthurs, Dublin Czech-born guitarist Peter Moc first presented his tribute to the music o(...)

Niall Vallely: ‘I decided not to sit down and write charts and arrangements, and trusted that it would be more about these individuals playing music together than trying to get everybody to fit into some vision that I had’

When concertina player Niall Vallely premiered his provocative new Sounds Like Freedom project at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August, the night was (...)

Joyce DiDonato: the Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano will appear at the NCH accompanied by the Il Pomo d’Oro period-instrument ensemble

Artists from Joyce DiDonato to Damon Albarn and residencies by Philip Glass and Barry Douglas will feature over the next 12 months at the National Con(...)

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(...)

Karan Casey’s latest album is revelatory. She’s always been a singer of songs that tell a story and show their muscle. But this collection sees her st(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Gerald Barry:  his  piece Humiliated and Insulted is inspired by a Dostoyevsky novel. Photograph: Alan Betson

Music, it is often said, is a universal language. But not everything musical travels equally freely across international borders. New music travels sl(...)

Now here’s a crossroads that’s not so crowded, but still bustling with intriguing possibilities. This is a place where Irish traditional, jaz(...)

Niall Vallely, who has died aged 72, was a significant figure in the early years of the Civil Rights movement. He was one of the most militant and unc(...)

Karan Casey: Two More Hours
  • Music
  • May 16, 2014, 00:00

How refreshing it is to hear an artist depart from the certainties of the road well travelled. Karan Casey does just this on her latest, highly person(...)

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