Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

Come the hour, come the artists. Separately, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi have mined the fertile depths of their respective traditions (Amer(...)

There’s an air of a conversation being started throughout Dervish’s first album on Americana blue-chip label Rounder Records. This Sligo band have ex(...)

‘We’re rare birds’: Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

The ties that bind, and the bridges that unite us. These recurring themes  form the basis of the musical alchemy that Rhiannon Giddens (...)

U2’s  eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour comes to Belfast this weekend. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

U2 SSE Arena, Belfast Saturday October 27th/Sunday October 28th 6.30pm £185/£105/£75/£38 What? Back in Ireland already? For a b(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Bitch Falcon has proven that when it comes to no nonsense brilliance there are very few to beat them.

Saturday, November 25 Bitch Falcon Whelan’s, Dublin;. 8pm, €15; No frills, no fuss, no filler – Dublin rock band Bitch Falcon has bee(...)

Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble have been forging unexpected connections for 16 years. To innovate presupposes a predilection for risk-taking, and (...)

Now here’s a revelatory collection. Michelle Burke takes leave of her role as lead singer with Cherish The Ladies and makes her considerab(...)

Solas: Shamrock City
  • Music
  • March 29, 2013, 00:00

Shamrock City is a novel undertaking: Séamus Egan documents the adventures of his great uncle, Michael Conway, who emigrated from Ireland in 1910, (...)