Olivia Rodrigo won best new artist at the Grammy awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Teenage pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo and R&B duo Silk Sonic dominated the major categories, and Jon Batiste won album of the year at the 64th annual (...)

Siobhan Manson in Steps Of Freedom

In 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and Riverdance swept Irish dance off its feet and, though time has not been kind to Flatley’s mullet, the tradit(...)

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Photograph: David McClister

Top 5 Americana/roots 2021 These days genre, like gender, is fluid. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss embrace this approach on their long-awaited Raise (...)

Two years ago their Grammy-nominated album There Is No Other laid the ground for an intensely productive partnership. Now, Rhiannon Giddens and France(...)

The band Cream are ‘the high point of western civilisation as far as I’m concerned’, Chief Justice Frank Clarke told the Ireland’s Edge event in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Chief Justice Frank Clarke, presented a human face of the senior judiciary in Ireland, in a rare interview conducted in Kerry on Tuesday evening. It c(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

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

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 (...)

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