Sam Amidon

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Bryce and Aaron Dessner performs at The Everyman in Cork, Ireland, 2017. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

Aaron and Bryce Dessner could certainly be said to be living the dream. As twin brothers and band members of the popular Cincinnati rock band The Nati(...)

Changed My Life. Sam Amidon: I still consider Tommy my fundamental influence, his phrasing on the fiddle affecting mine as a singer. Photograph: Terry Magson

When I was 14 years old I was at a folk-music camp in upstate New York. My fiddle teacher Sue Sternberg simply said to me, “You have to hear Tommy Peo(...)

Ye Vagabonds debut record
Ye Vagabonds make a sparkling debut
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  • October 25, 2017, 12:25

The brothers Mac Gloinn, Diarmuid and Brían have been making waves since their 2015 debut EP, Rose & Briar. Their debut album has been much antici(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

Sam Amidon is not your conventional singer-songwriter. In fact he is not conventional full stop. This is the Vermont multi-instrumentalist’s sixth alb(...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer, who is looking forward to ‘new encounters’ at Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival

It is proving hard to pin down Bryce Dessner. He might be in France, offers one of our go-betweens, or perhaps Ibiza. His management later suggests(...)

Bringing It All Back Home, Philip King’s TV series, introduced many of us to the Kentucky-born singer-songwriter Jean Ritchie. As a Fulbright schol(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

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