Seamus Begley

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St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

A festival highlight: Martha Wainwright plays Tradfest

Taking as its starting point an all-embracing notion of traditional music, Temple Bar Tradfest has captured the zeitgeist this year, whether by accide(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke

The first time Kevin Burke and Liam Ó Maonlaí encountered one another was two years ago on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, where Ó Ma(...)

Seamus Begley, long-associated with the box and possessor of one of the tradition’s tenderest voices, has set his accordion aside so those songs ca(...)

For her solo debut of postcards not so much from the edge as from the heart, harpist Tríona Marshall has gathered an exceptional mix of melodies an(...)

The release of this seminal album 23 years ago changed the traditional music landscape dramatically – and with the kind of chutzpah not previo(...)

Live pub recordings sometimes yield a mixed bag that can run the gamut from high-octane energy to raucous and ragged come-all-ye’s. The Burren Back(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Begley McKay Stout
  • Music
  • October 17, 2014, 00:00

Sometimes the magic happens when you least expect it. Scottish fiddle and harp duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay ventured to undertake an Irish tour (...)

Join me in the pines

When peak festival season rolls around, the session intensity winds up, but voyaging between partying ports becomes more languid (with the added bonus(...)

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