Tommy Peoples

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Writer Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018  for her book, Milkman, at the Guildhall on October 16th, 2018 in London. Photograph: Frank Augstein/ WPA Pool/Getty

Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns is one of six new members elected to Aosdána. Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, elected its(...)

RIP: Dolores O’Riordan, Aretha Franklin, Myrtle Allen and Stephen Hawking. Photographs: Tim Roney/Getty, Fred A Sabine/NBC via Getty, Eric Luke and Santi Visalli/Getty

Ireland Dolores O’Riordan in 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien January 15th Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan February 9th Form(...)

Stars of 2018: Slow Moving clouds,Louise Mulcahy, Pauline Scanlan, Raddie Peat and Zoë Conway
A piping hot 2018 for trad
  • Music
  • December 8, 2018, 05:00

The year got off to a flying start with Na Píobairí Uilleann’s concert, The Sound of Ireland, in the Abbey Theatre. A celebration of Unesco’s inclusio(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of musician Tommy Peoples, who has died aged 70. A messag(...)

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(...)

Composer Dave Flynn. Photograph: John O’Neill

The cross-fertilisation of musical forms is nothing new. Just ask Bach, Dave Brubeck, Chris Thile or Seán Ó Riada. Baroque music has influenced jaz(...)

Masterclass: school stalwarts Donal Lunny and Paddy Glackin
Trad’s slow-burning winter warmer

Through good times and bad, Ireland has never wanted for festivals. Traditional music is awash with gatherings: fleadhanna, summer schools, sessions a(...)

Sam Amidon is trying his hardest to rein in his inner fanboy, but it’s impossible. He just can’t help it. “I mean, Martin Hayes, ” he says with the(...)