Zoe Conway

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Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

New artist of the week: Maynooth-based boys Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga AKA Tebi Rex

What: Alternative indie-hip-hop pop Where: Kildare Why: Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga are two young Maynooth boys who have been building a fine head of (...)

The confluence of newly composed and traditional music is a rich delta that defines this mighty fine new collection from two sets of duos who’ve never(...)

More than 400,000 people are expected to visit Drogheda, Co Louth, for the annual Fleadh Cheoil traditional Irish music festival over the next week. (...)

Zoë Conway is a traditional fiddle player who wears her classical training lightly – and both shimmer in the heat of this live European recording. W(...)

Linger Project Arts Centre, Dublin **** Publicity photographs rarely embody the theatrical creation they are selling. Glitzy pre-production image(...)

JigJam: Oh Boy! | Album Review
  • Music
  • March 4, 2015, 21:00

The banjo has for too long languished on the periphery, treading a path between margins too narrow to fully exploit its full potential. Recent year(...)

Traditional Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor

Over the past 17 years, TG4’s annual Gradam Ceoil Awards have made it their business to train a spotlight on a handful of those who have pushed the(...)

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(...)

Bill Whelan and flautist James Galway on stage at University Concert Hall, Limerick for one of two concerts celebrating Whelan. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

** Bill Whelan – An Chistín; Riverdance Symphonic Suite; Linen and Lace; Inishlacken.   In the 1980s, Limerick-man Bill Whelan was(...)

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