The master fiddle-player, Tommy Peoples, died prematurely in August at the age of 69. One of the most influential artists in his field as well as a prolific composer of music in the traditional style, Quiet-spoken and modest, Tommy’s genuine humility belied a prodigious talent.
This year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will live long in the memory. The sumptuous programme of events involving the cream of Irish traditional music and song resulted in some impossible choices between rival attractions.
One of the first things that strikes you about Declan McGrath’s beautifully constructed film about the song collector, Alan Lomax, and his pivotal journey around Ireland is the amazing quality of the soundtrack.
The renowned dancing master, Timmy ‘The Brit’ McCarthy, passed away on September 12.
One of the most significant figures in modern music, Alan Lomax, was born in Austin, Texas, just over one hundred years ago.