The Sparkling Dawn is a new release featuring music from a house party in Hughie Gillespie’s home in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, in 1967.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of the revered singer-songwriter, Liam Weldon, was fittingly marked by a simple but well constructed film by Derek Copley and the Ballyer Trad Hub from Ballyfermot, Dublin.
instrumentalist, Carmel Gunning, features many of her own compositions along with some classic traditional tunes.
Becoming an Irish Traditional Musician: Learning and Embodying Musical Culture by Dr. Jessica Cawley combines the narratives of twenty-two Irish traditional musicians of varying ‘vintages’ with intensive field research to explore the rich and diverse ways traditional musicians hone their craft.
Macdara Yeates’ fine new film on the life of the remarkable “fireman fiddler” Tommie Potts may never have come to fruition if the Covid-19 lockdown had not cancelled all live performances in the second quarter of the year.
has been published by a Dublin company, Craft Recordings with the assistance of An Góilín Singers.
One of the standout concerts in the continuing Other Voices Courage series – livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube and broadcast later on RTE television – has been Lankum’s recent decampment from Dublin’s fair city to the salubrious surrounds of Kilk
Caroline Keane’s debut album showcases an artist of great technical proficiency and genuine musicality.
The irrepressible Dublin singer and musician, Daoirí Farrell, has been hosting a weekly session from his home in Bluebell.
Declan McCann’s feature-length film, ‘Liam O’Flynn: Píobaire’ tells the story of one of Ireland’s greatest musicians with great understanding and, equally as importantly, with great heart.