Celebrating Leon

Some of the leading figures on the British folk scene will take part in an international online celebration of the music of Leon Rosselson (pictured above). Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson and Sandra Kerr – as well as Leon, himself – are among the many artists who will celebrating Leon’s life and […]

Belfast Song Gathering with Len Graham

Len Graham This year’s Belfast Song Gathering will take place on Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14. The annual celebration of Ulster songs and singing is organised by Belfast Traditional Music and Dance Society in collaboration with An Droichead Arts Centre. The gathering begins on Friday evening in the American Bar in Dock Street […]

Another fine album you’ve gotten me into!

John C. Reilly (right) as Oliver Hardy, with Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel(Photo by Nick Wall, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics) In early 2019 on a visit to Ireland to promote Stan and Ollie – the film which he headlined with Steve Coogan – the American actor, John C Reilly, struck up a friendship with […]

Nós Nua to perform Mohsen’s world premiere for Drogheda

The world premiere of Causeway, a specially commissioned work by award-winning Scottish musician, Mohsen Amini, will be performed by Nós Nua – the Louth Youth Folk Orchestra. Delayed by two years because of the pandemic, the premiere will finally take place on on May 1 in Drogheda’s Barbican Centre as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival. […]

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