once again before live audiences – albeit under varying levels of restrictions.
One of the most eagerly awaited publications of the year is the new book by master fiddler, Martin Hayes, which is due for launch next month (October).
Tramps and Hawkers, a track from Francy Devine’s recent double album, An Ownerless Corner of Earth, has been chosen by the doyen of Scots folk music, Ewan MacVicar, for a special compilation project to mark one of the folk music and sing collector, Alan Lomax’s significant recording initiatives in Scotland.
online event in light of the continuing difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A decision by YouTube to take down a song on the current conflict in Palestine has astounded composer, Mick Blake.
Christy Moore is one of four musicians to be honoured on a new set of postage stamps, being issued by An Post – the Irish postal service.
The Sparkling Dawn is a new release featuring music from a house party in Hughie Gillespie’s home in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, in 1967.
A unique collaboration between vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, harper and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and cellist Kevin Murphy is to be showcased in a Music Network tour.
This year’s Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy will feature ‘Who Feared Not the Might of the Foe: Songs and Poems of the War of Independence’ is a video presentation conceived by singer Francy Devine and historian Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc and edited and produced by Séamas Sheils.
Cormac Begley is back on the road with his beloved camper-van Beauty – organising outdoor concerts with various musicians and singers in secret locations throughout the country.