MÓRglór award goes to Malbay Studios

Martin and Anne O’Malley This year’s annual MÓRglór Award 2022 has been awarded to Malbay Studios under the direction of Martin, Anne, and Seán O’Malley. With the vista of the Atlantic as a backdrop, Malbay Studios is an integral part of the musical landscape of Clare. Under the careful and patient stewardship of Martin O’Malley, […]

Féile Liam O’Flynn to honour the great piper in his Kildare homepleace

The enduring legacy of the master piper, Liam O’Flynn, will be celebrated at the inaugural Féile Liam O’Flynn in his native Kildare with events scheduled for Naas and Kill on the weekend of October 7-9. Through an extensive programme of concerts and sessions, some of Ireland’s leading musicians will assemble to remember the magic of […]

Iconic bluegrass albums to be re-issued on vinyl

Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard (Photo: John Cohen/Smithsonian Folkways) In celebration of the iconic bluegrass duo, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Smithsonian Folkways are to release three new re-issues of their classic albums to honour the music, legacy, and influence of the pioneering partnership. Their first two albums, Who’s That Knocking? and Won’t You Come […]

Benefit concert to support restoration of Begley family home

Just days before the remarkable documentary, The Man with the Moving House – outlining musician, Breanndán Begley’s fight for the right to build a house on his own land in the Dingle peninsula – was broadcast on RTÉ 1 television, the Begley family’s ‘ancestral home’ – occupied by his sister, Eibhlín, was destroyed by fire. […]

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