Kilkenny Arts Festival returns before live audiences

Returning to a live in-person format this year from August 4-14, the Kilkenny Arts Festival will feature a number of traditional and folk performers alongside the classical, modern, dramatic and literary artists who make up the rest of an extensive cultural experience. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and the Irish Chamber Orchestra will finally perform the remarkable […]

Traditional musicians for new Resonate residencies

Three projects involving musicians with a traditional background have been named by Music Network among the six approved for this year’s second edition of its Resonate programme which places established professional musicians in creative residencies in six cultural spaces around Ireland between July and October. Singer, Pauline Scanlon, and multi-instrumentalist, Barry Kerr (pictured above), will collaborate […]

BelfastTrad finds new home in Stranmillis College

From September 2022, BelfastTrad will deliver its entire programme of classes in traditional music, song and dance at a new home at Stranmillis University College in south Belfast. Otherwise known as the Belfast Traditional Music and Dance Society, BelfastTrad believes that Stranmillis provides “the perfect environment” for its traditional arts programme, with “its custom-designed music […]

Inaugural Galway Folk Festival kicks off

The inaugural Galway Folk Festival which kicks off this evening brings some of the finest names in contemporary Irish folk music to the City of the Tribes with an extensive line-up for the five-day event including recent birthday boy, Andy Irvine,  with Donal Lunny (pictured above) Hothouse Flowers, Villagers, Séan Keane, The Henry Girls and […]


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