Irish Music Features

Merlefest 2003; An Appalachian Dream
Many people around the world discovered Americana, bluegrass and the folk music of the US Mountains through the film O Brother Where Art Thou.  more...
(None) 27 May 2003
Awakening Queen Maebh
Long live the Queen…..but perhaps not the queen that first comes to mind! Rather than a modern-day monarch, the feisty female being conjured up is Ireland’s own Queen Maebh of Connacht, an iron-age ruler and towering figure of Irish myth.  more...
(None) 11 April 2003
Russia is Alive to the Sound of Irish Music
Irish music is booming in Moscow. Yuri Andrechuck explains the Soviet capital’s obsession with Ireland’s heritage.  more...
(Irish Post) 28 November 2001
Tribute to One of the Greats
Michael Gorman was a key figure in the great musical traditions of south Sligo.  more...
(Irish Post) 28 November 2001
Green Linnet Offerings
US label Green Linnet have added four more new albums to their impressive collection of Irish traditional recordings.  more...
(Irish Post) 28 November 2001
Like a Hurricane
Former Cherish The Ladies frontwoman Cathie Ryan tells Jon Lusk how her third album was inspired by her American-Irish upbringing.  more...
(Irish Post) 28 November 2001
The Boys are Back in Town
After a 10-year wait The Pogues’ classic line-up has reformed to play a series of dates across Britain. Danny O'Connor speaks to band members Spider Stacey and Jem Finer about their historic reunion.  more...
(Irish Post) 21 November 2001
Fiddler on the Loose
Over the phone from his adopted State of Oregon, Kevin Burke speaks in a strange and slow mixed accent that echoes a life spent in England, Ireland, Yorkshire and his present home. He also gives a low infectious cackle whenever a point has been made or understood to his satisfaction.  more...
(Irish Post) 5 December 2001
The Best Songs... Ever
RTÉ's 1 flagship arts show Rattlebag is attempting to find the 75 best Irish recordings played during 75 years of broadcasting in Ireland - and there's a wide range to choose from.  more...
(Irish Post) 21 November 2001
Age of Consent - The Devlins
The Devlins certainly couldn’t be accused of being over-prolific. Having just put out their third album in a decade, the Dublin based outfit fronted by brothers Colin and Peter Devlin, clearly don’t believe in rushing things.  more...

Easter Rising - U2
Almost a quarter of a century ago – April 11th 1977 (Easter Monday) to be precise – at approximately 8.30pm, the fledgling U2 (then trading as Feedback) took to the stage at St. Fintan’s High School, Sutton, on the north side of Dublin.  more...

An Overview of Irish Music
Following the evolvement of Irish music from the 17th century onwards.  more...

The Session
Come to any decent pub in Ireland especially in the west and rural Ireland and you will eventually get involved in a session.  more...

History of Traditional Music
Traditional Irish music like all true traditions has been handed down from one generation to the next for hundreds of years.  more...

 


 
 
 
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