The bedrock of the Beoga sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola style jazz, to a raunchy
Derry-born fiddler Dermot McLaughlin and Belfast uilleann piper Robbie Hannan both rank among Irish music’s most eminent figures, not only as masterly players but also as authors, broadcasters and in their respective
The Clare costal village of Dubhlinn, or Doolin, is the home of Irish traditional music. It is where local uilleann piper and “veritable one-man pipe band” Blackie O’Connell; illustrious bouzouki accompanist and
Edel Vaughan is a native of Crusheen, Co. Clare, where she currently resides.Edel has been playing music and participating in traditional and sean nós singing from an early age. She has won six All Ireland titles and has
The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook.
John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience.
Following Jellylegs, Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. Raining Down Arrows, which hit the #1 slot in the Irish Album Charts, came
Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. There are Irish influences here, of course, but these
1990 was a pivotal year in Ireland.The National football team had done the country proud in the World Cup in Italy and Ireland had her first lady president. There was also a new soundtrack to that soundtrack to that summer, the debut album by a young band from the west of Ireland - The Stunning. The group had
When contemporary songwriting and traditional music meet, the results can be something to be treasured. Such is the case with the collaboration between folk supergroup, Ulaid, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Duke Special.
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a