More questions than answers in Mary Greene's song of loss

More questions than answers in Mary Greene's song of loss

Feelings from the death of several close family members in recent years have been channelled into music, writes Pet O'Connell

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B-Side the Leeside: Seán Ó Riada and 'Mise Éire' This story is enriched with multi-media content

B-Side the Leeside: Seán Ó Riada and 'Mise Éire'

Pet O'Connell takes a look at the score to 'Mise Éire', a turning point in Irish cinema and cultural history, composed by Corkman Seán O'Riada.

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Harps for Hope makes online connections to form 240-strong ensemble

Harps for Hope makes online connections to form 240-strong ensemble

Harpers from Cork and beyond have been making the most of online interaction, and a 240-strong ensemble will perform O’Carolan’s ‘Fanny Power’ ...

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Trad online: World Fiddle Day and other events

Trad online: World Fiddle Day and other events

Pet O’Connell rounds up the online events for fans and musicians of traditional music

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An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire: New book pays tribute to Gaelic scholar

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire: New book pays tribute to Gaelic scholar

A new book pays tribute to thecelebrated Cork priest andauthor who championed ‘caint na ndaoine‘, writes Pet O’Connell

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Folk/Trad albums: Time standing still on The Fate of Bones

Folk/Trad albums: Time standing still on The Fate of Bones

The latest album reviews from Pet O'Connell

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Road bowling gathering in defiance of ban slammed

Road bowling gathering in defiance of ban slammed

Officials have condemned the holding of a road bowling match at which a large crowd congregated at the weekend, despite the sport being suspended during the coronavirus ...

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Folk/Trad albums: Upbeat Billow Wood provide much-needed exuberance

Folk/Trad albums: Upbeat Billow Wood provide much-needed exuberance

“Life is for living... don’t over-think,” Billow Wood assert, and their uplifting message couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Couple in harmony for joint albumThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Couple in harmony for joint album

As musical partnerships go, the marriage between the West Limerick flute style of Francis O’Connor and the Sliabh Luachra fiddle-playing of his wife Áine ...

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Album Review: The Bonny Men - The Broken Pledge

Album Review: The Bonny Men - The Broken Pledge

Right from Steve Cooney’s first didgeridoo note on the opening track of their third album, Dublin-based seven-piece the Bonny Men command their audience’s ...

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One-size-fits-all holiday package to Ireland's Ancient East

One-size-fits-all holiday package to Ireland's Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East provided a range of attractions which sated the appetites of both young and old.

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Sliabh Luachra's cultural riches: The music and dance traditions on the Cork and Kerry borderThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Sliabh Luachra's cultural riches: The music and dance traditions on the Cork and Kerry border

Pet O'Connell looks at the region on the Cork-Kerry border that is such a renowned repository of traditional music and dance

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Art provides shear pleasure for sheep farmerThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Art provides shear pleasure for sheep farmer

Joe Kelly went viral while feeding a lamb, but it’s his bog oak sculptures that are now grabbing attention, writes Pet O’Connell.

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Vision of a thriving arts scene

Vision of a thriving arts scene

Cork writer and academic Daniel Corkery described the aisling poem, in his 1924 study The Hidden Ireland, as an “intimate expression of the hidden life of ...

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From Kerry slugs to absent loved ones Seán Ó Muimhneacháin presents his latest collection

From Kerry slugs to absent loved ones Seán Ó Muimhneacháin presents his latest collection

A Cork poet known for his humour has added a note of poignancy to his latest collection, writes Pet O’Connell

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Poetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

Poetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

Fiona Kelleher has set some of the works of poets Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair to music, writes Pet O'Connell ...

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Behind the lines of Seán Ó Ríordáin: A poet’s isolation

Behind the lines of Seán Ó Ríordáin: A poet’s isolation

Seán Ó Ríordáin's diaries give an insight into the poet's isolation and illness, as well as politics, literature, and the social stigma ...

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