After finishing as runner-up on a record seven occasions, persistence paid off for Cork singer Máire Ní Chéileachair as she lifted the Corn Uí Riada, the premier prize of sean-nós singing, at Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney on Saturday.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
Craftsman Dave Nolan was recently building boats for dramatic battle scenes in the fantasy blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones. Now he’s exchanged the world of knights, dragons and medieval intrigue for a more contemporary — and local — craft.
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018
Back in the day when hitchhiking students were a common sight across Ireland, Cormac Sheil attached little significance to the spins home from school he received from sean-nós singer Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
While Ireland’s attempts to achieve European glory in soccer have kicked off with a sense of deflation (Monday night’s match was a match we should have won), it’s anything but deflation on our farms right now.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
THINK of the Muskerry singing tradition and the likes of Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cór Chúil Aodha, or Nell Ní Chróinín may spring to mind. But whisper it quietly — the singing in this Cork Gaeltacht is not exclusively as Gaeilge.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Ó GHLÚIN go glúin, from generation to generation, the sean-nós singing tradition is passed carefully down in Cork’s Múscraí Gaeltacht: from the 200-year-old songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laoire, to Bess Cronin, Peaití Thaidhg Pheig Ó Tuama, Máire Ní Cheocháin and Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin to today’s young singers. And to Nell Ní Chróinín, winner this month of sean-nós singing’s most coveted prize, the Corn Uí Riada.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014