Not content with the success of Planxty, Dónal Lunny set about reimagining what Irish trad music could be. The band he created are still going strong, writes Ed Power.
The death of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn prompted tributes to his talent, his dedication to musical heritage and his inspiration to rising musicians.
O'Flynn is acknowledged as Ireland's foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes and has brought the music of the instrument to a worldwide audience.
A lifetime achievement award, a tour with his diverse ensemble, and a new TV series have ensured Dónal Lunny is as busy as ever, writes Ellie O’Byrne.
At 75, Cork Folk Festival headliner Andy Irvine still gets a buzz out of touring and playing his music, writes Joe Dermody.
After years spent blazing trails with their own projects, the Casey sisters from West Cork finally got around to playing together, writes Marjorie Brennan.
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As Philip King takes to the stage with Scullion at a musical celebration hosted by UCC, he tells Ed Power how his studies there helped shape him as an artist
Icon of popular culture Bob Dylan likes playing in Cork so much he’s agreed to perform again at this year’s Live at the Marquee.
Andy Irvine recorded his new album while camping in the Outback, says Gerry Quinn.
Richard Fitzpatrick rounds up his top tomes of the year
The sweat and the ballads still flow freely and when Christy takes to the Marquee stage, expect the unexpected. Carl Dixon reports
SINÉAD O’CONNOR’S latest marriage has ended after just 16 days, the singer has revealed.
Traditional Irish bands such as Planxty and De Dannan will be celebrated in stamps issued later this year.
ALTERNATIVE rock band, The Flaming Lips, and folk legend, Christy Moore, have been added to the line-up of the Cork summer music festival Live at the Marquee, Aiken Promotions is expected to announce today.
In the second part of our Top 50 list of the most influential figures in Irish music, Joe McNamee considers some of the surprising results.
To set the scene for the first part of our Top 50 poll, Joe McNamee looks at the state of play in the Irish music industry.
The Frames have been nominated in two categories for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards - Best Irish Album and Best Irish Band.
Singer Declan O’Rourke today revealed that the launch of his acclaimed debut album has sent concert-goers around the country scrambling for tickets.
Christy Moore is set to play his first UK shows for more than five years.
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