Monday 18th February

Anakronos in session

Caitríona O'Leary, vocalist with Anakronos, a new ensemble who blend medieval, trad and world music and will also perform The Red Book of Ossary at the National Concert Hall this ...

Friday 15th February

Xuefei Yang, a guest at Ireland's Chinese New Year celebrations 2019

Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang chats about choosing the guitar as an instrument and marrying her style with traditional Chinese music; she performs at the Chinese New Year Festival in Ireland Further ...

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and Alan Corr review "Bright Night Flowers" from John Fratelli, "Hello Happiness" from Chaka Khan and "MDRN LV" from Picture This

Thursday 14th February

A profile of castrato Alessandro Moreschi

Niall Morris looks at the life of Alessandro Moreschi, who became a major castrato singing star in the 19th century and the only one ever to make solo recordings

Wednesday 13th February

Yurodny in session

Nick Roth, leader of Yurodny, a musical ensemble with a contemporary take on traditional/world music; they will perform at the Mother Tongues Festival in Galway and Dublin over the coming ...

Thursday 7th February

Junior Brother in session

Junior Brother who mixes social commentary in his alternative Irish folk sound; he performs at Quarter Block Party in Cork this weekend Further details:  /   Official website:

Wednesday 6th February

Claire Fitch at Spike, the Dublin Alternative Cello Festival 2019

Claire Fitch, formerly a cellist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and now a composer of music and soundtracks for video games; she is performing at Spike, the Dublin Alternative ...

Tuesday 5th February

A history of record labels - ZTT Records

In the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels, Jim Carroll looks at ZTT Records

Monday 28th January

Luke Kelly Honorary Concert

Leagues O'Toole, director of the Luke Kelly Honorary Concert at Liberty Hall this Wednesday, a literary and musical celebration marking the unveiling of two Luke Kelly sculptures in the city

60th anniversary of the day the music died

Karl Tsigdinos marks the 60th anniversary of the plane crash which killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, which became known as 'the day the music died'



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