Category: Ireland

  • Brigid Mae Power

    Brigid Mae Power

    Brigid Mae Power is an Irish visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and folk singer born in London and based in Galway since the age of 12. She first met singer songwriter and composer Peter Broderick while playing support for him during a short tour of Ireland and…

  • Ensemble Ériu: Stargazer

    Ensemble Ériu: Stargazer

    In 2014, the Model Arts Centre in Sligo commissioned Irish contemporary traditional septet Ensemble Ériu to write new music during a two week residency. The Model is home to the Niland Collection which includes 42 paintings by Irish artist Jack Butler Yeats (1871 – 1957).…

  • Cuar: Roscanna

    Cuar: Roscanna

    In approaching our vocal music, that style of singing traditional songs which is called in Irish the “sean-nós” – the “old style” – it is best to listen as if we were listening to music for the first time, with a child’s new mind; or…

  • Paddy Mulcahy: The Words She Said

    Paddy Mulcahy: The Words She Said

    Paddy Mulcahy is a Limerick-based pianist and composer who has already scored several feature films, adverts, shorts and documentaries. Formerly known as “Nubus”, the moniker he used for the more electronic side of his music, the musician has been gradually shifting his attention to acoustic…

  • Saileog Ní Cheannabháin: Roithleán

    Saileog Ní Cheannabháin: Roithleán

    Born in a musical family, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin is a native Irish speaker, sean-nós singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who was mainly influenced by the musicians and singers from the Iorras Aithneach area of West Connemara during her musical upbringing. Released in 2012, her début record…

  • Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

    Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

    Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan launched her solo career in 2008 with Sea Sew, a charming collection of quirky songs and splendid ballads featuring a colourful hand-stitched artwork cover. Her sophomore album Passenger (2011) was a more upbeat affair with a mixture of folk-rock songs…

  • Ensemble Ériu: Imbas

    Ensemble Ériu: Imbas

    Rooted in the traditional styles of North and West Clare, Ensemble Ériu is a unique combination of young Irish musicians revisiting a familiar repertoire with a highly original and innovative perspective. Following up on the band’s self-titled début in 2013 and released in June 2016 last…

  • Conor Walsh: The Front

    Conor Walsh: The Front

    I like the idea of conveying a lot through a little Growing up and based in Swinford, Co. Mayo, Conor Walsh is a self-taught musician and who started composing on the guitar in his late teens. Quoting Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 85-92 as a…