Category: Ireland

  • The Gloaming 2

    The Gloaming 2

    Simply as an artist, simply as someone who is trying to move other people, what is it that you can do that no one else can do? Thomas Bartlett Since the emergence of The Gloaming as a collective in 2011, Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill…

  • Nubus: Tape Sketches

    Nubus: Tape Sketches

    Based in Limerick city, Ireland, Paddy Mulcahy (aka Nubus) is a young classically trained composer and producer. Having developed a mostly ambient electronica sound to date, the musician has just released Tape Sketches on 1st June 2015 last, his first solo piano EP recorded entirely…

  • Brendan Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: A Moment of Madness

    Brendan Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: A Moment of Madness

    Follow your heart: a moment of madness is better than a life of logic. Brendan Begley Traditional Irish musicians or dancers will know that certain tunes – old or new – are so expertly crafted and follow such an implacable logic that it is sometimes…

  • Seán Mac Erlaine: A Slender Song

    Seán Mac Erlaine: A Slender Song

    Currently involved in a multitude of projects – with contemporary folk band This Is How We Fly or with Cork-based experimental group Quiet Music Ensemble among others – Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine has also been devoting himself to improvisation and solo performance since…

  • Eithne Ní Uallacháin: Bilingua

    Eithne Ní Uallacháin: Bilingua

    Recorded more than 15 years ago but only released at the end of 2014 on the Gael Linn record label, “Bilingua” is an exquisite treasury of old verses and new songs performed by Irish traditional musician Eithne Ní Uallacháin (1957 – 1999), one of the true enchanting…

  • Ergodos Musicians: Songs

    Ergodos Musicians: Songs

    Introduced as a “record about our love of the song, the most constant of musical forms”, Songs (2014) by Ergodos Musicians is a delightful project exploring the shared dynamics between music composition and improvisation, word and music settings, vocal and instrumental phrasing. And the consistently contemporary…

  • Lá Lugh: Mál Bhán Ní Chuilleannáin /The destitution

    Lá Lugh: Mál Bhán Ní Chuilleannáin /The destitution

    Lá Lugh was a traditional Irish music duo from County Louth in South Ulster comprised of husband and wife Gerry O’Connor (fiddle) and Eithne Ní Uallacháin (flute and voice). Between 1991 and Eithne Ní Uallacháin’s untimely death in 1999, the duo released three landmark recordings…

  • The Gloaming

    The Gloaming

    The Gloaming’s self-titled début album is simply magnificent. This is contemporary music that is both deeply rooted in traditional Irish music or sean-nós singing and totally in tune with the 21st century musical zeitgeist. The group emerged in 2011 from the genuine convergence of kindred…