Category: Traditional

  • Michael McGoldrick: The Otter’s Set

    Michael McGoldrick: The Otter’s Set

    Manchester born flute, whistle and pipe player Michael McGoldrick is a musician who learned his trade at traditional Irish music sessions, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann meetings and Fleadhanna Ceoil competitions. He is also a musician who, in his late twenties, had already co-founded, toured with or been…

  • Kathleen MacInnes: Òran na Cloiche

    Kathleen MacInnes: Òran na Cloiche

    Kathleen MacInnes is a Scottish singer who hails from South Uist, one of the islands of the Outer Hebrides archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Kathleen MacInnes’ material includes contemporary and traditional songs performed in her native Scottish Gaelic. Òran na Cloiche (the song of…

  • Moving Hearts: The Storm

    Moving Hearts: The Storm

    Formed in 1981 by bouzouki player and genius producer Dónal Lunny and singer Christy Moore, Moving Hearts was an Irish “super group” which blended Folk-rock and Jazz with elements of traditional Irish music. Their trademark pairing for instance of uilleann pipes with saxophone made a lasting…

  • Steve Cooney: O’Farrell’s Welcome to Limerick

    Steve Cooney: O’Farrell’s Welcome to Limerick

    Steve Cooney is an Australian guitar player, arranger, composer and poet who has been a towering influence on the contemporary Irish music scene ever since moving to Ireland from his native Melbourne in 1981. A rock and blues musician originally, Steve Cooney first joined seminal…

  • Gerry Diver: Music for tape loop

    Gerry Diver: Music for tape loop

    Multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver based the Speech Project on several interviews of Irish musicians and singers such as Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, Damian Dempsey, Martin Hayes and Danny Meehan. It also features archival recordings of Galway accordion player Joe Cooley. The various musical pitches of the musicians’…

  • About Spellbinding Music

    About Spellbinding Music

    Why is it that a particular piece of music, a tune or a song will move us in such a way that it will stop us in our tracks, send shivers up our spine or give us goose bumps?  Spiritual or secular musical traditions such…