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Music Network presents Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly & John Doyle on tour 9 – 20 January

“Exquisite singing” – The Guardian [on Parsons]

“A tremendous musician” – Hot Press [on Tourish]

“Sligo has a reputation for its richly rhythmic flute style, and Dervish’s Liam Kelly is one of its finest exponents” – The Irish times

“No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now” – The Wall Street Journal [on Doyle]

Music Network’s Spring 2017 season begins in epic form with a gathering of titans from trad super-groups Arcady, Altan, Dervish and Solas – vocalist Niamh Parsons, fiddler Ciarán Tourish, flautist Liam Kelly and guitar virtuoso John Doyle. On tour from 9 – 20 January, details at


Permalink - Posted: November 30, 2017 at 11:08 am


Ballymaloe Grainstore

‘Twixmas Week’

Friday 29 December, 8pm

Phil Coulter’s upcoming concert in Ballymaloe Grainstore sold out in a flash, so the venue has lured him back for a second performance on Friday 29 December.

The evening will be a ‘Twixmas treat’  - that’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s – or would make an ideal gift tucked under the tree on December 25th.

“Pure Gold” was how a U.S. critic recently described a Phil Coulter show.  It struck a chord with the man himself.  “It seemed to tick a lot of boxes” said Phil, so he hijacked the title for his new show and album. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: November 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Happy Harmonious Steeple Sessions!

Christmas week midst the mad seasonal shopping hustle bustle, there lays a little peaceful solstice for those in the know in two of Dublin’s most beautiful Church settings.

December 18 to 21st Steeple Sessions present a short series of candlelit concerts at the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen’s Green and at Christchurch Cathedral.

It all starts Monday December 18th with legendary a capella harmony trio The Voice Squad followed by rising star and twice 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Daoiri Farrell and then Galway’s favourite harmony trio The Whileaways. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: November 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm


To play Dublin show @ The Unitarian Church, Stephens Green alongside some Leitrim friends on Sunday December 10th, 2017. Tickets priced €20 and €23 including booking fees are ​now on sale from

The concert will feature

Paul Kelly (mandolin and fiddle) and Niall Hughes (double bass and guitar)

This year’s concert will also feature an exclusive live performance from Leitrim’s own Garadice, who will join Eleanor as special guests. ​

“Exquisite” & “Folk Roots of the highest order” - Colm O’Hare, Hot Press

“Exquisitely beautiful” – Irish Music Magazine

“Gorgeous And Bright” – No 1 played song on RTE Radio 1, summer 2015 (more…)

Permalink - Posted: November 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm