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“I’ve known Sara since childhood. It’s been a joy to witness her young career, to hear her songwriting develop and her singing mature.This young lady has a huge career ahead of her.” - Christy Moore.  Jan 2018.

Sara Ryan, Folk Artist of the Year 2018, announces her brand new single Euphoric Recall. Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin City FM.  And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.

Permalink - Posted: February 23, 2018 at 10:52 am

Siamsaíocht @6! Hosted by Gael Linn… returns to Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street


6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doors open from 5.45 p.m.)

Fall under the spell of renowned Galway singer,  DEIRBHILE NÍ BHROLCHÁIN, who will perform songs, both from her  Gael Linn release  ‘Smaointe’, and her newly-launched album, ‘Starlight Falling’ With accompaniment from  Steve Johnston ( Guitar ) & Tony Trundle (Fiddle) and vocal contributions from her nieces, Rachel Cunningham and Eithne Cunningham.


Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available for purchase

Booking essential (limited space!)


Permalink - Posted: February 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

Dervish Sign with American Label Rounder Records and Announce First Studio Album in Five Years

Guest Vocalists to Include Andrea Corr, Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brendan Gleeson, David Gray, and Imelda May

US Tour Dates To Commence in March

Dervish, dubbed an “icon of Irish music” by the BBC, has signed with American label Rounder Records, part of the worldwide Concorde Music Group. The band, which has been a vital part of Ireland’s traditional music scene since 1989, is presently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their first album of new material in five years.

Permalink - Posted: February 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Springboard - A West Cork Music Retreat with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

March 15th-18th, 2018

West Cork Music are delighted to announce that Springboard is taking place again from March 15th - 18th. The inaugural retreat was such a success last year that we felt that we had to run it again in 2018.  To book, go to

Once again, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh will be tutor-in-residence at the retreat which will be held at Linden House, Glengarriff - a rural and inspirational setting which guests will have time to explore.

Springboard aims to challenge ideas of what is beautiful in sound. This retreat is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the fiddle - How can I put more feeling into my music? How can I make it mean more? How can I find more freedom while playing? What is beauty in sound to me?


Permalink - Posted: February 13, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Burren Fiddle Holidays – An Exciting Traditional Irish Music Experience

Have you ever dreamed of learning Irish music, or gifting yourself some focused time to master your existing skills? Burren Fiddle Holidays gives you the unique opportunity to work on your traditional Irish fiddle-playing goals, with an accomplished teacher, in stunning surroundings.

Set between the Burren National Park and the Clare county town of Ennis, tuition takes place in the magical atmosphere of a traditional farmhouse kitchen. Back in the day, the house was built by Tom Ward who was a fiddle player with the famous Kilfenora Céilí Band -it often feels like he designed the main room with great sound in mind!


Permalink - Posted: February 9, 2018 at 10:43 am

The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band

Irish Legends celebrate 50 years on the road!

Two of Ireland’s best ever rock/blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together in January 2018 and tour many of Ireland’s best known venues this spring and summer. The CD was recorded LIVE in the studio with no overdubbing required!

The tour kicks off on 8th March 2018 at The Five Lamps Arts Festival in the heart of the inner city in Belvedere House and continues to The Ramor Theatre Virginia Co. Cavan on Sat 10th March, back to Dublin on 16th March to Dundrum’s Mill Theatre and on to Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise on 24th March.

April sees the band play concerts in Monaghan, Bray, Westport, Newbridge and Listowel. May sees concerts in Cork, Limerick, Offaly, The Draíocht Dublin and Wicklow Town. The band continue in June, to theatres in Dundalk, Wexford, Mullingar and Gweedore in Donegal with the tour culminating in the prestigious Clonmel Blues Festival in August. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: February 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

Bonn Óir Séan Ó Riada do cheoltóir óg, 16, as Tiobraid Árann

Ba é Keelan McGrath ó Bhoiríos Uí Chéin i dTiobraid Árann a thug leis Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada oíche Dé hAoine in Óstán an Rochestown Park i gCorcaigh.  Tá Keelan 16, agus tá sé ar an té is óige riamh a bhuaigh an bonn.

Craoladh an chraobh beo ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta agus ba é Peadar Ó Riada a chuir an ócáid i láthair.

Tá Keelan san idirbhliain i gColáiste Pobail Bhoiríos Uí Chéin.  Tá ceathrar uilig sa teaghlach agus tá sé ar an duine is sine acu agus casann siad uilig ceol.  Casann a athair Brendan an bainseó freisin, ach ról tacaíochta atá ag a mháthair Regina a bhí ina theannta oíche Dé hAoine ag an gcomórtas.

Tá Keelan ag casadh ceoil ó bhí sé ocht mbliana d’aois, agus d’fhoghlaim sé a cheird ó Ned Kelly, fear a bhfuil sé an-bhuíoch dó go fóill as an méid a rinne sé dó.

Seo an dara huair go raibh na huirlisí seo, consairtín agus bosca, i gceist sa chomórtas don Bhonn Óir agus cháiligh Keelan don chraobh an chéad uair freisin, gan é ach 12 bliain d’aois an uair sin.

Permalink - Posted: February 5, 2018 at 10:11 am