Irish Music Magazine - April 2005


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The O'Riada Legacy

Aidan O'Hara re-assesses the life and work of Sean O'Riada and tells us that through the efforts of Gael Linn a number of his recordings are now back in the distribution chain.

Back to the Dance Hall Days

Sean Walsh spoke to Barry Devlin and Eamon Carr of Horslips about the recent reprise in the tale of one of Irish music's most mythical bands.

North America

An American Master

Dan Milner met Jerry O'Sullivan in New York and received a history lesson on the tunes and the techniques of the early uilleann pipers.


Anything Strange?

Ditte Fromseier Mortensen from Denmark spent a year studying traditional Irish fiddle at the University of Limerick, the result is a stunning debut album. John Carty said "it is a great testament to a recording when one wants to hear every track from start to finish." Our man on Shannonside, John O'Regan asks the questions.

United Kingdom

All For Maori's Wedding?

Billy Connolly is back on the TV again with a comic travelog shot in New Zealand. The music continues where his other shows left off and this time he has assembled some of the premier league players on the Celtic scene. Alan McIntosh Brown reports.

Festivals 2005

Our pre-season look at what's happening around the world of folk and traditional music, from intimate summer schools in Sligo to the world's biggest Celtic Fest in France. Look out for further instalments as the summer progresses.


Launch Pad

Paul Brady is back on the road in Ireland with a new album. John Brophy reports from the launch in Dublin.

Up & Coming - Dr Who of the Banjo

Aidan O'Hara has a Cavan afternoon when Darren Maloney drops by with a musical entourage.

Story Behind the Song
Garrison Humour

April the month of fools and frolics sees John Brophy pondering on the slim legacy of songs from the three hundred years of British occupation, it's a ribald irreverent look behind the barrack gates.

CD Reviews

Another selection of CD Reviews brought to you in association with Gael-Linn