Irish Music Magazine - November 1999


The Traveller Returns

Christy Moore is back in business with a new album out on Sony Music, Sean Laffey reports.

A Favourite Son Returns Home

James Keane's second recording for Shanachie records was released in October. It is soon to be launched at Chief O'Neill's in Dublin. Paul Keating met James in New York.

Piper Extraordinaire

Jim Kelly brings us an interview with the self-confessed travelling piper in the form of Mick O'Brien.

North America

Dropping Into The Deep

Malcolm Rodgers explores the wilds of Milton Keynes with Steáfán Hannigan.

Celtic Colours Festival

Seamus Bellamy brings us a last minute report from Canada's major Celtic celebration.

United Kingdom

Pedigree Performers

Alan Brown talks with Old Blind Dogs, one of the outstanding talents of Scottish folk music.

Tradition or Pipedream

Paul Saunders meets the two musicians of Pibau who are reviving the ancient art of Welsh piping.


The Galician Piper

Carlos Nunez well known for his collaborations with the Chieftains has brought out his second album, Os Amores Libres with BMG Europe. Michael and Christian Moll cut to the flamenco.


Up And Coming - Cian, Loud and Clear from the Hilltop

Timmy Murray lets Ita Kelly in on the secrets of success of innovative band CIAN.

Live Reviews

  • Lúnasa
  • Cran

CD Reviews

  • Another 4 page selection of CD offerings brought to you in association with Virgin Megastore.

Coming Soon

Millennium Double Issue

Over 100 pages of your favourite magazine celebrating the turn of the century, featuring Matt Molloy, Cran, Liz O'Doherty, Aogán Lynch, MIDEM preview, The Irish Tenors and much more.