Premiere: Orchid Collective’s hushed folk-rock debut EP Courage

One of the best sets I saw at Hard Working Class Heroes…

Watch the debut video from LIV – a new band featuring Lykke Li and Miike Snow

Lykke Li has formed a new band with Miike Snow with help…

Watch Lynched side-project Rue project perform in Fumbally Stables for Arbutus Yarns

Radie Peat and Cormac Mac Diarmada of folk band Lynched has a…

Niamh Regan’s lilted folk song ‘She’ is what you need today

I caught a bit of Niamh Regan’s set after the Sing Along…

Donegal band For Foresters impress with ‘Bath’

“Experimental Ambient-Folk” is the self-description that Donegal band For Foresters give to…

Laura Ann Brady’s six-minute ‘Masterpiece’ is the sound of turmoil & heartbreak

Laura Ann Brady is a Dublin-based singer-songwriter whose music moves between acoustic…

Lisa Hannigan debuts the ballad ‘Ora’ ahead of this Friday’s album release

Before At Swim arrives on Friday’s release day, Lisa Hannigan has revealed…

Watch Maija Sofia’s new Sandymount Beach-set video for ‘Stains’

The Galway-born Dublin-based singer songwriter Maija Sofia has released some fine gossamer…

Cal Folger Day – ‘Rawking Chair’

Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter who has been based in…

Mongoose address the 8th amendment on ‘Doing Things Wrong’

The four-piece folk band Mongoose released a harmony-lead collection of rambunctious folk…

Premiere: Ailbhe Reddy – Hollowed Out Sea EP

After debuting her excellent single ‘Distrust’, Ailbhe Reddy has kindly given myself…

Premiere: Rosa Nutty – ‘Sea Salt’

Irish singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty impressed with her debut EP last year, and in…

Watch: Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly – ‘Black & Blue’

Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly has been writing music since she was 10,…

Hear the first song from Lisa Hannigan’s new album – ‘Prayer For The Dying’

Lisa Hannigan is currently on an Irish tour playing some new songs…

Ensemble Ériu – ‘The Tempest’

Ensemble Ériu released one of the most exciting albums of contemporary trad…

Callum Orr – ‘Love’

Dublin singer-songwriter Callum Orr released his second EP, Dawning Throes in the…

I Have A Tribe – ‘Buddy Holly’

I Have A Tribe’s Patrick O’Laoghaire is approaching the release of his…

First listen: Lisa O’Neill – Pothole In The Sky

Let it be known that development that is worthwhile and sustainable doesn’t…

Watch Japanese musician Shugo Tokumaru’s new eclectic-instrument video for ‘Vektor’

The Japanese folk musician Shugo Tokumaru has been a long-time favourite around…

Ciaran Lavery – ‘Okkervil River’

With the forthcoming release of Let The Bad in and a productive…