A school choir have recorded a haunting version of the song ‘Orphan Girl’. The song was written by Irish composer Brendan Graham and tells the story of a young Irish girl who left Ireland for Australia during the Famine.
Hollywood star Kevin Bacon proves that you’re never too old to start falling love with Irish music. The Footloose legend revealed that he had been getting into some of traditional music’s biggest stars including the Chieftains.
Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan took a considerable financial hit last month due to the ongoing covid pandemic. The star lost out on tens of thousands of euros that the classic Pogues and Kirstie MacColl song Fairytale of New York would usually earn in royalties over the Christmas period.
Sinéad O’Connor has spoken about her rivalry with fellow Irish star Dolores O’Riordan. O’Connor clashed with the late Cranberries front woman during the 1990s but she said that the relationship between the two improved considerably by the time O’Riordan passed away.
Welsh music legend Sir Tom Jones is the first ever male singer to put his voice to recordings of some Irish music that was almost lost forever. The Wexford Carols are hundreds of years old and had been lost to history until a group of talented singers and producers brought them back to life. They… Continue reading Sir Tom Jones brings ‘lost Irish music’ back to life