Ed Sheeran is proud of his Irish roots and Ireland has a big influence on his latest album Divide, featuring a song called Galway Girl and several top Irish musicians. But it doesn’t stop there. The album also has a track dedicated to his Irish granny, 92-year-old Nancy who still lives in Co Wexford.
Ed Sheeran has attracted some unwanted attention from Irish fans after he performed a cover of Raglan Road. The red-haired songwriter was a guest on BBC music’s new year’s show, Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2021.
Former Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher and guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs have all spoken about the significance of the band’s Irish roots. During the 1960s several Irish families travelled to Manchester and other English cities to find work during a boom in the construction industry. All five original members of the Manchester band come… Continue reading Oasis explain the importance of being Irish
Fans of traditional music got two legends for the price of one as they tuned in to watch the Late Late Show in January. Host Ryan Tubridy was joined by both Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan.
Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) has been described as the Irish Mozart because he was a musical child prodigy and began composing when he was only seven. He was born in Dublin and became one of Ireland’s greatest composers. By the age of six, he was playing violin for his… Continue reading Michael William Balfe – Ireland’s Mozart