Overcoming the Competition

Gorgeous CDs by Tom Dunne’s friends from competition days – Seamus Walshe, Patsy Moloney and John Regan.

Kids of All Ages Welcome

Tony Horswill and Kevin Crawford dissect some of the “lunacy” of Growing Up Trad

Who put the T in Texas?

Tony Horswill finds Irish inspiration in legendary Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson.

Concert review: Altan and friends sure-footed on a slippery Sunday night

Tony Horswill saw Altan at City Winery on a snowy night and found it well worth the slip and slide!

More Grist To The Mill – The Trip to Birmingham TradFest

Tony Horswill finds inspiration and enthusiasm at The Trip to Birmingham TradFest!

Peter Quinn, and Fintan Dunne – “the suave Irishman who women find irresistible”

Tony Horswill finds Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” a “gripping web of historical detail and intrigue.

Trad in Birmingham Comes Full Circle

Tony Horswill looks at ITM, Irish Traditional Music, in Birmingham.

The Teetotallers: Not Frankenstein

Tony Horswill reviews Irish trad supergroup The Teetotallers at Highline Ballroom on Monday, April 29: Not Frankenstein!

Music: Remembering Ian Campbell, a folk icon in tights

How It’s New York:  Written with the wistful reflection of an expatriate in the Big Apple How It’s Irish:   Traditional music knows no boundaries. Tony Horswill recalls meeting Ian Campbell, folk music icon, and wearing tights at a Birmingham banquet. I remember my stint on the medieval banquet circuit as the time I first […]