John Spillane & Pauline Scanlon at Cork Folk Festival

Every few years I'm reminded of John Spillane's great music, from The Dunnes Stores Girl to The Ferry Arms to The Songs We Learned In School. The continued output is a testament to his work ethic. This week, after 37 years of performing at The Cork Folk Festival, John headlined the festival with a concert alongside singer Pauline Scanlon. The gig was streamed and recorded by TG4 and features songs from their upcoming new album 100 Snow White Horses.

Hot Irish Music

Lauren Murphy and  Power compiled a list in The Irish Times of The 50 Best Irish Music Acts Right Now. As with the nature of lists like this, there are a few notably exceptions and even more notable hangers on, but nonetheless, this list is exceptional and really showcases the best that Irish music has to offer! Check out the Spotify playlist based on the list below.

Bog Bodies Soundtrack

Ahead of its release on May 27, a fantasticly eerie and atmospheric soundtrack for Bog Bodies was released. Bog Bodies by Declan Shalvey and Gavin Fullerton is a gangland crime thriller graphic novel set in Dublin and the excellent score is composer by Eric Kelleher.


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