Bríd O’Riordan Powerful Debut Album

Bríd O’Riordan is from Cill na Martra, a beautiful village in the Muskerry Gaeltacht in West Cork and is now living in West Clare. Scáthán mo Shaoil is the title of her debut album which was produced by Philip Begley and features a host of luminaries from the music world such as Paul Brady, Kevin … More Bríd O’Riordan Powerful Debut Album

Chatting with The Raines

Described as a Folk/Americana trio, The Raines, comprising Ruth Dillon, Julianna Erkkonen and Yvonne Tiernan are based in Galway. Each is an experienced and talented folk musician so since joining forces in 2019 it is fair to say that they have been making beautiful music that has caught the attention of audiences far and wide. … More Chatting with The Raines

CallyAnna – Singer Songwriter Breaking Through

It is never easy being discovered and as Christie Hennessy said many years ago on The Late Late Show it took him about 40 years to become an overnight success. CallyAnna, a hugely talented Mayo-based singer songwriter told me all about her musical journey as she prepares to launch her second studio album. She’s very … More CallyAnna – Singer Songwriter Breaking Through

Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

It was during the Covid restrictions so the meeting between Camilla Griehsel and Ger Sweeney was via Zoom but the ensuing conversation flowed as freely as if they were sharing a coffee overlooking the sea in beautiful West Cork. Camilla is Swedish and has been singing since she was five years old. Her journey to … More Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

The Day the Music Died

On 3rd February 1959 the death was announced of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP Richardson (the Big Bopper). The stars died when the plane they were travelling incrash outside Clear Water, Iowa. The crash also took the life of pilot Roger Peterson. Irish Music producer and author PJ Curtis was a still in secondary … More The Day the Music Died

Jim Schofield & His Home-Built Boat for Solo Atlantic Crossing

Jim Schofield is busy working away in the garage beside his house in Blessington, Co. Wicklow at present. He hopes that he will complete it before the summer and his plan is to race it across the Atlantic later this year. Jim took time out to talk to Ger Sweeney about the project. Hear the … More Jim Schofield & His Home-Built Boat for Solo Atlantic Crossing

President Michael D Higgins’ Christmas Message

President Michael D Higgins has issued his Christmas and New Year message. Read the text or enjoy the video. Mar Uachtarán na hÉireann, as President of Ireland, may I send each and every one of you greetings and my warmest wishes for a peaceful and Happy Christmas. What a year we have had, a year … More President Michael D Higgins’ Christmas Message