• Treasures & a Cup of Tae: A tribute to Martin A. Egan.

    Last November we sadly said goodbye to a well loved character and champion of Irish culture, Martin A. Egan. Musician, author, artist, poet, raconteur and most importantly a friend- Martin had many strings to his quare aul bow. In a special tribute to his life and work, we’ve compiled reminiscences from friends, family and musicians who felt his influence and his loss with equal impact. Pop the kettle on and have a cup of tae in his honour. “I first met Martin Egan when Planxty played on The Aran Islands in 1972. He sailed out to Kilronan with Mary Coughlan and…

  • Watch: Colm Mac Con Iomaire – Bláth (Flower)

    Just over a month until his homecoming Christmas show with Lisa O’Neill at Dublin’s Vicar Street on December 17,  Colm Mac Con Iomaire has unveiled a video of him performing the brilliant ‘Bláth (Flower)’ live at Rockwood Music Hall, New York City. Filmed and edited by Shane G. Mahon, it’s a wonderfully captured performance that sees guitar, strings and piano weave a bewitching backdrop upon which footage of NYC on mute is overlaid. Frames’ member Mac Con Iomaire will play the following upcoming shows. November 11: St Pancras Old Church, London December 9: Empire Music Hall, Belfast December 17: Vicar St, Dublin