Adrian Scahill

Adrian Scahill is a lecturer in traditional music at Maynooth University.

Raelach's Landscape of New Voices
Three recent recordings from Raelach Records reflect the diversity of the label's interests, writes Adrian Scahill.
The Piper's Story Over Three Centuries
Adrian Scahill reviews an ambitious new history of Irish uilleann piping written by Colin Harper with piper John McSherry.
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd – Crossroads (MCSCD001)
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood (Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 179)
CD Review: Liz Carroll and John Doyle – Double Play
Double Play / Compass Records 7 4502 2
CD Review: Charlie Lennon – Turning the Tune
Turning the Tune / Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 166
CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School
Ceol agus Foinn: Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer SchoolRTÉ 280CDReleased to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Willie Clancy Summer School, this generous double CD also celebrates Raidió na Gaeltachta’s...
CD Reviews: Dervish
Travelling Show Whirling Discs, Whrl 011
CD Reviews: Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington – The Merry Love to Play
The Merry Love to Play / Cló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 167
Up Against the FlatironsNa Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD014It’s a measure of the strength and depth of Irish traditional music in America that the first in a new series of CDs issued by Na Píobairí Uilleann, entitled The Ace and...
Spiccato JunctionGalway Ensemble in Residence GER-CD-002Máirtín O’Connor and Cathal Hayden have been two of the most dynamic performers of Irish traditional music over the past few years, and on this sparkling CD they collaborate with the...
National Concert Hall, Dublin14 June 2007Billed as ‘Dynamic Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen Meets Ireland’, this intriguing concert was organised to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland....
Ón Dá Thaobh/From Both SidesImeartas Records IMCD001An apt title reflects Ní Charra’s fluency and proficiency on both concertina and fiddle, as well as her ability to fluidly slide between different refractions of the music. The...
Sráid Eoin ShuffleAG001This solidly traditional album comes from an interesting musician – Aoife Granville is a typically bimusical traditional player, with a long history of involvement in art music in addition to her deep roots within local...
GeantraíCeol den Scoth ón tSraith TeilifíseGael Linn CEFDVD189, CEFCD 189This DVD and CD marks ten years of the TG4 series Geantraí, and is a useful and thoroughly enjoyable compilation documenting the variety and vigour of contemporary...
The Guiding Moon, West Ocean Records, WORCD 101 The West Ocean String Quartet’s second CD exemplifies the continuing interest of musicians in extending the boundaries of traditional music, in this case framing the music within the context of an art music...
Two new albums from the Kíla stable, Kíla & Oki and piper Eoin Dillon’s The Third Twin.