Lillis Ó Laoire retired from his post as professor of Irish at the University of Galway in 2023. He has published widely on song. His most recent book, a collection of essays written in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, edited with Philip Fogarty and Tiber Falzett, is 'Dhá Leagan Déag: Léargais Nua ar an Sean-nós' (Cló Iar-Chonnacht 2022).
TG4 recently broadcast 'Fear na n-Amhrán: Tom Munnelly', a documentary on the life and work of the great song collector who died in 2007. Lillis Ó Laoire reviews.
Siansaí, an album by Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid, a choir group formed by Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhríde.
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Oireachtas na Gaeilge takes place this year in Derry from 1-5 November and celebrates one hundred and ten years in 2007. Sean-nós singer Lillis Ó Laoire casts an eye over its development since 1897 and its current state.
This is a reply to two articles, by Bob Quinn and Jean-Yves Bériou, which appeared in the March/April issue of JMI. The review referred to by Lillis Ó Laoire appeared in the Jan/Feb issue.
A review of two new Connemara sean-nós CDs by Josie Sheáin Jeaic and Sarah Ghriallais.