“I’ll never waver off who I am”

The music business is a difficult one to infiltrate but Rooskey native Eimear Reynolds is certainly going to give it her best shot as she releases her debut album this year. The talented former Face of Ireland is looking forward to a summer release made up of well known songs, which she hopes will pleasantly surprise those who have heard her beautiful voice before... read more

From Longford to ‘Brooklyn’

Nominated for three Academy Awards, the 2015 film ‘Brooklyn’ was a resounding success worldwide. Equally renowned for his skills as a musician and producer, Paul Gurney of Real World Studios jumped at the chance to contribute to the traditional soundtrack. .. read more

A Bright Future Ahead for Longford’s Sé Chairde

There are few traditional music enthusiasts in Longford and the surrounding areas who have not yet heard the name ‘Sé Chairde’... read more

Longford Fleadh Cheoil 2014

The Fleadh took place in Edgeworthstown on May 9th-11th. The event opened with a grand concert in the Park Hotel on Friday evening... read more

Green Shoots Of Traditional Music Revival In Longford

While County Longford has always produced its fair share of accomplished traditional musicians and in some cases exemplary traditional musicians it is fair to say the quality of the musicianship has not always been reflected in the size of the local audience for trad music. Since the show band era of the sixties and seventies Country and Irish and Country and Western have been the pre-dominant popular music forms... read more

Maria MatthewsSinging her way to success

For some time now, Maria Matthews has been wowing judges and audiences at Feis Ceoil competitions with her exceptional singing talent. She was even awarded a bursary to further her development as a classical vocalist after she clinched first place at the Sligo Feis Ceoil earlier this year... read more

Rath Mhuire Music School GranardMaking musical magic in Granard

Last year a young Mullinalaghta lady has been inspired to establish a music school in the County Longford town of Granard. Jackie Callaghan (19), an avid music lover, identified a strong need for the development of music among younger ages within her native north Longford area... read more

Peter Carberry

“Music should be played with feeling, heart and soul, and if you can play with those three, you’re grand,” remarked Peter Carberry, speaking from his Kenagh home about his latest CD release... read more

Hear my Tune

School-goers in Co Longford, both primary and secondary, will get an up-close introduction to traditional Irish music through a unique initiative set up by the county's arts office... read more

Saturday Music Club in Edgeworthstown

A very welcome support for the future development of traditional music in Longford has been the establishment of the Saturday Music Club in Edgeworthstown. The brainchild of local traditional music organiser Pauline Flood, the Music Club runs all day every Saturday and the numbers participating are such that activities have to be organised in three different locations; The Pavilion on the Green, The Old School House and the Mostrim Arms... read more