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Traditional Music

Italian Group Revives Folk Tradition for a World Audience

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The band -- let's call them CGS -- was part of a folk music revival in Italy that paralleled similar movements around the world, including the folk revival in the United States.

Three Irish Stars Form New Neo-Trad Constellation

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

This month sees the appearance of a new constellation of neo-traditional stars in the Irish music firmament: the Teetotallers -- flute player Kevin Crawford of Lunasa; guitarist John Phillips, formerly of Solas; and fiddler Martin Hayes of the duo Hayes and Cahill.

Sharon Shannon and Irish Music Icons Tour U.S. for 'St. Patrick's Month'

Marty Lipp | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Her lively, fleet-fingered playing has made her an icon in Irish music, though she has not played in the U.S. in recent years. However, as part of what has become a de facto "St. Patrick's Month," she is doing an American tour in March, as are several of the top names in Irish traditional music.

Irish Fiddler Preserves and Evolves the Tradition

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Martin Hayes is a traditional Irish fiddler and the son of a traditional Irish fiddler, so he is well aware that traditional music is a constantly evolving form. Hayes is a masterful fiddler who is known for his soulful playing as well as his ability to fly through a brisk improvisational melody.

Green Album of the Year: R.I.S.E. Evolutions in Sound

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Apt to chat on stage about organic farming, herbs and feminist chickens, the Smith sisters are part of a new generation of genre-bending eco-wise musicians who travel the world.