Uilliann piper Liam O’Flynn has died after a long period of illness. To most, he will best be remembered as a founding member of the groundbreaking Irish traditional group Planxty in which he played alongside Christy Moore, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny.
Masters of Their Craft is a new compilation CD from Tara Music, a label that was set up in 1972 to license the release of Christy Moore’s Prosperous Album. This release picks some of the cream of the crop!
Weaving the Land is the first in a new series of mixes from Folk Radio UK. The mixes explore traditional music and its connection to the land. Whether it is recalling memories of it or the longing for return to the homeland. The first mix opens to Irish poet Seamus Heaney and features Liam O’flynn, Kathryn Tickell, Kris Drever, Dick Gaughan and more.