Lankum – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018

Lankum perform at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 in the Belfast Waterfront Hall where they picked up two gongs for “Best Group” & “Best Tune”. Hup the Dubs!

Huge Congrats from Tom & The Cobblestone, it’s great to see all the hard graft being rewarded by such a renowned institution as the B.B.C and of course the people in the U.K who Voted.

Lankum’s album ‘Between the Earth & Sky‘ was released on the prestigious Rough Trade Records to critical acclaim in 2017.

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‘They do mark a turning point in folk… that authentic voice of the streets is back in a big way.’ – Mark Radcliffe

‘Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!’ – Mike Harding

Tom ‘T.P’ Mulligan – Life & Legacy

Fiddle-player and piper Tom Mulligan(1915 to 1984), from Bornacoola Co. Leitrim.

Tom arrived into the Dublin music in 1935 and he was a founding member of St Mary’s Music Club in Church Street, Dublin.

Tom Mulligan’s legacy has now spread through his family and children to an upcoming generation of many grandchildren and beyond now playing and carrying on this great musical heritage. He was one of the unsung heroes of Irish musical life over many decades in the Dublin music scene. A man who carried his musical legacy with passion, pride and humility and who embraced, cherished and influenced Irish music and culture in a most loving way.

Alphie Mulligan – Editor & Néillidh Mulligan – Script

Leda for King – Last Days

Leda for King – is the solo project of singer-songwriter Alison Byrne, former vocalist with Bray Vista and Blood Red Mountain Band. ‘Last Days EP‘ is her first independently produced recording, have a listen on Bandcamp and check out the videos below. |

The Dubliners Live in Holland 1980

The Dubliners Live in Holland 1980 in a small intimate venue. Listen to a rousing ‘Fiddler’s Green’ from Barney McKenna and a powerful tune sang by Ronnie Drew about the life of Traveller ‘Danny Farrell’, the only person we hear singing it today is Eddie MacNamara.

CR Video Vaults is a treasure trove of Old Irish TV nostalgia with music, sports & a topic that’s regularly barred from Public Houses – politics.

The Luthier of Manor St

Mini-Doc by Mark Coughlan about Northside fiddle maker James Beatley who makes the finest of instruments from his workshop on Manor St.

The Cobblestone Backroom Playlist

Many fine musicians have graced The Cobblestone Backroom stage down the years, here’s a playlist compiled by our man Shane | On-Sound of those on YouTube going back about 4 years, more to be added…

Padser’s Barn Dance – Smithfield, Dublin

Padser’s Barn Dance in Aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital with musicians from The Cobblestone and an Open Session for anyone who wants to join.

Padser’s Barn is an actual working horse stables, some of the fine horses you see working around the streets of Dublin bed down here in Smithfield for the night.

Padser has ran the Dublin City Marathon over 25 times raising much needed funds for Temple Street, the knee no longer allows him do this so he decided to open his barn/stable for a hooley!

Doors 2pm | Adm €5 | Raffle Prizes

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Leda for King – Call Me Anytime


Listen to the first release from Leda for King ‘Last Days EP’, Alison Byrne’s new project accompanied by some great musicians.

Once there was a King

New demo track release from the new trio of John Flynn, Ultan O’Brien and Patrick Cummins – Once there was a King.

OTWAK is John Flynn (voice/guitar/flute), Ultan O’Brien (fiddle) and Patrick Cummins (banjo). The trio began playing together whilst touring as part of the larger seven-piece outfit, Skipper’s Alley..

Collectively, the members of the trio share a line of thinking that has led them to a creative process that is spontaneous and improvisatory by nature. They carve out their own experimental and imperfect path guided by the traditional tunes and songs they play. There is always an element of chance in the creative process. There is no over-arching, wordy theory binding the music; it is spontaneous, moment-music.

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