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

Irish Traveller Culture

On this historic day of recognition by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Irish State of Irish Traveller Ethnicity let’s celebrate their contribution to our music and culture.

Pipers, fiddlers and singers – Johnny & Felix Doran, John Doherty, Pecker Dunne, Finbar & the Furey’s, John O’Reilly, Paddy Keenan, Mickey Dunne, Thomas McCarthy, Blackie O’Connell, Trish Nolan, Bridget Doyle and many others have an continue to enhance the rich tapestry of Traditional Irish Music.

Selection of Traveller musicians on this Spotify contraption.





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