Ireland

One of the great Irish singers to boost 2020 festival line up

A Lifetime Achievement Award last year at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards gives a hint about how the Irish see the extraordinary 50-year career Andy Irvine. Hailed as a tradition in himself with a voice that reaches into the very soul of Ireland, Irvine will bring his talent to the Auckland Folk Festival to [...]

Rich musical pan-European heritage

Keeva, are an Irish/New Zealand trio comprised of flute player and vocalist Alan Doherty, fiddler Tola Custy and guitarist Gerry Paul. Their music draws inspiration from the rich musical Pan-European heritage of Ireland, Brittany and Galicia; blending seamlessly personal compositions and edgy improvisations. The tunes showcase the virtuoso melody playing of Custy and Doherty, with [...]