Country sound: Margo on the move around
Michael Commins
There’s only one man with his finger firmly on the pulse of Irish country music and that is Michael Commins. In this month’s column, he reveals the latest happenings on the circuit.
3 April 2024 Living Life
Country Sound: Shawn Cuddy honoured in Donegal
Singer Shawn Cuddy receives a 'Civil Honour' for work with Donegal patients during the pandemic, writes Michael Commins.
28 February 2024 Country Sound
Foster without Allen? Allen without Foster? Tony Allen launches solo career
After 50 years on the country music circuit, Tony Allen is striking out on his own with a solo album.
Making music in the Monaghan hills
With his family's legacy, it's little wonder that Damian Davis is one to watch on the country music scene, writes Michael Commins.
20 September 2023 Country Sound
Kerry country music star Eddie Lee returns with Requests
Home is where the heart is for country music star, Eddie Lee, as he looks forward to his latest album release, writes Michael Commins.
19 July 2023 Country Sound
Country Sound: celebrations in Ballina and Louise Morrissey concert dates
Ballina is celebrating a tricentenary and to celebrate, there is a week of country music and set dancing coming up.
14 June 2023 Country Sound
Country Sound: Jack Keogh is keeping it country in the Garden of Ireland
Michael Commins has a round up of all that is happening in the world of country music.
3 May 2023 Country Sound
Country Sound: Gavin Gribben, Down man on the up
Michael Commins returns with news of a World War One musical drama debuting in Kilkenny and we hear from Gavin Gribben.
22 March 2023 Country Sound
Country Sound: the sound of music around the country
Time to keep it country with Michael Commins, who has a roundup of news from around the provinces.
22 February 2023 Country Sound
Ross all set for big launch night in his beloved Laois
The country music family will gather together to give Ross the best debut launch possible and in the west, a beloved gathering is only just around the corner.
28 December 2022 Country Sound
The farmer’s son from Dublin to the Fields of Athenry
Paddy Reilly grew up working on farms in and around Dublin and his music career shot to fame with the song, The Fields of Athenry, writes Michael Commins.
2 November 2022 Country Sound
Limerick set for Aisling's country concert
Glór Tíre winner for 2022, Tipperary’s Aisling Rafferty, will play a special acoustic country music concert in University Concert Hall, Limerick.
21 September 2022 Living Life