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Folk Hibernia at the BBC

16 March, 10:30pm BBC Four

We celebrate the finest in Irish Folk music with a compilation of performances taken from the archives of the BBC. Find out more about some of the featured artists.

Featured artists

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

Managed the rare feat of being a credible rock band who released great singles. And in Phil Lynott they had possibly the coolest frontman ever to squeeze into leather trousers...
Greatest Hits, album review

The Chieftains

The Chieftains

Widely touted as the original traditional Irish Folk music band. Their virtuosic abilities, coupled with Paddy Moloney's distinctive pipes, earned them international fame in the 1970s and 1980s...
Artist Profile

The Dubliners

The Dubliners

Known for their emotive and raw performances. They have been one of Ireland's most influential traditional folk bands for over 40 years.
Artist Profile

The Pogues

The Pogues

Legends in Irish folk music, who also ploughed other musical lands and far-away plains...
The Pogues, ultimate collection, album review

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter fuses many disparate styles, including folk, blues, soul, R&B and Celtic music to create a sound all of his own
Artist Profile

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