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Geraldine Bradley

Geraldine joins Lynette on Blas to tell her about the launch of her new album From The Rising Spring Cloch Fhuaráin..>



Roddy Gorman
A chance to hear Scottish port Roddy Gorman discussing his project to translate the songs of Bob Dylan to Gaelic.
More here..>


Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill joins Karen Kirby on BLAS to speak about the concert in celebration of the life and musical legacy of her late brother Mícheál.
Éist le Maighréad

Geoff Harden

Geoff Harden

The recent concert in tribute to the late Geoff Harden was one of the highlights of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Neil Martin remembers an unsung hero...>



Dublin-based trad band Slide are winning hearts with their third album "Overneath." Lynette Fay meets Daire Bracken and Mick Broderick from the band here...>

Nicola at the Raw Bar

The Raw Bar

Belfast's new Raw Bar Club promises to showcase the very best in traditional music. Paul Flynn and Jim Rainey tell us more...>

Mick Jagger by David Bailey

Jim Lockhart

Rock groups and their reunion tours - are they getting away with it? Jim Lockhart of Horslips discusses the pros and cons of the senior citizens of rock going back on the road. Éist le Jim…>

Karan Casey

Karan Casey

Karan Casey can sing in any style from folk to trad to jazz. But these days, as she tells Lynette Fay, she is more and more inclined to return to the sean-nós. Éist le Karen…>

Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis

"Cuilidh," the new album from young Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, is already attracting critical acclaim. Julie joins us to talk about her latest release More…>

West Ocean String Quartet

West Ocean String Quartet
"The Guiding Moon" is the new album from the West Ocean String Quartet with guest artist Matt Molloy. Neil Martin tells us more...>


Réalta agua Scéalta
Bríd Maloney talks music and more with traditional groups country wide ...more>

Pic: Glasgow City Hall

Pádraigín Ní hUallacháin
Pádraigín Ní hUallacháin, singer in residence at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University, has recently returned from a trip to India. She tells Brian Mullen about her experiences here...>

Pic: Glasgow City Hall

Celtic Connections
Join Lynette Fay with the highlights of this years Celtic Connections festival. more...>

John Lennon

John Lennon
25 years after the death of the former Beatle, John Lennon, our own music expert Brian Mullan remembers the man and his music. more...>


Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin
In November 2005 Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin was appointed as traditional singer in residence at the Seamas Heaney Poetry Centre, Queen's University, Belfast. She spoke to Lynette Fay about this new appointment. more...>

man playing the violin

Máire Ní Chathasaigh
Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman have been playing music together for many years. Recently while they were touring in Northern Ireland, Máire called into the Blas studio to speak to Lynette Fay. more...>

man playing the violin

Exploring Trad DVD-ROM
The Arts Council have created a DVD Rom for schools entitles 'Exploring Trad', Neil Martin produced the package and spoke to Lynette Fay about how it came about. more...>


Niamh de Búrca
Lynette Fay spoke to Niamh de Búrca from Dublin about her new album An Áit a bhfuil do Chroí / Where Your Heart Lies. more...>

Sean Maguire

Seán Maguire 1927-2005
Robbie Hannan pays tribute to the late Belfast fiddle player Seán Maguire. more..>

Eddie Butcher

Eddie Butcher
Brian Mullen talks to Robbie Hannan about Eddie Butcher 's "Adam in Paradise" which is now avaliable on CD for the first time. more...>

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