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John Spillane

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller and Corkman John Spillane joined Lynette Fay in the BLAS studio for a chat, some stories and a couple of songs. Níos mó anseo...>


Kris Drever & Éamonn Coyne

Éamonn and Kris were in Belfast for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and popped into the BLAS studios for a chat with Lynette Fay about how they met and what they are currently up to. Anseo...>




Willie Nelson is a great admirer of his work and so are we! Ben Glover takes time out of his hectic Christmas schedule to serenade BLAS listeners. Anseo…>



Barry Kerr and Ruairí Cunnanne

Two talented singers and musicians from Armagh drop in for a song and a chat. Éist leo Anseo...>

Rubén Bada

Rubén Bada live on Blas

Click here to listen to Rubén Bada as recorded live in studio.

Éist leis anseo...>

Eamon McElholm

Eamon McElholm & Matt McGlynn

Award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist, Eamon McElholm took time out from touring with "Solas" to perform two of his own songs accompanied by Matt McGlynn. Éist leo anseo ...>

Cathal McConnell

Cathal McConnell at Féile Bláthanna

The Féile Bláthanna showcased a range of Irish music with concerts, sessions and workshops. One of the workshops was taken by the renowned flute-player, Cathal McConnell. More here ...>


Young Musicians

Flute player Siobhan Molloy from Culmore and fiddle player Karen Carlin from the Creggan, accompanied by Aodan Daire Ó Donnghaile (from the Hamstead area of the city) on the guitar joined Lynette in An Seomra Suí. All three are members of Craobh Dhoire, The Derry branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and you can listen to them here ...>


Operation: Musician Ship
Recently the HMCS Operation Musician Ship sailed into belfast to promote the wealth of Nova Scotia music and culture. Aboard were some of Canada's top musical artists. They promise to stir up a storm. Anseo..>

Mick McAuley and Winnie Horan

Winnie Horan, Mick McAuley & Seán Óg Graham

Winnie & Mick from Irish American super-group "Solas" accompanied by Seán Óg from "Beoga" called into "An Seomra Suí" to give us a taste of their music. Have a listen here ...>


The Dirty Blues Band

The six-piece bluegrass group The Dirty Blues Band had you grooving to the blues when they played the Errigle Inn on 6th June 2007. Have a listen. More ...>

Gráinne McDonald

Gráinne McDonald, PJ McDonald & Eddie Creaney

Singer Gráinne McDonald, from the village of Donaghmore in County Tyrone, gives us a sneak preview of what we can expect from her forthcoming debut album. More…>

Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola

Breanndán Ó Beaglaíoch & Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola

While on tour with this year's Pobal Roadshow, Breanndán Ó Beaglaíoch and Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola called into us at Blas to give us a couple of tunes…>

Alan Burke

Alan Burke, Dónal O'Connor & Barry Kerr

Dubliner Alan Burke, Dónal O'Connor from Louth, and Lurgan man Barry Kerr have been making great music together lately. Hear a sample…>

Daithi Sproule

Dáithí Sproule

Derry native Dáithí Sproule dropped into BLAS recently while on the home sod. Hear the Minnesota-based singer and guitarist in conversation and playing "An Chreach" for us here…>


Ruaidhrí O'Kane, Desi Adams & Stevie Dunn

In advance of their gig at this year's Féile an Earraigh, local musicians Ruadhraí O'Kane, Desi Adams and Stevie Dunn joined us live in studio to play a few tunes…>


Eoin Dillon
Uilleann piper Eoin Dillon's album "The Third Twin" is a beautifully crafted collection of original tunes. Listen to Eoin and bouzouki player Frank Tate in an exclusive session for the Saturday Late Show. Éist…>

Photo: Eilidh Patterson

Eilidh Patterson
24-year-old Eilidh Patterson from Derry has been making an impression on local audiences with her beautiful voice and well-crafted songs. She gives us a sneak preview of her forthcoming album here…>

James Graham

James Graham and Anne Martin

Scots-Gaelic singers Anne Martin and James Graham drop into BLAS for a chat about their musical influences and their passion for traditional songs. Éist…>


Karine Polwart

Singer-songwriter Karine Polwart is making a big impact on the Scottish music scene, having risen to fame with her debut album "Faultlines." Karine sings live for BLAS. Éist..>

Paul Casey

Paul Casey

Derry musician and singer Paul Casey joins us live in studio to give an acoustic rendition of a few of the songs from his new album "Slow Water." Éist…>


24 years old and from Dublin, Fiach is one of the emerging talents on the Irish music scene, and he is steadily earning himself a formidable reputation as a live performer both at home and abroad. Fiach brought his acoustic guitar in to Blas and played us one of his songs, "Too Many Years." more...>


Concertina player Caitlín Nic Gabhainn and guitarist Ryan Graham from the up-and-coming trad group Cruinniú dropped into Blas recently for a chat and a tune. Their new album is released in November but you can hear a sneak preview here.

Pic: Guitar player

Alexander Therrien
Belfast audiences were recently treated to a couple of stunning performances from Quebecois guitarist Alexander Therrien. Before one of the gigs, Alex dropped in to Karen Kirby at BLAS to give us a couple of tunes. The influence of Andalucia can be appreciated in his beautifully crafted compositions and you can hear them again here...>


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