John Spillane: “Irish trad is the best music in the world – it does not belong to the past, it has not happened yet, it is going to be so huge in the future

WILL RUSSELL Folk legend John Spillane discusses his formative years in Cork, unforgettable gigs in Páidí O’Sé’s pub, and his cracking new album 100 Snow White Horses – which boasts a stunning cover designed by Brian Eno. He is Christy Moore’s favourite songwriter. Damien Dempsey calls his songs the heart and soul of Ireland. John Spillane is Continue Reading

Liam Gallagher: Was It All A Dream?

THE HOT PRESS NEWSDESK It was a very special occasion indeed when former Oasis front-man Liam Gallagher came to 3Arena, in Dublin towards the end of November. And afterwards, there was a hootenanny in the centre of town that lifted the gathered throng into another dimension. By Will Russell. Gallagher @3Arena 23/11/ Iwoke feeling disinterred, Continue Reading