• Burren Backstep from Niall Toner

    Irish grasser Niall Toner has released a music video for his mandolin instrumental, Burren Backstep, included on his current Pinecastle project, Onward & Upwards. It's a performance video of this simple but haunting tune, which Niall says came to him while relaxing in

  • Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour in Dublin

    The still very busy blogger Richard Hawkins reports that WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour will be visiting Dublin, Eire, this summer. The popular American radio and TV program, presented by folksinger Michael Johnathon, will be taping a double broadcast at the

  • Onwards and Upwards – Niall Toner

    With music scenes in such far-flung locations as Japan, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand, it is becoming more and more apparent that bluegrass music has come a long way from its roots in Bill Monroe’s western Kentucky hometown of

  • Niall Toner at IBMA

    Irish bluegrass singer/songwriter Niall Toner joined us for a chat during World of Bluegrass last month in Nashville. He was here in the US for IBMA week, and to perform a number of shows in conjunction with the release of

  • Steve Johnson to MerleFest

    Steve Johnson, Principal with Mountain Music Entertainment has announced that he is closing the agency to take the job of Artist Relations manager with MerleFest. This explains yesterday's announcement that Junior Sisk had left Johnson for representation with Roe Entertainment. Steve says

  • Niall Toner and I Draw Slow to tour US

    The Irish are coming... the Irish are coming! Two Irish acts are headed to the US this Fall to promote new projects on Pinecastle Records, who describe the twin two week tours as an Irish Acoustic Music Invasion. For Celtic/old time hybrid I