• Niall Toner and Grand Theft Auto IV

    In today's changing music market, artists, songwriters and producers are all looking for new revenue streams as established ones diminish or dry up. One venue that may not pop up for most bluegrass musicians is the thriving video game market,

  • New Niall Toner CD in April

    One of Ireland's most prominent bluegrass artists is Niall Toner, and he is set to release his third CD of original music later this month. Niall tells us that the new project features ten songs and two instrumentals, and will

  • Bluegrass Oscar connection

    We received a note from our friend Richard Hawkins who runs the Bluegrass Ireland Blog, and posts at the European Bluegrass Blog, about a bluegrass connection to last weekend's Academy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Richard pointed out that one

  • IBMA ’07 report on Irish radio

    Niall Toner will be on Ireland's RT?â Radio 1 this week with the first two installments of his Nashville Sessions series, recorded while he was in attendance at the IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention earlier this fall. These shows will air

  • An Irish Christmas memory

    This post is a contribution from Niall Toner, a popular bluegrass singer, songwriter and radio personality in Ireland. His reports from IBMA '07 will air on Ireland's RTE Radio One on 12/26-27 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Season's Greetings, and good wishes

  • Niall Toner interviews Bela Fleck

    Irish bluegrass affeniato Niall Toner, mandolin and guitar player with the Niall Toner Band, interviewed Bela Fleck during a recent trip the banjo player took to Ireland. The interview is set to be broadcast on RTE Radio 1, on which

  • Niall Toner – online, and on the air

    We received a note recently from Niall Toner, who hosts Roots Freeway on RTE Radio One in Dublin, Ireland. His show runs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (GMT/WET) and features a mix of bluegrass, old time, traditional country and blues.