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Special event: Record Store Day 2017

David Roy
Record Store Day 2017 TOMORROW sees the frustratingly futile scramble for limited edition vinyl that is Record Store Day returning for its 10th year.

Album reviews: new releases rated

SHERYL CROW – BE MYSELF Although this is a return to form for Crow after 2013's country-based and too-cosy Feels Like Home, it's an odd pastiche of her 1990s work.

Cork-based quartet Strung are adding some classical to trad's bow

Robert McMillen
BEFORE the native music of Ireland had the adjective 'traditional' put before it, it was played and moulded and stretched by travelling musicians or rural bachelors or whole families; of late, women have been coming to the fore more and more in trad circles, although the situation is far from perfect.

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