Trad/roots: Imbolc International Music Festival spells springtime for music in Derry

Spring springing – even though, to non-Irish people, it's still winter – means the Imbolc festival in Derry and this year's looks to be better than ever

The Transatlantic Sessions ‘house band’, led by Aly Bain
Robert McMillen
IT IS often a cause of bewilderment that the Irish celebrate the first day of spring on February 1 while others sniffle in what they believe to be the bleak midwinter. Is it to do with global warmin[...]

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