This week’s round-up of the best new Irish music includes the return of Tallafornian, British political campaign nobbling hip-hop outfit Hare Squead. Songwriter to the stars RuthAnne makes another play for her own slice of fame. Plec Picks act Day_S makes a welcome return, as does Jackie Beverley.

Soule, Elaine Mai and Sorcha Richardson collaborate on Butterflies, while the incomparable Martin Hayes takes it one step further with collaborative album ‘The Butterfly’ with Brooklyn Rider – we couldn’t pick a single moment from that so enjoy the whole thing as originally intended. There’s also class new videos from Elm and Bobby Basil to wrap your eyes agus ears around.

Jackie Beverly

Hare Squead



Fionn Regan

Soule, Elaine Mai and Sorcha Richardson



The Riptide Movement

Martin Hayes & Brooklyn Rider


Bobby Basil