Shaskeen is a traditional Irish band formed in London in 1970 by Tom Cussen who plays banjo and mandolin. They recorded their first album in 1974 and quickly followed it with albums in 1975, 1976 and 1978.
Comhaltas promotes traditional Irish music (and culture) around the world. The website is well worth a visit if you are interested in listening to or learning traditional Irish music. http://comhaltas.ie Last FM Page:
Irish harpist Siobhán Armstrong plays historical harps of many kinds and is particularly keen on encouraging the revival of Ireland's early harp. She founded and chairs the Historical Harp Society of Ireland [ www.irishharp.org ]. Her own Irish harp is a facsimile copy of Ireland's national emblem – the medieval Trinity College harp – strung in brass and 18-carat gold wires.