Off the Streets
Mike Skinner has collaborated with former frontman of The Music, Robert Harvey, for a project called The D.O.T. Their debut album And That is out in October.
The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition is now open to trad musicians worldwide. For a chance to win €2,500, see peadaroriada.ie.
To honour his dad’s centenary, Arlo (son of Woody) Guthrie is undertaking an extensive Irish tour that starts today and ends in Dublin on September 19th. arlo.net
Wait is over
Tom Waits is to gain immortality as a Simpsons character. He will voice himself in an upcoming storyline based around Homer.