Interview: Café Irlandaise

Café Irlandaise is a great compilation of female Irish musicians/vocalists that was put together by Valerie Hely and released early this year. It’s not so common in the past few years to see an all-female compilation on the shelves – post-Riot Grrrl and in the late 1990s / early 2000s, there was a (welcome) rash of books and compilations exploring the idea of women-only spheres. But of late, the notion of having to showcase women’s music in the context of it being surrounded by other women’s music hasn’t been as widespread. (The reappearance of the Woman’s Heart compilation is more of … Continue reading Interview: Café Irlandaise