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We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our new Songwriters Showcase. For this showcase we have teamed up with Christy Moore who will be listening to all of the songs submitted. He is excited by the prospect of discovering some great new material, and has also kindly offered an award of €500 for a song and writer that really…Continue
Tunes in the Church, the west cost concert series have just announced their summer line up for this year. It's an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. Concerts are held in an unparalleled acoustic setting, in a drink-free…Continue
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This will allow us to update it year on year as the most complete festival listing around.…Continue
My favorite topic of conversation in Celtic music is always the difference between Irish and Irish-American music. Few people even admit there is a difference and fewer still can put their finger on it, but I’m convinced that there are differences between Irish-American music in the States and music back in the home country. The new album, Forget Me…Continue
Sásta for those that don’t know are made up of Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Joe Murray on fiddle and Rocky Towey on accordion. They play their music in Australia with Joe arriving there in 2010 and Mick and Rocky in 2007. When we interviewed them recently they confirmed that like a lot of groups they came together via the session circuit. These…Continue
Hi Folks, We hope you’re happy and well out there in what seems to be an increasingly crazy world. Music is probably more important to our lives than ever before so we’ll continue to do our bit!
We’re packing our bags for a…
It was announced today that, TG4 will once again bring some of Ireland, and the worlds, best traditional and folk musicians to TV screens for a weekend of spectacular music from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2014. Broadcast live on TG4 over three nights (August 15/16/17) from 5th on Teeling in Sligo, FleadhTV will see presenters…Continue
Finally done! After 8 months of work on the CD and nearly 7 years research on the project, the finished product goes to the printers tomorrow. I'm delighted with every aspect of the album and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the process.
It has been great to work so closely with TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2013 - Dónal McCague in the preparation and recording…Continue
A well produced video here in support of Dónal Clancy's new album called Songs of a Roving Blade. This album has featured in our top 10 albums over several months. He discusses his influences and sings three songs from the album including Blackwater Side, Brennan On the Moor and…Continue