Traditional Irish Music
Hi all. Caitlín here! I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, warm and fun Christmas. Hopefully there'll also be a few tunes, a few songs, and a dance in it for you all too!
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In an unusual alignment, the mostly classical production company, Music Room Reflections (responsible for @TheDrawingRoom and the Mountjoy Square Music Series) and the Irish traditional music label, Raelach Records (who recently launched Tony Mac Mahon’s final album at a star-studded tribute concert in Dublin City Hall), have come together to programme an…Continue
Tom Walsh grew up in a musical family in the Dublin suburb of Rathmines. His father Fergus was a noted dance bandleader. In the late 1960s, Tom began to play guitar and mandolin, and as his expertise quickly developed he became captivated by the emergence of a generation of Irish traditional and folk groups, spearheaded by Planxty. He formed an early…Continue
Happy World AIDS Day to everyone :) The 25 days of Christmas have officially begun and I've been dusting off some old holiday chestnuts (of the musical variety) in anticipation of some fun holiday gigs.
I had a great tour in the Northeast playing with 6'5'' multi-talented …Continue
On Saturday, December 3rd 2016, the Irish language will be officially celebrated through Féasta 100, one of the main closing events of the 1916 commemorative year. No one can deny the power of the Irish language in the penmanship and communication of many of the…Continue
Dublin band The Rattling Kind have released a new single in advance of a launch concert at The Grand Social in Dublin on Saturday 3rd December. Their aim is “to put their modern indie-rock twist on folk and traditional music. Drawing heavy influence from Irish ballad heroes like The Dubliners, listeners encounter a daring brand of…Continue
IMLÉ are an unconventional band with a unique sound, based around 3 vocalists with very diverse musical backgrounds. Their sound mixes poetry, rap and pop music in a way that has never been heard before - particularly in the Irish Language. Fergal Moloney’s ethereal vocals blend with Marcus Mac Conghail’s intense punk…Continue
Given his long-established reputation as one of the leading concertina players in the country – as co-founder of TG4 Gradam-winning group, Ensemble Ériu (with Neil O’Loghlen), as section leader with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra, as collaborator with Cormac Begley (Na Fir Bolg) and with Noel Hill (Concertina),…Continue
This is a first listen to a track from the new release by Dónal Clancy, an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer. On the Lonesome Plain features a mix of seven vocal tracks and six guitar instrumentals, including two of his own compositions A Strike for Victory commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising and an…Continue
Not a new ‘genre’, (at least, not yet), simply two great players sharing their musical roots and interests; one steeped in traditional Irish music, while the other is a veteran California rocker. Kevin Burke has had a recording and performance career spanning decades and is known on either side of the Atlantic both as a soloist and…Continue