Traditional Irish Music
Colleen Raney has just released all the tracks from her album Here This is Home to stream on Soundcloud.We include them on a playlist below. The album herald's a development of her sound and reputation as one of America’s best traditional singers.
She recorded it in Dublin in the Summer of 2013 with production by Aidan…
For lovers of all things concertina be aware that the first National Concertina Convention, will take place in Ennis, Co Clare on 10, 11 & 12 April. According to their press release "Consairtín is a celebration of the concertina in traditional Irish music.…Continue
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East Lancashire band Drop The Floor have released their debut album called Raise The Roof. They got together in 2012 having met on the busy session circuit in England's North West. "In late 2011, the four friends took a trip to Co. Clare as part of a larger collective of friends and musicians under the…Continue
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The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk is a new double CD compilation album produced by ARC Music Productions Ltd. In all 34 tracks are included with meticulous notes by music journalist John O' Regan. His insightful knowledge on such matter makes for very good reading in a very detailed 32 page booklet that is also…Continue
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Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Leonard Barry with his New Road album from 2013 take the top spot. A new entrant is Dónal Clancy with his Songs of a Roving Blade album. John McEvoy and his Traditional Irish Fiddle album also make a welcome return.
Check out the attached and see how many you have in your…Continue
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One thing that can be said about Harry Bradley is his unyielding dedication to traditional music. From his childhood in Belfast in the 70’s and 80’s when playing traditional music would have taken extra resolve compared with the present day, he…Continue
This is the new track taken from the upcoming EP to be issued by New York based group GIRSA. The EP will be called Just A Thought and the track is called Rocket to The Moon. Its a blending of traditional and folk with a dash of pop for good measure. The song was written by Scottish group Runrig. The seven female…Continue
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THE main events of Nyah 2014 take place this weekend with an action-packed programme of varied events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that should get everyone in the right frame of mind for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Monday. Fleadhs may come and fleadhs may go, but Cavan’s long-running Nyah festival guarantees top cultural and musical events throughout the year,…Continue
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Here is a new video of At First Light that featured on RTE at Christmas. It features new member Ciara McCrickard on vocals singing Aird Uí Chuain. Ciara is a native of Castlewellan in County Down and is steeped in the Ulster singing tradition. The name At First Light came from an album released by ‘Lúnasa’ founders John McSherry…Continue
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Renowned Irish fiddler Martin Hayes is Artistic Director of the ensemble, inspired by the festival he curates each year in Bantry, Co. Cork. He is joined on stage by six of the most compelling artists in Irish music today.
“These are artists who have found their…Continue
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The following is a session listing for New York City. It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session and events taking place over the coming…Continue
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The Arts Council’s strategic review is now underway and the steering group chaired by Terence O’Rourke, has already turned its attention to how dialogue with the arts sector and the wider public can best assist its deliberations and final report.
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"My playing is not an awful lot different on this record, but there are definite changes to my style. I got to pick up a good few tips in Limerick when I met some of the greats like Mary Bergin, Sean Ryan, and Kevin Crawford, all truly brilliant musicians. I suppose I picked up various bits and pieces from them. …Continue
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David Doocey has released a new track from his Changing Time album from last year. Its an album that has received critical acclaim and features Patrick and Kevin Doocey, Stephen and Kevin Doherty and Ryan Molloy. They add significantly to the feel and atmosphere of the recording making it one of the best fiddle…Continue