Traditional Irish Music
Austin based band The Here & Now are about to hit the road for their first tour of Colorado & New Mexico this August. They are set to kick things off in Fraser, Colorado on August 9th with a show at the Fraser Valley Folk Concert Series and will finish up with a Texas show on August 24th at the infamous McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston.
Louth contemporary folk band Kern have announced an autumn tour between August 26th and October 27th this year (see dates above). The band is made up of uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor, fiddler Barry Kieran and singer/songwriter and guitarist SJ McArdle. We featured their new single in July this year and include it…Continue
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Irish folk singer and San Francisco resident Cormac Gannon has just released his new solo album called ‘Different’. One of the founding member of the San Francisco based Irish band The Gas Men, Cormac was born in County Mayo in the West of Ireland and moved to San Francisco in 1991. With the lively…Continue
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Brought up in a family and community steeped in music, Elle Marie O'Dwyer began her journey in traditional singing from a young age. She received tuition and guidance from some of the "greats" of the tradition, leading her to win many All-Ireland titles.
Since then, she has two albums of traditional songs to her credit. This…Continue
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The ITMA have launched their new website and designer Mary Doherty of Red Dog provides some insight into the challenge involved. She writes: "Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) acts as an amazing resource for this dynamic, shape-shifting art form, one that is at once an intrinsic part of local Irish communities and part of an astounding global…Continue
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A Chairde. The Kíla Alive Beo summer festival tour is continuing apace! We are into the summer festival season. Great gigs so far! We had a great time in Spiddal by the Atlantic Ocean. And it didn’t rain! The older students of Coláiste Chonnachta joined us for a rendition of Rónán’s song ‘Bog Bog’.
Then we went to Maynooth Castle where Silken Thomas used to hang out…Continue
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This song is taken from the Bernadette Morris album All the Ways you Wander. The title of the album comes from a composition by John Spillane, which Bernadette includes on the album. She recorded…Continue
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Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …Continue
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Seán Keane, possessor of one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices, appears for the first time in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Friday 21 July at 8pm. He will be joined on stage by guitarists Pat Coyne and…Continue
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