Le Vent du Nord marks 10th anniversary with new release, rare Western U.S. tour

Le Vent du Nord

Internationally renowned Quebecois quartet Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind) is marking 10 years since its first release with a new recording and a November tour of the Western United States.

Fresh from touring Down Under and from a gala celebration in Montreal, the band’s U.S. tour stops will . . . → Read More: Le Vent du Nord marks 10th anniversary with new release, rare Western U.S. tour

Online Now: Kitchen Music: the television show where musicians sing for their supper (Press Release)

Not just another cooking series: Kitchen Music is the programme where great musicians sing for their supper – and cook it as well!

Filmed in the kitchen at Temple Records studio in Scotland. The first few shows feature some of Scotland’s finest musicians who share their meals and music with you.

The first programme, . . . → Read More: Online Now: Kitchen Music: the television show where musicians sing for their supper (Press Release)

News from Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn writes

“Hello everyone (and a special hello to everyone who is new to this newsletter – thanks for joining us!)

“I’ve been really busy recently, though not doing as many concerts as usual. It’s all been interesting stuff though; I’ve been developing a classical (inspired by folk) programme for Northern Sinfonia to perform at . . . → Read More: News from Kathryn Tickell

Suvi Oskala: Soolo has been released! (Press Release)

Press release March 15, 2012

For immediate release

Suvi Oskala’s debut solo album has been released in February 2012. The album consists of music composed between 2004 and 2011 by Suvi Oskala with improvisation in each piece, making each performance unique! The percussionist Oskari Lehtonen features as a guests artist on the album. The CD . . . → Read More: Suvi Oskala: Soolo has been released! (Press Release)

Saltwater Celtic Music Festival: An Update (Press Release)

We’ve been busy preparing for the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival at beautiful Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, Maine on July 14-15. Highlights will include, naturally, a diverse roster of internationally renowned Celtic musicians as well as a sand beach, manicured grounds, superior food vendors and Celtic Merchant Mart. Kevin O’Hara will return to emcee on . . . → Read More: Saltwater Celtic Music Festival: An Update (Press Release)

Celtic Appalachia Along the Crooked Road (Press Release)

Celtic Appalachia: Along the Crooked Road Thursday, March 15 | 8 pm 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City

A well-worn fiddle, a tapping cowboy boot, banjo, plucked with steel finger picks, followed by the autoharp, the mandolin, the percussive beat of an upright bass, and suddenly the room is bursting with knee-slapping music. –THE NEW . . . → Read More: Celtic Appalachia Along the Crooked Road (Press Release)

Michael Moorcock’s new release: London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (Press Release)

PM Press announces Michael Moorcock’s, the ‘grandfather’ of Science Fiction’s, newest release,  London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction. 

Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Guardian Fiction Prize. He has won almost all the major Science Fiction, Fantasy, . . . → Read More: Michael Moorcock’s new release: London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (Press Release)

Fairport Convention News January 2012 (Press Release)

Happy New Year, Fairporters

This is a very special year for us. It’s our forty-fifth anniversary – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? – and we’ll be celebrating it throughout 2012. We hope you’ll join us.

First off will be our Winter Tour which starts in Oxford on 21 January and runs through to . . . → Read More: Fairport Convention News January 2012 (Press Release)

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta: Mayo musician Tim McHugh wins Seán Ó Riada gold medal (Press Release)

Flute player Tim McHugh from Newport in Mayo was announced as winner of the Seán Ó Riada gold medal and prize money of €2500 on Friday night.  He was amongst 15 traditional flute and whistle players who took to the stage in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Friday 13 January to compete in . . . → Read More: RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta: Mayo musician Tim McHugh wins Seán Ó Riada gold medal (Press Release)

Finnish and American musicians amongst those to take to the stage in Cork for Seán O Riada gold medal competition (Press Release)

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

15 traditional flute and whistle players, including a Lutheran priest Markus Asunta from Finland, young Irish American musician Sean Gavin from Detroit, and award-winning Scottish guitarist and flute player Tom Oakes, will be among those taking to the stage in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Friday 13 January to . . . → Read More: Finnish and American musicians amongst those to take to the stage in Cork for Seán O Riada gold medal competition (Press Release)