1967-2012: Fairport Convention celebrates anniversary (Press Release)

1967-2012: Fairport Convention celebrates anniversary

45 years and still going strong!

Fairport Convention, one of the most enduring names in rock and pop, celebrates 45 years as a band this year.

 Formed in north London during the ‘summer of love’, Fairport Convention played its first gig on 27 May 1967 in a Golders Green . . . → Read More: 1967-2012: Fairport Convention celebrates anniversary (Press Release)

The Warmth and Mirth of an Irish Christmas: Fiddler Eileen Ivers, Tricky Wrens, and Troublesome Cakes on U.S. Tour (Press Release)

Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration that’s . . . → Read More: The Warmth and Mirth of an Irish Christmas: Fiddler Eileen Ivers, Tricky Wrens, and Troublesome Cakes on U.S. Tour (Press Release)

A Celtic Christmas Runs December 1-11 at Lucid Stage, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

MAINE’S IRISH THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS NEW VERSION OF ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Fiddlers, Irish step dancers and a juggler will be contributing to the merriment as AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Maine’s Irish Theater Company) brings back its popular holiday family entertainment, A Celtic Christmas, with some exciting changes—AIRE is introducing a new piece, . . . → Read More: A Celtic Christmas Runs December 1-11 at Lucid Stage, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

A Celtic Christmas Runs December 1-11 at Lucid Stage, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

MAINE’S IRISH THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS NEW VERSION OF ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Fiddlers, Irish step dancers and a juggler will be contributing to the merriment as AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Maine’s Irish Theater Company) brings back its popular holiday family entertainment, A Celtic Christmas, with some exciting changes—AIRE is introducing a new piece, . . . → Read More: A Celtic Christmas Runs December 1-11 at Lucid Stage, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

BATTLEFIELD BAND NOMINATED FOR SCOTS TRAD AWARDS 2011 ONLINE VOTING OPENS MONDAY 31st OCTOBER (Press Release)

Battlefield Band are very pleased and honoured to be nominated for ‘Scottish Folk Band of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011

The aim of the Scots Trad Music Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music, and Battlefield Band were very proud to be awarded ‘Best Live Act’ at the very first . . . → Read More: BATTLEFIELD BAND NOMINATED FOR SCOTS TRAD AWARDS 2011 ONLINE VOTING OPENS MONDAY 31st OCTOBER (Press Release)

Collectors’ Editions of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING & THE LAST UNICORN (Press Release)

Ace and Roc has re-published two beloved fantasy classics in new trade paperback editions: THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by T.H. White (Ace; $25.00) and THE LAST UNICORN by Peter S. Beagle (Roc; $16.00).    Neither the books nor the authors need any introduction and you’ve probably read them many times.  But that is the . . . → Read More: Collectors’ Editions of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING & THE LAST UNICORN (Press Release)

Remembering Muiris Ó Rócháin on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (Press Release)

On Monday at 9.08 am RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will broadcast a programme in memory of Muiris Ó Rócháin, much loved charismatic director of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, who passed away in October.

The programme, Seachtain Mhuiris, was recorded by Ian Lee in 2001 during the Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay.  Ian spent . . . → Read More: Remembering Muiris Ó Rócháin on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (Press Release)

Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante on Tour in the USA Now (Press Release)

Battlefield Band’s old muckers Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante are about to embark on a US tour of their own, which takes them to Harvard MA, Dummerston VT, Colebrook NH, South Carthage ME, Unity ME, Braintree NH, East Lyme CT, Rockville MD, Jacksonville FL, and St Petersburg FL.

The duo will be presenting both . . . → Read More: Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante on Tour in the USA Now (Press Release)

Long Time Courting: 7.30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29th, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

Long Time Courting celebrates the release of their debut album Alternate Routes! Long Time Courting’s first studio recording sparkles with creativity and fresh energy. Drawing from the deep well of traditional music, the all-women quartet finds new and satisfying ways of making jigs, reels, and old ballads accessible to the modern folk audience. Though the . . . → Read More: Long Time Courting: 7.30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29th, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

Bearfoot: Sunday, 8 PM, November 20th, One Longfellow Square Portland, Maine (Press Release)

Old time, roots, Americana, folk, bluegrass – whatever…it’s just plain old pleasure. – The Boston Globe   Change creates opportunity, a principal that was successfully tested by Alaska-by-way-of-Nashville’s Bearfoot last year, when original members Angela Oudean and Jason Norris found themselves presiding over a prolonged period of shifting personnel. And when the pair recruited . . . → Read More: Bearfoot: Sunday, 8 PM, November 20th, One Longfellow Square Portland, Maine (Press Release)