You may remember Tamson House Music as the label for Charles de Lint’s first album and MaryAnn Harris’ EP, both of which we’ve reviewed. Our review of de Lint’s Old Blue Truck is here, and Harris’ Crow Girls is here.
You should also remember that we noted the release of de Lint’s music video, “Muddy . . . → Read More: Tamson House Music
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 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)
That’s Northumbrian small pipes playing… Quite tasty eh? No, it’s not Celtic music but rather from Northumbia, the northern most region of England. Yes, I know that it’s influenced by the Scottish smallpipe tradition but it’d uniquely its own music.
I know a album is very good when a musician who that plays that music . . . → Read More: English Piping (A Musical Recommendation)
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)
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)
And when I say “this and that,” I mean it.
Let’s start with some traditional Scottish music, courtesy of the Paul McKenna Band and their new album, Stem the Tide. Sounds pretty hardcore.
And from there to some traditional American music, more or less, of the country/bluegrass kind, with a release from Nell Robinson, On . . . → Read More: More This and That
And a little bit of that.
Let’s start off with a local band — local in northwest England, that is. We have a new release from Bill Malkin and The Band Wagon, Those Glory Days.
Next we have a book by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood that falls just short of being a . . . → Read More: Little Bit of This. . . .
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)
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)