So what’s to like in Neil Hegarty’s compact guide to music in Dublin, Ireland Waking up in Dublin? Pretty much everything as far as I’m concerned. Its subtitle of ‘A Musical Tour of the Celtic Capital’ states exactly what it is.
The first thing the publisher did right was put the maps of where venues are . . . → Read More: Neil Hegarty’s Waking Up in Dublin
Britain is full of young talented folk singers and players. Niamh Boadle is one of them. She first came onto my radar some years ago when I shared a spot at Warwick Folk Music Festival with her band Tri. Since then she has made two albums including this one, and studied Irish Folk Music at . . . → Read More: Niamh Boadle’s Maid on the Shore
The Cape Breton supergroup called Beòlach was the headliner at a show called “Far Flung Fiddles” at the Judique Community Center in Judique, Nova Scotia, on the evening of the third full day of the 17th annual Celtic Colours International Festival Monday, Oct. 14. And Beòlach indeed brought the near-capacity crowd to their feet more . . . → Read More: Celtic Colours: October 14, 2013 — Far Flung Fiddles
Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist John Doyle brought the capacity crowd to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation at the conclusion of a stunning set of reels, the climax of an evening of traditional and contemporary music in the Mi’kmaw First Nation village of Wagmatcook Saturday, Oct. 12. It was a wonderful way to . . . → Read More: Celtic Colours: October 12, 2013 — Tee and Tunes, Acadian Celtic Crossroads
Mackenzie’s off in Stockholm with his wife, Catherine, to check out residencies for the Several Annies interested in an immersion in all things Swedish so I’m doing the Sunday post which I’m writing up very late at night, as it was busier than expected in the Pub even for a Saturday evening. After my end . . . → Read More: A Listener’s Gude to Irish Music
Clannad, around 1970.
Clannad has been around since 1970, a run of over forty years, and they just released their newest album, Live at Christ Church Cathedral 2011. Founded in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal, they’ve been described as traditional Irish, Celtic and New Age. Just two years later with the release of ‘Theme From . . . → Read More: Clannad Considered
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)
Seán Ó Riada 1931-1971 is a new series starting on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta in October that celebrates the life and work of musician and composer Seán Ó Riada.
This month sees the commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of Ó Riada’s death, and Seán Ó Riada 1931-1971 will feature interviews with Seán’s friends throughout . . . → Read More: RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta: Celebrating the life and music of Seán Ó Riada, and encouraging new talent (Press Release)