Irish Music News

TG4 series traces groups’ musical influences

‘Ar Thóir an Cheoil’ is a new TV series starting on TG4 on October 27 which explores...

Cream of Leitrim For Return to Camden show

Some twenty of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians come together for a special concert and launch of The...

Moulden speaks out on Irish music’s debt to Protestants

Irish traditional music owes a huge and often forgotten debt to Protestants — who should...

Death of Na Filí piper Tomas O Canainn

The piper and writer Tomás Ó Canainn has died in a Cork hospital at the age of 82....

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‘Dixie’ written by Irish American Dan Emmett

‘Dixie’, that great anthem of the US south, was written by Dan Emmett, an Irish...

US Endowment Award for Clare’s Seamus Connolly

The US National Endowment for the Arts honour Co Clare fiddler Seamus Connolly for his massive...

Italian group Lá Nua for Waterford trad weekend

A three-piece, Italian traditional group, specialising in Irish music, will launch its debut CD at...

Irish Rovers will go a roving no more

After more than half a century the Canada based Irish Rovers will rove no more. “We’re hanging...

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Festival of Fires 2012 at Uisneach

The Festival of Fires will be rekindled on the historic Hill of Uisneach in Co...

Prehistoric Irish music instruments

Read fascinating book review in Archaeology Ireland [Translate]...

Why redheads must start mating or face extinction

Unless redheads start to breed, they could be extinct in 100 years, according to a study [Translate]...

200 hundred-year-old Irish harp found in NY dumpster

A priceless 200-year-old harp by John Egan of Dublin has ben found in a New York dumpster [Translate]...

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There can be more to music festivals than selling booze

A refreshing look at tourism in Ireland has thrown up some interesting ideas for those...

Tap Dance’s Irish Connections

That dance challenge between Irish and black dancers in Riverdance isn’t something invented just to woo...

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