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Last updated: October 7, 2013. For a list of Comhaltas fleadhanna, click Here Please note: Where the 2013 dates are not yet available, the 2012 dates are indicated. JANUARY Shannonside Winter Music Weekend County Clare January 17th – 20th, 2013 www.wmw.ie Celtic Connections Glasgow, Scotland January 17th – February 3rd, 2013 www.celticconnections.com Temple Bar Trad [...]

Gradam composer award for Tommy Peoples

Gradam composer award for Tommy Peoples

Fiddle player Tommy Peoples’ work as a composer is recognised in this year’s TG4 Gradam Ceoil awards. Donegal and Altan accordionist  Dermot Byrne heads the list of recipients of the TG4 2013 (Traditional Music Awards). Born and reared in Buncrana in the north-east of the county, his roots stretch to the Teelin Gaeltacht in the [...]

Buatoiri Boinn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada

Buatoiri Boinn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada

Is iad Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, píobaire, agus Oisín Morrison, cruitire, a thug leo Boinn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada sa chraobhchomórtas a bhí ar siúl in Óstán an Rochestown Park Chorcaigh. Bronnadh bonn óir, déanta ag an ngabha óir Pádraig Ó Mathúna as Caiseal Mumhan, agus seic €1250 an duine orthu ag an ócáid. As Muineachán [...]

Charlie Lennon launches new book and CD

Charlie Lennon launches new book and CD

Leitrim born musician and composer Charlie Lennon has launched a new collection of his works, Irish Tunes for Fiddle, Musical Memories 2, published by Walton’s. It contains 72 tunes and follows on from a previous collection of Charlie’s compositions, published in 1993. This new book and accompanying CD was a major undertaking, because he wanted [...]

Death of Traveller singer The Pecker Dunne

Death of Traveller singer The Pecker Dunne

Legendry Traveller musician The Pecker Dunne has died at the age of 80 after a long illness. Pecker Dunne was born into a Wexford travelling family. He was actually born in a horse-drawn caravan in Castlebar, Co Mayo, on April 1, 1932. He tells us in the song Wexford that his father was a fiddle [...]

Composer Bill Whelan sues Riverdance

Composer Bill Whelan sues Riverdance

Composer Bill Whelan is suing the producers  of Riverdance over unpaid royalties in the Dublin High Court. According to the Saunday Times, Bill Whelan’s McGuinness Whelan Music Publishing is pursuing a breach of contract claim against Abhann Productions, the company which runs Riverdance. Taking the case in the Irish High Court indicates that the value [...]

McGowan, Johnny Depp team up on new single

McGowan, Johnny Depp team up on new single

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has teamed up with actor Johnny Depp to release a new single. They have recorded the 19th century ballad The Leaving Of Liverpool. The single is being released after it was recorded for legendary producer Hal Wilner’s upcoming album Son Of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys – a [...]

The Dubliners to bid us farewell on New Year’s Eve

The Dubliners to bid us farewell on New Year’s Eve

The Dubliners are to disband at the end of the year. Their final performance will be on New Year’s Eve on the popular BBC annual Hootenanny, hosted by Jools Holland. The band will be on RTE’s Late Late Show on December 14, followed by a series of farewell gigs at Dublin’s Vicar Street on December [...]

Comórtas Ceoil do Chláirseoirí agus Píobairí

Comórtas Ceoil do Chláirseoirí agus Píobairí

Tá Peadar Ó Riada agus RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ag glacadh le hiarratais don chomórtas bliantúil ceoil ar a chlár Cuireadh Chun Ceoil i gcuimhne a athar, Seán Ó Riada. Tá comórtas na bliana seo dírithe ar chláirseoirí agus ar phíobairí, agus bronnfar bonn óir agus duais airgid ar cheoltóir amháin i ngach ceann den [...]

R na G mark 40th birthday at Willie Clancy Week

R na G mark 40th birthday at Willie Clancy Week

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta marks 40 years on air this year, as does the Willie Clancy Summer School, and as part of the celebrations to mark both occasions a gala concert will take place in the Community Hall on Sunday 8 July in Miltown Malbay, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. [...]

Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life bronta ar Mhicheal O Cuaig

Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life bronta ar Mhicheal O Cuaig

Ar ócáid speisialta le linn fhéile Sean-Nós Cois Life 2012 bronnadh ‘Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life’ ar Mhicheál Ó Cuaig (Conamara) i gClub na Múinteoirí, 36 Cearnóg Pharnell. Bronnadh an gradam ar Mhicheál as ucht an tsaibhrithe atá déanta aige ar an amhránaíocht dhúchasach thar na blianta. Is mar chomhartha ómóis agus measa a bronnadh an [...]

Andy Irvine holds big 70th birthday bash

Andy Irvine holds big 70th birthday bash

Veteran folk singer Andy Irvine is planning a 70th birthday bash in Dublin’s Vicar Street on June 16, 2012. On stage with him on the night will be a catalogue of past collaborators including Johnny Moynihan, Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn, Paul Brady, Paddy Glackin and Mozaik. Such is the popularity of the occasion, the first [...]

Barney McKenna of The Dubliners dies aged 72

Barney McKenna of The Dubliners dies aged 72

Barney McKenna, a founding member of The Dubliners has died aged 72. He collapsed at his home with a heart attack on April 5. Friend and guitar player Michael Howard said he was visiting the musician at his home in Howth when he collapsed while drinking tea at breakfast. Attempts to revive him proved unsuccessful [...]

Belfast dance troupe win £250k Sky TV prize

Belfast dance troupe win £250k Sky TV prize

Belfast dance group Prodijig have been crowned ‘Got To Dance’ champions — winning £250,000 in the process. After dazzling the judges and 6,000-strong audience with their energetic interpretation of Irish dancing.  Prodijig beat off stiff competition on Sunday, March 4, to win the Sky One talent competition. The Belfast-based act started off the evening impressing [...]

Guide to Irish Music Festivals 2012

Guide to Irish Music Festivals 2012

Updated weekly Dates, venues, locations and weblinks for Irish traditional music, singing festivals, summer schools and workshops for 2012

Guide to Irish Music Events 2012

Guide to Irish Music Events 2012

Last updated: Monday, December 10, 2012. For a list of Comhaltas fleadhanna, click Here Please note: Where the 2012 dates are not yet available, the 2011 dates are indicated. January Shannonside Winter Music Weekend Sixmilebridge, Co Clare January12 – 15 http://www.wmw.ie Temple Bar Trad Festival Dublin January 25 – 29 www.templebartrad.com Ballincollig Winter Music Festival [...]

New Geantrai series kicks off on TG4

New Geantrai series kicks off on TG4

A new series of the popular TG4 traditional music programme Geantraí, will be broadcast on TG4 starting on Sunday, January 29, 2012, for a 13 week run. The programme will be repeated on Fridays at 8pm on TG4. The series which has built up a loyal audience among traditional music followers in Ireland and abroad [...]

Noel Hill to kick off Miltown Malbay classes

Noel Hill to kick off Miltown Malbay classes

Oidhreacht an Chláir has launched a new masterclass series in Irish traditional music in Miltown Malbay this February. The series will start off with musician Noel Hill’s concertina masterclass on the weekend of February 3, 4 and 5 at Áras OaC, Flag Road, Miltown Malbay. This is an intensive course aimed at the advanced and [...]

Young dancers set for US TV reality show

Young dancers set for US TV reality show

An American cable channel is making a reality TV series about children who dedicate their lives to Irish dancing competitions. The eight-part series, to be called Irish Dancing Tweens, will follow children from dance schools and classes across America as they rehearse and perform in feiseanna. TLC, formerly known as The Learning Channel, will broadcast [...]

Dance wigs may cause permanent hair loss

Dance wigs may cause permanent hair loss

The pinning  of extravagant wigs onto young Irish dancers may cause a type of permanent alopecia (hair loss), doctors have warned. Traction alopecia occurs when there is chronic traction or pulling on the hair follicle. It is often associated with certain hairstyles, such as tight braiding. However, traction alopecia over a period of time can [...]

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