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Aussie rockers set firmly in folk tradition

Aussie rockers set firmly in folk tradition

McAlpine’s Fusiliers is a lively, successful Australian Celtic Rock group … More at  http://www.myspace.com/mcalpinesfusiliers

President caught up in ‘Battle of Clontarf’

President caught up in ‘Battle of Clontarf’

Opening of new Comhaltas centre is boycotted by [More]

Kevin Burke teams up with composer

Kevin Burke teams up with composer

For his new album, fiddler Kevin Burke teams up with composer Cal Scott

Liam Clancy film ‘The Yellow Bittern’ goes on release in cinemas

Liam Clancy film ‘The Yellow Bittern’ goes on release in cinemas

Alan Gilsenan’s frank and intimate film about the life and stage career of Liam Clancy goes on general release in Ireland. It is a portrait of what’s behind the performer’s mask and where he is today. Review at culch.ie

Nice story: How Cherish were named

Nice story: How Cherish were named

USA women musicians were winning more All-Irelands than men … Read More

Illinois girl’s album recalls great blind harpists legacy

Illinois girl’s album recalls great blind harpists legacy

Mia Strayer (18) is blind and has just recorded a CD of her harp music … Read story at myjournalcourrier

Tony MacMahon

Tony MacMahon

Tony MacMahon was born in 1939 and grew up in the Turnpike in Ennis. His father, PJ, came from Kilmaley, not far from Miltown Malbay, and an area steeped in traditional music and dancing. His mother played the concertina. Joe Cooley, who worked in Ennis for several years was a regular visitor to the house. [...]

Topic Records: seventy proud years of folk music

Topic Records: seventy proud years of folk music

A record company put ideals before profit – and survived.

Dublin City Ramblers team up with Legends of Southern Rock

Dublin City Ramblers team up with Legends of Southern Rock

The Dublin City Ramblers are teaming  up with the Southern rock supergroup The Legends of Southern Rock to present a dual cultural concert …

Irish music New York can be proud of

Irish music New York can be proud of

A new album by some of New York’s finest is attracting high praise

Young Dubliners: From ballads to barn burners

Young Dubliners: From ballads to barn burners

The Young Dubliners is a band playing between borders of both emotion and geography.

Irish dancing: What’s it all about?

Irish dancing: What’s it all about?

With dance classes starting everywhere, the basics are explained … [More]

Declan Sinnott: at the heart of the music

Declan Sinnott: at the heart of the music

Renowned sideman Declan Sinnott now has his own band, Small Town Talk

Can the music can lift us out of the doldrums?

Can the music can lift us out of the doldrums?

As the economy worsens, traditional music can help heal and bind us.

Comhaltas may stage Fleadh Cheoil in North for first time

Comhaltas may stage Fleadh Cheoil in North for first time

Comhaltas is considering holding Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in the North. The move would be a first in 59-year history of the Fleadh. Comhaltas boss Senator Labhras Ó Murchú said it was incumbent on them to host a fleadh in Northern Ireland as it had contributed greatly to traditional song and dance in Ireland.

Australia celebrates Celtic and bush culture with flair

Australia celebrates Celtic and bush culture with flair

Gundagai festival shows how its done

Rappers as Gaeilge to play Electric Picnic festival

Rappers as Gaeilge to play Electric Picnic festival

An Irish rap duo are to debut their cúpla focal at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. ‘Conas atá tú’, the newest track from Cork rapper GMC, featuring Bubba Shakespeare, will feature in the line-up for this year’s  music festival. The track, a mixture of up-tempo hip-hop beats and traditional Irish music, is set to be [...]

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

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

Brothers Christy and Luka stay in harmony

Brothers Christy and Luka stay in harmony

Brothers Christy Moore and Luka Bloom have inspired a nd guided each other through lives filled with music

Horslips

Horslips

Horslips was made up of a group of like-minded musicians, who happened to work in advertising in Dublin. The success of their single Johnny’s Wedding led to their 1972 album Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part and Celtic rock had found its feet. Along with Planxty and the Bothy Band, they changed how a generation [...]

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