Irish Festival shows increase in numbers
Pádraig O’Keeffe was born in October 1887 in Glounthane, near Scartaglen and Castleisland, Co Kerry. His father, John, was a school principal and he was the eldest of nine children. His mother, Margaret O’Callaghan came from a musical family and his uncle, Cal O’Callaghan, was a well-known fiddler.
After training in Dublin he became a schoolmaster [...]
Neck have a new album of songs based on the Granny link … Go to http://www.irishpost.ie/tabId/310/itemId/6655/Sticking-their-necks-out-for-music.aspx
Al Barr of the Dropkick Murphys interviewed as they prepare to tour …
Go to http://www.sfstation.com/al-barr-of-dropkick-murphys-a23331
Detailed interview with the man at the heart of the Pogues at http://blogs.pitch.com/wayward/2009/10/wayward_qa_interview_with_philip_chevron_the_pogues.php
In a rare American appearance, the Pogues still fill a venue with charged energy More at http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2009/10/concert_review_the_pogues_more.php
This is a tale of the unexpected insofar as nothing about it – except maybe the lyrics – conforms to the stereotype.
The song Danny Boy was written by an Englishman. Barrister Frederick Edward Wheaterly (1848 – 1929) wrote the lyrics in 1910. However his original air was so poor, the song was destined for obscurity.
It was [...]
There is only one Galway Bay – but there are two songs of that name. The first, known to many as The Old Galway Bay was written by-
Francis Fahy (1854-1935).
Born on September 29, 1854, into a family of 17, eight of whom survived. Francis Fahy’s father, Thomas, came from the Burren area and his mother [...]
McAlpine’s Fusiliers is a lively, successful Australian Celtic Rock group … More at http://www.myspace.com/mcalpinesfusiliers
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