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NUI Galway award Honorary Doctorate to world-renowned Folklorist

World-renowned folklorist, Mr Tom Munnelly received the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from NUI Galway in recognition of his lifetime of service to the collection and publication of folksong and folklore in Ireland. Mr Munnelly was honoured at the University’s summer conferring ceremony on Tuesday, 19th June, 2007.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 2:04 pm

New appointments at TG4

Pól Ó Gallchóir has been appointed Chief Executive of TG4 and Pádhraic Ó Ciardha has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive following the public competition for these posts that took place recently. Both appointees had previously been in the roles of Ceannasaí and Leascheannasaí TG4, respectively. The new posts and titles were created and publicly advertised following on the Ministerial order that established TG4 as a separate statutory entity from 1st April, 2007.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm

New Man at the Ministry

The Fianna Fail Government was returned to office for an historic third term in June and with the new look coalition came a reshuffle of cabinet posts. The new man in charge of Arts Sports and Tourism is Seamus Brennan.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm

France, L’Orient Festival ‘07

The world’s biggest Celtic festival takes to the streets taverns and quaysides of L’orient in Brittany during the first week of August. With over 20 different venues spread throughout the town and attendances at around 650,000 people. it is on a scale like no other festival in the world.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Guitar player passes on

Peerie Willie Johnson, the Shetland’s guitar man passed away on Tuesday 22nd May. His name may be permanently prefixed with the Shetland dialect word for “small”, in reference to his diminutive stature, but as a guitarist. Willie Johnson has long been revered as an international giant.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Folkarts England November Conference

15-18 November, 2007
Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottingham
Over 350 people are expected to gather for the biggest series of seminars, presentations, debates and training opportunities the folk music industry has ever seen. With the current explosion of interest in folk, these events offer an opportunity to help this new wave continue and create an even brighter future for this music.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm

Alasdair Fraser’s Fiddle Train


A five-day adventure across Canada! Every day promise non-stop music and fun: workshops, open mic sessions and evening concerts. Three days and nights on board our own private section of the legendary streamliner “The Canadian” running through the Rockies from Vancouver to Toronto, 3,000 miles on the rails that built a nation!

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Cincinnati Celtic Festival

September 15th & 16th, 2007
As an exciting kick-off to this special weekend, on Friday evening before the Festival you can experience ‘From Galway to Broadway’, A Tribute to Frank Patterson, Ireland’s Golden Tenor.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill Concert

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are to play a concert in aid of the Midlands Simon Community at Capital Cars BMW Showrooms on Saturday the 7th of July at 8.30p.m

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 10:10 am

Return to Camden Town Preview Concert

The next preview concert for the 2007 Return to Camden Town Festival will take place on Friday 13th July at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, LONDON NW1 9XB - Tel: 020 7916 7272. Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets £5.

Permalink - Posted: June 27, 2007 at 10:06 am
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