Missed an earlier news item? Visit the news archive.


With Slide finishing off a tour in November and the lads from Fidil signed up for the next roster of Young Music Wide events, there could be a small lull in the trad elements of these government sponsored touring programmes were it not for Paudie O’Connor and John O’Brien, who will play the Teach Siamsa na Carraige, Dingle, Co Kerry on December 10th. The Duo will travel to the Seamus Ennis Centre for the Dublin launch of their new album Wind and Reed on December 13th.

Permalink - Posted: November 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm


Irish-based fans can catch the lads live in Dungarvan in February before they head out on a St. Patrick’s month long tour of the USA. Danú have announced a special concert as part of a great concert series in Donnchadh Gough’s Pub in Dungarvan. The pub is called The Local and is situated in the heart of the old Town in Co. Waterford. The concert will take place on Tuesday, 10th February 2009.

Permalink - Posted: November 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm


Irish Song writer becomes a ‘Million-Air’
Founder member of The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), Brendan Graham has now officially been included in an exclusive club with the world’s top songwriters.
Brendan Graham is no one hit wonder. He penned Ireland’s two last Eurovision winners Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids (1994) and The Voice (1996). His more folksy material such as Crucán na bPáiste, and Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears, has been recorded by a broad array of artistes from Sean Keane to New York Metropolitan Opera star, Young Ok Shin. Perhaps his best-known song You Raise Me Up, (a co-write with Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland) has been performed at both the Winter and Summer Olympics, The Superbowl, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the opening of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the White House and also the state funeral of George Best.
So popular is the song that it has entered popular culture and become a ‘Million-Air’ on US Radio stations. Only 3,900 (0.06%) songs of the 6.5 million works which BMI represent, have ever been awarded Million-Air certificates.
To be included in this exclusive roster a song must have been broadcast over one million times on American radio. This definition equals at least 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay. Well done to the Mayo-based song-maker.

Permalink - Posted: November 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm

A Feast of Acoustic Music (Traditional and Original) at the Crane Lane Theatre

Cork City on Tuesday November 11th

Doors Open at 8.30pm/Tickets on door – 10/8 euro
Wheelchair Accessible/Contact: 087 2344669

Edel Sullivan (fiddle) with
Donncha Moynihan (guitar)
Brian Hanlon (bodhran) + Aideen Curtin (flute)

A rare solo performance by the musician whose debut solo album,
“In The Time Of” (2006) was described as:

Permalink - Posted: November 4, 2008 at 11:08 am
« Previous Page