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What Castlebar needed was a Good Festival and they certainly got one with The World Fleadh this Summer!

Castlebar town said Goodbye to The World Fleadh on Saturday night and what a show it was. Martina Mc Bride was simply excellent, from her first song God Fearing Women thru all her hits including Rose Garden and Broken Wing she had the audience captivated.

>From the first day of the Fleadh with the Saw Doctors opening up in the Royal Theatre on Friday 31st July the Fleadh continued to gain momentum. Heidi Talbot and John Mc Cusker in the Linenhall opened to a great crowd and suited the Venue brilliantly. The Féile on the Mall on Saturday 1st August brought out the crowds to the streets to enjoy the Food Stalls while the younger ones enjoyed the Formula 1 Racing and all while the live Bands on stage in the mall kept everyone entertained.

Permalink - Posted: August 13, 2009 at 11:38 am


The legendary Horslips are delighted to announce the re-issue of their
entire back catalogue of seminal recordings ahead of their first headline
gigs in 29 years.

“The Tain” [1974]
“The Book Of Invasions” [1977]
“The Man Who Built America” [1979]

In Stores - Friday 14th August 2009 & On iTunes - Friday 21st August
(also available to order online from

Each of the 12 albums has been restored by the band to include the original
artwork and sleevenotes which appeared on the first issue vinyls from the
1970’s. The specially produced CD digipacks will also include bonus live
tracks and rarities chosen by the band.

The first three albums to be made available are “The Tain” [featuring rock
anthem "Dearg Doom"],
1977’s “The Book Of Invasions” [featuring "Trouble (With A Capital T)"] and
“The Man Who Built America”.

Permalink - Posted: August 7, 2009 at 11:10 am


- Presented by Brian Lawler

Date: Wednesday 19th August
Venue: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
Time: 7:00pm

During the period 1999 to 2004, in conjunction with the Irish Traditional
Music Archive (ITMA), Brian Lawler recorded interviews with 70 people
associated with the period, including ceili band founders and members,
promoters, dancers and radio personnel. He obtained a total of 42 hours of
recorded material. All of the edited recordings are available to the public
at the ITMA.

Permalink - Posted: August 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm
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