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“A sign of the close relationship which exists between traditional musicians all along the border will be the special “Louth and Proud” concert which will take place in the Town Hall, Cavan, on the evening of Saturday, 22nd August.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2010 at 11:33 am


The Key’s Within is a new album of self-composed music played on piano and various keyboards by noted Irish musician and singer, Triona Ní Dhomhnaill.
Born in Dublin and raised in Kells, Co. Meath, Triona’s father, Aodh, hailed from the Donegal Gaeltacht of Rann na Feirste and it was Aodh along with Triona’s Sligo-born mother, Brid, who imbued a love and respect for traditional music and song in the young Triona. Theirs was a musical household and her late brother Micheal and sister Maighread were to achieve fame as traditional performers in their own right. Visits back to Donegal brought Triona into contact with her aunt, the noted traditional singer, Neili Ní Dhomhnaill, who was to supply her with so much song material.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2010 at 11:32 am


The Celtic Colours International Festival launched their 2010 line-up during a concert at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney on June 17th as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race celebrations.
“Having this concert to coincide with the visit of the Cape Breton Clipper and other participants involved in the Round the World Yacht Race is a natural fit,” says Dan Coffin, Marketing Director of Celtic Colours International Festival. “We’re excited about this year’s Festival line-up, and this is a great opportunity to share that excitement with the local community, and to show visitors to the island what Celtic Colours and Cape Breton hospitality, is all about.
For additional information on Celtic Colours please visit
their website at

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2010 at 11:30 am


In March of this year, Coscán celebrated a wonderful 10 years together. Having released their 2nd CD, Dinnseanchas (Lore of Places), in the middle of last year, they kicked of 2010 with a series of concerts in Lens in France at the Slainte Irish Music and Film Festival and have continued to perform at a number festivals at home here in Ireland throughout the summer. Like the tales that made up the ancient Irish Dinnseanchas, the album evokes a sense of wonder and delight in the places to which its music travels. This Slane foursome are adept in performing on the world stage as well as the intimate surroundings of places such as the church on the Hill of Tara where they performed on the Summer Solstice June 21st, much to the delight of the packed audience. The passion and energy that marks Coscán’s live performances has been powerfully captured and cannot be compared to anything else in contemporary Irish music.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

National launch of the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and the All Ireland Fleadh Executive Committee launched Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann 2010 - The All Ireland Fleadh, on Monday June 28 at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8. Cavan Town will host this major Irish cultural event from 16th - 22nd August 2010.

Permalink - Posted: June 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Cavan 2010

Dancing competitions timetable

The Cavan Crystal hotel
Set dancing venue

Friday 19th Aug

10.00 am Ladies full set 12 -15
11.30am Mixed full set 12-15
2.00pm Half Set U18
3.00pm Ladies full set U12
4.30pm Mixed full set U12

Permalink - Posted: June 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm


With special guest
Thursday, 21st – Monday, 25th October 2010


Sligo’s dynamic musical heritage will be celebrated over the October Bank Holiday weekend at SLIGO LIVE SESSIONS, Ireland’s premier roots music and arts festival brings leading Irish and International Artists to Sligo. SLIGO LIVE SESSIONS 2010 presents US legend MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER live in concert at The Radisson Hotel, Sligo on Saturday, 23rd October 2010. Tickets are on sale on Friday, 2nd July at the special early bird price of €25.00. Now in its sixth year, SLIGO LIVE has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. A limited number of Weekend Tickets to all festival performances are on sale Friday, 2nd July at the amazing early bird value of €75.00 per ticket.

Permalink - Posted: June 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

Cavan County Museum presents

Exhibition: ‘Round the house and mind the dresser’

Opening: July 2rd – August 31st 2010
Official opening by Donal Lunny
Museum Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (from 7 June - 27 September)
Closed Monday

Permalink - Posted: June 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Paul Brady for All Ireland Fleadh 2010 in Cavan

Legendary singer & musician Paul Brady will perform at Cavan Equestrian Centre, Cavan Town during this year’s All Ireland Fleadh 2010. He is set to entertain the Breffni folks on Friday 20th August, 2010 with some very special guests. This promises to be a very special night for Fleadh goers and tickets (€30) are on sale from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Tickets can also be obtained from Multisound Ticket Store, Main St, Cavan (Tel: 0035349 4361312) and overseas patrons can avail of a postal or holding service by contacting Multisound. Ticket sales are already brisk so early booking is advised.

Permalink - Posted: June 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The 12th Gathering Traditional Festival

Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
March 2nd – 6th 2011

Preparations are well underway for the twelfth Gathering Traditional Festival which is set to take place at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney from March 2nd to 6th 2011.

This festival is firmly established as one of the most popular celebrations of Irish song and dance the world over. It has grown in strength since its inception way back in 1999 and incorporates a finely tuned mix of concerts, céilís, sessions, workshops and masterclasses.

Permalink - Posted: June 16, 2010 at 11:40 am
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