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WGBH presents the sixth annual

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concert with Brian O’Donovan

Friday, March 18 at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge
Saturday, March 19 at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford
Tickets on sale now at members receive a discount -

Permalink - Posted: February 28, 2011 at 11:27 am


…ag ceiliúradh 10 mbliana

For Tickets - Tel. 01 - 4170000

Grand Finale Concert

The National Concert Hall

Sunday, 10 April 2011

MC: Áine Hensey,
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

ÁIRITHINT/Booking: 01:4170000/
Ticéid: €12 ( €6 daltaí/students )

Permalink - Posted: February 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

The Online Academy of Irish Music -Irish Music to the Global Community

The Online Academy of Irish Music (OAIM) provides a new and unique web-based platform for delivering the highest quality of Irish music lessons to its global community.  The teaching is provided directly from world-renowned performers and tutors anyone around the world.  Tutors include Danú singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, uilleann piper Mikie Smyth and flautist Majella Bartley.

Permalink - Posted: February 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Lord Of The Dance At The Cliffs Of Moher

MPO Promotions Limited today announced that Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance will be performed at the world famous Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare on 1-2 September 2011.

The shows, which represent the first open air performances of the world famous dance extravaganza, are expected to attract up to 10,000 people to the iconic Cliffs.

Permalink - Posted: February 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm


Notes and Narratives is a new initiative from Dublin based Na Piobraí Uilleann who will host monthly performance-based lectures on music, song and dance by some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists. NPU tell us that “Notes and Narratives provides a unique opportunity for young musicians, singers and dancers to showcase valuable researched material in an engaging and entertaining format.”

Permalink - Posted: February 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Ceoláras Coleman, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

At the most central crossroads in Co. Sligo, Gurteen Cross, stands  the modern, yet impressive building that is Ceoláras Coleman! This building is the focus for and home to a state of the art traditional music programme! The visitors’ experience is informal, welcoming and friendly. The Centre seeks to provide visitors with a tailor-made first-hand experience of traditional Irish music including a twelve minute audio-visual presentation. The Music Shop stocks an extensive selection of music CD’s, instruments, music books as well as souvenirs and books of local interest with a wider appeal.

Permalink - Posted: February 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Dingle Tradfest

September 8th – 11th, 2011

Dingle Tradfest is Ireland’s newest innovative Trad-Fusion Music Festival. The festival will provide a platform for both National and Internationally acclaimed performing artists to showcase modern and original talents within the usually more traditional environment that is the Dingle Peninsula.

Permalink - Posted: February 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm


Call for Applications for Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme. Deadline for applications: 31st March 2011

Music Generation, is the U2 and Ireland Funds supported National  Music Education Programme. Initiated by Music Network, the national agency for music development, Music Generation aims to help children  and young people to access music education in their own locality.
Music Education Partnerships are eligible to apply for 50% funding, up to a maximum of ?200,000 per annum over three years. The closing date for Round 1 applications is Thursday, March 31st, 2011.

Permalink - Posted: February 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Festival visitors spend over €800,000 in Bantry

With preparations now well under way for this summer’s festivals in Bantry, it has been revealed that last year the three festivals had a direct economic impact on Bantry and the local area of more than €890,000.

Approximately three thousand visitors descended on Bantry for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Literary Festival and Masters of Tradition last summer. Despite the recession, ticket sales for the three events have risen year on year. More than 10,600 tickets were sold in 2010 and ticket sales for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival increased by 7%.

Permalink - Posted: February 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Hill tops TG4 Traditional Music Awards

Clareman and concertina maestro Noel Hill heads the list of recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2011 (Traditional Music Awards) announced at a media reception in the Galway City Museum this evening. Born and reared in Caherea in west Clare but now living in the Connemara Gaeltacht, Noel is widely regarded as one of the major figures in Irish music whose concerts and recordings have developed the concertina to a new level and broadened its appeal to a new audience.

Permalink - Posted: February 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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