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Conference for Musicians takes place in Cork as part of Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Weekend

On Friday 5 February, 15 traditional flute and whistle players will compete for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal in a final to be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and this year for the first time a Musicians’ Convention will be held on Saturday as part of the weekend’s events, intended to help and advise traditional musicians on a host of subjects.   The events will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork.

Permalink - Posted: January 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

The University of Limerick names Clare fiddler Martin Hayes as its inaugural Irish World Academy Artist

The University of Limerick has announced a new three-year arts patronage award through the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. The award, entitled Irish World Academy Artist, University of Limerick will facilitate the creative process of selected artists across a three-year period through a budget of €60,000.

The first artist to receive the award is Clare fiddler Martin Hayes who commences his three-year association with the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick in January 2016.

Permalink - Posted: January 28, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival

October 13th to 16th 2016

Following the success of the inaugural Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival in October 2015, Cavan Town CCÉ will the 2016 festival to celebrate the music of Ed Reavy at a number of venues in Cavan Town and Ed’s native Maudabawn from October 13th to 16th 2016.

Permalink - Posted: January 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

UL’s Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin to be conferred with the Freedom of Clonmel

Professor Mícheál Ó Súílleabháin, Chair of Music and Founding Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, is to be conferred with the freedom of Clonmel Co Tipperary, his home town, at a civic reception on Friday January 22nd at 7.30pm.  A spokesman for Tipperary County Council said “Professor Ó Súílleabháin will become the Town’s 23rd Freeman and the first since 2012 when the honour was conferred on President Michael D Higgins. This honour is being conferred in recognition of Mícheál’s outstanding national and international achievements as a pianist, composer, recording artist and academic and as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by the People of Clonmel.  For all this and much more, the Mayor and Members of Clonmel Borough District consider him worthy to be named an honorary citizen.”

Permalink - Posted: January 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Next Generation Leahy to Perform at Special Milwaukee Irish Fest Event

Concert to include 2016 festival entertainment announcement

To officially welcome the festival’s 36th year, Milwaukee Irish Fest is excited to host the Next Generation Leahy for a special concert celebrating the announcement of the 2016 entertainment lineup.

A family of accomplished multi-instrumentalists and dancers, the Next Generation Leahy is a group of six siblings, all under the age of 14. Led by their parents, Doug and Jennifer Leahy, the Ontario-based group plays high-energy Celtic music which incorporates the fiddle, cello, accordion, singing, piano, as well as step-dancing.

Permalink - Posted: January 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Buaiteoirí - Siansa Gael Linn 2015 – Winners


Ná caill ceolchoirm den scoth ! Bí i Halla na Cathrach, Baile Átha Cliath ar an Satharn, 30 Eanáir 2016 ag 12.45p.m. nuair a chuirfidh an grúpa ‘GLÓR MHAIGH EO’ ó Chaisleán an Bharraigh - buaiteoirí Siansa Gael Linn 2015 –clár iontach ceoil agus amhránaíochta i láthair mar chuid den Temple Bar Trad Fest 2016 - saor in aisce!

( Don’t miss a great concert in City Hall, Dublin on Saturday 30 January 2016 at 12.45p.m. when the vibrant young group ‘Glór Mhaigh Eo’ from Castlebar,  winners of Siansa Gael Linn 2015, will present an exciting showcase concert of traditional music and song during Temple Bar Trad Fest 2016- admission free ! )

Permalink - Posted: January 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm