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The Gothard Sisters release new Christmas album, Falling Snow

December 2016 will see the release of a new album of Celtic-inspired Christmas music from the Gothard Sisters in their new holiday album, Falling Snow.

Permalink - Posted: November 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

Music Network is delighted to announce the Music Network Artist Residency Programme 2017, a new opportunity for professional performing musicians. The Programme aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a series of concerts, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with a  leading venue and a local authority, and in dialogue with Music Network. Full details on how to submit an Expression of Interest below.

Permalink - Posted: November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny Live at MAGISTORIUM

Two musical legends, one unique stage.

Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are set to perform an insatiable gig next week in Dublin’s newest theatre style venue, Magistorium. Dubbed the ‘Godfather of Irish contemporary music’ and Irvine hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’, the duo are back together for their final Dublin gig of 2016.  They will take to the stage at Magistorium on 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 next Thursday (1st of December) at 9:30pm.
Guests will be treated to a truly special show that will feature a mixture of traditional songs, originals composed by Irvine and a touch of Eastern European music.

Permalink - Posted: November 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Bodhran-info and Christian Hedwitschak release a special bodhrán for charity project

Bodhran-info charity bodhrán 2016 “Golden Maple”

A year ago bodhran-info and Christian Hedwitschak released a special limited edition of the CoreLine series because of the 10th anniversary of bodhran-info. The edition was limited to 10 drums, which were sold very quickly. An eleventh drum of the same edition was auctioned off for charity on ebay.

They liked the idea so much that we decided to release a special edition regularly to support a good cause. Every edition will be limited and it’s a great occasion to get a special drum. To make sure more people can engage, we are not auctioning a single drum, but give 15% of the selling price of each drum for charity.

Permalink - Posted: November 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The Girl With The Beret

New Concept Album from Irish Singer/songwriter Kate O’Callaghan


Comprised of a series of songs and spoken word tracks, which flow seamlessly from one into the other, Kate O’Callaghan weaves the story of a young woman caught up in the 1916 Rising in Dublin.
A fusion of alternative folk, popular ballad and classical strings. It gives a unique insight into the perspective of an ordinary girl living at that time and what it meant, as a female, to be involved in the Rebellion.

Permalink - Posted: November 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

“As Seen on The Late Late Show”

Double album OUT NOW
Available on CD & Digital platforms.
The Late Late Show and Universal Music Ireland are proud to announce the release of a brand new double-album including 21 unique performances from the show, to raise money for St Vincent de Paul.

As seen on The Late Late Show features more than 40 Irish and international acts and includes one-off live tracks drawn directly from the last ten years of the TV show including: Walking on Cars and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s Speeding Cars; Christy Moore singing Delirium Tremens; Damien Rice featuring the Dublin Gospel Choir performing Trusty & True; Midge Ure with a solo version of Vienna and Gavin James with Bitter Pill.

Permalink - Posted: November 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2016.

Permalink - Posted: November 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

“Marty Recommends…Christmas” The new album from Marty Whelan

Available November 18th, in stores and digitally.
Universal Music Ireland is very pleased to announce a further collaboration with much loved radio and television personality, Marty Whelan, for a Christmas collection of his personal favourite classics and timeless ballads, “Marty Recommends…Christmas”.

Permalink - Posted: November 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Concert to mark retirement of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, UL’s first Chair of Music

University of Limerick (UL) will host a gala concert later this month celebrating the music of renowned composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy, will perform with Mícheál and a selection of special guests in University Concert Hall Limerick on November 22. The concert marks the retirement of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin as UL’s inaugural Chair of Music.

An internationally acclaimed performer and composer, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin is acknowledged as having developed a unique Irish piano style exploring the sounds of traditional and classical music with occasional incursions into jazz and other world music forms.

Permalink - Posted: November 14, 2016 at 10:16 am

Hup – TG4’s Traditional Music Series Returns for 2nd Series

Hup is back for a second season! Ireland’s freshest traditional music show returns to TG4, travelling the country to showcase our finest musicians. Over 13 programmes, we’ll be visiting summer schools and festivals nationwide, highlighting the regional diversity of traditional music across the island. An octogenarian master shares the billing with an emerging youngster who is causing a stir, and families perform together on campsites, in barges, and in an eclectic mix of locations. With no presenter or narration, the music speaks for itself! This season, we’ll be in Baltimore, Carrick on Bannow, Doolin, Armagh and Kilfenora, featuring music from beloved artists including Trí Tones, Tommy Emmanuel, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Liam Ó Maonlaí and The Ó Mongáin family.

Join us as we explore the nation’s wonderful musical heritage!

Permalink - Posted: November 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm
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