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1977 to 2017 - featuring long-term members Mike Hanrahan, Steve Cooney, Paul Roche, Tommy Hayes with Tara Breen & Karol Lynch


Permalink - Posted: May 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

Leading Irish musicians take to stage to support Irish visit of Cuban uilleann piping sensations

Wonderful line-up of leading artists at Dublin’s Grand Social on June 1 as Irish pipes continue to take hold in Cuba

A concert featuring Ireland’s leading traditional musicians will be held in Dublin’s Grand Social venue on Thursday June 1 to support a visit to Ireland next month of Cuban uilleann pipers Alexander Suarez Mendez and Rosalia Acosta Corrales.


Permalink - Posted: May 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

Over 95 Online Flute Lessons Now Available at OAIM

The Online Academy of Irish Music

Here at OAIM we have an ever-growing number of flute tutorials to keep all our fluters happy. With five top class tutors and over 95 tutorials there is never a reason for anyone to get fed up!   (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Chieftains fiddler, Tara Breen, set for Belfast’s inaugural Summer School of Traditional Music

Chieftains fiddler, Tara Breen, is set to tutor and perform at the inaugural Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music, July 21st – August 4th, August 2017, alongside of wealth of famous names from the world of traditional music.  Bringing together and celebrating both the Irish and Ulster–Scots musical traditions, the unique festival includes performances, recitals, masterclasses, lectures, talks and sessions across Belfast, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and the Ulster University.


Permalink - Posted: May 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival

June 15th – 18th, 2017

The 2017 Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival, will take place from  June 15th–18th in Glengarriff, West Cork. The festival has grown from small beginnings in 2013 to become one of the highlights on Ireland’s festival map, attracting the country’s top trad musicians and ever bigger audiences. A huge line–up of events are scheduled for this year’s festival including Concerts, workshops, lectures, sessions, Céilí’s and much much more. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 22, 2017 at 9:46 am

Masters of Tradition

August 23rd – 27th, 2017

The Masters of Tradition runs from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th August. Now in its 15th year, it’s the festival which celebrates traditional music in its purest form. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

Irish Fest Summer School Announces 2017 Class Line-up

One-of-a-Kind Program Offers Classes Led by Renowned Staff, August 14-18

Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School is excited to announce its 2017 class lineup and instructors. The week-long program, which runs August 14-18 at the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa, Wis., offers students of all ages an Irish cultural immersion with workshops ranging from music, dance, history, crafts, language and more.

“Every year, Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School works to create classes that are all things Irish for students of all ages,” said Jane Walrath, director of the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School.

“We are thrilled to welcome so many talented and knowledgeable instructors this summer, many of whom are experts in in the fields of Irish and Celtic history, culture, music and art.”


Permalink - Posted: May 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm

World-Class Musicians to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend June 9-11

Saint Paul, MN – Internationally renowned musicians will celebrate 10 years of lively and distinctive music education at the Tenth Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM) June 9-11 at the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul. The event will feature 5 master artists, all of whom have received special distinctions for their skill and commitment to the tradition: John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Colm O’Donnell (flute, whistle, song), James Kelly (fiddle), Méabh Begley (accordion, song), Sean Gavin (flute, uilleann pipes). (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Mostly Melodeon Compilation CD from Dan Possumato and Friends

This recently released album contains 16 tracks of mostly, well, melodeon! Also included is the playing of guest musicians to include Kevin Burke on fiddle, Brian McGrath on banjo, Eliot Grasso on pipes, Julie Langan on fiddle, Teresa Baker on piano, vocals by Mick Mulcrone and many others. This CD is available through Claddagh Records (, Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, OssianUSA and other outlets.


Permalink - Posted: May 16, 2017 at 9:18 am

Fiddlers Green International Festival

Celebrating 31 Years, July 23rd – 30th, 2017

Set in the picturesque village of Rostrevor Co. Down and nestled between the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough lies the home of Fiddlers Green International Festival. This is an 8 day festival, a family event celebrating diversity and tradition through music, art and culture.


Permalink - Posted: May 16, 2017 at 9:16 am
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