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Musical treats on RTÉ RnaG at Christmas

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s Christmas schedule is brim full of great music, particularly traditional music, from 23 December until the 3 January.

On Christmas Eve at 5 pm Nollaig na nDéise will include music from the all-male Waterford choir Cór Fear na nDéise.  Listeners can look forward to a selection of live concerts over the festive period recorded at Tionól Niocláis Tóibín in Waterford, Éigse Dhiarmuidín in Cork, Éigse an Spidéil in Connemara (Frankie Gavin, Brian McGrath, George Grasso, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Johnny Óg Connolly),South Sligo Summer School, and the NYAH in Cavan featuring Roscommon flute player Patsy Hanly, all presented by Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha on her show Ceol Binn ó na Beanna.

Permalink - Posted: December 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

Celtic Colours releases fifth volume of recordings from the Festival

(Sydney, NS) Take home the magic of the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival with a brand new selection of performances recorded during the annual, nine-day event. Whether you are reliving fond memories of your Festival experience or getting caught up on what you missed, Celtic Colours Live – Volume Five makes an excellent addition to your music collection.


Permalink - Posted: December 11, 2017 at 10:12 am

National Concert Hall Presents Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration

With Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O’Neill, Finbar Furey, whenyoung, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie with Cáit O’Riordan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Terry Woods of The Pogues, and more.

Monday 15 January 2018, 8pm
National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Tickets: €85, €80, €75, €65. ON SALE FRIDAY 8 December 2017, 10am
Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.

From A Pair of Brown Eyes to Fairytale of New York, Shane MacGowan is widely recognised as a poet of modern music and one of the great international songwriters. On Monday 15th January the National Concert Hall plays host to this renowned artist on the occasion of his 60th birthday. This concert as part of the NCH Perspectives Series celebrates the power and poetry of Shane’s work and his singular contribution to Irish music.

Permalink - Posted: December 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

Brian Kennedy Announces Concert at Hook Lighthouse

Legendary singer and songwriter Brian Kennedy announces a unique evening concert at the ancient Hook lighthouse on the tip of the Hook Peninsula county Wexford.

On Friday evening, February 2nd, 2018 multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter Brian Kennedy will host a unique concert in the ancient lighthouse tower. The chart-topping Belfast born singer with the voice of an angel is known for his ballads and has also represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song contest. His career has spanned three decades with two multi-platinum selling albums and awards for best male artist and best album. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: December 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm