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Music Network presents Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan 8 – 20 May 2018

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland this May, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Music Network is thrilled to bring together vocalists Heidi Talbot and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, aided and abetted by award winning multi-instrumentalist John McCusker and guitarist Paul Meehan. On tour from 8 – 20 May, details at


Permalink - Posted: March 28, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Ultan Conlon

The Measure - The lead single from the 3rd album, Last Days Of The Night Owl
Watch The Lyric Video here – The Measure

Download The Measure (wetransfer link)
Download The Measure, dropbox link

Listen to the new album Last Days Of The Night Owl Released April 6th
on Soundcloud

Headline Show @ Whelan’s – Saturday 28th April
Tickets on sale now from

Galway singer songwriter Ultan Conlon’s self-written, new single The Measure, is now on release on DarkSideOut Records. The Measure was recorded and mixed in Nashville TN by Grammy Award winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Ray, The Black Keys, Dr. John and Ray LeMontagne amongst others To follow the release of the new album, MCD has announced Ultan’s own headline show for Saturday April 28th for Whelans, Dublin and tickets are now on sale.


Permalink - Posted: March 21, 2018 at 11:54 am

Internationally acclaimed Uilleann Piper, Liam O’ Flynn (1945-2018)

Irish Music Magazine are deeply saddened to hear of the passing today of the Internationally acclaimed Uilleann Piper Liam O’ Flynn at the age of 72.

Liam O’Flynn was an Irish uilleann piper and Irish traditional musician. In addition to a solo career and his work with the group Planxty, O’Flynn recorded with many international musical artists, including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Mike Oldfield, Mary Black, Enya and Sinéad O’Connor.

O’Flynn was acknowledged as Ireland’s foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes and brought the music of the instrument to a worldwide audience.

May he rest in peace!

Permalink - Posted: March 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Gael Linn 65th Anniversary Concert

Gael Linn are organising a concert as part of the 65 year celebrations in the Imperial Hotel, in Cork city, Thursday 29 March at 8pm. Amongst the performers on the night there will be music from Peader Ó Riada, Seán Ó Sé, Máire Ní Cheilleachair, Colm Murphy, Conal Ó Gráda, Jackie Daly agus the group Leoithne. An evening filled with music and singing, presented by RTÉ’s Raidió na Gaeltachta music presenter, Áine Hensey.


Permalink - Posted: March 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Milwaukee Irish Fest Announces 2018 Festival Lineup

Four-Day Festival is the Perfect Summer Getaway for Music Fans

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest celebration of Irish and Celtic music and culture, is excited to announce the 2018 entertainment lineup. This year’s festival, August 16 – 19, will once again welcome hundreds of musicians and entertainers from across the globe. From fan favorites like We Banjo 3, to emerging artists such as Talisk, the four-day festival located at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront is not to be missed.

2018 Nova Scotia showcase, plus TradFest Temple Bar returns
Milwaukee Irish Fest is excited to feature the “Nova Scotia: Celtic Heart of North America” showcase at the festival this year. With music and laughter always on tap in Nova Scotia, festivalgoers are invited to experience all that the beautiful Canadian province has to offer, including award-winning cuisine, unique culture and heritage, and a thriving music scene. Showcase performers include:


Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac

Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant

Shannon Quinn


The Stanfields

Milwaukee Irish Fest is also thrilled to present artists from Ireland’s TradFest Temple Bar for a second year in a row, including the debut of contemporary folk trio, Kern.
The band, which blends original material with musical influences from its County Louth home, won its spot in the festival lineup as part of a contest held during TradFest’s Live at the Hub event in Ireland.
“Through our travels we have the opportunity to meet amazing artists and organizations from around the world, and we are excited to bring a taste of Nova Scotia to Milwaukee this summer,” said Mike Mitchell, executive director of CelticMKE, the organization that presents Milwaukee Irish Fest each year. “From the amazing showcase artists, to TradFest performers, new artists and returning fan favorites, our 2018 lineup has something for everyone.”


Permalink - Posted: March 12, 2018 at 10:04 am


Available for streaming and download across all digital platforms from 23 March 2018
“Watch Lisa reinvent harp-playing” – Seán Rocks, RTE Arena
“Crossing so many genres it is hard to define” – Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
“That was not a showcase, it was a masterclass” – Ray Jones, Talentbanq

Lisa Canny, a Mayo native living in the UK, has amassed over two million streams online, sold out shows across the UK and US and co-written with a host of artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Melissa Etheridge and Akon.

Now, Lisa Canny is set to release ‘Freedom‘, the debut single from her upcoming EP, on Friday 23 March 2018 and has also announced a nationwide tour taking in shows in Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Mayo, Limerick this April and May. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: March 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Siamsaíocht @6! Hosted by Gael Linn…

(Powerscourt Townhouse Centre…Minutes from Grafton Street…Entrances on Clarendon Street, Sth William Street and Coppinger Row…elevator to 2nd floor).

6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doors open from 5.45 p.m.).

Fall under the spell of renowned Galway singer, DEIRBHILE NÍ BHROLCHÁIN, who will perform songs, both from her Gael Linn release  ‘Smaointe’, and her newly-launched album, ‘Starlight Falling’.

With accompaniment from Steve Johnston (Guitar) & Tony Trundle (Fiddle) and vocal contributions from her nieces, Rachel Cunningham and Eithne Cunningham.


Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available for purchase
Booking essential (limited space !)

Permalink - Posted: March 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm