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Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street


6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doors open from 5.45 p.m.)
Music for the ears…and for the feet!

A celebration of his recently released CD ‘Thar Am’/
’’Not Before Time’  with East Galway banjo-player,
GRAHAM GUERIN ( Button Accordion)
from Ballyduff, North Kerry and
LIBBY McCROHAN ( Bouzouki ) from Dublin
ADMISSION: €15 ( nibbles included ! )
Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available for purchase
Booking essential (limited space!)

Permalink - Posted: February 27, 2019 at 3:14 pm


Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming funding of €270,250 for the Music Capital Scheme 2019.

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards that provide funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to individual professional performing musicians.

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:
“I am very pleased that my Department is once again in a position to support the Music Capital Scheme, a vital music resource through which groups and talented individuals may be awarded funding towards the purchase of musical instruments. The Music Capital Scheme has benefitted thousands of people since its inception and this year’s scheme will add to the 349 awards granted to musicians and organisations under the scheme to date, supporting a range of individuals and groups countrywide”.

Commenting on the announcement, Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston said:
“We greatly appreciate the continued support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in providing capital funding for instruments to musicians and a diverse range of groups such as youth bands, ensembles, orchestras, community initiatives and resource organisations. The instruments provided through the Music Capital Scheme continue to make a significant impact on the quality of, and access to, music making and live music performance throughout Ireland”.

Permalink - Posted: February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Waterford musician takes home Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal

Waterford musician Rebecca McCarthy-Kent took home the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal and a cheque for €2500 at the final in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork over the weekend.  There were seventeen in total in the final, which was focused on fiddle this year.

Rebecca, 23, is from Tramore, Co. Waterford and plays both classical and traditional music and also composes, with a special interest in classical/trad fusion.  Fiddle and piano are her main instruments.  She is currently studying for a Masters in Traditional Music Performance in The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, and is a qualified primary school teacher.

Permalink - Posted: February 6, 2019 at 5:23 pm

Irish Folk Icons Dervish To Release The Great Irish Songbook on April 12, 2019

Rounder Records Debut Features Guests Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brendan Gleeson, Jamey Johnson, Kate Rusby, The SteelDrivers, Abigail Washburn, and others.

As one of the world’s most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music, Dervish have devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland. On their debut release for Rounder Records, the Sligo-based band join up with over a dozen luminaries across an eclectic range of genres.

Featuring guests Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brendan Gleeson, Jamey Johnson, Kate Rusby, The SteelDrivers, Abigail Washburn, and others, The Great Irish Songbook both preserves the spirit of each song and brings a new vitality to iconic traditional songs of their homeland. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: February 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm