Irish Music Magazine - October 2003


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The Irish Music Magazine Awards 2003

Our centre section this month is devoted to the fourth annual Irish Music Magazine Reader's Poll Awards. Come along and join us at the National Concert Hall Dublin on October 7th.

What A Liberty

Ita Kelly asks Sharon Shannon about her diverse tastes in music, all of which surface on her new album.

At It Again

It is this old music that still provides John Carty with a constant stream of inspiration, writes Ita Kelly.

A Song, A Tune & Love Of The Native Tongue

Ita Kelly talks to Meatí Jo Shéamuis about his life in music and his debut album, which has been a long time coming (he started his broadcasting career in 1971).

The Bright Clear Well Of The Piping Tradition

By naming his album after Séamus Ennis's club (An Tober Glé), Neillidh Mulligan is paying tribute to one of his foremost influences, writes Ita Kelly.

North America

Flander's Irish

Seán Laffey shelters from the heat of an August day in the cool shades of Dan Milner's New York apartment and hears about Dan's recent project, a CD featuring some songs from the Flanders Collection.

United Kingdom

Come Back To Camden Town

Helen Northway meets up with Karen Ryan who is busy touring with her own band the London Lasses and putting the finishing touches to the fifth Return to Camden Town festival.



Another selection in our tutorial series brought to you in association with Waltons Music.

Up & Coming - Carbon Leaf

John O'Regan interviews the people's choice; Carbon Leaf winners of the Irish Music Magazine Irish Idol new talent contest at this year's Milwaukee Irish Fest.

The Launch Pad

Steve Power meets a couple of Waifs and Strays as Michael Hynes & Denis Liddy launch a new CD with a memorable night of tunes in Crusheen, Co. Clare.

Story Behind The Songs

Dan Milner unfolds a tale of military ambition confounded in this song with a horticultural motive.

Live Reviews

Jim Kelly takes in the sounds of trad at this year's Phil Murphy weekend, with other features from Karan Casey and a look back at BEO 2003.

CD Reviews

A selection of CD reviews brought to you in association with Gael Linn.