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LIVE TRADITIONAL MUSIC CONCERT

The Voyage of Amergin

WHEN: FRIDAY 5 APRIL @ 8pm

WHERE: CLASAC THEATRE, CLONTARF

TICKETS: €10.85 EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ciara-mcelhom-presents-voyage-of-amergin-tickets-58783288398?aff=ebdssbeac

Join us with your family and friends for an unforgettable evening of live traditional and choral music, marking the premiere performance of original compositions by composer and traditional musician, Ciara McElholm.

Bringing together an incredible line up of talented musicians and vocalists especially for this event:

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Permalink - Posted: March 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Close contest expected at Siansa Gael Linn 2019 final!

The much anticipated Siansa Gael Linn 2019 final will take place in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, 7 April next,  and will see close contest between eight groups, with representation from Counties Derry, Laois, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Mayo and Sligo!

This is the climax of the competition which is organized annually by Gael Linn, with support from Irish Music Magazine and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.  Siansa showcases the cream of young Irish traditional musical and singing talent, all through the medium of Irish, and attracts groups of the highest caliber year after year. Out of an initial entry of over 60 groups for the 2019 competition, the eight finalists qualified through two preliminary rounds of the competition since December last. They are:  ‘Léargas’, County Tipperary, ‘Lonrach’, County Laois, ‘Tigh Tara’, Loreto College, Coleraine, County Derry, ‘Finscéal’, County Limerick, ‘Cuisle’, County Clare, ‘Aontacht’, County Sligo and two groups from Mayo, ‘Siar’ and ‘Ildánach’. On the big night, each group will play their own ten to twelve minute selection of traditional music, along with a song in Irish, arranged in a new and innovative way, on the National Concert Hall stage. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: March 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street

THURSDAY, 21 MARCH 2019

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,
PÁRAIC MAC DONNCHADHA and friends,
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!)
087/2547574

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

€270,250 ANNOUNCED FOR MUSIC CAPITAL SCHEME 2019

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”.
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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.
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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

Waterford brother and sister amongst competitors for Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal

A Waterford brother and sister will be amongst the seventeen competitors who will take to the stage for the final of the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition for fiddle in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Friday 1 February.  The final will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 7 pm.

Ademar O’Connor, 15, from Edenderry in Co. Offaly will be the youngest competitor this year, and there will be three musicians flying in from the US for the event.  The winner will take home the prestigious gold medal, designed by the late Cashel Goldsmith Pádraig Mac Mathúna, and a cash prize of €2500. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: January 31, 2019 at 10:13 am

Bewley’s@6! Hosted by Gael Linn…

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street
Thursday, 21 February, 2019

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

Coming to us from Galway for this event will be the lively group ‘COGAR’ 
Seosamh Ó Fátharta (Button Accordian), Maidhc Ó hÉanaigh (Flute), Mícheál Mac Fhlannchaidh (Bouzouki) along with Paul McClure (Bodhrán).

ADMISSION: €15 (nibbles included!) Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available for purchase.

Booking essential (limited space!)

087/2547574

Permalink - Posted: January 21, 2019 at 10:58 am

Call for applications: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2019

Call for applications: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2019

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network are pleased to announce details of the 2019 Musicians-in-Residence Scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. Three residencies are offered in 2019: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group.

Established and emerging individual musicians from all genres with a strong connection to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are invited to apply by Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 2.00pm. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: January 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Bewley’s@6! Hosted by Gael Linn…

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street
THURSDAY, 17 JANUARY 2019
6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doors open from 5.45 p.m.)

A great start to 2019 with music and song from
the young, vibrant Waterford-based group, and friends!

‘NUADÁN’
Pax Ó Faoláin — fiddle,voice
Mardara Ó Faoláin — Bouzouki, Piano, Voice
Iarlaith Mac Gabhann — Flute, whistles

Colm McGonigle— Concertina

ADMISSION: €15 (nibbles included!)

Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available for purchase

Booking essential (limited space!)

087/2547574

Permalink - Posted: December 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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