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RTÉ RnaG bringing listeners great music all week from Miltown

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be heading to Miltown Malbay for Willie Week, and broadcasting live from there from Sunday 8 July to Friday 11 July.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has been a stalwart supporter of the festival since the early seventies, although the programming content and scope has developed significantly in the intervening years.

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Permalink - Posted: June 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Altan To Perform At The Áras an Uachtaráin Garden Party 

President Higgins will acknowledge Altan for the contribution they have made to Irish Music and Culture over the last 30 years

Traditional Irish band Altan will perform at the Áras an Uachtaráin Garden Party hosted the the President and Sabina Higgins Monday 25th of June,  where President Higgins will acknowledge Altan for the contribution they have made to Irish Music and Culture over the last 30 years.

Altan are very delighted to be invited to perform at the Áras. The band were honoured with a Civic Reception by Donegal County Council last month, to celebrate the bands 30 year Anniversary.  In 2017 Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh one of the founding members of Altan was awarded ‘Traditional Musician of the Year’ at the Gradam Ceoil Music Awards.

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Permalink - Posted: June 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm

UL students to present series on national airwaves

First year students from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick will be presenting the new music series Ar Bhruach na Sionainne on the national airwaves on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta as part of the station’s summer schedule that starts this month.

The series title means ‘on the banks of the Shannon’ where it was recorded on the beautiful UL campus.  In it, we’ll hear music and song from the students, their friends and family, former students, and academic staff at the university.   The programme is broadcast every Monday at 4.30 pm, and listeners can also listen live online or listen back at www.rnag.ie.

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Permalink - Posted: June 15, 2018 at 9:42 am

Enrollment Now Open for Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School

Taught by World-Renowned Instructors, Workshops for all ages Celebrate Irish Traditions

www.CelticMKE.com

Returning for the program’s 31st year, the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School will again welcome students and teachers for a week of hands-on learning, August 13 – 17, 2018. A one-of-a-kind experience, the summer school showcases Irish and Celtic traditions, and features some of the top artists and scholars in Irish and Celtic music, history and culture.

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Permalink - Posted: May 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

IMRO CEO APPOINTED TO BOARD OF GESAC – THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY FOR SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS IN EUROPE

Mr. Victor Finn, CEO of IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organisation) has been appointed to the board of GESAC, the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers. Comprising authors’ societies from across the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, GESAC represents more than 1 million creators, advocating for creators in the areas of musical, audio-visual, visual arts, and literary and dramatic works.

Commenting on his appointment, Victor Finn said, “IMRO and GESAC have a well-established relationship developed through our collective effort to ensure a sustainable creative and cultural ecosystem in Ireland, and across Europe. I look forward to building on this partnership through my membership of the GESAC Board and furthering our shared objective to ensure policy recognition for creators, an area of crucial importance, as the music sector evolves.” (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

IrishFest Atlanta

October 26th-27th, 2018

www.irishfestatlanta.org

Atlanta, GA – Traditional Irish band, Téada, headlines IrishFest Atlanta occurring October 26-27, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody just outside of Atlanta. Additional entertainment includes a concert by The Green Fields of America on their 40th Anniversary Tour and the return of Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band playing for the lively ceili on Saturday afternoon.

The two-day festival offers concerts, dance performances, workshops, a ceili dance, lectures and many family fun activities. Workshop and concert prices range from $25 for individual concerts to $175 for a weekend package. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irishfestatlanta.org/tickets-info in July.

“In the best tradition of a genuinely Irish celebration, there was always a sense that everyone was there in order to enjoy in a communal experience in which sharing music, dance and good craic was what was important…” - Dr. James Flannery.

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Permalink - Posted: May 15, 2018 at 10:31 am

Pioneers of Irish-American Music and Dance Celebrate 40 Years with Dublin Castle Concert

Green Fields of America to play as part of Famine-art exhibition, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
The pioneers of Irish-American music for stage, Green Fields of America, will perform in Dublin of May at 7pm at The Printworks, Dublin Castle.

Led by Limerick-born Mick Moloney, Green Fields of America led the way in bringing together musicians, dancers and vocalists from both sides of the Atlantic, for their now-legendary expressions of culture and patriotism.

Formed in 1978, the ensemble has been a launch pad to some of the biggest names in Irish trad music and dance, including Jean Butler, Seamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, Dennis Cahill and Liz Carroll.

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Permalink - Posted: April 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Major New Irish Music Festival in Liverpool

Saturday 7th July 2018
The Feis Liverpool Announces Line-Up

The Feis, the Irish music festival, from the founder of the world famous Fleadh, is coming to Liverpool this summer. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, both contemporary and traditional, The Feis Liverpool will be the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen.

Taking place on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront on Saturday 7th July Van Morrison will headline the festival. Also on the line-up are Chieftains, Imelda May, The Hothouse Flowers, Foy Vance, The Coronas, Aslan, Finbar Furey, Hudson Taylor, The Stunning, Nathan Carter, Damien Dempsey, Dublin Legends (The Dubliners), Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan, Jack L & Mundy. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 26, 2018 at 10:27 am

Sinéad Egan’s Debut Album: For You

www.sineadmusic.com and www.facebook.com/sineadeganofficial

Straight out of North-West London, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Sinéad Egan, has brought to us a uniquely compelling debut album For You, mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London, it mixes spell-binding guitar melodies and riffs with magically orchestrated string sections, captivating Irish music accompaniment and exquisite song-writing, resulting in a fantastically addictive, memorable album that simply cannot be missed. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm

LONDON SOLO CONCERT BY LILY NEILL

May 25th at Mycenae House, Blackheath, SE3 7SE. 8pm - Doors 7.30
Tickets on sale now from www.wegottickets.com/event/401500

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her left-field blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots are redefining what the audience can expect from the harp.   (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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