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Irish Music & Dance in London presents Irish Hooley in Islington.
Following the success of our Irish Hooley in Bloomsbury at the Bloomsbury Theatre last summer, we are doing it again this year.
On Tuesday 28 June, 2016, there will be a great gathering of some of the finest exponents of Irish music, song and dance in London in the elegant surrounds of the Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD. This is the second fundraiser and taster event of 2016 for the staging of the 18th Return to Camden Town Festival, which will take place from 25 to 31 October 2016. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm


Christy Moore’s new studio album Lily will be released worldwide on 20 May 2016.

Featuring ten songs, the Declan Sinnott produced album is the first new music from Christy since ‘Where I Come From’ in 2013.  The title track tells us of Christy’s early memories of County Kildare, and the album takes us on a journey across the water and back home with songs from Christy, Peter Gabriel and local heroes; John Spillane and Declan O’Rourke.  Christy says, “This collection has been a joy to record. We worked at different locations over the past two years and now it’s time to let it off upon the air.”

Permalink - Posted: May 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Siamsaíocht @6! with Gael Linn

Sth William Street, Dublin 2
6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doors open  from 5.40 p.m.)

Renowned Oriel musicians,
ZOE CONWAY (fiddle) &
JOHN McINTYRE (guitar)
along with Dubliner
ENDA REILLY (singer,songwriter)
bring the current series of concerts to a close with
an eclectic performance of music and song  - not to be missed !
ADMISSION: €15 (Comp nibbles included!)
WINE, tea and coffee available
Booking essential (limited space!)
087/2547574 or

Permalink - Posted: May 3, 2016 at 1:56 pm


Craolfar clár speisialta faoi Chraobhchomórtas Siansa Gael Linn 2016
ar TG4, Dé Domhnaigh seo chugainn, 1 Bealtaine, 5.25p.m. Ghlac 8 ngrúpa
thraidisiúnta ó cheann ceann na tíre páirt sa cheolchoirm iontach seo
sa Cheoláras Náisiúnta ar 17 Aibreán, 2016.   Bhí os cionn
míle duine i láthair don ócáid.  Beidh ceol agus amhránaíocht den
scoth le cloisteáil - ná caill é !

Lean sinn ar Twitter #Siansa nó ar Facebook Siansa Gael Linn !
Don’t miss a special programme on TG4, Sunday next, 1 May at
5.25p.m. featuring highlights from the recent Siansa Gael Linn 2016 Grand Finale concert.
Eight talented young groups competed on the National Concert Hall stage on
17 April in front of an audience of over 1000 people – expect excellent traditional music and song !

Follow us on Twitter #Siansa or on Facebook Siansa Gael Linn !

Permalink - Posted: April 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Commemoration Programme, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne

3rd, 4th & 5th of May, 2016

As part of the 1916 commemorations at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne the school will host a series of lectures by keynote speakers, an exhibition of 1916 memorabilia and concerts.

Tuesday 3rd May, 2016, 7pm:

Joe O’Toole- ‘West Kerry during the Four Wars between 1914 and 1923’

Wednesday 4th May, 2016, 7pm:

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD), ‘1916: New Perspectives, Old Rows’

Thursday 5th May, 2016, 7pm:

Dr. Tim Horgan, ‘Events in Kerry Easter Week’

There will also be nightly performances by special guests including World champion dancer David Geaney, the newly formed Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Fife & Drum band and new and old songs of the Rising will be performed by Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne students.

ADMISSION FREE, Donations welcome!

Permalink - Posted: April 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Radio Presenter of the Year for Donegal broadcaster Dónall Mac Ruairí

Rann na Feirste broadcaster and musician Dónall Mac Ruairí was named Radio Presenter/Personality of the Year at the Celtic Media Festival in Dungarvan over the weekend.

Dónall presents the very popular music programme Cóisir Cheoil on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from Monday to Friday at 4.15 pm from the Doirí Beaga studios.  The music mix on the programme features a variety of trad, folk, roots and world music, from the likes of Fidil, Eve Belle, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Flook, Caladh Nua, Baile an Salsa, Cúig, Kathleen MacInnes and Danú, to name but a few.

Permalink - Posted: April 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

A Night with Paul Brady and an All-Star Tribute to Ewan MacColl

ESB LIVE Concerts on May 24th and October 11th at the National Concert Hall

ESB LIVE 2016 at the National Concert Hall celebrates great song-writers with an exclusive concert by Paul Brady on May 24th followed by an all-star tribute to the great Ewan MacColl on October 11th, featuring Declan O’Rourke, Peggy Seeger, Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy.

Paul Brady is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. Recipient of the 2015 National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, he returns to the Hall on May 24th at 8pm with this special show, performing songs from his extensive back catalogue of 40 years.

Permalink - Posted: April 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Young Siansa Gael Linn Groups Enthrall Concert Hall Audience

On the evidence of this year’s Siansa Gael Linn final there is no doubt that the future of both our traditional music and our language is in good hands, and that both these elements of our culture are inseparable!
Eight groups from all corners of the country battled it out for the attractive prizes on offer in  the final. Each group had 8 members under 19 years of age and took to the National Concert Hall stage on Sunday, 17 April, to perform a ten to twelve minute programme of traditional music and song.


Permalink - Posted: April 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

Parent Organization of Milwaukee Irish Fest Rebrands as CelticMKE

New name better reflects the organization’s year-round commitment to promoting and celebrating Irish and Celtic culture

Milwaukee Irish Festivals, Inc., home of Milwaukee Irish Fest, is excited to announce that it is rebranding the organization under a new name, CelticMKE. The refreshed name and logo better reflects the organization’s mission to preserve, promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures through year-round programming and events.

Permalink - Posted: April 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Christy Moore: Journey

“Christy Moore: Journey”, is a provocative and powerful filmshot over a 5-month period on the road and produced by Bang Bang Teo.

For 50 years Christy has sung about the issues that have deeplyaffected him. So we brought the songs to the locations and the peoplethat inspired them. This is a deeply personal and human film, revealingChristy’s often times controversial actions and opinions, which make him truly unique.

“Christy Moore: Journey”, is all about the songs. These songs give voice to those who need a voice and give a real and raw perspective of life as it is in all its guises. The songs give shape to who we are and what we are. They also reveal a man who has dedicated his life to the craft of songwriting and who has stood up to be counted. The songs
guide us through the journey from the Irish in London in the sixties and on through the issues and events that shocked and shaped us to the present day and what we have become.

Christy Moore: Journey comes in 2 x 1 hour episodes and will be screened on RTE1 at 9.30pm on Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th of April. At the age of 70, Christy finally agreed to make a film, the only film that will ever be made on his eventful life.


Permalink - Posted: April 7, 2016 at 9:08 am
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