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The Seaview Sessions

Live music @ The Old Punchbowl Pub,

Rock Road,Booterstown.

Our Autumn series of concerts start on Thursday 27th of September, as we welcome back John Spillane for what will be his fourth visit to us here at The Seaview Sessions. John was actually the first peformer to come and do a gig here in The Old Punchbowl and is always in great form and his gigs are full houses every time. Recently desccribed as ‘The Contemporary Bard of Our Time’,  John never fails to win over an audience and leave them in a blaze of glory…he’s on fire lads, on fire.  (more…)

Permalink - Posted: September 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Bewley’s@6! Hosted by Gael Linn…

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street


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

Renowned  Dundalk fiddler, 
GERRY O’CONNOR, along with  sons,

FÉILIMÍ Ó CONCHUBHAIR ( guitar/songs), and

FINIAN O’CONNOR ( Uileann Pipes, whistles) ,

play dance music of Oriel from the Donnellan collection 
( and more ! )  in celebration of his 
           recently-launched book,  ‘The Rose in the Gap !

ADMISSION: €15 ( nibbles included ! )

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

Booking essential ( limited space ! )


Permalink - Posted: September 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition for Fiddle Now Open For Entries

Peadar Ó Riada is now accepting entries from fiddlers for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2018 competition.  The winner will take home the medal, as well as prize money of €2500, with the final to be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta in February 2019.


Permalink - Posted: September 6, 2018 at 4:24 pm

FairPlé presents RISING TIDES, Liberty Hall, Dublin

SAT. 8th & SUN 9th SEPTEMBER 2018

Rising Tides swells opinion at Liberty Hall

FairPlé, the recently established coalition of musicians whose aim is to raise awareness about gender balance in the production, performance, promotion and development of Irish traditional and folk music, presents Rising Tides; a 2 day festival of music and ideas in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Saturday September 8th and Sunday September 9th. The initiative, supported by The Arts Council, and in conjunction with the Musicians’ Union of Ireland, is the first of its kind in Irish traditional music, and includes presentations, panel discussions and concerts featuring many leading Irish artists.


Permalink - Posted: August 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

Milwaukee Irish Fest Announces 2018 Gate Promotions

Enjoy the World’s Largest Celebration of Irish and Celtic Music and Culture at a Discount

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (August 6, 2018) – Milwaukee Irish Fest has made it easy and affordable for visitors to attend this year’s festival, which takes place August 16-19, on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Festivalgoers can take advantage of free or discounted admission opportunities via a variety of gate promotions during the four-day festival.


Permalink - Posted: August 7, 2018 at 2:11 pm


The duo “Amala” is Reidun Schlesinger (harps) and Paul de Grae (guitars). We play music from several centuries, in original arrangements. The core of our repertoire is Irish: traditional Irish tunes, and pieces from the Irish harp repertoire; we also play music from various Continental European countries, some jazz, and our own jazz-tinged compositions.


Permalink - Posted: August 1, 2018 at 9:06 am

Traditional singer Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill tours Ireland

Traditional singer Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill tours Ireland 11 – 23 September 2018 with Máirtín O’Connor and Séamie O’Dowd presented by Music Network

“Dark and deep, sonorous and controlled” – The Irish Times [on Ní Dhomhnaill]

“One of the most versatile Irish button accordion players” – Folkworld [on O’Connor]

“Musical legend” – The Independent [on O’Dowd]

“[her singing]… left the audience in trance”– Folkworld [on Ní Dhomhnaill]

“Technical brilliance and flamboyant style” – Irish Music Magazine [on O’Connor]

“Séamie O’Dowd’s guitar conspire[s] to create a glorious, unfettered soundscape” – The Irish Times


Permalink - Posted: July 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

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.


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.


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


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