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SIAMSAÍOCHT @6! le Gael Linn

( Powerscourt Townhouse Centre…
Minutes from Grafton Street…Entrances on Clarendon Street,
Sth William Street and Coppinger Row…elevator to 2nd floor)
6p.m. – 8p.m. Doors open 5.40 p.m.

A Christmas treat in the company of
from Rannafast, County Donegal
Five members of the same family,
Aodh, Megan, Seán, Tony and Dónall,
breathe new life into songs from their homeplace
as they celebrate the release
of their long-awaited debut album

Permalink - Posted: November 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm

SIAMSAÍOCHT@6! le Gael Linn

Teach Cathrach Chúirt an Phaoraigh/Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
( Bealaí isteach/Entrances -  Clarendon St, Sth William St, Coppinger Row - ardaitheoir go hurlár 2/lift to 2nd floor )
6p.m. – 8p.m. (Doirse ar oscailt ó /Doors open 5.40p.m.)

Permalink - Posted: November 3, 2015 at 5:59 pm


Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ard-Stiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will launch Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 before an invited audience in glór on Friday, 23rd October, 2015.  After a gap of almost 40 years the world’s greatest celebration of traditional Irish Music Song and Dance returns to Ennis from 14th to 22nd August, 2016.  The sense of anticipation and excitement around the town and county has been palpable following the decision of an Ardchomhairle last March to entrust the local Abbey Branch with the signal honour of hosting the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2016.

Permalink - Posted: October 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

Return to Camden Town Festival 2015

London’s classic festival of Irish traditional music, dance and song is almost here. Return to Camden Town returns for its 17th year, running from Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th October 2015, featuring a week of concerts, album launches, set dancing céilís, workshops, sessions and more.

There will be festival events at a variety of Camden venues throughout the 7 days – with a particularly high concentration at the London Irish Centre on Camden Square – see - during the entire day and evening on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th.

Permalink - Posted: October 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Call for Applications – Music Generation Clare PhD Scholarship

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, in partnership with Music Generation Clare, is delighted to offer a 3-year PhD scholarship. County Clare is one of twelve areas of the country currently participating in Music Generation - Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

Permalink - Posted: September 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

Final call for flute and whistle players: Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition

Peadar Ó Riada has put out the final call to flute and whistle players for entries to the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2015 competition, which will close on 2 October.  The final will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta next February.

This is the sixth year of the competition, established by Cork musician Peadar Ó Riada, to counteract the over-emphasis on technicality in other music competitions, and the failure to recognise the importance of spirit and musicality in playing.  Last year, the competition was won by a young fiddler from Brosna in Kerry, Darragh Curtin.  Other past winners include Cormac Begley, Tim McHugh, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Oisín Morrison.

Permalink - Posted: September 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

SIAMSAÍOCHT @6! le Gael Linn

( Powerscourt Townhouse Centre…
Minutes from Grafton Street…Entrances on Clarendon Street,
Sth William Street and Coppinger Row…elevator to 2nd floor)
6p.m. – 8p.m. Doors open 5.40 p.m.
The excellent

Permalink - Posted: September 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

Eagle Music Shop presents the ‘Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary’ UK Event

Saturday November 7th 2015, North Light Gallery, Huddersfield

A fabulous celebration day featuring some of the world’s greatest musicians with special artists the Kruger Brothers and support band JigJam. This will be our 9th consecutive year of this ever popular event with The Deering Banjo Company.

Our guests Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will hold an on stage discussion about their awesome ‘40 Years of Making Banjos’.  This will be an opportunity for you to personally meet The Deering family.

Permalink - Posted: September 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

Sligo Live 2015


Ensemble Ériu

5.30pm - Sun. 25th Oct. 2015 – The Model, Sligo

Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival enters a second decade of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
21st – 26th October 2015

Described by the critics as something very special, SLIGO LIVE is delighted to present a very unique music experience performed by some of Ireland’s very talented young musicians from a range of backgrounds including traditional, jazz and classical. Ensemble Ériu live at The Model, Sligo on Sunday, 25th October 2015 @ 5.30pm.  Tickets are on sale from The Model
Ensemble Ériu are a septet led by Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen who draw on a wealth of creative sources to perform arrangements of Irish traditional music rooted in the styles of West and North County Clare. The group brings together a chamber ensemble of some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians from a range of performance backgrounds including traditional, jazz and classical.  The result is a unique combination of the fresh and familiar, a soundscape that is creatively progressive, yet rooted in tradition.   Ensemble Eriu have been awarded a TV4 Gadam Cheoil award 2015 for excellence in musical collaboration and when you take a brief look at what these members have achieved it’s easy to see why: (more…)

Permalink - Posted: September 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Cherish the Ladies celebrate 30th incredible years with an Irish tour, September and October 2015

“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience

that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,”

Boston Globe

Cherish the Ladies are the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American supergroup that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 15 outstanding albums including their latest, “An Irish Homecoming” which was also videotaped for an Emmy winning Public Television Special that is airing across America.

2015 see’s the ground breaking collectives 30th anniversary and what better way to celebrate that with a 11-night Irish tour covering the length and breadth of the county.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.

Permalink - Posted: September 9, 2015 at 11:26 am
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