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SLIGO LIVE FESTIVAL CLUB

www.sligolive.ie

Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival celebrates 10 years of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
22nd – 27th October 2014

3 STAGE LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL CLUB – 5TH ON TEELING

FRI. 24TH OCT. 14: PURE STAGE: RENEGADE BRASS BAND
Acoustic Stage and Trad Session Room: Festival Artists
10.30 Doors / Main Stage 11.30pm. €10 Advance/€12 Door

SAT. 25TH OCT. 14: PURE STAGE: THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT
Acoustic Stage and Trad Session Room: Festival Artists
11.30pm. €12 Advance / €15 on Door

SUN. 26TH OCT. 14: PURE STAGE: RACKHOUSE PILFER
Acoustic Stage and Trad Session Room: Festival Artists
11.30pm. €10 Advance / €12 on Door

SLIGO LIVE FESTIVAL CLUB at 5th ON TEELING is a unique experience with three performance stages hosting a true festival atmosphere.  The SLIGO LIVE 3 Stage Late Night Festival Club features RENEGADE BRASS BAND on Friday, 24th October 14, THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT on Saturday, 25th October 14, and RACKHOUSE PILFER on Sunday, 26th October 14.  The club will again feature three rooms of music. A main stage with the headline act, an acoustic stage with a selection of festival artists who have played other gigs within the festival and a session room where top traditional musicians play together in sessions.

RENEGADE BRASS BAND:  Renegade Brass Band from Sheffield in Yorkshire headline the Festival Club on Friday 24th October, in 5th on Teeling in Teeling Street.
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Permalink - Posted: September 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Return to Camden Town Festival 2014

www.returntocamden.org

The 16th Return to Camden Town Festival will be a 6 day extravaganza of the finest in traditional Irish music, song and dance, all packed into one very long weekend. Featuring concerts, sessions, album launches, set dancing céilís, workshops and more, the Festival will run from Wednesday 22nd until Monday 27th October 2014.
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Permalink - Posted: September 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Music Capital Scheme 2014

www.musicnetwork.ie

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians.
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Permalink - Posted: September 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

TERRIFIC TRAD COMBINATION CONFIRMED FOR SLIGO LIVE 2014

Michael McGoldrick Quartet
SAT. 25TH OCT. 2014 – Hawk’s Well Theatre

Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival celebrates 10 years of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
22nd – 27th October 2014

www.sligolive.ie

Described as the Pied Piper of traditional Music, Michael McGoldrick and his quartet will hit the stage at SLIGO LIVE bursting with enthusiasm and sparks will fly as they set fire to reels and jigs.  They play with skill, knowledge and affection eking out the emotion from their instruments, and this will be one special musical experience not to be missed.   SLIGO LIVE is delighted to announce Michael Mc Goldrick Quartet with Dezi Donnelly, Ed Boyd and John Joe Kelly live in concert on Saturday, 25th October 2014 @ Hawk’s Well Theatre. Reserved seating €18.00. Tickets are available from www.sligolive.ie or from Ticketmaster or the Hawk’s Well Box Office (Tel. 071 916 1518).
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Permalink - Posted: September 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Music Network presents Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s ‘In My Mind’, a solo fiddle and film show

11 – 19 October 2014

www.musicnetwork.ie

‘…the missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze’ Irish Independent

Music Network is delighted to present the ‘most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad’ (Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh in a solo fiddle and film tour. Touring nationwide from 11 October 2014, In My Mind is a window into the world of music-making, from a musician equally at home playing traditional Irish slides and polkas as exploring contemporary musical landscapes. Making live music happen across the country, Music Network provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices, funded by the Arts Council.

Armed with his trusty 10-string “Hardanger d’Amore” fiddle and a film projector, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh sets out to show the beauty, depth and humour of traditional Irish music in his own take on what makes it beautiful. Inside the projector are virtual guests, friends whom he has filmed: musician, dancer, singer, poet and landscape, each of whom make the other half of a duet with a live Caoimhín. A better look at what goes on inside a musician’s head could not be had, not if you cut it in half and hinged it open.

One of the most acclaimed (and prolific) traditional musicians of his generation, Ó Raghallaigh has performed in such venues as the Lincoln Centre in NYC, the Barbican in London, and the National Concert Hall in Dublin. In addition to being an established solo artist, he performs in various duos, plays in a trio with Martin Hayes and Peadar Ó Riada, and is a member of two groups: The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly.
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Permalink - Posted: September 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

OAIM Irish Music Retreats 2014

www.irishmusicholidays.com

Flute: October 19th – 24th

Fiddle: November 10th – 15th

Fiddle Tutors: Tola Custy, Liz Kane, Adam Shapiro

Flute Tutors: Kevin Crawford, Niall Keegan and Kirsten Allstaff

The Online Academy of Irish Music is to host a series of Irish music retreats in Ennis, Co. Clare in October 2014.
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Permalink - Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

Woodford House Live Concerts

www.woodfordEvents.com

Broadcasting live online via Concert Window is making some unexpected income for traditional, folk, acoustic, poetry and storytelling artists.

It requires a reliable and fast upload broadband service and it’s a good idea to contact someone experienced in this new style of broadcasting.

Singer harpist Claire Roche and poet and storyteller John Willmott, aka Woodland Bard, have performed online concerts from Claire’s Woodford House venue, near Blackrock, Co. Dublin. They have been impressed with the service and extra income earned from Concert Window. Now they would like to show others how to do the same.

At present, most of the Concert Window audience is in the USA so this creates interesting concert time scheduling. Most concerts performed by Claire and others have been between 11pm and 1am Irish time, which catches the early evening viewers in much of the USA. As more viewers come on board in Ireland, UK and through Europe, it will soon make sense to hold regular time concerts at 7pm, 8pm etc.

Despite these performance time oddities, online broadcasting means a gig with barely any travel expenses and tour management headaches. It potentially means a world audience from a single gig too. This is also a great gig outlet for musicians taking time out to be with their young families.
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Permalink - Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARD AND MASTER CLASS SERIES FOR SLIABH LUACHRA

www.sliabhluachra.ie

The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, which was established in 2013 with the aim of promoting, preserving and celebrating this region’s unique musical style, has added to the year round programme of events with two exciting new initiatives.

The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Master Class Series is the latest initiative to be established by The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail and the first in the series has just taken place in Scartaglin, Co. Kerry. Thanks to Nicky and Anne McAuliffe for putting the students through their paces and to the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre, Scartaglin for hosting the event. The next Master Class will take place in Cork in early 2015.
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Permalink - Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:46 am

SOUND INVESTMENT

www.musicnetwork.ie

Music Network recently welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht confirming capital funds of ?210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2014. The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non–professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians.
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Permalink - Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

NEW ALBUM FOREIGN SHORE • HANZ ARAKI

www.hanzaraki.com www.littlesearecords.com

Little Sea Records in Portland, Oregon is very pleased to release Foreign Shore from award-winning flautist and singer Hanz Araki.

Araki, called “an Irish music phenomenon in West Coast America” by Irish Music Magazine, has recorded a compelling collection of eleven songs and tunes from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, New Zealand, and America with long–time collaborator Cary Novotny (guitar). With additional musical contributions from Eddie Parente (strings), Lisa Ornstein (podorythmie), Colleen Raney (vocals), Bob Soper (vocals), and Mike Cody (vocals), Foreign Shore dives into the heart of a musical tradition that traveled the world as Araki’s Irish and Japanese forbearers did.
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Permalink - Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:45 am
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