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The Seaview Sessions, live music, upstairs @ The Punchbowl, Booterstown, County Dubin

I saw Luka Bloom perform one evening in a small venue, candlelit, lovely atmosphere and a week later I saw John Spillane do exactly the same.

I sing myself for groups of American tourists that visit The Punchbowl, in an upstairs, old world, kitchen feel, front room kind of vibe of a room, and while singing, I thought that the room would make a great little intimate venue suitable for gigs for up to approx 70- 80 people. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: June 6, 2017 at 10:54 am

Eleanor McEvoy Appointed New Chairperson of IMRO

The Board of The Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG (IMRO) is pleased to announce that the renowned singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has been appointed to the position of Chairperson of IMRO. McEvoy replaces composer and saxophonist Keith Donald, who has held the position since 2008. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: June 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Music Network presents Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson & Mick Daly (Ireland)

On tour 12 – 29 September 2017

Cathy Jordan, voice, bodhrán, bones

Jarlath Henderson, uilleann pipes, whistle, voice

Mick Daly, guitar, 5-string banjo, voice

“Breathtaking interpretations of traditional songs” – The BBC on Cathy Jordan

“A remarkable player of uilleann pipes and whistles… one of the heroes of the new Celtic folk scene” – The Guardian on Jarlath Henderson

“Highly talented” – Folkworld on Mick Daly

Prepare to be entranced as three of Ireland’s most inventive singers offer up some stunning new interpretations of well-worn songs, with stirring instrumental playing and more than a little theatrical energy thrown into the mix.


Permalink - Posted: June 1, 2017 at 10:28 am

Tønder Festival Full Programme …

The final names have been added to this year’s Tønder Festival line-up. Among them are Beoga from Ireland, Darlingside from USA and Frigg from Finland. And Niels Hausgaard, of course. The final programme is ready, and so is the Tønder Festival app.

Booking is complete and this year’s Tønder Festival programme has exciting music for all tastes. Among the latest names are the Irish band Beoga, who have worked closely with Ed Sheeran, and the critically-acclaimed American band Darlingside.


Permalink - Posted: June 1, 2017 at 9:17 am


1977 to 2017 - featuring long-term members Mike Hanrahan, Steve Cooney, Paul Roche, Tommy Hayes with Tara Breen & Karol Lynch


Permalink - Posted: May 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

Leading Irish musicians take to stage to support Irish visit of Cuban uilleann piping sensations

Wonderful line-up of leading artists at Dublin’s Grand Social on June 1 as Irish pipes continue to take hold in Cuba

A concert featuring Ireland’s leading traditional musicians will be held in Dublin’s Grand Social venue on Thursday June 1 to support a visit to Ireland next month of Cuban uilleann pipers Alexander Suarez Mendez and Rosalia Acosta Corrales.


Permalink - Posted: May 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

Over 95 Online Flute Lessons Now Available at OAIM

The Online Academy of Irish Music

Here at OAIM we have an ever-growing number of flute tutorials to keep all our fluters happy. With five top class tutors and over 95 tutorials there is never a reason for anyone to get fed up!   (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Chieftains fiddler, Tara Breen, set for Belfast’s inaugural Summer School of Traditional Music

Chieftains fiddler, Tara Breen, is set to tutor and perform at the inaugural Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music, July 21st – August 4th, August 2017, alongside of wealth of famous names from the world of traditional music.  Bringing together and celebrating both the Irish and Ulster–Scots musical traditions, the unique festival includes performances, recitals, masterclasses, lectures, talks and sessions across Belfast, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and the Ulster University.


Permalink - Posted: May 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival

June 15th – 18th, 2017

The 2017 Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival, will take place from  June 15th–18th in Glengarriff, West Cork. The festival has grown from small beginnings in 2013 to become one of the highlights on Ireland’s festival map, attracting the country’s top trad musicians and ever bigger audiences. A huge line–up of events are scheduled for this year’s festival including Concerts, workshops, lectures, sessions, Céilí’s and much much more. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 22, 2017 at 9:46 am

Masters of Tradition

August 23rd – 27th, 2017

The Masters of Tradition runs from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th August. Now in its 15th year, it’s the festival which celebrates traditional music in its purest form. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am
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