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Skerries Traditional Music Weekend

May 18th-20th, 2018

This year the 17th Skerries Traditional Music Weekend will take place from 18th-20th of May in the picturesque seaside town of Skerries situated in the North Fingal region of County Dublin. In 2018 Skerries will play host to a weekend packed with music, song and dance where leading artists will travel to Skerries and join with locals and visitors in a celebration of our unique Irish heritage. A great selection of top class individual players will be participating throughout the weekend on many levels including formal concerts, recitals, tutoring and pub sessions. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 17, 2018 at 11:25 am

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla Traditional Music Festival

May 11th-13th, 2018

The 7th Annual Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla Traditional Music Festival will take place on the weekend 11th to 13th May with a fantastic line up of top class performers over the three days.

The multi-talented fiddle-player and flute player Frankie Gavin heads the stellar line up of performers. Frankie, from Co. Galway is this year’s recipient of the Gradam Ceoil TG4 2018 (Traditional Music Awards ), he has been prominent on the national scene for over forty years, first making headlines as founder member of the acclaimed group De Dannan. Frankie will be joined in concert by legendary Co. Clare concertina player Noel Hill who featured in on TG4 documentary Aisling Ghéar on Wednesday night. Brian McGrath, piano and banjo maestro from Co. Fermanagh will complete the trio in concert in Tulla Courthouse on Saturday 12th May at 8pm. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm


WHAT: Launch of Fleadh Átha Cliath 2018 by Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. The Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire=Rathdown County Council, Tom Murphy, will also speak.  Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Director General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will also attend and speak. The evening will be presented by Tristan Rosenstock and will feature music and song from some of the best young musicians in Dublin - including All-Ireland Fleadh winners, winners of Siansa Gael Linn and recording artist Aisling Jarvis. There will be a presentation to Moya Brennan who is a local resident and has for many years given freely of her time to support young musicians and the community at large. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 16, 2018 at 9:22 am

Siamsaíocht @6! Hosted by Gael Linn…

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street


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

Boston-born COLM GANNON (BUTTON ACCORDION) along with his wife, KELLY GANNON (CONCERTINA) from Ballindine, Co. Mayo, ( & BRIAN McGRATH (BANJO) from Co. Fermanagh, bring the present series to a lively close!


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

Booking essential (limited space!). Tel: 087/2547574

Permalink - Posted: April 16, 2018 at 9:08 am


Music Network is delighted to announce the Music Network Artist Residency 2018, an exciting opportunity for professional performing musicians.  The Residency aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a series of concerts commencing in Autumn 2018, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with Wicklow County Council Arts Office and Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre. Full details on how to submit an Expression of Interest below. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office

Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2018
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network is pleased to announce details of the 2018 Musicians-in-Residence Scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. Three residencies are offered in 2018: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Siamsaíocht @6! Hosted by Gael Linn

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street


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

Renowned Meath fiddler BERNADETTE NIC GABHANN, who recently launched her first solo album Here to Play will be joined by friends and family FIONNUALA DONLON (harp), AILBHE NIC CÁBA (songs), ANTÓIN MAC GABHANN (fiddle) for a great evening of music and song!


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

Booking essential (limited space!). Tel: 087/2547574

Permalink - Posted: April 4, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Music Network presents Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan 8 – 20 May 2018

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland this May, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Music Network is thrilled to bring together vocalists Heidi Talbot and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, aided and abetted by award winning multi-instrumentalist John McCusker and guitarist Paul Meehan. On tour from 8 – 20 May, details at


Permalink - Posted: March 28, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Ultan Conlon

The Measure - The lead single from the 3rd album, Last Days Of The Night Owl
Watch The Lyric Video here – The Measure

Download The Measure (wetransfer link)
Download The Measure, dropbox link

Listen to the new album Last Days Of The Night Owl Released April 6th
on Soundcloud

Headline Show @ Whelan’s – Saturday 28th April
Tickets on sale now from

Galway singer songwriter Ultan Conlon’s self-written, new single The Measure, is now on release on DarkSideOut Records. The Measure was recorded and mixed in Nashville TN by Grammy Award winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Ray, The Black Keys, Dr. John and Ray LeMontagne amongst others To follow the release of the new album, MCD has announced Ultan’s own headline show for Saturday April 28th for Whelans, Dublin and tickets are now on sale.


Permalink - Posted: March 21, 2018 at 11:54 am

Internationally acclaimed Uilleann Piper, Liam O’ Flynn (1945-2018)

Irish Music Magazine are deeply saddened to hear of the passing today of the Internationally acclaimed Uilleann Piper Liam O’ Flynn at the age of 72.

Liam O’Flynn was an Irish uilleann piper and Irish traditional musician. In addition to a solo career and his work with the group Planxty, O’Flynn recorded with many international musical artists, including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Mike Oldfield, Mary Black, Enya and Sinéad O’Connor.

O’Flynn was acknowledged as Ireland’s foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes and brought the music of the instrument to a worldwide audience.

May he rest in peace!

Permalink - Posted: March 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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