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Enrollment Now Open for Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School

Taught by World-Renowned Instructors, Workshops for all ages Celebrate Irish Traditions

Returning for the program’s 31st year, the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School will again welcome students and teachers for a week of hands-on learning, August 13 – 17, 2018. A one-of-a-kind experience, the summer school showcases Irish and Celtic traditions, and features some of the top artists and scholars in Irish and Celtic music, history and culture.


Permalink - Posted: May 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm


Mr. Victor Finn, CEO of IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organisation) has been appointed to the board of GESAC, the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers. Comprising authors’ societies from across the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, GESAC represents more than 1 million creators, advocating for creators in the areas of musical, audio-visual, visual arts, and literary and dramatic works.

Commenting on his appointment, Victor Finn said, “IMRO and GESAC have a well-established relationship developed through our collective effort to ensure a sustainable creative and cultural ecosystem in Ireland, and across Europe. I look forward to building on this partnership through my membership of the GESAC Board and furthering our shared objective to ensure policy recognition for creators, an area of crucial importance, as the music sector evolves.” (more…)

Permalink - Posted: May 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

IrishFest Atlanta

October 26th-27th, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Traditional Irish band, Téada, headlines IrishFest Atlanta occurring October 26-27, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody just outside of Atlanta. Additional entertainment includes a concert by The Green Fields of America on their 40th Anniversary Tour and the return of Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band playing for the lively ceili on Saturday afternoon.

The two-day festival offers concerts, dance performances, workshops, a ceili dance, lectures and many family fun activities. Workshop and concert prices range from $25 for individual concerts to $175 for a weekend package. Tickets can be purchased online at in July.

“In the best tradition of a genuinely Irish celebration, there was always a sense that everyone was there in order to enjoy in a communal experience in which sharing music, dance and good craic was what was important…” - Dr. James Flannery.


Permalink - Posted: May 15, 2018 at 10:31 am

Pioneers of Irish-American Music and Dance Celebrate 40 Years with Dublin Castle Concert

Green Fields of America to play as part of Famine-art exhibition, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
The pioneers of Irish-American music for stage, Green Fields of America, will perform in Dublin of May at 7pm at The Printworks, Dublin Castle.

Led by Limerick-born Mick Moloney, Green Fields of America led the way in bringing together musicians, dancers and vocalists from both sides of the Atlantic, for their now-legendary expressions of culture and patriotism.

Formed in 1978, the ensemble has been a launch pad to some of the biggest names in Irish trad music and dance, including Jean Butler, Seamus Egan, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, Dennis Cahill and Liz Carroll.


Permalink - Posted: April 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Major New Irish Music Festival in Liverpool

Saturday 7th July 2018
The Feis Liverpool Announces Line-Up

The Feis, the Irish music festival, from the founder of the world famous Fleadh, is coming to Liverpool this summer. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, both contemporary and traditional, The Feis Liverpool will be the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen.

Taking place on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront on Saturday 7th July Van Morrison will headline the festival. Also on the line-up are Chieftains, Imelda May, The Hothouse Flowers, Foy Vance, The Coronas, Aslan, Finbar Furey, Hudson Taylor, The Stunning, Nathan Carter, Damien Dempsey, Dublin Legends (The Dubliners), Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan, Jack L & Mundy. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 26, 2018 at 10:27 am

Sinéad Egan’s Debut Album: For You and

Straight out of North-West London, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Sinéad Egan, has brought to us a uniquely compelling debut album For You, mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London, it mixes spell-binding guitar melodies and riffs with magically orchestrated string sections, captivating Irish music accompaniment and exquisite song-writing, resulting in a fantastically addictive, memorable album that simply cannot be missed. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm


May 25th at Mycenae House, Blackheath, SE3 7SE. 8pm - Doors 7.30
Tickets on sale now from

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her left-field blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots are redefining what the audience can expect from the harp.   (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm


Eight young traditional music groups from the four corners of Ireland took to the stage of the National Concert Hall on Sunday 22 April in the hope of being crowned Siansa Gael Linn champions for 2018. After a glorious evening of music and song, the title went to the Ulster group ‘Spleodar’, whose members hail from counties Antrim, Tyrone and Monaghan. They were mentored by music teacher Maggie Maguire from Fermanagh. Siansa is organised annually by Gael Linn, with support from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Irish Music Magazine, and is an important event on the calendar of young musicians. (more…)

Permalink - Posted: April 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm

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
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