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Featured Blog Posts – April 2009 Archive (3)

Margeson on the Music April / May 09

The first time we ever heard Kevin Crawford play the flute was many, many years ago with the best all-instrumental group in the history of Irish music, Moving Cloud. The group’s two albums on Green Linnet still stand as the gold standard for musicians who love traditional music the world round. No question. Done. Dusted. Kevin also did a lovely solo cd for Green Linnet, entitled, The Dflat Flute. Still superb, lo’ these many years later. The videotape fast forwards, and I am seeing… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 19, 2009 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Margeson on the Music April 09

Derry’s Maranna McCloskey is just out with a brand new album entitled, At Last. For the people familiar with the talented alto’s singing, this will come as welcome news fully justifying the title of the album. It has been a long time coming, and it is already receiving solid reviews and airplay, as witnessed by the LiveIreland award for Vocal Album of the Year, 2009.

Maranna was born in the mid 70’s in Dungiven, Co. Derry. There is a musical pattern to her talent that… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 12, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

Patricia Daly's - Annual Harp Festival coming next month!

Edward Bunting Harp Festival 2009


Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May

This annual Harp Festival, organised by Patricia Daly of Armagh Harpers' Association, celebrates the life and work of Armagh born collector of music - Edward Bunting 1773 – 1843 and now ranks among top international harp festivals. Its primary focus is on the music of the ancient harping tradition… Continue

Added by Patricia Daly on April 7, 2009 at 14:37 — No Comments

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