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June 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Irish Music

Thanks so much for the chance to listen to true Irish music here
in Tasmania ( formerly Van Diemen's Land ) to where some of my
ancestors were sent in chains in the 1800'. God bless. Syd.

Added by Syd Dwyer on June 27, 2010 at 7:51 — 1 Comment

What a beautiful country we live in!

I was up at the Loughcrew Cairns this summer solstice - what an amazing place. 5,000 year old mounds built to celebrate/commemorate who knows what? They haven't lost any of their majesty despite the toll of the millennia.

A perfect blue sky at 9pm turned into a cloth of gold and purple with a dusting of tiny clouds for effect. Standing there I could see all the way to Fermanagh across Lough Sheelin which was shining like a golden pond in the evening…

Added by Beyond the Blarney on June 26, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

When the Sixty-ninth Comes Back - Poem by Joyce Kilmer

When the Sixty-ninth Comes Back

The Sixty-ninth is on its way - France heard it long ago,

And the Germans know we're coming, to give them blow for blow.

We've taken on the contract, and when the job is through

We'll let them hear a Yankee cheer and an Irish ballad too.

The Harp that once through Tara's Halls shall fill the air with song,

And the Shamrock be cheered as the port is neared by our triumphant throng.

With the Potsdam Palace on a… Continue

Added by COLLEEN M. on June 22, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Celtic Music from Ireland and the World

You can now get a copy of the fantastic PBS show hosted by Moya Brennan. The Music of Ireland (Welcome Home) is now available exclusively at Barnes and Nobles. You can see

snippets of this video of you co to…


Added by mrbaxteria on June 16, 2010 at 6:40 — No Comments

Adding video from our concert tour!

Hi folks,

Just returned back from our concert tour of Cork, Clare, Galway, and Dublin. Check out video and links to our travel blog coming up soon.
In the meantime I just posted one video of us playing in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Enjoy!


Added by Daniel-O! on June 12, 2010 at 13:03 — No Comments

Margeson on the Music June 2010

Kevin Burke’s new album is entitled, Suite. The first thing you are going to have to do is drop the idea that you know what a Kevin Burke album will sound like. Any reader of this site knows, or should know, who Kevin Burke is. The credentials speak for themselves. Of course, he was the fiddler for the iconic Bothy Band of the early 70’s. The Bothy Band was one of the progenitors of a resurgent traditional music era that has only grown since the band was joined by the likes…


Added by Bill Margeson on June 11, 2010 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Farewell Ronnie Drew

August 2010 sees the second anniversary of the great Ronnie Drew R.I.P. of "The Dubliners" who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Ronnie was born in Dun Laoighre in 1934 and by all accounts lived a very happy childhood. in the 60s he teamed up Luke Kelly R.I.P. Barney McKenna and Burke to form "The Dubliners" in O'Donohues Pub In Lwr Baggot St, Dublin 2 and as they say in the classics "The rest is history". I wrote a song and recorded it live in… Continue

Added by kieran O'Connell on June 9, 2010 at 7:24 — 1 Comment

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