Welcome All to another exciting episode of the Lounge
On Tonights show
9 Days to Christmas and not a present bought
Christmas lights on across Dublin City - including 2 rather unusual UFO type lights that I'm still trying to figure out where they are coming from!?!
And most importantly plenty of great music!
Topics of Discussion from Emails / The Lounge… Continue
Added by Justin Dawson on December 16, 2007 at 19:40 —
It's the first real winter storm in the St. Louis area and as usual a large number of people are going nuts thinking it's the end of the world.
Except for a few years when I lived in Saudi Arabia I've lived here all my life and one of the many things I've noticed about my fellow residents is that for some strange reason everyone makes a mad dash to the grocery store to buy milk, eggs, and bread at the first sign of snow. Why? I have no idea! The only thing I can think of is that when… Continue
Added by John on December 15, 2007 at 21:44 —
Hey guys! How is every little thing? Myself and Patrick are getting ready for xmas and we cant wait! So were gonna make the last show before the holidays a cracker. We have a very special guest coming in to chat and maybe even play a few tunes. Hes been writing for one of the biggest Irish music magazines for 30 years and he holds lectures on popular music in colleges around Dublin. He's also played the accordian for over 50 years, so he knows his trad. We cant wait to ask him some questions… Continue
Added by The Patrick and Greg Show on December 13, 2007 at 20:59 —
Just to let you know that tickets for all festival events are now available for sale.
Details on how to purchase tickets are displayed on the festival website at this url:
Might be a nice Christmas present enjoy!
Added by Temple Bar Trad Festival on December 12, 2007 at 11:59 —
And here is the fun and frolics that came up on the Lounge Tonight from 7-8pm GMT
Opening song: Flook Pressed for time
JK & Keith enter the bar looking quiet.... waiting for an intro to LiveIreland
Streaming of the webcam amused all.
Dave from Louisana joins the party with Mystic Meq - who we are still trying to find out whats Mystic about her
Tia and Arco - the regulars join the party and get it fully started!
Greetia claims Delany's… Continue
Added by Justin Dawson on December 9, 2007 at 19:37 —
MY FINGERS NOW WORK AGAIN!!!
Indeed, very amazing and am quite chuffed with them now - they seem to have enjoyed the rest and noware playing back with their usual relatively painless feel (hard strings are never easy!!). And so mostly enjoying playing along to tunes, my Parrot singing for all he's worth to the songs (he loves loud up-tempo trad!) and my wife and the neighbours generally being less than chuffed with my revitalised playing mood.
Next week then things… Continue
Added by James on December 7, 2007 at 11:29 —
There`s one charming groupe in Moscow...groupe which mixed some great musical traditions..Irish folk, Breton folk..and a little bit of accustique musique..
This groupe was forming by 2 fine musicians - Igor Burmistrov and Meldis. They have a great reputation in Moscow as well - talented melodists, who introduced their vision of Irish folk, Breton folk..
Every concert is wonderful, music fills everywhere in hall - it`s behind of all genres, but it`a quitely charming and… Continue
Added by Maxvtoroj on December 5, 2007 at 22:40 —
Hey guys we have a very special guest next week. He is a renowned trad musician and has been writing for hotpress for thirty years! The man is a legend in his own right and we cant wait to ask him a few questions and have a chat. So make sure to tune in next Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00GMT to find out who the mystery man is!
Added by The Patrick and Greg Show on December 4, 2007 at 22:52 —
I found this site while connected to Itunes. Celtic music always puts me in a good mood! Have not yet traveled to Ireland but it is in my future. A good friend of mine has family spread out across Tralee. Met a cousin and some of his pals when they came to the states. We sang and danced all night! See ya soon.
Added by Kate on December 4, 2007 at 6:47 —
I'm new to the liveireland network but not the music. It's been a great connection during my 7 years away from Dublin. Looking forward to seeing people with a love for the music getting together here. Won't be blogging here much as I'm all over the web at the moment, but seeing as I'm doing more trad and folk sessions around the city, it's a good place to keep in touch.
Durand (Noel, for those I've chatted with before here on LIChat... it's my first name but no one uses… Continue
Added by Durand on December 3, 2007 at 12:47 —
So happy to be here from Boston....hope you enjoy my music. Please stop by often for updated songs. Sending loads of love via cyberspace to all! Jacey Carberry
Added by Jacey Carberry on November 30, 2007 at 17:05 —
Added by Temple Bar Trad Festival on November 30, 2007 at 15:43 —
Technically, this is a tea brack (from the Irish 'breac' or 'speckled'), but it can be made in a variety of ways, all delicious. It's really easy, too.
First, brew a good, strong cup of tea (I like Irish Breakfast tea, but any variety you like). You can also make this half tea, half whiskey or rum. Whichever, into the one cup of liquid dissolve 3/4 of a cup of firmly packed brown sugar. Soak 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of raisins in the sugar-tea mix overnight. I use a mix of regular and… Continue
Added by Cathy Jo on November 30, 2007 at 13:20 —
Made some changes to my site for the holidays. How is it?
Added by Nate O'Reilly on November 29, 2007 at 16:09 —
With great joy im proud and happy to announce the release of our new tune " Christmas Everywhere " in cooperation with fabulous lyricist/songwriter Jacey Carberry-Scott from Boston MS .
A special thanks for the wonderfull cooperation also goes out to award winning Taylor Barefoot Studio for the voice recordings.
Lyrics courtesy of Jacey Carberry-Scott .
Music courtesy of… Continue
Added by Derek on November 29, 2007 at 14:22 —
If it wasn't tragically I would say it's funny - I never imagined that my plans, my hopes and my dreams for the future could be completely destroyed within a blink of an eye. The last years haven't been easy - and I was looking forward to some peace and some rest. Now it seems that I don't deserve it.
The next few weeks will show what is going to happen. And I fear that my life will be turned upside down by then. Okay, I guess it already is. And there's nothing I can do to prevent it.… Continue
Added by Rike on November 28, 2007 at 19:00 —
On our recent trip to Ireland, my brother and I left Beleek and headed to Enniskillen but decided to take a trip to Caldwell Castle. The castle is located in a forest which you have to walk thru in order to see it. We thought, "What the hell. Sounds like it will be fun!" When you enter the grounds, you discover that there are three paths you can take, each one being longer than the next but all leading to the castle.… Continue
Added by James Doyle on November 28, 2007 at 2:15 —
Well some of you know we were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Katrina, but we moved. We no longer live on the bayou. We moved to the enterior of Jackson County, called Escatwapa. We have been here about 2 months. I love it, higher ground. This place had no water damage (yeah!!!!!!) so we are hopeful about the next one. Are there hurricanes in Ireland? Something to look into Continue
Added by Dianne on November 27, 2007 at 2:14 —
Evansville's own Reitz High School just won the Indiana State Championship Class AAA in Football
! Go Panthers.
Added by Daniel-O! on November 24, 2007 at 23:21 —
Had a wonderful Irish meal at RIRA's Irish pub in Evansville with Kobi and Nicole. What great folk and a great time.
Added by Daniel-O! on November 24, 2007 at 2:42 —