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Special guest!

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 — No Comments

Looking forward to journey to Ireland

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.

Kate

Added by Kate on December 4, 2007 at 6:47 — No Comments

Enjoying Ireland

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.



Later,

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 — No Comments

Music...the international language

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 — 1 Comment

upcoming shows

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Added by Temple Bar Trad Festival on November 30, 2007 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Just in time for the holidays--Irish-style fruitcake recipe!

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 — No Comments

Xmas!

Made some changes to my site for the holidays. How is it?

Added by Nate O'Reilly on November 29, 2007 at 16:09 — No Comments

Christmas Song is up

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…

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Added by Derek on November 29, 2007 at 14:22 — 3 Comments

Life is like a roller coaster right now...

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 — No Comments

Lost In The Forest of Caldwell Castle

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.…

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Added by James Doyle on November 28, 2007 at 2:15 — 2 Comments

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…

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 — No Comments

Go Panthers!!

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 — 1 Comment

Kobi, Nicole, Daniel-O! and Clara all meet up

Had a wonderful Irish meal at RIRA's Irish pub in Evansville with Kobi and Nicole. What great folk and a great time.

Peace,

Dan

Added by Daniel-O! on November 24, 2007 at 2:42 — 1 Comment

Oro Sé do bheatha

I have chosen Oro, Sé bheatha as my next arrangement for the Sean-nos project. I have two choruses finished and will work a third and and ending tomorrow. I am getting excited about this. It makes the third Irish Language piece in my project to arrange for SATB choir.

Added by Daniel-O! on November 23, 2007 at 22:14 — No Comments

Athas on Liveireland!!

Hey there Athas fans,

All of the members of Athas now have profiles on liveireland. We'd love to meet you all, especially if you are a fellow musician or a fan of Trad music.

Feel free to add us as friends!

Amy: http://my.liveireland.com/profile/amy

Jeff: http://my.liveireland.com/profile/jeff

Heather:…

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Added by Heather Lewin-Tiarks on November 21, 2007 at 21:14 — No Comments

Damn cuts to my fingers!

Well alas this morning the unthinkable happened. At about 11pm last night I was sharing a beer with a friend when I cut my right hand - just on my fingers. Nothing bad at all but it does limit the finger motion over hard strings! Hense my hose is now quiet for the sound of Banjo. It will be a few days yet before I am able to play again I think and I miss my tunes immensely.

Of course the other moment was from a few too many beers last night and hense spent a tired night in a hotel -…

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Added by James on November 20, 2007 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Rowan Tree and USI Chamber Choir to Tour Ireland May 08

I am excited to announce that the USI Chamber Choir and the Rowan Tree Irish Music Group will be touring Ireland May 11-21, 2008. Stay tuned for concert sites and sessions.



This tour is a result of my most recent five week sabbatical trip to Ireland. The chamber choir will be singing several new arrangements of Irish songs accompanied by Rowan Tree. Rowan Tree will also be bringing its unique performance style to several local pubs and venues along the way.…
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Added by Daniel-O! on November 18, 2007 at 2:17 — No Comments

First post - Nov. 17

Having difficulty typing. A storm is brewing outside and will have to turn off PC soon. Trembling Shih-tzu (who's scared of storms) glued to lap and getting in the way of the keyboard. Mind you, when the big tsunami they keep predicting hits Oz one day, the Shih-tzu will have warned me by the terrified act and we'll make sure to avoid Sydney for a while (thus avoiding the seaside) and escape it all.

Creative notes - Finished a viking weave bracelet last night, but…

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Added by Fran J on November 17, 2007 at 3:32 — No Comments

Wow! I'm impressed by the growth around here!

so many new people, so much going on...Fáilte, y'all! By the end of today, there will probably be more than 200 liveIrelanders, lots of good craic, wonderful pictures and music to share...
Here's to the good folk who made it all possible!
Sláinte is táinte!
(Health and wealth)

Added by Cathy Jo on November 16, 2007 at 14:33 — No Comments

it's me

hello there, this is chico the newbbi ( not so new cos my pics are known of you )

I'm a dolphin and i'm here to save my friends the wales, DON' T THROW ANYTHING IN MY OCEAN

Thank you, chico the dolphin

Added by laurent on November 15, 2007 at 18:58 — No Comments

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