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The Paul McKenna Band has a brand new tasty treat out on Compass and it is called Elements. Sensational. Four stars! The Paul McKenna Band is from Scotland and is a quartet consisting of Paul, David McNee, Sean Gray, and Ewan Baird. It is a gem, and there are two problems here. Well, maybe three. My complaint with the McKenna band for the last…Continue
Westport’s superb summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’
The extremely popular Mayo traditional music summer show ‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ has anchored off the west coast again this summer for its fifth successive season at Hotel Westport, Westport, Co.Mayo…Continue
Added by Michelle Joyce on June 25, 2013 at 16:44 — No Comments
Album: The Calling
Sounds like: For fans of Anuna, Celtic Woman, Enya, Secret Garden and Loreena McKennitt
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face/The Calling/Light Flight/Listen, Listen/The Songline To Home/Wayfaring Stranger/Sovay/Shenandoah/Once You Were My Lover/Glimmering Girl/Glasgow’s Burning/Black Is The…Continue
A stunner to open this month’s reviews. It is entitled, Classic Celtic Music and it is from Smithsonian Folkways. What a historically important and entertaining compendium this is. As you would expect, anything from Smithsonian has a booklet with it that is worth the…Continue
Alan Cooke wrote a haunting follow up to the electric Naked in New York…Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on June 2, 2013 at 1:32 — No Comments
Here are several tasty treats for you. Let’s start with the new, new first. Sox in the Frying Pan has a self-titled album out. These three young men are terrific musicians with an obvious sense of humor. Brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion/fiddle/banjo are accompanied by Aodan Coyne on guitar and vocals. We would expect these three from Clare to be excellent on their…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on May 15, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Niamh's latest album "Cuz - A Tribute to Terry 'Cuz' Teahan" is out now. A tribute to the music of Sliabh Luachra musician Cuz Teahan, who emigrated to Chicago in 1928, the album features many top class guest musicians. All welcome to celebrate its official release.
Available here at CopperPlate:…Continue
Added by El7fe on April 13, 2013 at 16:38 — No Comments
Five years ago, I was happily driving down the road, minding my own business and listening to the album, Fire In The Kitchen by The Chieftains. Isn’t that a great title? It is one of those Chieftains’ multi-artist things—this one featuring Nova Scotian and Quebecoix artists. You know the drill. Chieftains, plus several guest stars.
April 2013 LIContinue
Added by Bill Margeson on April 5, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments
A by-election result in Co Meath has put Direct Democracy Ireland to the fore after coming from nowhere to beat a Government party into 5th place. DDI is the brainchild of Raymond Whitehead and spurned on in recent months as a new political force to be reckoned with by Ben Gilroy. Ireland has been through massive fiscal consolidation since its Bank bailout in 2008 but the political landscape has remained much the same until now.
The concept of direct democracy was in…Continue
Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
Tom Cruise arrived in Dublin earlier and checked into the Merrion Hotel on Stephens Green. Whilst launching his new film Oblivion, Cruise will be tracing his Irish roots
Patrick Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America when he was told that his land agent had evicted tenants from lands in Co Westmeath in 1843.
Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
If you are reading this column, you probably know who Lunasa is. Iconic in the tradition. One of the most popular groups of all time in trad, and rightly so. They are out with a new album—joined by The RTE Orchestra! Altan did an album like this last year. This one is better. Great to hear the symphonic treatment of some of the band’s favorite tunes, playing right…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on March 25, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
4pm gmt today for Copperplate Time
2 hours of the finest Irish trad/folk music. Full playlist at www.copperplatemailorder.com
Added by Alan OLeary on March 24, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments
Iarla O’Lionaird has just released his latest, Foxlight. We could write for days about this sean nos singer. Well, he’s not sean nos.BBut, he’s not modern. He inhabits his own universe in which he lives creatively among a lot of strains of Irish music. Working against him, in terms of a big, broad, mass appeal, is the fact that almost all of what he sings is…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Imelda sounds in lovely form. Bill, you've a great radio voice, and a face made for the medium
Added by Rich on March 17, 2013 at 21:16 — No Comments
Added by Bill Margeson on March 16, 2013 at 19:40 — No Comments
Have a great & safe St.Patricks day.I know I will.
Cheers from the Irish Bayou,New Orleans Louisiana.
They will be throwing cabage & Trinkets from the Parade Sunday.
Added by Mike on March 16, 2013 at 11:47 — No Comments