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CD / Download Recommendation: Nova Scotian Singer Laura Smith New Album Everything Is Moving

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.



Added by Bill Margeson on April 10, 2013 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

Margeson on the Music April 2013

April 2013 LI

If you are reading this column, you probably know who…


Added by Bill Margeson on April 5, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

New Swiss Style Democracy Party takes off in Ireland.

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…


Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

BitCoin developed by Irish man


Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Tom Cruise arrives in Ireland and traces his Irish roots.

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

Lunasa still kickin’ it after all these years

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…


Added by Bill Margeson on March 25, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Copperplate Time 4pm today

4pm gmt today for Copperplate Time
2 hours of the finest Irish trad/folk music. Full playlist at

Added by Alan OLeary on March 24, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments

Iarla O’Lionaird has just released his latest, Foxlight

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…


Added by Bill Margeson on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments


Where is everybody?

Added by Alan Parker(Australia) on March 19, 2013 at 0:11 — 1 Comment

happy paddy's day

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

St. Paddy's Day LIVE from Chicago!

TOMORROW 8pm Dublin/3pm Chicago Bill and Imelda LIVE! 3 hours for St. Paddy's Day. Join Liveireland and join us!"

Added by Bill Margeson on March 16, 2013 at 19:40 — No Comments

Cheers from New Orleans,Louisiana

Hey Folks,

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

Eric McGrath Album Art by Graffiti Artist Maser


Maser Art:The striking cover artwork of Little Ripples by Eric McGrath is…


Added by mrbaxteria on March 13, 2013 at 4:00 — No Comments

St Patrick's Day in Dublin

Added by Niamh on March 11, 2013 at 13:53 — 2 Comments

Book Review: Naked in New York by Emmy Winning Irish actor/poet Alan Cooke.

A beautiful journey...

It seems that all great literary pieces of the world always include a rite of passage. Of a story about leaving the familiar and walking into the unknown. Dante's The Divine Comedy starts with

"In the midway of this our mortal life,

I found me in a gloomy wood,…


Added by mrbaxteria on March 9, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

Emerald Radio 2013

Added by Daithi Locha on March 7, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Dublin Timelapse 2013

Dublin Timelapse 2013 from Eoghan Hanrahan on Vimeo.

Added by Niamh on February 28, 2013 at 9:42 — No Comments

Daoiri Farrell & Karen Tweed "Van Dieman's Land"

Added by Studio on February 27, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

Guinness Tanks on the move

Guinness has moved its new large brewing vats from Dun Laoghaire to James’s Gate Brewery last night. The tanks are some 22 metres long x 6.6 metres wide and 5.4 metres in height [30 tons each] [a total of 10 this sailing] for the Guinness brewery extension. It was also the first commercial [cargo] vessel in Dun Laoghaire Harbour since 1988…


Added by Niamh on February 27, 2013 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Daniel Day Lewis to head for the Wicklow hills after Oscar nomination

It looks like the esteemed Irish actor will take a 5 year break to his Annamoe hideaway in Co Wicklow after winning his third Oscar in Lincoln. Annamoe ( Irish: Áth na mBó, meaning "Ford of the Cows" )  is a small tranquil village situated between Roundwood and Laragh on the road to Glendalough. If you ever visit Glendalough from Dublin, Annamoe is…


Added by Niamh on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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