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Margeson on the music Christmas Irish Music Review Dec 2012

Before we begin our annual Christmas column, respect must be paid to Paddy Homan and his army of volunteers who hosted such a well-run and enjoyable fundraiser for the iconic Irish fiddler, Maurice Lennon. Held a few weeks ago at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, a terrific amount of money was raised to help pay some of Maurice’s medical…


Added by Bill Margeson on November 19, 2012 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Margeson on the music November 2012 - John McDermott My Gentle Harp A Tribute

John McDermott

Tenor, John McDermott has just released his 27th album, My Gentle Harp-A Tribute to Thomas Moore. That total of albums is somewhat staggering, and this is John’s best. For the few not aware, Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was, perhaps, the great Irish songwriter of all time. It is tempting to turn this into an article on Thomas…


Added by Bill Margeson on October 31, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

posts don't go into the chat room

Hi Daithi:  Most of my posts in the chat room don't go into the room.  And I am just making polite conversat


Added by Clare de Loon on September 29, 2012 at 5:09 — No Comments

Margeson on the music October 2012

LI for October, 2012 We Banjo 3. For openers: They were absolutely the hottest show at this year's Irish Fest in Milwaukee. The group's album is Roots of the Banjo Tree. Audiences kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger for the band as the weekend featured the birth of a new force in Irish music, and boy!!, did everyone know it! The legendary Enda Scahill left the iconic…


Added by Bill Margeson on September 20, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

LiveIreland Radio Mobile Version

LiveIreland Radio Mobile Version 

liveIreland Radio1 Irish Traditional & Folk (music copyright via submission unless otherwise stated) 

24kbps      …


Added by Studio on August 21, 2012 at 20:41 — No Comments

IrishFest Milwaukee with Bill Margeson and Imelda Bhroga

This weekend, Friday and Saturday, stay tuned to LI with LIVE updates from the biggest Irish festival in the world, Milwaukee's Irishfest! Our intrepid correspondents and our two favorite Yanks, Bill and Imelda will be there with tons of brief and newsworthy reports. We don't know EXACTLY when they'll be,. Bill and Imelda don't know exactly when…


Added by Bill Margeson on August 16, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

6ft Tall Metal Sculpture of "Nellie" the Indian Elephant heading for Cork

Alert!!!!!!!!!!!! A 6ft Tall Sculpture of an Indian Elephant will be heading down the road to Cork tomorrow morning Friday 10th so if you're travelling along the M50 tomorrow and see us "HONK" your horn. you can then follow us on

Added by William James McCaughern on August 9, 2012 at 20:05 — No Comments

'In The Blood' - Seán Nós Dancing DVD

Renowned Galway balladeer Sean Keane launched Cunningham family Sean Nós Dancing DVD


Ireland’s best known and most gifted Sean Nós dancing family, the Cunningham’s from Cashel in Connemara, have just launched an insightful and moving Sean Nós Dancing DVD in Clifden.  The DVD entitled ‘In The Blood’ has been officially launched by renowned Galway singer Sean Keane at the Clifden Station House Hotel on Sunday, July 1st at 8.00pm with a…


Added by Michelle Joyce on July 27, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Irish connecting the Irish Diaspora all over the World

Irish connecting the Irish Diaspora all over the World


IRISH TV is Ireland’s newest and most innovative online and terrestrial TV channel broadcasting local stories to a global audience. Broadcasting to a worldwide audience on and also on Sky TV and Freesat across Europe the new pioneering and ground breaking…


Added by Michelle Joyce on July 24, 2012 at 16:38 — 1 Comment

Traditional Irish Music Show - 'The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol'

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 at the west coast again this summer for its fourth successive season at Hotel Westport.  Described on RTÉ as ‘one of the best summer shows in Ireland’ and featuring some of Ireland’s best known and most gifted musicians and dancers, this show is a ‘must see’ for all this summer.

Based on the…


Added by Michelle Joyce on July 24, 2012 at 15:03 — 1 Comment

Margeson On The Music August 2012

Kathryn Claire is the kind of name you expect to find in Irish music. She is a tremendous fiddle player and singer. Hanz Araki is most definitely not the type of name you expect to run across in the music. He is a tremendous wooden flute player and singer. Together, these two Yanks from the northwest corner of America are revolutionizing the Irish music business, as we speak.…


Added by Bill Margeson on July 24, 2012 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Nuala Kennedy Announces Noble Stranger - New Album and UK/US Tours

Nuala Kennedy Announces New Album Noble Stranger

Celebrated Irish flautist to debut new album with UK and North American tours. Cities will include London, Dublin, Glasgow, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee and more.


(Nashville, TN) July 10, 2012 Nuala Kennedy is a celebrated traditional Irish musician and…


Added by Emily Amos on July 10, 2012 at 21:05 — No Comments

Margeson On The Music July 2012

My, my, my. How this all piles up! This time, seven treasures awaiting your discovery. Let’s go:

First up is our 2006 new artist of the year Hanz Araki with musical partner, Kathryn Claire. Are you sitting down? There are actually three brand new cd’s from Hanz and Kathryn with one more to come very soon! The albums are “As I Roved Out” “A Winter Solstice Celebration” and…


Added by Bill Margeson on June 18, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Myth in the Music. The Melesians V The Tutha De Dannan 2000 BC


by Siofra Kilroy

Local Irish composer Joe Thoma of Kenmare, County Kerry on the South

West coast of Ireland, has created a musical innovation in the form

of `Inbhear Sceine'.

The project is an original composition of Celtic music…


Added by Studio on June 7, 2012 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Margeson on the music June 2012

This month we have another five gems for you. Are you keeping up?

1.    Freewheel is just out, ink on the CD cover is still wet. It features the ubiquitous and musically peripatetic youth, Fergal Scahill on guitar, fiddle, and bodhran, joined by The Full Set’s Sean McCarthy on uillean pipes and low whistles and David Howley bringing along some lovely vocals to join his…


Added by Bill Margeson on May 19, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Beating the bushes for a bodhran

    I come from a long line of musicians and I am related to a bunch more. My parents both sang. My late mother played organ and piano and, when young, could also play the accordion, while my father (who is now 91) once played various kinds of horns. My grandmother played piano and both grandfathers played fiddle. Various uncles and great-uncles played fiddle, guitar and banjo, while assorted cousins (and I have a lot of cousins!) sang professionally and played various instruments. But I…


Added by Terry McNamee on April 20, 2012 at 23:05 — No Comments

Margeson on the Music May 2012

This is one of those kitchen sink columns. We’ve ignored a lot of great cd’s. They pile up and here we are. It’s not pretty, we admit this. But, when you get 500 a year sent to you for review, you can blink once and fall a month behind. So it has happened. In fact, this column is going to waddle us through about half of what we want to talk about. So let’s can the chat and get to…


Added by Bill Margeson on April 16, 2012 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

The Book of My Days

I'm currently distributing and promoting my album The Book of My Days through online radio. It is available in download only format from CDBaby at

Demos and samples of many of my other songas are available at

Added by Des Wade on April 9, 2012 at 0:05 — No Comments

Upcoming Marriage this smmer

Like to send a congrats to Margaret O'Rourke to Eugene in their marriage this summer in their town of Westport Co Mayo


From Randy Harlach Hamburg, New York USA

Added by Randolph Harlach on March 28, 2012 at 17:06 — No Comments

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