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Free WiFi for Dublin City starts today!

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí will launch Dublin Free WiFi on Thursday 31st January at 11am.

Dublin Free WiFi will launch over twelve locations around the city. The first phase will be available from the Civic Offices, Wood Quay to St. Patrick’s Park and Barnardos Square, the rest of the locations will roll out over the city throughout the month of February…

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Added by Niamh on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Mrs Brown D’Movie

Brendan O'Carroll has anounced above all things a new movie, Mrs Brown D’Movie. UK audiences have lapped up his hit show since its inception 2 years ago. US audiences will love it. The trailer has been done and now we await with glee for its release. The sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys has seen its audience grow from 3m to the 8m mark since it first aired on BBC in November 2011. Standby for…

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Added by Niamh on January 29, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Dublin revival Folk and Trad Scene, The Gloaming, Mossy Noland and The spook on the thirteenth lock

The spook on the thirteenth lock

Mossy Nolan:

The Gloaming:

Added by Studio on January 28, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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

MYTH IN THE MUSIC

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…

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

liveIreland podcast: The Uilleann Pipes

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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…

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Added by Bill Margeson on October 31, 2012 at 8:30 — 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…

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

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.…

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

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…

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

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…

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Added by Bill Margeson on May 19, 2012 at 13:00 — 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…

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

Margeson on the Music April 2012

Do you have a coin to toss? That’s because you can have it either way. Either  is going to be Male Musician of the Year for 2012 with his new solo flute album, Carrying the Tune, or fellow flute wizard, Brendan Mulholland will be with his debut solo album, Jean’s Hill. If Kevin wins it for Male Musician of the Year, Brendan…

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Added by Bill Margeson on March 18, 2012 at 0:50 — 4 Comments

Matthew Gilsenan of The Celtic Tenors: An Interview

This interview originally appeared in The Celtic Music Fan. However, I removed some bits and decided to go straight to the questions in this post.

Their tour dates and album info is available through the official website:http://www.celtic-tenors.com/

I have Feels…

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Added by mrbaxteria on March 11, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Margeson On The Music February 2012

Something old. Something new. These four treats sure ring true. Valentine’s Day rhyming over.

This month, we have four, one older, three new. Here is something really new, different, and wonderful. Kyle Alden out of California, has released a terrific album. Highly creative. Beautifully done. Songs from Yeats’ Bee-loud Glade. What Kyle has done is taken W.B. Yeats’…

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Added by Bill Margeson on February 8, 2012 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

liveIreland Music Awards 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Livies. Along with TG4, these are the most eagerly anticipated Irish Traditional Music Awards of the year. The reason? LiveIreland's unprecedented and instantaneous worldwide reach in its readership. When any site like LiveIreland is the 900 pound gorilla in the room, it's paid attention to. It is our honor to recognize the Best of the Best with the 2012 Livies. So, here we go:…


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Added by Bill Margeson on January 1, 2012 at 1:00 — 10 Comments

Margeson on the Music December 2011

There are three places you have to remember during this entire ramble. Copperplate in London, Rampant Lion in Villa Park, Illinois (USA), and Claddagh Record Distributors across the street here in Dublin. That is where you can get these fabulous Christmas stocking stuffers for the Irish traditional music fan in your…

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Added by Bill Margeson on December 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Margeson On The Music November 2011

Christmas is approaching, and next month we’ll have a huge lineup of albums we have recommended over the past year as stocking stuffers for the trad fan in your life. Best of the Best type thing. And actually, a precursor to the vaunted 2011 Livies in which we hand out awards for the year’s best. The LiveIreland Awards are really sought after, as they represent the site here.…

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Added by Bill Margeson on October 25, 2011 at 16:30 — 4 Comments

Margeson on the Music October 2011

Well, here we go. Winter is coming. But here are five albums to keep you warm and cozy. 

First up is the great, Seamus Begley on button box and vocals, joined by Tim Edey on guitar. The name of the album is Disgrace Notes. We are late to the dance on this one, but the important thing is that we arrived. There are few, if any, male singers we love more in Irish music than…

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Added by Bill Margeson on September 17, 2011 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Margeson On The Music September 2011



Lots of mini-type reviews this month. As usual, they have backed up on the desk. The result? We bring you only the best of the best, as usual.

Ceol Sidhe features Steve Cooney, Charlie Lennon, and Michael Hynes on guitar, fiddle and concertina, respectively. There are 19 cuts on the album, each more brilliant than the other. Believe it or not, there are only two…

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Added by Bill Margeson on August 15, 2011 at 18:30 — 12 Comments

Margeson on the music July 2011

Brace yourself, Bridgid. There is a BRAND new album out, ink-still-wet-on-the-cover-sort-of- thing. The name of the group and album is Full Set. They came to us through Fergal and Enda Scahill. Full Set is six young unbelievably talented singers and musicians. Three from Dublin, one from Cork, one from Corofin, and we don’t know the other.

Doesn’t make any difference. We will…

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Added by Bill Margeson on July 18, 2011 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

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