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The Quiet Man turns 80

I t's 80's years since Kerry Author Maurice Walsh penned his short stories Green Rushes.Director John Ford read Green Rushes in 1933 and then secured the film rights to make the film The Quiet man in 1952.

A full exibition to celebrate the 80th anviesery will be held at the…

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Added by Niamh on February 12, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments

AER LINGUS INTERNATIONAL HURLING FESTIVAL

Aer Lingus is inviting teams from all over the world to compete in the first ever International Hurling Festival. The best hurlers from the USA, South America, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Asia and Australia will descend on Galway for a three-day festival of ceol, craic and culture, as well as the first hurling competition of its kind. The tournament will feature…

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Added by Niamh on February 11, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Gaelic Athletic Association

Added by Studio on February 10, 2013 at 13:11 — No Comments

Peter Chains: Carrion Crows

 

Artist:Peter Chains

Tracks:

1. The River    

2. White Lie      

3.Carrion Crows      

4.Obsidian Skies           

5. Darkside of the Mind

6.Witch on the Pyre

Genre: Acoustic /alternative /Irish rock/dark folk

For those who love: Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen etc

Label:…

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Added by mrbaxteria on February 1, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Knappogue Castle announces the first time release of its 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

"We found that some consumers didn't realize how long Knappogue Castle Single Malt was aged, therefore missing a very important part of what we do to make it smooth, bright and spicy" observes Mark Andrews, son of the brand's founder. "We want to be perfectly clear about the age of Knappogue Castle Single Malt. Now, there's no need to…

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Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

The personal sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats go on display for the first time.

National Museam Of Ireland: This exhibition brings together, for the first time, a significant selection of Jack B. Yeats’s personal sketchbooks, which form part of the Anne Yeats Gift (1996). By the end of his life, Yeats had assembled a collection of over 200 individual sketchbooks, 204 of which are held by the Gallery. By the…

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Added by Niamh on February 3, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Irish Actress Katie McGrath to star in “Dracula”

Irish actress Katie McGrath is to star alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Lucy Westenra in the new TV series Dracula. Digital spy named McGrath as the choice for leading role back in July 2012. Game of Thrones, Nonso Anozie has been cast as Renfield Dracula’s sidekick. The new TV production takes place in 19th century London, where Dracula poses as an American…

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Added by Niamh on February 1, 2013 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

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 Nolan 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

Added by Studio on January 2, 2013 at 11:56 — No 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…

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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

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