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Added by LiveIreland on July 17, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O Malley) - The Show - Wesport, Co. Mayo - every Wednesday from June 16th to Sept 22nd 2010

Graceful pirate sets off on a musical voyage



Pirate, chieftain, lover and mother in 16th century Ireland Gráinne Mhaol was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland



‘The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol’ will run in her home town of Westport, Co. Mayo on Wednesday 16th June and will for a fifteen week spell in Hotel Westport every Wednesday evening during the… Continue

Added by Jenny Mulvey on July 9, 2009 at 17:00 — 8 Comments

Margeson on the Music July 09

On deadline and freezing in Chicago as I write this—leading me to again question the entire orthodoxy of global warming. If it is July, why do I have frostbite? Hmm?



Down to business. Scottish label supreme, Greentrax scores yet again with a brilliant piece of work. Entitled, People and Songs of the Sea, and make no mistake. This is a gorgeous album of people and songs of the Scottish sea. Every now and then comes an album where the liner notes and accompanying descriptions… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on July 6, 2009 at 14:48 — 1 Comment

album launch

george murphy and the blackdonnellys album the ballad of archie thomson will be launched on thurs june 26 in dublin featuring guest appearances by the dubliners and christy dignam songs from the album are featured on my page

Added by steve browne on June 22, 2009 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

Margeson on the Music June, 2009.

June, 2009 LiveIreland





So many newsy bits and albums. So little time. Under a nasty deadline from Monsieur Lattimer. Normally, I would complain to the publisher, as with the other publications I write for---but David is also the publisher.





Oh, well…First---and this is important--- if you are going to be in Ireland on July 11, check out the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Shaun Davey/Rita Connolly Concert being… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on May 28, 2009 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Connemara Revisited!

Our arrival (hubby and I) a little over a week ago in Spiddal, Connemara, County Galway was greeted by warm sunshine along with a gentle breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. It seemed summer had finally arrived on Ireland's West Coast.



(Above: View over Spiddal Quay, Connemara, County Galway)



Not too much has changed in Spiddal since our first visit exactly thirty seven years ago when we, along with a group of friends (most of… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on May 22, 2009 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Cara Dillon

I am excited about Cara's new album Hill Of Thieves.Our folk enchantress is back to serenade us with beautiful songs.I am trapped on my cubicle .

Added by mrbaxteria on May 27, 2009 at 22:24 — 1 Comment

Myth In The Music by Siofra Kilroy


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Live Tonight @ 18:00 HRS GMT Rachel Gormley and Claire… Continue

Added by LiveIreland on May 1, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

Margeson on the Music April / May 09

The first time we ever heard Kevin Crawford play the flute was many, many years ago with the best all-instrumental group in the history of Irish music, Moving Cloud. The group’s two albums on Green Linnet still stand as the gold standard for musicians who love traditional music the world round. No question. Done. Dusted. Kevin also did a lovely solo cd for Green Linnet, entitled, The Dflat Flute. Still superb, lo’ these many years later. The videotape fast forwards, and I am seeing… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 19, 2009 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Margeson on the Music April 09

Derry’s Maranna McCloskey is just out with a brand new album entitled, At Last. For the people familiar with the talented alto’s singing, this will come as welcome news fully justifying the title of the album. It has been a long time coming, and it is already receiving solid reviews and airplay, as witnessed by the LiveIreland award for Vocal Album of the Year, 2009.



Maranna was born in the mid 70’s in Dungiven, Co. Derry. There is a musical pattern to her talent that… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 12, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

blackdonnellys and george murphy new album

blackdonnellys and george murphy album featuring the dubliners and christy dignam to be released june 26 the ballad of archie thomson in all shops and i tunes

Added by steve browne on June 18, 2009 at 0:04 — No Comments

Patricia Daly's - Annual Harp Festival coming next month!

Edward Bunting Harp Festival 2009

www.edwardbuntingharpfestival.com



ARMAGH CITY HOTEL & COI CATHEDRAL, ARMAGH, N IRELAND.

Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May



This annual Harp Festival, organised by Patricia Daly of Armagh Harpers' Association, celebrates the life and work of Armagh born collector of music - Edward Bunting 1773 – 1843 and now ranks among top international harp festivals. Its primary focus is on the music of the ancient harping tradition… Continue

Added by Patricia Daly on April 7, 2009 at 14:37 — No Comments

Margeson on the Music March 09

Well, well…this month we will have the “Lightning Round”! Let’s take a quick perusal of the most current great stuff on the scene with a brief stop at each station for a one paragraph or less look over. Ready! Roll!







1. Double Play—Liz Carroll and John Doyle



This will hit the stores March 3, and so should you to get it. Is Liz the best Irish fiddler in the world? John the best guitar accompanist? Who knows? Who cares? This is brilliance. Three songs… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on March 6, 2009 at 19:30 — 9 Comments

The Livies 2009

Claddagh Records



The Livies 2009



This has been the greatest year ever in writing about the music. There are three reasons. First is Beal Tuinne. It is the most beautiful and important album we have reviewed in our 25 years of writing about Irish music. The second reason is Maranna McCloskey. This Derry singer is out with her first album, At Last. At last, indeed. Third… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on December 26, 2008 at 16:00 — 4 Comments

A Childhood Scene

As the evenings are now well and truly closing in and winter's chill bites at our noses I thought I'd share with you one of my happiest childhood memories from that season. This entry is from my Blogspot website:



I am remembering a Christmas past, not for the usual activities associated with this festive season, but simply for a most truly memorable stroll taken by myself and the family dog, Scamp, through a beautiful snow-covered Ringsend… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on November 10, 2008 at 23:19 — 2 Comments

Irish Music Review with Bill Margeson 18 August 08

Okay, okay, these things pile up. In the middle of last month's writing assignments for The Chicago Irish-American News, LiveIreland.com, Irish Music Magazine, the Public Radio show with my co-star and brilliant music interpreter, Shay Clarke, these things pile up. Last month, we told you about a single album. The unequalled, Beal Tuinne. Did you get your copy yet? So, when you get 500 albums sent to you every year, guess what happens? They pile up. Brace yourself, Bridgid, here they all come… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on August 18, 2008 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

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