That’s about all you really need to know to find the greatest festival of its type in the world. Over the years, we have gone into great contortions to figure out specific schedules, stages, artists, grids, and plans to take in the best acts. It is way past that now—too many. So, here is the plan for this year. We are…
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfeild made history by being the first person to use the Gaelic language from outer space. Hadfeild tweeted a photo of Dublin at night with the following tweets: “@Cmdr_Hadfield: Tá Éire fíorálainn! Land of green hills & dark beer. With Dublin glowing in the Irish night.”
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…
Lissakeole is a traditional Irish band located in Greenville, SC USA. No matter where they are performing they love to share their talents with others. Though this is their first video, there are sure to be many more to…
Podcasts.ie is a brand new Irish website which highlights the work of Irish writers of poetry, prose and music. Podcasts.ie also features a number of radio style shows looking at our heritage and culture as well as podcasts on stories of Irish myths and mythology. All podcasts are free and are available in high quality audio and can be listened to on line or downloaded in Mp3 format. The site went…
The Irish Folk & Ballad Group We Need your help, we have been Nominated for
The Irish Music Award’s 2009 which is a top world music Award, and we need you to vote for us.
How to Vote:
1. Log on to: http://www.irishmusicawards.com/
2. Click: Enter
3. Click: Join
4. Click: Free Member
5. Click: Click here to register for the Irish Music Association message forum;
6. Fill out: Registration… Continue
Added by The BeerMats on December 23, 2009 at 10:04 —
Irish Toasts to Friends & Family
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Here’s to you and yours,
And to mine and ours,
And if mine and ours ever come
Across you and… Continue
Added by COLLEEN M. on November 1, 2009 at 10:01 —
K. Milwaukee Irish Fest. The big mamoo. The grandaddy. The mack daddy. The BIG ONE.
Gorgeous weather all three days, really. Big, big crowds, but not a new record, according to management. Probably about 129,000 over the four night-three day event. Hits? Surely, Scotland's Salsa Celtica, The Red Hot Chili Pipers from Scotland,and… Continue
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
-Vincent Van Gogh
Donie Ryan comes across as someone whom you could talk about music and painting for hours. He also has a great sense of humor and likes the company of people with positive vibes. I am not sure if he is going to agree with all these things I write about him. Anyway, Donie has been painting for years as you will learn in this interview. He has created a lot of artworks and some he showed to me through MSN… Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on August 10, 2009 at 0:30 —
I asked my fellow band members if I could post the whole concert on the site and they said OK. I am fortunate and happy to know and play with these folks. This concert was pretty much a one-time thing, but we worked hard and had fun. Anyway, I'd be happy for your comments and critiques. So, eistigi 's bainigi sult as! PS -- I know I started Bean Phaidin too high and too fast -- I was nervous ;}
Added by Tom Schultz on January 16, 2009 at 17:00 —
For the past couple of weeks I've been pretty busy developing a series of 16 Squidoo lenses for Maggie's Music, an independent label started over 20 years ago by hammered dulcimer player Maggie Sansone. The label specializes in what has been termed "chamber folk." While there are many solo recordings on the label, the artists often get together on each others' recordings as well. The music draws on Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and other areas, with a good dash of American influence… Continue
Since April I've been building lenses (web pages, but Squidoo calls them lenses because they focus on a topic) about Celtic music on Squidoo. The pages have some info about the performers, links to their pages and other online resources, plus links, mostly to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, to available recordings.
It was sad to learn today of Ronnie Drew's passing on Saturday. I found out from someone in the chat room during Klara McDonnell's show.
It was also mentioned that there's some Ronnie Drew and Dubliners videos on YouTube, and that made me think of the documentary From Clare to Here with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill that I'd seen there a while ago. So I decided if it wasn't already here at LI, it should be. It's in five parts, with a total running time probably a bit over 40… Continue
This is a recipe from Joanne Fluke's mystery "Sugar Cookie Murder"
Irish Roast Beast
Grease or spray inside of 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray OR Preheat oven to 325, rack in middle
16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
6 ounce can tomato sauce (I used 8 cuz I couldn't find 6)
12 ounce bottle of stout beer (Guinness Stout, what else?)
2 tsp rosemary (I used fresh off the stalk)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp sage
1 tsp sweet basil (I… Continue
Five musicians around a magic cauldron, a clearing delighted, and a strange mixture that provide energy and pace to play until daybreak. Frangipan's, a group travelled to the music: Britain, Ireland, compositions, to find music, dance, dream, share. A horse on their instruments (violin / vocals, accordion / bouzouki, guitar / bodhràn, cello-whistle, derbouka / drum of water), they are on their way to new adventures full of complicity.