Phil Coulter, Ireland's best known composer, songwriter and performer is appearing for one night only in San Francisco on Sunday, January 25th 2015 at 7pm at the Irish Cultural Center, 2700, 45th Ave, San Francisco
He's in concert, with special guest Geraldine Brannigan as part of the United Irish Cultural Center's 40th Celebrations at their concert venue in the city. Coulter will play songs from his extensive repertoire including "The Town I Loved So Well",…
Enda Seery worked extensively in this new traditional album since last year. This is his follow up to The Winding Clock which received positive reviews. For the first time, Enda enhanced his repertoire which includes singing. This is the first track off Síocháin na Tuaithe(Peace of the Countryside).
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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…
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…
In what has become a yearly tradition, we here at LI give out around this time as to what are the top albums for the Christmas gift giver.
The ones with real trad taste. The gift giver who wants to give something fab---something trad. Does it shock you to find out we have recommendations? Now, it is up to you to find them. Easy. There are a couple that will require contacting the unequalled European distributor, Copperplate and Alan O’Leary directly. Also, think…
Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!! Some EXCITING UPDATES:
~BRENDA CURTIN and her husband are busy back home in Ireland caring for their beautiful newborn son, Jeaic (Gaelic for "Jack").
~MAIRE EGAN is featured in Las Vegas at the New York, New York" Hotel & Casino in their Irish pub & restaurant, "Nine Fine Irishmen". If you are in the Vegas area be sure to drop in and say hello! See videos of Maire playing with the band "Sin E Ri Ra"…
You can now get a copy of the fantastic PBS show hosted by Moya Brennan. The Music of Ireland (Welcome Home) is now available exclusively at Barnes and Nobles. You can see snippets of this video of you co to…
Unlike rock and pop bands, Celtic musicians stick around for a long time. The music is timeless and its not about attitude or fame. It’s about the love of music and the dedication to a tradition that spans thousands and thousands of years. Although the label “celtic music” only started around more than 30 years ago, it’s connection to the ancient spirit of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Isle of Man, Gallicia… Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on March 8, 2010 at 4:20 —
Karl Nesbitt is one of those musicians, that if you aren’t that good enough, being at his presence makes you want to hide your instrument! He is young, oozing with talent and he also produces. Most people in Ireland play a musical instrument (and sings well too), some can even master more than one. Sometimes they play it just for fun in family gatherings. Some take it to the point that they make albums. When we talk about Irish music, it’s always a family affair as proven by The Corrs, The… Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on August 22, 2009 at 6:00 —
Peter Chains is kind enough to let us in for an email chat. He leads the four piece band called Giora .It’s a combination of different element. Say if you are into Metallica, Alice and Chains, Acoustic or Goth Metal then you will like the band. Their stage persona might me dark and mysterious as reflected through the songs but they’re also about having as good laugh, drinking and having a good time. If you haven’t heard what they sound like check their… Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on August 14, 2009 at 23:30 —
Karl’s debut album “Vista Point” which has been 4 years in the making, will be released this August ‘09. It features new compositions from Karl, Marien Collins, Edel McLaughlin, Seamus Gibson and more, as well as songs by John Spillane and Niall Connolly. At the core of the album is a stunning 5 piece band. Stay tuned for availability details from Claddagh Records and iTunes.
I bumped into Karl Nesbitt’s You Tube site by accident. I was… Continue
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