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Conversation with Liam Ó Maonlaí

 

 

 

Here is an interview I did with Liam Ó Maonlaí for my site The Celtic Music Fan. I enjoyed this piece and of course along with the fact that I am a fan of The Hothouse Flowers. 

 

I will be publishing my interview with Meav soon so I will keep you all…

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Added by mrbaxteria on January 31, 2014 at 17:16 — 1 Comment

Preview of Méav's The Calling

 

Artist: Méav

Album: The Calling

Sounds like: For fans of Anuna, Celtic Woman, Enya, Secret Garden and Loreena McKennitt

Tracks:

The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face/The Calling/Light Flight/Listen, Listen/The Songline To Home/Wayfaring Stranger/Sovay/Shenandoah/Once You Were My Lover/Glimmering Girl/Glasgow’s Burning/Black Is The…

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Added by mrbaxteria on June 23, 2013 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

Book Preview: THE SPIRIT of IRELAND An Odyssey Home A Memoir by Emmy Award Winning Writer Alan Cooke

Alan Cooke wrote a haunting follow up to the electric Naked in New York…

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Added by mrbaxteria on June 2, 2013 at 1:32 — No Comments

Eric McGrath Album Art by Graffiti Artist Maser

 

Maser Art:The striking cover artwork of Little Ripples by Eric McGrath is…

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Book Review: Naked in New York by Emmy Winning Irish actor/poet Alan Cooke.

A beautiful journey...

It seems that all great literary pieces of the world always include a rite of passage. Of a story about leaving the familiar and walking into the unknown. Dante's The Divine Comedy starts with

"In the midway of this our mortal life,

I found me in a gloomy wood,…

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Added by mrbaxteria on March 9, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

Opening Track Síocháin na Tuaithe (New album from Enda Seery)

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).

Added by mrbaxteria on February 18, 2013 at 18:37 — No Comments

Golden Brown (cover) – Fiach Moriarty

:) Heeelllo Dublin. Meet Dublin's local hero.

Originally recorded for US tv show ‘The Carrie Diaries’. Recorded in Studio 2, Kinsealy,…

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Added by mrbaxteria on February 16, 2013 at 13:57 — 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

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

Enya to Compose For The New Harry Potter Movie?

 The discussion  is spreading like wildfire in the internet. Enya, the best selling Irish singer/composer is said to contribute "Through the Darkness" for the new Happy Potter film. I am not really an HP fan(I love Tolkien) but if this is true, then I might be swayed to watch. We have to remember that she composed 'May it Be' for Lord of the Rings and I think it is only fitting that…

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Added by mrbaxteria on March 1, 2011 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Year end updates

This year has been wonderful. Not only have I been promoted on the job, I also met great musicians online. One is a memorable interview with Fiach Moriarty who recently released an album So I. It was an interview that started after messages in facebook. Fiach echoes what the best in Irish singers/songwriters since Gilbert O'Sullivan and Luka Bloom. Great guy, great sense of humor. Read this interview by visiting… Continue

Added by mrbaxteria on December 7, 2010 at 5:29 — No Comments

Rickie O'Neill:Young Drummer Exposed



Meet this young man, drumming all over Dublin. He is making a good impression. His video is getting a lot of buzz. Rickie O'Neill, a drummer from Claremorris, Ireland has what it takes to hypnotize bystanders making even the jaded ones fall in love with drumming.I tell ya this guy has has a hand of a helicopter rotor.



He has a band called Silver Circus (… Continue

Added by mrbaxteria on September 13, 2010 at 22:58 — No Comments

Celtic Music from Ireland and the World



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…

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Added by mrbaxteria on June 16, 2010 at 6:40 — No Comments

Capercaillie at the 40th Interceltique Festival



I am glad this is not just a rumor. Scottish band Capercaillie will perform onstage during the 40th…

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Added by mrbaxteria on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

The Legendary Altan Celebrates 25 Years of Music











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 — No Comments

Karl Nesbitt Bodhran tutorial



I haven’t checked You Tube for ages and I was glad to know that my friend Karl Nesbitt who recently released an album called Vista Point uploaded a new video.



For those who are not yet aware, there is a tutorial for Irish music via YouTube. Karl Nesbitt has uploaded videos for people who want to enhance their talents in playing Celtic music instruments. Please visit Karl Nesbitt’s… Continue

Added by mrbaxteria on December 17, 2009 at 14:55 — No Comments

In Focus: Interview with Karl Nesbitt

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 — No Comments

Giora:Adding a Dark Edge to the Irish Music Scene

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 — No Comments

Interview with Dublin Artist Donie Ryan

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 — No Comments

Karl Nesbitt’s Vista Point Coming Out!

From Karl Nesbitt site:



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

Added by mrbaxteria on August 7, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments

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