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Celtic Music: Lúnasa and Celtic Music Lenses

My latest Squidoo lens in the Celtic Music series is for the Irish traditional band Lúnasa, another group I discovered by listening to liveIreland.com. They released their first self-titled album in 1999 and it became an immediate best seller in Ireland, and was named one of the top ten albums of the year by the Irish Echo in the US. With the release of a "best of" album this year, they now have seven to their credit. The band tours… Continue

Added by MobyD on May 2, 2008 at 4:00 — No Comments

Celtic Music: Alasdair Fraser

With this latest Squidoo lens, I'm back to focusing on performers. Alasdair Fraser is a fantastically talented player and teacher of traditional Scottish fiddle music. I learned about him from a coworker around 1989 - he had a tape of The Road North playing in his car while we rode home from work one day. I was impressed, and the next January, we went to a Burns Night celebration at Sanders Theater at Harvard University to see him… Continue

Added by MobyD on May 1, 2008 at 1:13 — No Comments

Celtic Music: liveIreland.com

My latest Squidoo lens is a natural choice: liveIreland.com, the site and station that got me inspired to create Celtic music lenses in the first place. Needless to say, I listened to the station throughout the creation of the lens, except when I was checking out the YouTube videos on the page. The first video is Klara McDonnell singing "Ride On." The other five I chose by going through the listings of videos that members of… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 28, 2008 at 0:43 — No Comments

Celtic Music: The Thistle & Shamrock

Another day, another Squidoo lens, although I wouldn't count on that continuing to be a daily event.



This lens is about The Thistle & Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie's weekly hour-long program on NPR. Of course, the program has its own excellent and extensive website, so what I've done is give a brief idea of the show and site, then I picked five CDs (so far) featured on recent broadcasts Fiona did for new music she'd… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 26, 2008 at 1:33 — No Comments

Celtic Music: Sean Nos Nua

I've got another relatively quick lens up on Squidoo. This one's for Sinead O'Connor's CD Sean Nos Nua. This is another discovery as a result of listening to LI. Since the page is only about the one CD, it's the only one linked. I did find six YouTube videos and linked to them, plus a couple of more videos - "She Moved Through the Fair" and "Raglan Road" - which are not songs on Sean Nos Nua.



Have a look and… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 24, 2008 at 21:31 — 1 Comment

Celtic Music: Flook - New Lens on Squidoo

Listening to LiveIreland has gotten me back in touch with some of the music I'd listened to over the years. My listening gave met the idea to put up a Squidoo lens (actually a web page, but since the pages are meant to focus in on a topic, the Squidoo people call a page a lens) for Altan, which I posted yesterday.



For my second lens, I decided to feature one of my new discoveries resulting from listening to LI, so now there's a… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 24, 2008 at 4:00 — No Comments

Altan & LiveIreland.com

The following post is a copy of my blog entry on my Blogspot blog. I had a few links in that post, and have copied the relevant ones here.



Altan



My newest Squidoo lens is Celtic Music: Altan and it can be found here. I just published it, so changes may occur.



Altan is a great traditional Irish group that began in the 1980s with Belfast flute player… Continue

Added by MobyD on April 23, 2008 at 21:45 — No Comments

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