Nashville Award Winning singer/songwriter, Max T. Barnes, announced tour of Ireland Plus Podcast #20
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Nashville Award Winning singer/songwriter, Max T. Barnes, announced tour of Ireland Plus Podcast #20

Nashville is the home of great music. When the Chieftains went to the United States in 2002, they released a live album Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (2002) featuring Nashville artists. It’s also a reminder how American music (Country and Bluegrass) are all related to Ireland. This time, it’s the other way around. Award … Continue reading

Raise ‘Em All by Irish Moutarde
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Raise ‘Em All by Irish Moutarde

Members: Mathieu Audet (guitars, drums, keyboard, lead & back vocals) Fred Vandal (bass, guitar, lead & back vocals) Jérôme Bélanger (lead guitars) Christian Haerinck (great highland bagpipes) Dominic Haerinck (banjo, mandoline) Andrée-Anne McHalley (lead & back vocals, keyboard, bass) Sébastien Malenfant (drums, guitar, bass, lead & back vocals) Hometown: Quebec City Another remedy for a depressing … Continue reading

Introducing Athrú
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Introducing Athrú

Members: Michael Og McCloskey – Bodhran Roisin McCloskey – Whistles/Flutes Cormac Crummey – Fiddle/Banjo/Bouzouki Niall McIlroy – Whistles/Flutes Damian McIlroy – Guitar/Fiddle Athrú:Another traditional Irish band from Antrim Northern Ireland. The exuberant tunes and brilliant musicianship are not to be missed by lovers of Celtic music. The Last Pint which is the first track off their … Continue reading

Réalta:The Brevity and Grace of the Irish Spirit.
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Réalta:The Brevity and Grace of the Irish Spirit.

Style: Irish traditional Members: Aaron O’Hagan (Uilleann pipes, Flute, Whistles, Bodhran) Conor Lamb (Uilleann pipes, Whistles) Deirdre Galway ( Guitar, Bouzouki, Concertina) Golden melodies and shimmering sounds: these are the things that make Réalta a joy to listen to. No frills or effects. Just straight ahead traditional tunes but with undeniable freshness. Picture the sight … Continue reading

Celtic Music Whimsy
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Celtic Music Whimsy

In this edition:  Enda Seery, Fraser Fifield, Celtic Twist/Holland and Palmley, The Picts, Irish Music Ottawa Blog, and 9 Celtic music videos from youtube! Videos: Seth Lakeman-Race to be King, Loreena McKennitt-Dante’s Prayer, Fraser Fifield- ‘Drawing Maps’, Rachel Hair Trio-Tsunami Jack, Eluveitie-Inis Mona, Enya-Book of Days, The Chieftains/Sean Keane-Drowsy Maggie, Seamus Ennis-An Poc Ar Buile … Continue reading

American Irish Music:Damien McCarron of the Indulgers and Mile High Celtic Hour (Interview)
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American Irish Music:Damien McCarron of the Indulgers and Mile High Celtic Hour (Interview)

Also in this edition: Celtic Vampire novel Dark Dealings and Cherish the Ladies. Celtic Music Fan asks Damien McCarron what it’s like to  front a band called The Indulgers and to host a show called Mile High Celtic Hour. They offer more than the rousing beats and electrical vibes. They are melodic and sophisticated musicians. … Continue reading

A Look into the Future, A Nod into the Past (Including two Interviews)
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A Look into the Future, A Nod into the Past (Including two Interviews)

Celtic music…what do you think will happen and how social networking can influence your ways of getting heard. Featuring: interviews with Enda Seery and Calum Stewart. Featured performances: Enda Seery, Calum STEWART & Heikki BOURGAULT, bands and a documentary. As 2012 draws to a close, 2013 promises to be more exciting with the arrival of … Continue reading

The Advent Edition
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The Advent Edition

In this issue: Thomas Johnston, Christmas by Baltic Crossing,The Bog Hoppers, Enda Seery’s Blog,Happy Birthday Kevin Crawford(December 6),Celtic Rebels Band,McDermott’s 2 Hours – Stor Mo Chroi and  Affiniti. Moving on with the week full of new music and bands. Thomas Johnston For the past five years, Thomas Johnson has been doing his PhD on traditional … Continue reading