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Four Albums for an Irish Christmas… and One from Scotland for Good Measure
Dec13

Four Albums for an Irish Christmas… and One from Scotland for Good Measure

Submitted by Kerry Dexter Music is a big part of any Irish Christmas celebration. You’ll hear familiar carols, hymns, and popular seasonal songs such as White Christmas and Little Drummer Boy. There will be jigs, reels, and songs from the tradition as well, alongside, at times, new songs. Want to sit in on such a holiday music session? Listen to these albums and you feel as though you’ll be doing just that. To Shorten the Winter Tommy...

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Irish Christmas in America
Nov17

Irish Christmas in America

Have you begun thinking about Christmas yet? You may want to: in just a few weeks the men of the Irish traditional band Téada (and on iTunes) are bringing their Irish Christmas in America show back to the States this holiday season, with their own high energy music and contributions from top flight guest artists as well. The program offers an evening of Irish tradition and family stories, going back into history and up into...

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Irish Traditional Music Session with Dervish Takes to the Web
Sep27

Irish Traditional Music Session with Dervish Takes to the Web

Community, conversation, a good time with friends, and also, if you pick the right time and the right place, good music: that’s what an evening in an Irish pub can be like. The top Irish band Dervish is inviting you along as they give a go at translating an Irish pub session in an Internet broadcast, direct from a pub on their home ground of Sligo in the west of Ireland. If you follow Irish traditional music — and even if you...

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Three More Celtic CDs You Should Know

Side by Side by The Kane Sisters The air fairly crackles when Liz and Yvonne Kane get together to play their fiddles. That’s something ace box player Sharon Shannon recognized, when she asked them along as part of her touring band for several years. Now well out on their own careers, their album Side by Side offers an adventure into fiddling that is based in the Sligo style — that’s the lively, well-ornamented variety most...

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Whatever Part of Ireland Figures in Your Travels & in Your Dreams, There’s Sure to be Music in It
Jun14

Whatever Part of Ireland Figures in Your Travels & in Your Dreams, There’s Sure to be Music in It

Submitted by Kerry Dexter — Musical stories that came to him while watching two friends walk down the walk, while waiting for a session to resume, and while thinking about the fact that a friend told him President Obama includes music from the band Lunasa in his workout music are all part of the sixteen tune sets Peadar Ó’Riada includes on his recording Triúr Sa Draighean. Triúr means three, and so it was. Ó’Riada on concertina...

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