Journey Into Ireland’s Past and Present Through Music
Mar06

Journey Into Ireland’s Past and Present Through Music

Ireland’s past is filled with the work of poets and musicians. So too is its present. Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, Mike Scott, Luka Bloom, and Cathie Ryan lead journeys into past and present through their music.   Songs of the Scribe Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin knew that Ireland’s first personal poetry, writings in Old Irish found as notes on the margins of medieval manuscripts, had inspired modern day Irish poets Seamus Heaney...

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Through the Wind and the Rain… a Collection of Songs
Sep25

Through the Wind and the Rain… a Collection of Songs

A friendly listening room above a restaurant In Philadelphia, a classy music area in a historic building in Old Town Alexandria, an intimate theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, a welcoming concert space at a top Irish pub in Somerville in the Boston area: though she’s brought her music to the world’s top stages, performed across Europe and North America, and headlined just about every major Celtic music festival from Milwaukee to...

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Celtic Week Brings Music and Education to Asheville this Summer
Jun24

Celtic Week Brings Music and Education to Asheville this Summer

The music of Ireland and Scotland is woven deep into the life of the southern mountains of the United States. It is also a thread that runs through the history of the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina. This year, Celtic Week at the Gathering will offer the chance to learn Irish fiddle from Liz Carroll, Andrew Finn Magill, Martin Hayes, and Liz and Yvonne Kane, guitar from Donal Clancy and John Doyle, flute from Kevin...

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Four Irish Music Recordings You May Not Have Heard Yet…
Jun06

Four Irish Music Recordings You May Not Have Heard Yet…

Ballads, Orchestras, Bluegrass, and a Touch of Belfast: As Irish people came to North America, often times they were not able to carry much with them. They brought the tunes in their heads and hearts, though. That is part of the reason that Irish music became a foundation stone of the music that grew in the Appalachian mountains, and became bluegrass. Green Grass; Blue Grass The Brock McGuire Band, who are Paul Brock on accordion and...

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Irish and Celtic Music Jackpot
Mar01

Irish and Celtic Music Jackpot

Here’s an exciting find. Celtic harpist Anne Roos has teamed up with Irish and Celtic Music Podcast host Marc Gunn to give you a hearty supply of Irish and Celtic music for your St Patrick’s Day celebrations! For a limited time, you’ll get a FREE Best of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast CD when you place an order with Anne. Be sure to mention Irish Fireside in the “add questions or comments about your...

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My Ireland: Irish Music from Martin Byrne Giveaway
Feb15

My Ireland: Irish Music from Martin Byrne Giveaway

We’ve got a little something to ward off the winter blahs… some Irish music by songwriter Martin Byrne from The Blackhills overlooking the scenic fishing town of Skerries, North County Dublin. Giveaway We’ve got a signed copy of his CD My Ireland that could be delivered to your door. Enter to win by listening to some of his music — either the video above or via the links below — then leave a comment on...

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