Christmas Music ’round the Irish Fireside
Dec14

Christmas Music ’round the Irish Fireside

The festive and contemplative sides of life are part of Irish music all through the year, and never more so than at the Christmas season. Several newly released recordings along with an old favorite or two for you to listen to around your Irish fireside: Celtic Christmas The fellowship and festive side of things is the focus of Celtic Christmas, a collection from Putumayo World Music which includes artists from Ireland, Scotland,...

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Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts
Dec13

Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts

This holiday season has Irish Firesider Pam Stucky thinking about great tunes. Here are two brilliant CDs she recommends from two amazing sister acts: Sephira Starlight The brand new Christmas CD “Sephira Starlight” features Ruth O’Leary and Joyce O’Leary, violists/vocalists/sisters from Ireland. Ruth and Joyce, who together are Sephira, toured for two years with the group Celtic Thunder and are now touring on their own with their...

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From Trad to Jazz in Dublin
Dec06

From Trad to Jazz in Dublin

The Local Way Dublin—from Trad to Jazz from RPP PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo. Thought you might appreciate this look at some of Dublin’s music venues with the city’s residents at...

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Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…
Nov24

Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we picked ten sites for which we’re especially thankful. Each site has proven to be committed to celebrating their passion for Ireland… and contributing to a wonderful year. B&B Ireland Blog – This newcomer to the blog scene has become a consistent source for authentic Irish travel information. Check it out. Bitesize Irish Gaelic Blog – For those interested in...

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Artists Eye: Bringing Irish Trad into the Modern Day
Oct21

Artists Eye: Bringing Irish Trad into the Modern Day

Irish Trad Posters by Paul Gibson www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyGibbo Dublin-based Paul Gibson takes his favorite Irish phrases and traditional music lyrics and gives them his own visual artistic spin. His striking graphic posters manage to be both modern and nostalgic… not an easy task. Browsing his online gallery reveals the inspiration behind each piece, such as the first Irish phrase he learned, “glens” hidden in the...

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Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know
Sep27

Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know

A collection featuring the music of Northern Ireland, the debut recording of a New England based Celtic band, and a collaboration of four superstar musicians from Donegal: three more Irish and Celtic recordings to know. Sound Neighbours Is the music of Northern Ireland different from the music in the counties to the south which make up the republic? I’ll give a resounding yes and no on that one. As you’ll know if you’ve spent...

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