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 www.dublinthelocalway.com. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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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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The Spirit of Dublin’s Temple Bar
Jul15

The Spirit of Dublin’s Temple Bar

This short film nicely captures the corner of Dublin known as Temple Bar… celebrating it’s 20th anniversary as the city’s cultural Quarter. Warning: there’s a swear word used in this video. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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