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.

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Some Local Colour in Galway: Play It Again, Roy
Jun17

Some Local Colour in Galway: Play It Again, Roy

Piano player Roy tells how he became a part of the scenery at the Hotel Meyrick in Galway. Gotta say, this is a wonderful peek at some “local colour” in Ireland… and has me remembering my trip to the City of Tribes last summer. Just curious, have any of you heard Roy...

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Blast from the Past: The Bunratty Castle Singers
Jun12

Blast from the Past: The Bunratty Castle Singers

Michele Erdvig of www.irelandyes.com pointed me to this “archival” footage from an old Eurovision segment from 1971! It features the Bunratty Castle Singers and many “classic” (or is that stereotypical) scenes in Ireland. The music is great craic and the scenes offer a perfect blend of cheesy and nostalgic. Gotta love the 70s. You can still attend a medieval banquet at Bunratty… I kind of wish they...

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Traditional Irish Musicians Honored
Jun02

Traditional Irish Musicians Honored

Every year, TG4, Ireland’s Irish language network, gives out awards honoring traditional musicians. These prestigious awards, known collectively as Gradam Ceoil, are a very big deal in Ireland and in the musical community world wide as well. This year, they were presented at a concert in the Wexford Opera House, and later broadcast nationwide in Ireland. Several of the musicians are well known outside the island of Ireland, other...

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Hammerstep: Contemporary Irish Dance
May23

Hammerstep: Contemporary Irish Dance

Here’s what happens when a couple of Irish dancers decide to change how men participate in Irish dance and create something entirely contemporary. Looks like they are both talented and...

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#117 May the Road Rise Up to Meet You – In Honor of Pat Preston – AUDIO
May18

#117 May the Road Rise Up to Meet You – In Honor of Pat Preston – AUDIO

Episode Guide – #117 May the Road Rise Up to Meet You – In Honor of Pat Preston – AUDIO  We say good by to our friend Pat Preston, the Ireland Expert (click the play button above to listen). In this episode, we pay tribute to Pat and all her efforts to support travel to Ireland with Liam singing “May the Road Rise Up to Meet You. We’ll miss you Pat! Read Our Farewell to Pat >> CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON...

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