Updates from Moya Brennan, Kyle Carey, The Ballyfermot Rakes and Jennifer Licko!

Album progress  Moya Brennan has the spirit of rock n roll. Maybe not overtly as one would expect but it is there. As a longtime fan of Clannad, and have researched  the band's history, I'd say it is only fitting that she would shine on her own. She might not be as hyper as Icelandic singer …

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Autumn Leaves Are Falling

I took the title of this blog from a Clannad song. It is a track taken off their late 90s album, Landmarks. It also happens to me one of their strongest albums in my opinion.  Autumn is the time of the year when everything slows down. Everything becomes quite. People become more contemplative. And what …

Padraig Duggan-The Spirit of His Music Will Always Live in our Hearts.

https://youtu.be/m8CdLqWFpsM   August 9. Moya Brennan posted a photo of Padraig Duggan with this caption: My dear uncle and fellow Clannad member, Padraig Duggan, passed away peacefully this morning. Rest in Peace Padraig and thanks for all your music over the years *** Today, we reflect and remember Padraig Duggan of Clannad.He passed away this week due …

Moya Brennan Has A New Single Plus My St Patrick’s Day Podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UOYF_ALKU8&feature=youtu.be Great news about Moya Brennan! The first lady of Celtic Music(and the voice of Ireland) has just uploaded a new single via iTunes. It is called Erin Gra Mo Chroi (Ireland the Love of My Heart). I love it when she gives emphasis on the Irish Gaelic language in her songs. Have you heard it …

A fantastic essay from Fraser Fifield and more updates.

Here is an interesting update that musician Fraser Fifield posted on his Facebook page. I thought that it would be great to share this post for everyone (with his permission of course) to read. And yes he gave his approval: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v77PHyULoU&list=UU3zm0M_KOO4-qO1cqAiyWbw "A jig with no melody per se, perhaps.a wee pre referendum musing, feeling pensive at the …