Celtic Woman Q & A with Máiréad

  I've been playing Destiny by Celtic Woman many times. New voices and new songs. And lots of magical listening experience. Check out my entry regarding the album in my previous post. It is a great honour to finally get to talk to one of the artists, notably my favourite violinist Máiréad Nesbitt who took the …

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Larry Kirwan and Friends- A St Patrick’s Day Celebration

Larry Kirwan, leader of Irish American rock band, Black 47 for 25 years, will return to BB King’s on St. Patrick’s Day. He will front a new band formed specially for the evening comprising of Coty Cockrell (Hard Times/Dance Theatre of Harlem) on piano, Rene Hart (Branford Marsalis/Mark Ronson) on double bass and Thomas Hamlin (Black 47) on drums. They will perform new songs and reinterpret Kirwan’s Black 47 uproarious classics, numbers from his critically acclaimed musical, Hard Times, and as befits a Kirwan show, lots of improvisation, social agitation, and hilarity.

Get your copies of The Widening Gyre by Altan now!

“The title The Widening Gyre appeals to us and depicts the spiral of life, widening and embracing the new. It has an innate energy. We think that idea is reflected in the album’s music,” says Mairéad. Every Altan release is defined by craft and experience. The Widening Gyre is no exception. It just goes to prove …

Siúil a Rún by Belfast Royal Academy

I was listening to  Siúil a Run, a fresh version by Royal Academy early in the morning. That was before doing laundry. Now it's after laundry and I am writing about them. Nothing like a beautiful track to sooth tired muscles. It's taken from the upcoming album Native. I love that album cover featuring a cow. …

Repost your Soundcloud!

  A blog featuring John Breen, Fraser Fifield and TradConnect It is great to realize that soundcloud has grown into a site where musicians and listeners can interact and repost music. Have you been reposting the music you heard too? I have been doing this today. I have not uploaded my podcast in soundcloud as …