All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (93)

Press Release for 'Turn Out The Light'

If music be the food of love, play on,

give me excess of it that surfeiting, the

appetite may sicken, and so die.”…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 17, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Singing Us Out: Father John's Farewell Concert Is January 17

LAST TIME ON THIS CONTINENT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!

(Leaving for a new assignment in Amman, Jordan, on February 9)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7:30 P.M.

Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue

Songs from…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on January 8, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Bing & Burl: Irish Americans' Pace Our Christmas Music Repertoire

For music historians, the names Bing Crosby and Burl Ives conjure up many different thoughts, yet they had some things in common. They were born six years apart in the 1900s, and both came from very modest backgrounds. Both of them were…

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Added by Barry Stapleton on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments


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Were Augustus Montague Toplady's Roots in County Wexford?

"Born at Farnham in Surrey in south-east England on 4th November 1740, Augustus Toplady was the son of Richard Toplady, a Royal Marines officer…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Passion of Bill Ochs

Bill Ochs died on October 5th after a long battle with a cancer he had largely kept to himself, hoping to tell everyone after he had defeated it.

He was a man whose life was music and the music he most loved -- and he loved many kinds of music -- was traditional Irish music.

He was an excellent player, first tin whistle player and ultimately an uilleann…

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Added by James F. Olwell on October 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Sessiun

It was nine o’clock on a Sunday night when Johnny Og came to collect me, and it was raining—not one of those misty, soft rains, as is often the case on the west coast of Ireland, but one of those howling, unforgiving, relentless downpours that comes…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on February 2, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Capturing the Artistry of Ancient Wexford

Wheels hit runway, and the Airbus lands on Irish soil, once again.The familiarity of the place is all around me. I make sure to go around the roundabouts on the left side and continue southeast towards Wexford and the artistic event that recently took place in that ancient city. The Wexford Festival is an annual event where opera singers and others get together in formal settings and fringe events to bring visual and musical…

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Added by Denis Hearn on November 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Prologue - 2015 Celtic Fringe Festival - Ireland

This is the prologue to the following posts about my trip to Ireland to present my musical "The Last Torch" at the Celtic Fringe Festival, Sligo. I have been writing them backwards as things…

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Added by The Last Torch on November 6, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Seeking Info on Irish Activist John Boyle O'Reilly in Boston

I'm seeking some background on John Boyle O'Reilly and his life in Boston,…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on October 24, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Swans, Armada, and Taphophilia Grab Me in Sligo

It was Monday morning and I was having trouble packing. I woke with a brass band in my head, as Jim says.  After sitting in the shower for a while, I took a panadol, drank some water and went back to sleep. I woke an hour later and slowly started to get ready to…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 14, 2015 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Harking to the Call of the O'Rourkes

(Sligo street art)

I was stranded for a second day in Grange. When I woke up, I had breakfast on my mind and enjoyed an Irish breakfast with a beautiful view. I had to be out by 11 a.m. as the painter was coming and the…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

The Charms of Filming 'Jimmy's Hall' in Ireland: Rebecca O'Brien

The following perspectives from Sixteen Films partner and producer Rebecca O'Brien (above) are drawn…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Keeping Score for 'Jimmy's Hall,' Master Composer George Fenton

The following Q&A with award-winning composer George Fenton is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall," largely filmed in the story's actual settings in County Leitrim. Fenton has composed music…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Elizabeth Conway of 'The Last Fenian' -- Comedic Actress In a Tragic Role

With her luxurious platinum locks, enormous honey-colored eyes and a petulant mouth, Elizabeth Conway (pictured) has the appeal of a pedigreed Persian cat in heat. By looking at her head shot, one would surmise that this girl, both aristocratic and…

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Added by M.J. Neary on September 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cork-Born MD a Hero, Patron for Buffalo's Laborers, Clergy

I ran across a man and his daughter lost in the 19th century history of Buffalo, Dr. John Cronyn (pictured) and Juliana Cronyn. They were extraordinary people by any stretch of the imagination.

John Cronyn was born in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City, in 1825 and moved with his parents to Toronto. He finished first in his medical…

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Added by William J. Donohue on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


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'Jimmy’s Hall' Gralton in Long Line of Irish Working-Class Heroes

As I watched Ken Loach's newest film, “Jimmy’s Hall,” I was struck by how, as had also been true in “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” Paul Laverty’s writing and Loach’s directing of that writing is free of pretension.

Loach (pictured, foreground) doesn’t need…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Director Ken Loach: Irish Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall'

The following Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, in two parts, is part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Director Loach: IrIsh Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall,' Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2 of a Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Boats of the Wild Atlantic Way: The Legacy Lives On

This weekend hundreds of Galway Hooker boats will gather for racing and celebrations at Cruinníu na mBád Festival in Kinvara, Galway. These boats have been used on the Wild Atlantic Way for over 200 years. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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