All Blog Posts Tagged 'music' (16)

John Winston Lennon: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dear John, 

You were a rebel from the beginning and could not have been any other way. You got your survival instincts from your grandparents, who were from County Down, Ireland.

After you were born,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 8, 2016 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Hawkins' 'Own Native Land' a Merry Journey of Stories, Songs

Invite a seanchaí into your home . . . you will be glad that you did. With Jim Hawkins new CD, My Own Native Land: Stories and Songs of Ireland, that has never been easier. Hawkins’ debut album will carry you across the miles, over the waters and…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Reconnecting with Kieran



After more years than I care to count, Kieran has resurfaced. The last time I saw him, it was raining; it was one of those gray Galway days on New Castle Road, and I’d sleuthed Kieran out, after…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on December 3, 2015 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

'The Fenian'. The Movie

'The Fenian' is an epic production currently in the making, and we're excited to be able to share our story with you all, on The Wild Geese.

Development work on the upcoming…

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Added by Pelican Pictures on November 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Travel and Music Can Broaden the Mind

I read a nice article this Sunday in The New York Times Travel Section about a young man’s…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments


Heritage Partner
'The Alt' at Irish Arts Center

The Alt

A unique blend of traditional Irish, Scottish, English & Americana music

Exciting new musical…

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Added by Irish Arts Center on August 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Journeymen

 

My music career began the year I joined Mickey Moran's Country and Oldtime Stars. I was seventeen, had long hair and played electric guitar, one of the solid red axes like Keith Richards had. Good for the image, Mickey said. There were four of us in the 'outfit', as he called it: himself played  a piano accordion, Tats was on the drums, me  on guitar and Tony Flynn covered clarinet, flute, maracas and tambourine. Mickey  did the…

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Added by Eddie Stack on June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Time with 'The Chieftains' in 1983

Back in the 1980s I was a music reviewer (under the name Adelle Cooper)  for three local papers in Calgary, Alberta, while also an entertainment booker (first agency to…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How I Learn Irish Gaelic Online

A Life-Long Fascination with Gaeilge

by Crystailín Narayana, for The Irish Gift…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

‘Irish Music Forever’: Irish and British, and Keeping in Touch

(First published on 3/22/12) Irish Music Forever is run by devotees of Irish heritage based in Nottingham, England, including Pat Kehoe. He and his colleagues plainly love Irish songs, music and all…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Best Platform for 'Copper' Soundtrack Is Small Screen

'Copper' Original Soundtrack

Music by Brian…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on July 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Singer Promotes WW1 Music of Irish 'Tommies'

(First published 2/2/12) Dubliner Brendan MacQuaile’s book and one-man show, both titled …

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'Father of the American Band' Hailed By Manhattan Parish

New York (first published 9/26/10 Friday, September 24, 2010 was a particularly auspicious day to bear the name Patrick in the grand environs of Chelsea's Church of St. Francis Xavier, despite the fact that it is nearly six months to St. Patrick’s…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Like Father, Like Daughter: Q&A With Fiddler Marie Reilly

(All photos by James Higgins)

Fiddler Marie Reilly, 58, clearly has much to be grateful for, not the least of which is a much praised new album, “The Anvil,” her first, created after a 23-year self-imposed pause from…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

'Danny Boy' Explores an Enduring Irish Mystery

In "Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Melody," Malachy McCourt plays sleuth in tracing the origin of "Danny Boy," the most beloved of all Irish melodies. WGT Consulting Editor Rick Grant says McCourt's book creates a context for the song, albeit leaving its meaning as murky as ever.

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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