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 back in time.
When a colleague suggested that I review “My Own…Continue
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Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.
It all started quite unexpectedly. In autumn of 2005, I was approached by friends who…Continue
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I was asked to write a review on the latest offering by Larry Kirwan, "A History of Irish Music." As a scholar of Celtic music, I looked forward to reading his take on Irish music. I will say that what I expected to read and what I read, whilst they meshed on some…Continue
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If you haven't had the chance to get to know New Wild Geese members Corey & Liam, drop on over and say hello!
Liam Hughes is a Jewelry designer…Continue
April 20-26, 2014 is Cowboy Poetry Week. I thought I would share one of my own poems, written in 2007, a tribute to te Irish cowboy.
Right: Jeff Streeby, Cowboy Poet, in the dining room of Man of Aran Cottage, Inis Mor (©2005 C.E.Devine ~ Rincon Creek…
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In this, the Year of the Horse, I am becoming more and more disheartened by the news stories and social media postings of various Animal rescues of Ireland with whom I am associated. There seems to be an epidemic of sorts. Horses left to starve in fields, locked in barns without food or water, left to the elements of these…Continue
The Sister Cities Program - 500 US Cities - 1900 connections worldwide - 140 Countries
A sister city organization is a volunteer group of ordinary citizens who, with the support of their local elected officials, form long-term relationships with people and organizations in a city abroad. Each sister city organization is independent and pursues the…Continue
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Ireland: In Word and Image
By Jay Ben Adlersberg
Welcome Books, 272 Pages
On Sale Via Amazon.com October 22, 2013
Pre-Order Price: $42.70 (List Price $60.00)
A Review by Catherine Lilbit Devine
After watching the video of Genetic ghosts, I kept recalling one of my poems, written in preparation for our first performance tour in Ireland back in 2005. I set to understanding the feelings I awakened during my visit the first year in the only way I knew best, rhythm and rhyme.…Continue
Ireland to Texas, the Circle is Complete
In the most unlikely places, connections can be found linking two cultures, two worlds and two vastly different centuries. Such was the case in a small, village in County Laois, Ireland.
At the edge of Ballybritas, on the back road to Vicarstown, sits the dairy farm of Michael and Brigid Dempsey. It is a quiet, unassuming…Continue
I think we shall start with this one:
Sing Us a Song, Cowboy!
By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006
Whispers of the West has made our second journey to the Emerald Isle to perform our Music…Continue