The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Traditional Music' (21)

The Wild Geese Top Ten in 2014

A.D. 2014 has been a magnificent year for The Wild Geese Irish Social Network.  As this year draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular articles and videos from the community.  Depending on how new you are to The Wild Geese…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Irish Christmas Songs and Stories in the Virtual Síbín

[Below is a link to a recording of an interactive broadcast of Irish Christmas songs and stories, part of TheWildGeese.Irish Sibin series of discussions and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Éilís Crean: Passing on 'The Irish Gift'

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 20, 2014 with with Éilís Crean, the founder of a very creative online Irish community called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Exploring Unspoiled Ireland with Wild West Irish Tours

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 13, 2014 with with Michael Regan-Waugh of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Go Five for Five -- Win 'Live From the 33rd County'

Time for another Flash Contest!

This time, it's a Five for Five! In this case, the first five members who bring in five members each will receive "Live from the 33rd County" CD, featuring Mary…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2014

Enjoying its final year as a 20-something-year-old (the festival was founded in 1985), the 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature is back and ready to satiate the appetites of literature enthusiasts from all over the world.  Running from Tuesday, April 8th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Craic Is in Cuba: A Live Community Chat With John McAuliff of Cuba/US People to People Partnership

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with John McAuliff of the Cuba/U.S. People to People Partnership.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.  John has started a members' group here on The Wild Geese called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Bard of Erin ... A Man of Many Parts

By John Bruton

I remember, as a child, playing over and over again our old 78-rpm records of John McCormack’s songs, which had been the property of my late grand uncle and namesake. Many of the songs…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

TODAY: Live Community Chat on 'Sober St. Patrick's Day'

Join us for a LIVE Community Chat Today (March 10) with the team producing  Sober St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps the liveliest, most spirited annual party found anywhere March 17. Now an international phenomenon,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Singer Mary Courtney LIVE in The Virtual Síbín

 

We hope you enjoy the above video which was broadcast LIVE here at TheWildGeese.com on the evening of Monday, December 23rd, 2013 with recording artist and County Kerry native Mary Courtney.

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

The Bodhrán: A Driving Force in Irish Music

by Sharon Hazard for The Wild Geese

When George Millar of the Irish Rovers talks about the music his group has been playing for more than 40 years, he can’t help mentioning the bodhrán, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of the "leading lights" in contemporary Celtic Art and fellow Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member, Jim Goulding.  Jim…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

'The Streets of New York' by Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones

Enjoy this video of Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones performing one of the quintessential Wolfe Tones songs, "The Streets of New York."  Derek Warfield and one of his Young Wolfe Tones, banjo player Damaris Woods, will be joining us for a LIVE hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín in November.

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 15, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Derek Warfield on His Aer Lingus Disappearing Act

This article was first produced on TheWildGeese.com in April 2003.

WGT's Tom Madigan speaks with legendary folk singer Derek Warfield about his differences with Ulster Unionist politican Roy Beggs Jr., and Aer Lingus' decision in March to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 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 aspects of the Irish cultural experience. Like millions of the…

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

Q&A: Morning Star's Mary Courtney on Her Influences, Musical and Otherwise

(First publish 11/15/11) Mary Courtney is a Kerry-born folk artist and New York resident, and she is lead singer, guitarist and bodhran player for Morning Star [pictured below], a traditional Irish band that regularly travels between shows in the United States and Ireland.  Her music incorporates traditional Irish folk sound with a progressive social…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 25, 2013 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

A Chat With Photog and Musician Christy McNamara

A native of Crusheen, County Clare, Christy McNamara has spent a lifetime telling stories of the people of rural Ireland through his photography and his music. He is a true insider, having grown up in a household filled with traditional Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Morning Star's Mary Courtney on Her Influences, Musical and Otherwise

[This interview was published on The Wild Geese on Nov. 15, 2011.]

Mary…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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