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Traditional Irish Music Album of the Year, 2014

I should have posted this a bit earlier in the year as we announced it in late February.  For those of you that have an interest in traditional Irish music I run a traditional Irish music website called…


Added by Tony Lawless on April 14, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840 - Now Showing at Art Institute of Chicago

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840, opened at the Art Institute of Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015, with a special ribbon-cutting featuring bagpipes and local…


Added by Tony Lawless on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Film Review: 'The Irish Pub'

The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone.  In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a…


Added by Tony Lawless on September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

When Storytelling and Music Collide

Drawing in your audience with an alluring description of the tunes you will be playing is a wonderful addition to the art of music. We had the pleasure of seeing the great Brendan Begley recently at the Harcourt Sessions in Dublin and he shows just how important this is when doing a live…


Added by Tony Lawless on August 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Where Irish-Americans Live

I did a search of your archives and this interesting article did not seem to be present, so apologies if it is.  I have been trying to create a map of all the traditional Irish musicians in the world and came across it.

Jed Kolko, chief economist of US property website has been looking at another aspect of Irish Populations, namely the…


Added by Tony Lawless on August 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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