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Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

President leads tributes to Mike Diskin

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Uachtaráin na hÉireann Michael D Higgins has led the tributes being paid to Mike Diskin, describing him as a “dear friend” whose death was a “huge loss to all those who worked in the arts, culture, theatre and performance on this island”.

Nanci Griffith returns to the Town Hall

NANCI GRIFFITH one of the best loved country singers in the world, who also enjoys a devoted fan-base in Ireland, plays the Town Hall Theatre on Friday March 2.

Musical veterans join forces for Bog Lane gig

Three music veterans, Jim Rooney, Arty McGlynn, and Mick Daly, will join forces for an evening of country, bluegrass, and traditional music not to be missed at the Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co Longford, on Sunday November 6 at 8pm.

Celebrate American music in Galway

AMERICAN FOLK, traditional, and country music is a convergence of the folk and trad styles that the Irish, Scots, English, and German emigrants brought with them to the New World.

Acclaimed and talented duo Hanly and McGlynn to perform at the Crane

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HIT SINGER /songwriter Mick Hanly and guitar virtuoso Arty McGlynn play The Crane next week: Be sure to catch them.

The root and branch of country music with Philip Donnelly

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HUNDREDS OF years ago the music played on Scottish and Irish fiddles combined with Spanish guitar, Italian mandolin, and West African banjo in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of America.

Queen of ‘folkabilly’ Nanci Griffith returns to Galway

FOR MANY years Nanci Griffith has straddled the fine line between folk and country with a unique style of playing and singing she has christened ‘folkabilly’

Nanci Griffith’s long love affair with Ireland

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TEXAN SONGWRITER Nanci Griffith released her debut album Lone Star State Of Mind in 1987 and made an immediate impact when it peaked at number 23 in the US charts.

‘Duelling Banjos’ star Eric Weissberg to play The Crane

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THE 1972 John Boorman-directed movie Deliverance is one probably one of the most hard-hitting on the subject of the battle between man and nature.

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