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Pleased to see the folk queen

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SHE USED to think folk music was “old and boring”, but a little persistence and some tough advice from an American duo she once roadied for, set Maddy Prior on her way to becoming one of Britain’s greatest post-war folk singers.

The weekend in Mayo

Your guide to what’s on this weekend in Mayo including jiving, weddings, folk rock, opera, genealogy and the journey of an arctic buoy.

Shooting the Breeze

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Horslips matter. They mattered in the 1970s and their reunion proves they matter still. Why? Perhaps, to quote from the opening narration of Return of The Dancehall Sweethearts, the 2005 documentary on the band, “We saw in Horslips something that was ours, something that was of us...[they are] part of what makes us, us.”

Immerse in 60s folk with Julie Felix

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Julie Felix, one of the all time greats of the 60s folk music boom, is about to embark on her annual tour of Ireland, following her 2008 tour, which was a complete sell out of at all venues -including The Passionfruit Theatre on Thursday October 1.

Rusted Rail to launch new psychedelic folk-rock EPs in Róisín Dubh

UNDERGROUND PSYCHEDELIC folk-rockers Agitated Radio Pilot and Yawning Chasm are releasing new EPs on the independent Rusted Rail label. The EPs will be officially launched at a gig featuring both artists upstairs in the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday at 8pm.

Declan Sinnott, from the moving heart of Irish music

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RENOWNED GUITARIST, music arranger, and producer Declan Sinnott brings his Small Town Talk to the big city next week.

Celebrate the music of Nick Drake in Kelly’s

NICK DRAKE, one of the greatest and most romantic figures in British folk music, died 35 years ago this year, and to mark the occasion, his life and music will be celebrated in Galway.

 

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