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Sligo Live Sessions 2010

ACCLAIMED IRISH group Republic of Loose have just been confirmed for the Sligo Live Sessions which takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend.

Legendary Kris Kristofferson coming back to the Royal Theatre

Kris Kristofferson returns to the Royal Theatre on August 5, where he will perform classic hits and tracks from his new album Closer to the Bone. Like the master singer-songwriter’s 2006 cut This Old Road, the new album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection – Kristofferson’s first recording in almost a dozen years – was hailed by critics as “one of the finest albums of his storied career” (Rolling Stone), “a stripped-down stunner” (Esquire), and “a return to his best work” (Q).

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.

Legendary Kris Kristofferson coming back to the Royal Theatre

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Kris Kristofferson returns to the essentials of his finely honed craft on his new album Closer to the Bone. Like the master singer-songwriter’s 2006 cut This Old Road, the new album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection – Kristofferson’s first recording in almost a dozen years – was hailed by critics as “one of the finest albums of his storied career” (Rolling Stone), “a stripped-down stunner” (Esquire), and “a return to his best work” (Q).

The berry vest of Gilbert O’Sullivan at the Town Hall

IT IS more than 40 years since Irish composer Gilbert O’Sullivan first topped the music charts and began his journey towards pop stardom. During a hugely success period in the early 1970s the man born Raymond Edward O’Sullivan in Waterford sold in excess of 10 million records worldwide and became one of the biggest names of the decade.

Kris Kristofferson to play Kilkenny during Irish tour

Kilkenny music fans are being treated to a musical extravaganza on their doorstep this summer with the announcement that legendary American country singer, Kris Kristofferson, will perform at The Hub at Cillin Hill.

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.

Baboró promises October fun for children

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BABORÓ, THE Galway based international arts festival for children, returns from October 13 to 19 featuring opera singing sheep, a lost sock workshops, haunted houses, hip hop dance, life size bubbles, and an electric fairy.

Limerick rockers Vesta Varro play Kilkenny

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Limerick rockers and winners of Canada’s Indie Week 2007 Vesta Varro make a welcome return to the Marble City this week as guests of KilkennyMusic.com,

Baboró’s favourite songwriter Tom Chapin returns to the Black Box

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GRAMMY AWARD winning artist Tom Chapin has been described as “the pied piper of children’s music”. His recordings aimed at four to 11-year-olds and their families have brought him worldwide acclaim.

 

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