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Kilfenora Céilí Band to play for language preschool fundraiser

The Kilfenora Céilí Band will play The Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, on Saturday, February 27, with all funds raised being donated to The Children’s Language Development Preschool (CLDP) in Oranmore.

A letter from Seamus Heaney

Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last  century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.

International trad super-group comes to Ballinasloe

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This weekend, An Táin Bar in Ballinasloe is welcoming Frankie Gavin and De Dannan to their live venue on Friday November 21.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill to play Town Hall

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THE GREAT Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American master guitarist Dennis Cahill are coming to Galway next week.

A night of spectacular traditional music

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Rambling Irishman Frankie Gavin and De Dannan return to the Mullingar Arts Centre this Saturday November 30 with Jigs and Jazz II.

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan - Galway Arts Festival concert

FRANKIE GAVIN & De Dannan will play one of the major concerts at this year’s Galway Arts Festival when they take to the stage of the Radisson Live Lounge tonight at 8pm.

Blazing Bows - fiddle masters unleashed

THREE OF the best trad fiddlers in the country - Cathal Hayden, Dezi Donnelly, and Tóla Custy - have joined forces to become Blazing Bows.

Creating a traditional music ensemble with Music Generation Mayo and Emer Mayock

Music Generation Mayo, part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, funded by U2 and the Ireland Funds together with local partners, is offering an opportunity to experienced young traditional musicians and singers with a high standard of playing ability to form a traditional music ensemble. Participants, to be aged between 12 and 18 years, will participate in a six month music residency under the guidance and mentorship of acclaimed Mayo musician and performer Emer Mayock. The residency will culminate in a live performance opportunity by the ensemble in June 2013.

Fiddle classes with Frankie Gavin

FRANKIE GAVIN, one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and fiddle players is taking enrolments for his fiddle master classes.

De Danann Christmas concert in Clonbur

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DE DANANN, led by founder members Alec Finn and Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, will give a Christmas concert on Sunday December 30 in the Fairhill House Hotel, Clonbur.

 

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