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A rip-roaring national tour featuring renowned west Kerry singer and musician Seamus Begley and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2012, Tim Edey will perform in the wonderful surroundings of Milltown, Rathconrath in county Westmeath on Sunday April 22 at 7.30pm. The tour which is targeting local communities in six counties is funded by the Arts Council and organised by Artlands.
With fiddles, flutes, accordions, concertinas, guitars, dancing shoes, powerful voices and lots of devilment thrown in too, Ireland's top Trad acts flock to The Royal Theatre, Castlebar tomorrow May 14 to get the people of the west dancing while raising some much needed funds for Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin. Hosted by All Ireland Talent Show finalists for the West, Sean Nós ar an tSionann, the night is set to be a big success with such a line up of acts.
The ‘Night of The Big Wind’ on the night of January 6/7, 1839, deprived thousands of people in the Galway area of their homes. Their situation in the depths of winter was more than local charities could cope with. On May 8, the Galway Union was proclaimed to include the city and surrounding townlands to a radius of roughly 10 miles plus the Aran Islands, all of which would be served by a single workhouse in Galway. The first meeting of the Galway Board of Guardians was held in the Courthouse on July 3 of that year.
THE PASSING of Leo Healy was widely and deeply mourned by trad musicians in Ireland and by Galway trad musicians in particular. Now many of them are coming together for a special tribute concert.
I got word earlier in the week that the wagons were circling ahead of Mayo’s GAA County Board convention on Tuesday night last at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris. It appears that Noelle Horan, the outgoing PRO, had a major difference of opinion with a number of county board officers regarding restrictions on her access to the county team’s dressing-room earlier this year. “Access all areas” apparently wasn’t a problem under the previous management and it would seem there wasn’t too much of a problem regarding her access to the dressing room earlier this year under the current management. Obviously something went awry at some juncture that sullied what appeared up to then to be the perfect harmonious relationship. There had been a number of verbal clashes at earlier meetings and it was generally felt that things might get a little ugly at the convention on Tuesday night. There was no pairing system in place for this meeting with all county board officers expected to attend to display a collective unity against the maverick! My informant tells me that Ms Horan distributed a pre-prepared script which she later read from. She had a right swipe at the county board executive, outlining instances when she was “constructively prevented” from performing her duties and other occasions when she was “repeatedly undermined” by members of the board. Her own club member, Mr Sean Feeney, the county secretary, came in for scathing criticism from her, suggesting that he had no right to criticise players for doing certain media work. The suggestion was that Mr Feeney wasn’t shy of using the airways himself when it suited him. It is difficult to comprehend what caused such a breakdown in “the family”, but I would offer that it will be quite some time, if ever, before we see Ms Horan seek a nomination to become an officer of the Mayo County Board.
Irish Music Magazine has called Garry Walsh one of Ireland's most talent flute and whistle players, so it is with great honour that the Passionfruit Theatre presents a night of traditional Irish music of
Open mic at the Linenhall; poetry, prose and more
Fresh traditional music at the Linenhall
THE NUNS Island Centre will host a concert of Irish trad tonight while on Monday there will be a classical music concert with music performed on a piano owned by composer Clara Schumann.
ALAN KELLY, one of Ireland’s most imaginative traditional musicians, will launch his new album After The Morning, with a gig in the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday at 9pm.