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'From the Bridge' is a must-see 'From the Bridge' is a must-see
Folks, last week the Irish Traditional Music Archive launched “From the Bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York,” a “major digital ex...
Lee's 'Eyre' is well thought through Lee's 'Eyre' is well thought through
It’s not often that I receive an album that features hammer dulcimer, but that’s exactly what we have this week with Mary-Grace Autumn Lee’s album ...
Participation is key for CIAW Participation is key for CIAW
Folks, lots of cool local stuff to talk about this week, so let’s get right into it! This year the Catskills Irish Arts Week is back and running at...
Extremely helpful 'tune cookbook' Extremely helpful 'tune cookbook'
Folks, there’s lots to report on at the minute, so stay tuned as I will be covering a lot of ground in the coming weeks. And a good few things to l...
Téada’s 6th is perhaps their best Téada’s 6th is perhaps their best
Traditional supergroup Téada, currently celebrating 21 years together, are just out with “Coiscéim Coiligh /As the Days Brighten,” a brand spanking...
Reissued 6-track 'Banks' belongs in every collection Reissued 6-track 'Banks' belongs in every collection
There are a fair few legendary recordings of Irish music out there and one of them is “The Banks of the Shannon,” by Paddy O’Brien (button accordio...
Byrnes is showcased in superb two-disc retrospective Byrnes is showcased in superb two-disc retrospective
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s Mid-Atlantic Fleadh – the first since 2019 – took place in Parsippany, NJ last weekend and I’m happy to report it was...
Invite the family to hear you play! Invite the family to hear you play!
Readers, the time is nigh! This weekend – May 6-8 – the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will take place at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey...
Filddle player Clare dazzles on debut album Filddle player Clare dazzles on debut album
Joanna Clare is a young fiddle player who grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and moved to Baltimore in 2018, where she’s become an important part of the t...
Warm, relaxing, very engaging tone Warm, relaxing, very engaging tone
I’ll start this week with a hearty congratulations to the great balladeer Jimmy Crowley, who I recently learned has published his 1,000th column ab...
Two play as one on gorgeous CD Two play as one on gorgeous CD
In the deck this week is Dermot Byrne and Yvonne Casey’s most recent project, “As We Feel It.” A true duet CD, its delightfully straightforward art...
Loss of 'Blarney Star' part of a larger trad story Loss of 'Blarney Star' part of a larger trad story
Last week I received an email from Don Meade, a multi-instrumentalist who has been one of traditional music’s fiercest supporters for decades, that...