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'Cry of a People Gone' is brilliant, amazing and substantial 'Cry of a People Gone' is brilliant, amazing and substantial
A quite remarkable book recently came my way called “Cry of a People Gone: Irish Musicians in Chicago 1920-2020” by Richie Piggott. The result of “...
'Coming of Spring' is a lovely, well-rounded collection 'Coming of Spring' is a lovely, well-rounded collection
Folks, this week I’m checking out “Coming of Spring,” the new album from the band New Leaf. Based in southern New England, New Leaf comprises Kira ...
Fellow musicians are passionate about O'Brien's work Fellow musicians are passionate about O'Brien's work
Not sure if anyone watched Saturday Night Live last week, but Brendan Gleeson was the host. During his monologue, Gleeson played “Dr. O’Neill’s hor...
Mick Moloney's life celebrated at New York events Mick Moloney's life celebrated at New York events
Legendary musician, folklorist and humanitarian Mick Moloney was finally laid to rest last week with a series of events that finally gave family an...
 Music, turnout, venue impresses Music, turnout, venue impresses
It was a triumphant return to form for Don Meade’s “Blarney Star” series last Friday in Long Island City, as droves came out to the New York Irish ...
Blarney Star debuts Friday Blarney Star debuts Friday
Oooh, folks, the concert series are blazing their ways back this fall! We start with Don Meade’s resurrected Blarney Star series, which opens Sept....
Gourley and Feddersen album is a delight Gourley and Feddersen album is a delight
You don’t see it too often in the world of traditional Irish music at this point, but vinyl has been making a roaring comeback in the world of popu...
'Far Away' is powerful reminder of Grennan's ability 'Far Away' is powerful reminder of Grennan's ability
Folks, great news if you’re living in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut: the great band bohola is coming your way! Starting Sept. 21, the gr...
Bua album will energize trad fans Bua album will energize trad fans
First things first: after a long time away, the brilliant Karan Casey is launching her U.S. tour, Sept. 1-18. With the help of Niamh Dunne (fiddle,...
'Blarney Star' resumes on Sept. 23 'Blarney Star' resumes on Sept. 23
Some welcome news to start this week’s column. Beginning this September, the New York Irish Center in Long Island City, Queens, will be hosting Don...
In Clare, 'music is who we are' In Clare, 'music is who we are'
A short while ago I received a copy of “Always a Journey, Never a Destination: A Clare Footprint,” a 30-minute or so film produced by musician and ...
Moloney: brilliant mentor, tremendous friend Moloney: brilliant mentor, tremendous friend
Early last week, the great musician, teacher, folklorist, storyteller, and organizer Mick Moloney died in his New York University apartment. He was...

 

 

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