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Carroll video is a joy to watch Carroll video is a joy to watch
The name Donie Carroll is well known to folks in the Tri-State Area and beyond. A great singer and one of the most generous people out there, Carro...
The Alt's album: polished, extremely enjoyable The Alt's album: polished, extremely enjoyable
You knew that when the Alt released its eponymous debut album in 2014 there was definitely more to come. It was a special release – bold, fully for...
Lovely album began as 'lockdown project' Lovely album began as 'lockdown project'
Happy end of the year, folks! Don’t know about you, but it’s been a long one and I’m looking forward to a bunch of things, not least of which is a ...
A breathtakingly beautiful album A breathtakingly beautiful album
Congratulations to Manhattan’s own Swift Hibernian Lounge (www.swiftnycbar.com), which celebrated its 26th anniversary last week. Swift’s is one of...
3 must-haves are made even better 3 must-haves are made even better
Ooh, it’s a good one this week! Up first, we have “The Dreamer,” the new tune book from Chicago-based pianist and accordion player Marty Fahey. Fah...
WB3 are just right for the season WB3 are just right for the season
First off, congratulations are due to 2021 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award winners Ye Vagabonds (Best Traditional Folk Track, “I’m a Rover”; Best Folk Group...
IAC has knocked it out of the park IAC has knocked it out of the park
Last Friday I went to the Irish Arts Center to attend “The Gratitude Sessions,” a pre-opening performance and celebration of the organization’s bra...
Video series leads to lovely album Video series leads to lovely album
A couple of sad notes to begin this week. Gregg Burnett, one of the great champions of Irish traditional music, has passed away. A multi-instrument...
Rakish album is polished, accessible Rakish album is polished, accessible
The column has lately noted the passing of far too many important musicians, and it saddens me to have to do it again: the great County Clare singe...
 Tracks thought lost have been found Tracks thought lost have been found
Regular readers of this column know how much I dig a good vintage release, and that’s exactly what we have this week in “Taisce Luachmhar (Valuable...
‘Dial’ team do truly fabulous job ‘Dial’ team do truly fabulous job
Deaths just seem to come in threes, don’t they? Just after learning about the passing of Robin Morton and Tony MacMahon last week came news of the ...
Accordionist Keane is a fine writer, too Accordionist Keane is a fine writer, too
“Horse” is the new project from the great Chicago accordionist Jimmy Keane. A collection of recordings chronicling Keane’s musical experience 1968 ...

 

 

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