January Music News

TG4 Announces the Gradam Ceoil 2017 Winners In December, TG4 announced their winners of the Tg4 music awards. This year, the awards go to several outstanding musicians. The Musician of The Year award goes to Mairéad Ní­ Mhaonaigh, an outstanding fiddler and singer of the group Altan. The Composer of The Year award goes to Micheal Rooney, a prolific and well loved Silgo … Continue reading January Music News

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The 9th Annual Oly Old Time Festival

For the ninth year, The Oly Old Time Festival will celebrate the rich music and culture of the Appalachian Mountains and southern America. Oly Old Time is one of the most enjoyable and exciting festivals that I have ever attended, and I hope you will join. This year will be a new and exciting year! … Continue reading The 9th Annual Oly Old Time Festival

Tracks of The Month January 2017

Eros' Selections Bright Sunny South (single) Artist: Tim O'Brien with Lúnasa and Arty McGlynn Length: 3:49 Composer: Trad   Notes: This single is one of the great collaborations that has come out of 2016. It features the multi-talented signer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien (who sings and plays mandolin and banjo on this track), Irish guitar legend Arty … Continue reading Tracks of The Month January 2017

Live Review: Foghorn Stringband with The Bow Weevils

Recently, The Foghorn Stringband came through town and performed a concert at NOVA Middle School presented by the wonderful Arbutus Folk School. The Foghorn Stringband is one of my all time favorite bands and have been hugely influential on me and my musical development. I saw them live when I was two years old and … Continue reading Live Review: Foghorn Stringband with The Bow Weevils