TG4 is set to air the much-anticipated television series “Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy” starting 26th November at 9.30 pm. This new series, filmed in the picturesque town of Miltown Malbay in July 2023, promises to be a feast for fans of Irish traditional music.
- Belfast TradFest in collaboration with Sound of Belfast Festival presents a special concert featuring Barry Kerr, Laura Kerr & Donogh Hennessy, Méabh Meir, and Ó Ghlúin go Glúin on Friday, November 17th, with doors opening at 20:00.
- Venue Details: It will be held at The Oh Yeah Music Centre, located at 15-21 Gordon St, Belfast BT1 2LG.
- Audience Information: The concert is suitable for all ages, but individuals under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
- Ticket Pricing: Tickets are available for £15.
Drogheda, November 24, 2023 – The historic town of Drogheda is once again set to host the much-anticipated Drogheda Traditional Music & Singing Weekend, celebrating its 22nd anniversary. Scheduled from November 24 to November 26, 2023, the festival, in association with Droichead Arts Centre, promises a vibrant showcase of traditional Irish music and culture.
Iconic Irish group The Bothy Band will reunite for a rare performance at Celtic Connections 2024. Known for revolutionizing traditional music, the group will play at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on January 22, 2024. The festival, running from January 18 to February 4, features a diverse lineup, including acoustic, jazz, and experimental music. Continue reading
Philip Duffy’s “On the Night: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann – Musicians and Senior Céilí Band Winners, 1951–2021” is a detailed account of senior céilí band winners at the All Ireland Fleadh, spanning from its inception in 1951 to 2019, with a gap in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. This extensive work, consisting of nearly a thousand pages and accompanied by two CDs, documents the biographies of musicians who have been part of winning bands. It identifies recurring themes and the evolving nature of the Fleadh, including the competition’s central role in Irish traditional music and the céilí band’s position as a highlight of the event. Continue reading
The renowned Irish band Altan will take the stage at TradFest 2024, Ireland’s premier traditional music festival, on January 26 at 7:30 pm in Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church. Established nearly 40 years ago by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy, Altan has been instrumental in Irish traditional music, known for their dynamic dance tunes and poignant songs. TradFest, which runs from January 24-28, 2024, will feature an array of traditional and folk performances across Dublin, from city centers to the historic Fingal coast. This year’s festival promises a blend of iconic and emerging artists, including Janis Ian and Ralph McTell, alongside a diverse program of food markets, outdoor dances, children’s events, and workshops. Tickets and the full lineup are available on the festival’s website, tradfest.com.
Irish Traditional Music News
The renowned Irish music group, The London Lasses, is celebrating a significant milestone with the release of their 25th anniversary album, “LL25”. Known for their powerful and traditional signature sound, the album is a commemorative piece that encapsulates the band’s remarkable journey in the realm of Irish music over the last quarter-century.
The Traidphicnic Irish traditional music festival will take place in Spiddal from July 5-7 2019; with Liz Kane & Danny O’Mahony, the Friel Sisters and many more…
The 2016 New York Trad Festival starts this Sunday October 23 with a concert by Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill, with guest Tony DeMarco, at the Irish Arts Centre, 553 W 51st St.