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Irish Music Festivals 2008


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Margaret Barry
Paul Brady
Karan Casey
Frank Harte

Christie Hennessy
Andy Irvine
Cathy Jordan
Luke Kelly
Tommy Makem
Christy Moore
Johnny Moynihan
Delia Murphy
Seosamh O hEanaigh
Paddy Tunney

The Dubliners
Clancy Brothers
Sweeneys Men
The Johnstons
Emmet Spiceland



Browse Archive Articles

Irish music and song books online
Including Francis O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians, Memoirs of harpist Arthur O'Neill. O'Curry, Mangan and Moore. Click Here
Galway Joe Dolan, founder member of Sweeney's Men, has died ... Ronnie Drew's health ... Tony MacMahon's site problems ... Dervish tour dates. Click Here
Irish Festivals 2008
Dates and links for festivals in Ireland in 2008. Click Here
From Ballads to Bouzoukis
The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners marked the start of the Irish ballad boom. A host of talented folk groups were soon to follow them. Click Here

The Irish banjo
The story of the banjo in Irish music from the Flanagan Bros to Gerry O'Connor, not forgetting the great ballad singers like Margaret Barry and Luke Kelly. Click Here
Irish melodeons
Though out of flavour now except in places along the west coast, the melodeon has had a huge influence on Irish music. Click Here
History of the bodhran
Despite claims of an ancient pedigree, the bodhran was only introduced into Irish music in the middle of the last century. Click Here
The Irish Harmonica
For long the poor relation. Then along came New Zealander Brendan Power and the harmonica is back centre stage. Click Here

Into the West

Ceol Chonamara
Pádraig Bradley Domhsóir sa sean-nós
Seosamh O hEanaigh
Sár amhránaí
Sonaí Choilm Learaí Boscadóir Leitir Mealláin

Johnny Connolly Agallamh leis an mboscadóir
Mícheál MacSuibhne File a' tSléibhe

Musicians' Archive

Mary Bergin
Joe Burke
Dennis Cahill
Liz Carroll
Bobby Casey
Willie Clancy
Julia Clifford
Johnny Connolly
Joe Cooley
Junior Crehan
Mrs Crotty
Gerdie Cummane
John Doherty
Johnny & Felix Doran
Seamus Egan
Seamus Ennis
Paddy Fahey
Lucy Farr
Frankie Gavin
Hugh Gillespie
Martin Hayes
Paddy Keenan
John Kelly
Eugene Lambe
Donal Lunny
Sean Maguire
Denis Murphy
Francis O'Neill
Sean O Riada
Sharon Shannon



Questions & Answers

Are there two 'Galway Bays'?
Answer: Click Here
Story behind 'Danny Boy'. Click Here
Poc ar Buile lyrics. Click Here

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