On Tuesday April 16, 2019, Dónal Clancy and Rory Makem performed in a special concert at the Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre (TMAC) in Keady, County Armagh. The center is just a stone’s throw from the Makem homestead where their fathers, Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, met for the very first time 64 yearsRead more..
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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is once again preparing for its annual world-class Celtic entertainment and cultural extravaganza this October. Over the past four years, the Celtic Colours International Festival has established a reputation as one of the foremost Celtic music events in the world. This year’s performers include Tommy Makem, Sean McGuire, the Barra MacNeils,Read more..
A tourist haven? Tommy Makem thinks so and he held a festival there to prove it. ℘℘℘ June, 2000. A bus packed with American tourists pulls out of Newry and takes the road to South Armagh. On one side it passes a British army observation post, currently being dismantled. On the other, a large posterRead more..
Some thoughts on being Irish-American. ℘℘℘ As a proud Irish-American, I begin with a simple assumption: there is no way to precisely define that elusive, complex human category called the Irish-American. The tools of sociology are as inadequate to the task as the forms of the Census Bureau, and the jeweler’s art of the lexicographerRead more..
lreland The art of matchmaking is still alive and well in Ireland, at least when it comes to the matchmaking festival held in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare each year. This year’s love fest takes place from September 1 through October 5, under the knowing eye of local matchmaker Willie Daly. For all that jazz and more,Read more..