An Interactive Online Workshop Do you know your jigs from your reels, your slides from your polkas? If you’ve always wanted to improve your knowledge of traditional Irish music, a four-week series of interactive online workshops starting on Tuesday, May 11th, could be just the thing for you. These workshops are hosted by Siamsa Tíre, theRead more..
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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..
Traditional Irish music has never been so alive. In our cities, towns and villages. From Dublin to New York and across the United States. We are alive to its rhythm and it is thriving, growing, flourishing. It touches so many people and is enjoyed in so many ways. We dance to it, play it, mouldRead more..
Mirth-Making Heroes There are folks who think of “Celtic” music as a gently soothing, slightly ethereal style, heavy on the harps and tin whistles. They haven’t heard At the Racket, a fun-loving bunch who prefer their jigs and reels on the saxophone and tenor banjo. This “racket” is actually the sort of whoop-it-up band youRead more..