Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paddy Keenan with John Walsh in London Ontario 1st

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paddy Moloney to receive Lifetime Achievement in Music award

"New York’s National Arts Club will present Paddy Moloney with its Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Music at an evening of celebration to be held on January 27th, 2011.

Most famous as the founder and leader of six-time Grammy award winners The Chieftains, Moloney is known the world over for his innovative and ground-breaking work in traditional Irish music. His stellar career has seen him perform with musical giants such as Art Garfunkel, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, to name but a few."

TBN Makes a Song and Dance Over All Things Celtic

"Contact: Susan Zahn, WDC Media PR, 877-862-3600,; Greg Robbins, 412-855-1330,

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) – the world’s largest religious broadcaster and a favorite with millions of viewers across six continents – is proud to feature programming complete with all the bells and whistles, and Uilleann pipes and Irish drums, as it goes Celtic this Christmas with its special airing of A Celtic Christmas, beginning Sunday.

A hauntingly beautiful celebration of Christmas, A Celtic Christmas is a one-hour program showcasing Irish music and dance going back to the 12th century as well as the most modern Celtic innovations such as River Dance and Lord of the Dance. Thrilling pieces featuring the Uilleann pipes, Irish whistle, Celtic fiddles, Irish drums, along with keyboard and percussion performed by the world-renowned Irish music group The Celts are sure to leave viewers breathless.

Special guest performances include a roster of the world's best Irish musicians including Dublin piper Ivan Goff, Altan singer and Donegal fiddler Mauread Ni Mhaonaigh, The Gael String Orchestra, The Nashville Irish Step Dancers, and the Celtic Christmas Children's Choir."

Roseburg-based Irish band delivers spirited performance | The News-Review -

"Six musicians were crowded into a corner of Little Brothers Pub in downtown Roseburg. The Irish pub was filled with people on a recent Friday evening.

“Thanks for coming in and warming your bones on this chilly evening,” acoustic guitarist Scott McAdoo said. “This is a set of jigs, the oldest style of dance music.”

Luke Nieuwsma pumped the bellows of the uilleann pipes with one arm, squeezed the bag with his other arm and quickly fingered the chanter, producing a sound somewhere between a bagpipe and a clarinet.

Musicians playing the mandolin and the tin whistle joined in. Soon the rest of the band members, playing guitar and two types of Irish drums, as well a fiddler assisting for the evening, helped fill the small pub with the lively sounds of the Irish jig."

Utica pub hosts traditional Irish music session

Utica pub hosts traditional Irish music session - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York: "The sounds of the fiddle, bouzouki, flute and uilleann pipes mingled with the flavors of barley, hops and wheat Tuesday night to create the foundation for a traditional Irish music session at the Nail Creek Pub & Brewery.

Fifteen musicians from everywhere from Rome to St. Johnsville convened around tables in the middle of the Irish-inspired pub with one thing in mind: the preservation of their Irish traditions.

Around them, about 50 pub-goers of all ages formed small pockets, watching intently as the musicians moved their fingers and hands around their instruments, or bobbing their heads to the beats of the jig-like tunes. "