Tara Music News Archive

Liam O'FlynnTo celebrate his 70th Birthday Master uilleann piper LIAM O'FLYNN will perform a special concert with the RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on March 17th 2015 at The National Concert Hall, Dublin More Info

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Dates Announced for the Stockton's Wing Reunion tour in March.2015, wit a lineup that includes founding members Tommy Hayes, Paul Roche and Maurice Lennon. The lineup also includes Mike Hanrahan and Steve Cooney. More Info

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Here's Something special to look forward to in the New Year - LIAM O’FLYNN, PADDY GLACKIN, NEIL MARTIN & MÍCHEÁL Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin on Fri Jan 30th as part of the Temple Bar TradFest.
Book early to avoid disappointment as it is sure to be a sell out. More Info.

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As part of Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin Voices From The Merry Cemetery composed by Shaun Davey and featuring Rita Connolly and Liam O'Flynn will be performed in Dublin's National Concert Hall on 8th October with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conductor David Brophy. Also appearing will The Male Voice Choir of the Theology Faculty in Sibiu, conducted by Fr Sorin Dobre and members of Dun Laoghaire Choral Society. More Info..

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Zoe Conway and John Mcintyre return to
The Heritage Centre (Holy Trinity Church), Carlingford, Co. Louth
for a Summer Concert Series 2014 which include a different Special guest each week.
27th July Special guest - Pat Coldrick - 3rd Aug Special guest - Padraigin Ni Uallachain - 10th Aug Special guest - Siobhan Manson - 17th Aug Special guest - Lisa Hannigan - 24th Aug Special guest - Mairtin O Connor - 31st Aug Special guest - John Sheahan

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Voices From The Merry Cemetery composed by Shaun Davey and featuring Rita Connolly and Liam O'Flynn will be performed in; Sapanta, Romania, on  14th and 15th August and again in Dublin's National Concert Hall on 8th October 2014 with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

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Stocktons Wing will be performing at The Scariff Harbour Festival this August Weekend.
Sat Aug 2nd 21:30 2014 - Fair Green, Scariff Harbour Festival, Scariff, County Clare

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Great news to hear that Maurice Lennon will be performing music from his Brian Boru - The High King of Tara at this year's Milwaukee Irish Fest along with special guests The Willis Clan More Info

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A Very Special Nights Music is promised for The Bill Whelan Gala concerts that will take place in Dublin on Friday 20 June as part of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Season and, celebrating Limerick City of Culture 2014, in Limerick on Saturday 21 June. In addition to Bill's newly composed 'Linen and Lace' the stellar cast, which includes Sir James Galway flute, Zoë Conway fiddle will also perform music from Bill's Connemara Suite album. Book now as tickets are selling fast! More Info..

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To commemorate the 1000 anniversary of the death of Brian Boru
MAURICE LENNON & FRIENDS
will be performing his musical tribute to the life of Brian Boru
at the BRU BORÚ THEATRE, Cashel, Co Tipperary, on Sat 26th April 8.30 pm.
More Info..

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'Concerning of Three Young Men'
Coming this April the new Album and Tour from
THE VOICE SQUAD
More Info..

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March 17th 2014 (St Patrick's Day)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Present
Shaun Davey's
Granuaile and The Brendan Voyage
Featured Soloists: Liam O'Flynn & >Rita Connolly
Venue: Dublin's National Concert Hall.
Tickets: NCH.ie

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The Voice Squad
will be appearing at the
Ballincollig Winter Music Festival in Cork
on Sat 25th of Jan 2014.

Contact The White Horse at (021) 487 1388

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Here is a trad music gig not to missed!!
Temple Bar Trad Festival. Present
STOCKTON'S WING & FRANKIE GAVIN & DE DANNAN
Date: Thursday 23 January 2014
Venue: St Patrick’s Cathedral
Tickets: Templebartrad.ie

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Dec 20th 2013
Londonderry 'City of Culture' Present
Shaun Davey's
'The Relief of Derry Symphony'

Featuring; The Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Gearóid Grant, will be the 120-strong choir
Featured Soloists: Liam O'Flynn, Rita Connolly, Liam O’Maonlai and Gerard McCrystal
Venue: 'The Venue' in Ebrington.
More Info & Tickets Here

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The Steeple Sessions Present
THE VOICE SQUAD
St. Anne's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Thurs December 5th 2013 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
A rare performance of Ireland's best loved acapella singers performing traditional songs and Christmas carols at the beautiful setting of St. Anne's Church on Dawson Street. Tel + 353 1 6788470
Their Summer concert sold out so book your tickets online now to avoid disappointment.
www.steeplesessions.com

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Frankie Gavin and De Dannanreturn to their home town of Galway to perform at this year's Galway Arts Festival on July 18th at 21:00
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The Voice Squad
will be performing in the 2013 Summer festival 'The Steeple Sessions' at the Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin on August 1st at 8pm. Tickets Info .

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Masters Of Their Craft is a compilation release on the Tara Music label containing eighteen tracks from some of the foremost artists and groups in the world of Irish music.
Over the last thirty years Tara Music has been privileged to have recorded and worked with artists such as Clannad, Planxty, Shaun Davey, Stockton’s Wing, Christy Moore, Moving Hearts and many more. This compilation portrays these artists performing at their best, with their music spanning genres from World Music to Contempory Irish and Folk.
More Info...

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Zoe Conway Tour Date 2013
Following on the release of their new album Go Mairir i bhFad – Long Life to You, Zoë Conwayand John Mc Intyre have lined up a busy touring schedule for 2013. More Info...

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The Brendan Voyage in Köln, Germany
WDR radio station are hosting a night of all that is best in Irish music at the Funkhaus Wallrafplatz on June 14th 2013. The concert will include performances of Shaun Davey's The Brendan Voyage and Bill Whelan's Inishlaken and Riverdance. The Rundfunkorchester conducted by Gareth Hudson will be joined by uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn and Zoë Conway on fiddle / violin.
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Máirtín O’Connor, Zoë Conway and Donal Lunny on tour in Ireland'
Music Network presents a dream tour that brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country’s finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O’Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny from 7 – 14 May.
More Info.

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Go Mairir i bhFad – Long Life to You
The brand new album from Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre.
It is a very rare event in Irish music to have an album with a concept as original as Zoë and John have with Go Mairir i bhFad – Long Life to You where twelve of the leading lights in Irish traditional music were commissioned to compose a piece for fiddle and guitar with the aim of collectively presenting a snapshot of traditional Irish music alive today.
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Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn confirm two Italian concerts in March;
14/03/2013 – CALUSCO D’ADDA(Bergamo)centro Civico(Ex Chiesa S.Fedele) @ 21:00 and 16/03/2013 – POGNANO(Bergamo)/Chiesa Parrocchiale @ 20:45

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Stockton's Wing announce two special Clare gigs at the Royal Spa Hotel Lisdoonvarna on Fri. March 8th and Sat. March 9th.
Tickets are available from The Royal Spa Hotel (065-7074288) and The Irish Shop, Market Street, Ennis (065-6820769). Ticket price 30.00 euro each.
LATEST - Good friend and ex Winger Steve Cooney appearing as Special Guest. More Info..

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Stockton's Wing Reunion
To Celebrate 'The Gathering' Stockton's Wing will be getting back together for a special one-off concert at Dublin's National Concert Hall on St. Patrick's Day.
More Info..

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The Brendan Voyage and The Relief of Derry Symphony will be performed by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gearóid Grant with soloists Liam O'Flynn, Rita Connolly and Gerard McChrystal at the NCH Dublin, March 15th 2013.
More Info.

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Shannonside Winter Music Festival
17th - 20th Jan 2013
Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare.
Included in a stellar list of artists are; The Voice Squad, Josephine Marsh and Alan Kelly.
"It's a folk festival, a traditional session, a fleadh, a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a céilidh, singers sessions all bound by the enjoyment of music! A day of music at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park at the Castle, Macs Pub, the Corn-Barn and lots more."
More Info...

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NEW RELEASE
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan - Jigs, Reels & Rock n’ Roll
Since 2009 Frankie Gavin has been back on the road and with the new De Dannan members. The current line-up being Frankie, Damien Mullane, Eric Cunningham, Mike Galvin and Michelle Lally. Such has been the reaction to the band, they have now released a new CD ‘Jigs, Reels & Rock n’ Roll’ on the Tara Music Label. The album contains fifteen tracks of classic De Dannan music including musical pieces more commonly associated with the likes of the Beatles, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, along with the very best of Irish Traditional music. More Info...