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3 hrs ago | Tyrone Times

Keane to perform at the Brantry Fleadh

Lord Mayor of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, Cllr Roger Burton, offically launches the Brantry Fleadh 2014 under the watchful eye of Cathal Hayden, Fiddle player with the Mairtin O'Connor Trio and Fleadh compere Gino Lupari from the group Four Men and a Dog.


Related Topix: Sean Keane, Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

8 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

'Mamma Mia!' star Alison Ewing: 'I had gotten the bug a I was born to do this!'

As Robin Leach arrives for his annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy - he also visited Lake Como and Lake Maggiore this year - many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom.


Related Topix: The New Christy Minstrels, Theater, Arts, Las Vegas, NV

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBAL-AM Baltimore

O'Malley and 'The Wire' Creator Mend Fences

On a recent trip to New York City, 'The Wire' creator David Simon happened to be sitting on an Acela Amtrak train when the man behind him was someone who he has known for quite some time.


Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, The Pogues

Colorado Daily

On-air next: Daniel Bachman, Skygreen Leopards and Alvvays

Getting down to the end of the line here, guys! Only two more precious weeks for me as music director before the next hot shot takes the reins, and we've got a slew of underappreciated releases for you to ride out your late summer with.


Nashville Scene

Peter Walker w/William Tyler at Third Man Records, 7/18/14

The way we figure it, there are two main schools of musical improvisation. Being the pragmatists that we are, The Spin admires improvisers who hew to structure while enlarging the scope of that framework.


Related Topix: John Fahey

The Spokesman-Review

Some Dog-Shooting Reaction Extreme

The anger over the July 9 police shooting of 2-year-old black Labrador Arfee in downtown Coeur d'Alene is understandable.


Related Topix: Huckleberries

Thewestmorland Gazette

INTERVIEW: Folk musician Eliza Carthy talks about her career ahead of Windermere show

ELIZA Carthy's working life is nothing if not varied - at the time of our interview the revered folk musician has spent the past few days wearing corsets and sack cloths to play a tavern fiddler in an upcoming historical drama.


Related Topix: Judi Dench, Celebrities

CBS Local

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was Johnson's Tribute To JFK

Over two weeks, WCBS 880a 2s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

Jurassic rockin - first island music festival a success

MORE than 3,000 families and revellers flocked to a music festival which aimed to put Portland on the map.


Related Topix: The Wurzels

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Leinster Express

Abbeyleix heritage town goes online

Pictured are Andy Ring, Model and T.V Personality Glenda Gilson with G.A.A President Liam O'Neill at the Irish Heritage Towns Website Launch at Heritage House Abbeyleix on Tuesday of last week.


Related Topix: The Dubliners, Ireland, World News


Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Lebanon has arrested a man who spurred his two-year-old son to beat up a Syrian child after a video of the shocking blows went viral, state media reported on Sunday.



1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including translations.


Related Topix: Alan Lomax, Avery-Island, LA, New Iberia, LA, Creole, LA

Bellingham Herald

Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

Newport, known as the place where Bob Dylan cast aside his acoustic guitar and went electric in 1965, has made its mark on the festival scene more recently with an innovative mix of old and new - most with a far different sound than the folk movement Seeger helped lead.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Decemberists, Beacon, NY, Pete Seeger


Folk by the Oak 2014 line-up in full for Hatfield House

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita will play Folk by the Oak 2014 in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Josh Pulman] Folk by the Oak 2014's "line-up of headliners" will entertain thousands of music fans in the grounds of Hatfield House this afternoon.


Related Topix: Martin Simpson, John Smith

Centre Daily Times

OLLI column | Video course to share conversation with Pete Seeger

No question Pete Seeger was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, the king of sing-along, champion of American and world folk music, a man with a point of view and a voice and banjo to put it through.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, State College, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Carnoustie Today

Gleadhraich 'Go Comparing' notes in Wales

Earlier this week the Guide & Gazette revealed that the band, piper Craig Weir, guitarist Ross White, bassist Graeme Ritchie and drummer Paul Weir would be supporting former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro in Montrose on February 14. Craig said: "It's quite exciting for us.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Wrexham County, Wales, Denbighshire County, Wales,

Creative Loafing Tampa

Saturday & Sunday Live Music Rundown: WMNF Americana Fest feat. Nikki Lane, Bird Street Players, etc.

Here's your rundown of killer local and national shows for Saturday & Sunday, including WMNF's Americana Fest, Machine Gun Kelly, Bellos, Dubbest and more.


Related Topix: Punk, Pulley, Mary Jane, Tampa, FL, Treasure Island, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

Joan Baez cancels Vancouver Folk Music Festival appearances

The Pemberton Music Festival is on this weekend - and with a host of hot headliners including Deadmau5, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg and more - it's sure to be one of this summer's biggest events.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Canada

CBS Local

Topanga Amphitheater Plays Host To Kids Concert Series This Summer

Peter Alsop, who'll be performing his selection of funny and silly kids songs at the concert series on Sept.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Family, Parenting


Community Spotlight: David Olney

David Olney a folk/ Americana legend coming all the way from Nashville, Tennessee and tonight, he will be performing at Machinery Row .


Related Topix: Great Falls, MT