Dan Neely reviews “Forget-Me-Not” from Rose Flanagan and Laura Byrne: “brilliant stuff from two of the best.”
Dan Neely reviews An Rón Ball / The Blind Seal at Murphy’s Bar in Sunnyside, a theatrical piece featuring music, Irish and English language, and finds it “pitch perfect.”
Dan Neely takes a look at the two -week residency of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, who are performing with such guests as Dan Trueman, Doveman, and Ivan Goff, through Sept. 29
Dan Neely talks to flutemaker John Gallagher, a West Virginia flutemaker who says an instrument is “a conversation between player and maker.”
Dan Neely writes about Mick Moloney’s cultual tour of Scotland. Wish we were there!
Joey Abarta has launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to complete his debut album Swimming Against the Falls.
Dan Neely previews the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Region Fleadh and Hall of Fame Induction
A Weekend of Irish Music and Dance, May 10-12, 2013
The line-up for Augusta 2013 is announced and ready!
Originally published in the Irish Echo, January 16-22, 2013. The melodeon seems to be having something of a resurgence. Back in December I wrote about the Tin Sandwich Band’s lovely new album “By Hook Or By Crook” which features Danú’s Benny McCarthy on the instrument, and now I have in hand “The Genius of Peter […]
Originally published in the Irish Echo, 12-12-12. Is there a better name for a US-based trad band than the “Murphy Beds?” Comprised of Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (each a singer and multi-instrumentalist; guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, what have you), this duo has just released their eponymous first album of traditional songs and it is a […]
How It’s New York: Many NY musicians play Sligo style, thanks to Michael Coleman’s influence. Here’s Dan Neely’s take on Johnny Henry, a Sligo musician who comes from that world, as well as Dan’s take on a new CD by Mike Considine from Co. Clare. How It’s Irish: Reviews of two traditional CDs. Dan Neely […]
How It’s New York:How It’s Irish: Originally published in the Irish Echo, October 3-9, 2012, p. 19. Last week I had the great good fortune to chat with Sean Cleland, the founder and director of the Irish Music School of Chicago. One of the great Irish music education centers in the United States, the Irish […]
How It’s New York: You can take the boys (Dan Neely and Paul Keating) out of New York, but…How It’s Irish: See the Guinness? Ok but bacon in a drink is not New York… yet! And there we were, Paul Keating and myself, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for “The Session,” a lovely little conference being held […]