Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.
“Dancing at the Crossroads” by Kevin Ferguson is on PBS tonight, Sept. 4- don’t miss this wonderful glimpse at the Emerald Isle of New York. (and if you do miss it, buy the DVD!)
Gwen Orel reviews Andrew Finn Magill’s ‘Roots’: an album which shows ‘deft mastery.’
Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.
Andy Lamy’s ‘The New Blackthorn Stick’ shows that clarinet plays in tune with Irish trad. Why not?
Podcast #27: Malachy McCourt and Micheal O’Domhnaill, director of the film “The Sligo Masters,” a documentary about Michael Coleman, James Morrison, and Paddy Killoran.
Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock plays proto-trad-proto-Braoque music.
John Kearns attended the second New York Trad Fest, and found it ” a remarkable showcase for the traditional musicians of New York and their visiting friends.”
Dan Neely reviews “Forget-Me-Not” from Rose Flanagan and Laura Byrne: “brilliant stuff from two of the best.”
A preview of Catskills Irish Arts Week 2014, with Artistic Director Reidin O’Flynn!
Jenifer Hopkins reports on the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in Parsippany, and recalls her first time attending one as a parent.
New blogger Jenifer Hopkins finds the first New York Trad Fest a “celebration of the rich talent and vibrant dedication represented by musicians and dancers in New York.”
The first annual New York Trad Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, organized by fiddler Tony DeMarco. On the bill are Eileen Ivers, Brian Conway, Matt Mancuso, Tony Trischka, Andy Statman and more! An unmissable event!