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General News

General News

Folk Legacy - 37 tracks of historic live recordings from Girvan Folk Festival now available on CD

A double CD is now available featuring historic live recordings from Girvan Folk Festival, marking the festival's 40th anniversary and sampling the treasures of the archive - 27 tracks of wonderful live recordings.

It features Arcardy, Iain Mackintosh, Dervish, Mirk, Adam MacNaughtan, Boys Of The Lough, John Kirkpatrick, Heather Heywood, Cathal McConnell & Tim O'Leary, Bob Fox, The Kipper Family, Altan, Waterson:Carthy, Bobby Robb, Highland Connection, Huw & Tony Williams, Setanta, The Gaugers, Quadrille, The Voice Squad, Deanta, Dave Burland, Tony Hall, Norman Kennedy, Gerry O'Connor, Jolly Jack and Ossian.

New Venture for The Milkmaid

The Milkmaid Folk Club in Bury St Edmunds was changed to a Community Interest Company in 2007. CICs are businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. CICs tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy.

Re-release of Far Far From Ypres: songs, poems and music of WW1

In this the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1, Greentrax Recordings is re-launching this critically acclaimed album, first released in 2008. Since its launch a stage version, based on the album, was presented in 2012 at both Celtic Connections and The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. The stage presentation is a poignant and moving live show, which received standing ovations at both 2012 shows. The writer and musical director of the stage show is Ian McCalman.

Leitrim Singers Circle - new monthly singing session

County Leitrim has always been a hotbed of music, especially flute and fiddle, but the growing interest in the song tradition is now demonstrated by a new monthly singing session (first Sunday) in the county.

Cottage available for rent in South West Donegal - perfect musical holiday opportunity!

Fancy a holiday in rural South West Donegal?? A traditional cottage is available to rent in the Ardara area for very reasonable rates. It has one double room plus sofabed.