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Get Your Stocking Stuffed by The 4 Kings of Kelt

Who’s ready for some Yuletide Music with a Celtic Flair? Just re-issued — our 1997 A Celtic Christmas album featuring a sweet yet zesty blend of Scots pipes, Irish whistle, Blues guitar, Gospel keyboard – check it out here. ~~~  ~~~   ~~~   … Continue reading

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Pearl River: Where Culture Creates Community

AMERICA’S SUBURBS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN designed as transitory places — stepping-stone communities for a mobile population whose tentative social networks can be dislodged by the slightest economic hiccup or technology shift. Suburbs are all about newer and faster, tomorrow not … Continue reading

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iBAM! Chicago, Nov. 2011

AN INCREDIBLE IRISH-AMERICAN cultural event took place in Chicago last month that too many people outside the Windy City don’t know about yet but should. It’s called iBAM! — Irish Books Art Music! — and it convenes close to 100 … Continue reading

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Diddy-Wah-Diddy

A QUICK Independence Day Week post paying tribute to the Spirit of American Music — and the willingness of musicians everywhere to cross borders, b(l)end genres, venture into the metaphorical musical wilderness a-lookin for the elephant guided only by those inner … Continue reading

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The Man from Bunclody

A birthday celebration was held this past Sunday for button accordionist/fiddler Tom Dunne at the weekly Irish music session he and fiddler Tony Horswill have been co-hosting for several years at St. James Gate Publick House in Maplewood, New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Fleadh Season Is Upon Us

The Mid-Atlantic U.S. Fleadh Cheoil took place last weekend at the spacious Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey. And it was superb. This was a qualifying competition for performers of Irish traditional instrumental and vocal music. The first- and second-place … Continue reading

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Drift Away

On a chilled, rain-sotted evening a couple weeks back, I saw Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely backed by guitarist Ted Davis perform a concert at the gracious home of Mike and Rose Flanagan in Pearl River, New York – a town just … Continue reading

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