The Arc Cinema in Wexford town is now open for business.
Gorey Cinema - showing a regular stream of top notch opera, ballet, musicals, etc.
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford has an exhibition by Jane Meyler entitled 'A Meander Through Rosslare'.
Wexford Arts Centre has the group exhibition Still. Life opening Sat, June 16 at 3pm. Features work by Amanda Doran, Maria Levigne, Martin Redmond, Mary-Ruth Walsh, Patricia Robinson & Tony Robinson.
Greenacres Gallery has the IN:PRINT Exhibition. IN:PRINT is a Black Church Print Studio exhibition which promotes the diversity and creative processes of printmaking. Runs until Aug 2. Gallery's Summer Exhibition is also in place.
PERIPHERY SPACE is a professionally managed art space in Gorey in which "new ideas, discourses, and processes in contemporary art, film and photography will be fostered and formed". June 15-23: All Possible Worlds, new works by Patrick Redmond.
Jonathan Murphy's new gallery Light and Shade is now open at 24 Selskar St, Wexford (opposite Spectrum).
Kamera8 is a top grade photography gallery tucked away on Wexford's Rowe Street.
The Collins-Grant Gallery is on Wexford's Rowe Street.
The Gaslamp Gallery is at Esmonde St, Gorey. www.thegaslampgallery.com
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is run by an artists' collective. Open 2-5.30pm, Tues - Sat. Thurs evenings are Open Studio Evenings for creatives to work on their own pieces in a gallery environment and with the collaboration of resident artist, John Renwick.
The Cockleshell Art Gallery is at Main Street, Duncannon, Co Wexford. Not open Wednesday. Cockleshell Art Gallery on Facebook

Co Wexford Libraries
There's a busy programme of lectures/workshops at our libraries. All events are FREE although pre-booking is recommended. For full details of events happening see https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries for goings-on at all the libraries around the county.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

June 18 (9.30pm) Trad/Ballads, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 20-23 (nightly 8pm) The Diary Of Maynard Perdu starring Peter McCamley, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. The Diary of Maynard Perdu is set in the fantastic, mirrored, burlesque world of the Spiegeltent where fantasy and delusion reign supreme. Based on the novella by Billy Roche, this one man show takes us on a romantic journey of adventure and intrigue all of which serves to mask the pain and loss that are buried deep within. Tel 053 9123764.
June 20 (8.30pm) Bannow Historical Society: Emmet Stafford on the Norman landing in Bannow in 1169, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford.
June 21-23 (nightly 8pm) 4.48 Psychosis presented by Riff Raff Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford. Incandescent theatre at its most illuminating. Anyone wanting to extend this experience, share their own thoughts or listen to those of others, there is a symposium, “Pen, Paper and Performance - theatre in a digital age” on Saturday 23rd June at the theatre (11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
June 21-23 Country Music Weekend, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Starts Thur, June 21 with Mike Denver Band and Paddy O’Brien Band.
June 21 (7pm) USN Air Base at Ferrybank in World War I with historian and author Liam Gaul, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. Book your (FREE) seat now: 053 919 6760.
June 21 (9.30pm) Ragdoll, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 21 (9.30pm) Acoustic Session, Bugler Doyle's Pub, South Main St, Wexford.
June 21 Dancing with Tom Murphy Band, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford.
June 22 (7pm) Launch of Places to Sleep by poet Patrick Kehoe, Library, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. at 7pm, Friday June 22. Eamonn Wall will launch the book, which is published by Salmon Poetry. He will also read poems as will Jessie Lendennie, Salmon's founder. Kehoe’s short lyrics are redolent of hopeful motorways, of entryways and exits negotiated, of crossings and re-crossings. They sing ultimately of the exhalations and exhaustions of the streets and the colours of the vast cities of Spain. Try this, from the poem 'Murcia': And where to then,/in the fired catapult,/Where the bed that nightfall/Under the drowse of stars?
June 22 (8.20pm) Lankum, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €20. Lankum, formerly Lynched, is a four-piece traditional folk group which combines distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Stylistically they span humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American folk. Tel 053 9233000. www.presentationcentre.ie
June 22 Country Music Weekend, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Featuring Teddy and Cathal Barry at Afternoon Show and Jimmy Buckley Band plus Shane Owens Band in the evening.
June 22 (9.30pm) Acoustic Session, Bugler Doyle's Pub, South Main St, Wexford.
June 22 Emojo, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 22 (10.30pm) Trade Mark, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 23,24 Wexford Maritime Festival, Wexford town. County Wexford’s largest free family festival celebrates Wexford’s rich maritime history.
The Maritime Festival showcases the very best of Wexford food too. An action-packed weekend on Wexford’s famous quay front with dramatic air-sea rescue demonstrations, sailing, rowing, raft racing, a spectacular stunt air display, a feast of Wexford’s finest foods,. There is also a Viking Village, Emergency Services Village, Kids Zone, Try it dock, Model Boat Village, a Classic lifeboat rally and lots more.
June 23 Shedfest, The Arena, Buffers Alley, Ballinastraw Lwr, Co Wexford. Featuring Corner Boy, Fit For Kings and No Hot Ashes. BBQ and ba. Adm €20 + €1 booking from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
June 23 Country Music Weekend, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Featuring Tony, Theresa and the Stars at Afternoon Tea Dance and Robert Mizzell Band plus Joe Davitt Band in the evening.
June 23 (3-5pm) Cruinniú na nÓg Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Saor in aisce!
June 23 (8-10pm) Cruinniú na nÓg Gig, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Saor in aisce!
June 23 (9.30pm) Acoustic Session, Bugler Doyle's Pub, South Main St, Wexford.
June 24 Little Women (open air theatre), Wells House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford.
June 24 (9.30pm) Trad/Ballads, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 25 (9.30pm) Trad/Ballads, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 26 (9.30pm) Trad Session, Whitford House Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford. Session happens last Tuesday of the month.
June 27 Christy Moore - On The Road (re-scheduled), Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Sold out.
June 28 Scuola Del Canto Libero Concert, Greenacres Gallery, Trimmers Lane, Wexford. Adm €10/7.
June 28 (8.30pm) The Kris and Jen Allen Quintet, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Featuring Jen Allen on piano, Kris Allen on alto sax, Matt Halpin on tenor sax, Dan Bodwell on bass and Shane O'Donovan on drums. Program will include original material from the critically acclaimed albums Pieces of Myself (Jen Allen) and Beloved (Kris Allen), fresh arrangements of pieces by Ellington, Sting, and Stevie Wonder, and a new composition inspired by the life and poetry of Wexford native Jane Wilde. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9123764.
June 28 (9.30pm) Boy Blue, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 28 (9.30pm) Acoustic Session, Bugler Doyle's Pub, South Main St, Wexford.
June 28 Dancing with Johnny Mullen, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford.
June 29 (8pm) Fred & Alice (drama), National Opera House, Wexford. Since premiering and selling out a 3 week run in 2013 in Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dublin Fred & Alice has toured the country playing to fantastic sold out houses and receiving rave reviews and audience reaction. Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9122144.
June 29 (8pm) 2 MANY DANCE MOVES presents "Evolve" 10 Year Anniversary Show, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. €10/5. Tel 051 421255.
June 29 (9.30pm) Acoustic Session, Bugler Doyle's Pub, South Main St, Wexford.
June 29 Black Suspenders, Toss Kavanagh's, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. As with the best suspenders, once this Dutch R'n'R outfit gets you up, you will stay up.
June 29 (10.30pm) Kobi, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 29 (10.30pm) Divine Invention, Maggie May’s Bar, Monck St, Wexford
June 30 (8pm) Wexford School of Ballet and Performing Arts Presents ‘Ballet Rocks’, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €18/14. Tel 053 9122144.
June 30 (8.30pm) Josh Johnston & Friends cd launch: The Art Of Saving Lives, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764.
June 30 Point Blank, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
July 1 The Ballagh Field Day, The Ballagh, Co Wexford.
July 1 (2-5pm) Picnic in the Park, Redmond Park, Wexford town.
July 1 (7.30pm) Sean & Conor Price – Be Like You Tour, National Opera House, Wexfod. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
July 3 (9pm) Summer Seisiún @ The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. Presented by Loch Garman Comhaltas it runs for six weeks straight. This is more a show than a session showcasing, as it does, the very best of local talent - traditional music / singing, storytelling and Irish dancing. Approx 80 minutes duration. A fiver donation is requested at the door to cover costs (thirsty musicians!). Beidh neart siamsaíocht thráidisiúnta - ceol, amhránaíocht, rince is scéalaíocht. 
July 4 (8pm) Green Road, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Start of a weekly Summer residency. Green Road features uilleann pipes, low whistles, harmonica, mandolin, banjos (tenor and 5 string), bodhrán, guitars and whistling by a multiple All-Ireland winner. Adm €12/7. Tel 053 9123764.
July 6-8 Irish American Fest, New Ross - http://irishamericaday.com
July 6 Dancing with Liam Mannering, The Hall, Camross, Co Wexford. €10 (includes tae).
July 7,8 Camolin Parish Homecoming Festival, Camolin, Co Wexford.
July 7 Adamstown Horticultural, Trade & Vintage Show, Adamstown, Co Wexford. If the sun is ag taitneamh there is no better day out.
July 7 (1pm & 7pm) SUPER MAGICAL MUSICAL presented by Sheila Grace Dance Company, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €18.50/15.50. Tel 053 9122144.
July 8 Pattern and Field Day, Cleariestown, Co Wexford.
July 8 (2pm) A Medieval Fair, The Church, Camolin, Co Wexford. Part of Homecoming Festival.
July 8 Wells Enchanted, Well's House, Ballycanew, Co Wexford.
July 8 (6.30pm) The Gleeson School of Music end of season concert, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9122144.
July 8 (8pm) The Tinker's Wedding, Parish Hall, Camolin, Co Wexford. Presented by Ballyoughter Drama Group.
July 21 Carnew & District Agricultural Show, Carnew, Co Wexford.
July 22 Victorian Garden Party, Well's House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford.
July 22 (6pm) Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Kilmokea Gardens, Kilmokea, Campile, Great Island, Co Wexford. Adults €19, Children €14, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children €56). 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. Free garden entry from 5.00pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Limited places. Booking essential and early reservations advised. Call 051 388109. Part of Wexford County Flower & Garden Festival which takes place from 1st to 9th July throughout the county.
July 22 The Riptide Movement - Coast to Coast Tour, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. Tickets €20 from lantern.ie
July 29 Caroreigh Field Day, Caroreigh, Co Wexford.
Aug 3-6 Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. www.rockinfoodfestival.ie
Aug 3-4 (from 7.30pm nightly) Wexford Film Festival, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Weekend pass €10.
Aug 17 March 16 Lúnasa Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org
Aug 18,19 The Little Festival at the Big House, Well's House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford.
Aug 19 (8pm) The Wolfe Tones, Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30.
Sept 21 Culture Night Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org
Sept 26-30 New Ross Piano Festival - www.newrosspianofestival.com
Oct 12-28 https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/
Oct 19 - Nov 4 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town.

Nov 2-4 Wexford Literary Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Nov 22 (8pm) Abandoman (hip-hop, comedy), Greenacres, Wexford. Welcome to the world of Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman. Tickets €20.
Dec 21Winter Solstice Fire Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm)..
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
T. Morris, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
The Loch & Quay Pub, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad
White's Hotel (bar), Wexford - trad, folk (8.30pm) (9.30pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - live music
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Social dancing with Eddie O'Hanlon, Askamore Activity Centre at 8.30pm. Adm €5.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - Candlelight Sessions (not every Tues - always check beforehand!)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - Americana music session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - 50s Jive Dancing class / social dancing (7.30pm beginners, 8.45pm advanced, followed by general dancing). Music by DJ Lew Boogie. Adm €5.
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - live music
The Porter House, Castlebridge - live music
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - trad, folk
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - folk, pop (9.30pm).
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - trad session (10pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - ballad session
Weekly Bingo, Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford.
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - social and country dancing (10pm) €6
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm €5.
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford - folk, trad (8.30pm)
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford - acoustic session - ph 053 9122949
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - ballad session - ph 053 9123692
Maggie May's, Wexford - rock/pop covers
The Oak Tree, Foulksmills - TRAD session - 1st Friday of the month
Ryan's of Galbally - TRAD session - 2nd Friday of the month
Cushion's, Tagoat - TRAD session - 3rd Friday of the month
The Anvil, Ballymurn - TRAD session - last Friday of the month
Bolg Buì, New Ross, Co Wexford - The Last Friday Sessions (last fri of month)
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Adm €7/3 (incl refreshments)
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry Pub, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - blues session. No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
The Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - some interesting (late notice!) gigs happening there. Always check beforehand.
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - live music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - Acoustic folk/rock - ph 053 9122949
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford - folk, old-time (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh - live music (9.30pm)
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (10.30pm)
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - live music
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford - trad, folk session (12.45pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - ballads, trad (9pm)
T. Morris Pub, Monck St, Wexford - evening blues session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
The Sky & The Ground Pub, Wexford - live music (8pm)
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - jazz session (2.30-4.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic folk (6pm)
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey, Co Wexford - jazz session (6.30pm). No cc.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Dbar, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - Sunday Session (5pm)
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - acoustic session (6pm & 9pm)
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)

There is also live music at weekends at the following venues. (Phone in advance to check/confirm.)
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey, Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Harney's Pub, Ballyedmond. 053 9389249. Irish Nights, line Dancing, salsa dancing and C'n'W dancing.
Askamore Activity Centre has social dancing.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - ph 053 9480500 (weekends including Sun, 6-8pm jazz. Also dancing midweek).
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - ph 053 22566 (Wed, Th, Fri, Sat).
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Millrace Hotel, Bunclody - ph 053 9375400.
Orphan Girl, Ballymoney, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9425308.
Courtown Hotel, Courtown - ph 053 9425210.

Listen while you browse: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub

Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Musician Derek Gripper's acclaimed new album
One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali is available for download. Pay what you want.

Wexford Walking Tours
Wexford Walking Tours run informative and entertaining historical tours of Wexford Town all year round. Meet at the Tourist Office on The Quays any day (except Sunday) at 11am; also daily tour (3pm) of Selskar Abbey meeting at An Tobar, Westgate. Tel 053 9175171 / 086 3526133 / 086 1079497.

Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Trax Music Store (St Aidan's, Wexford town) now have a virtual shop window via their website
www.trax.ie or www.traxmusicstore.com.

Storytelling in Co Wexford
For info on storytelling venues/events in County Wexford see

Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Jonny at
www.turnstilemusic.net then download their free ep.

Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to Choice Music nominated Villagers at
www.wearevillagers.com. If you like what you hear but the cd. (Note if you like this music you will love Wexford Ian Doyle's much anticipated cd - should be on the shelves in March.)

Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
Listen to Choice Music Prize nominated James V. McMorrow's latest opus at
www.jamesvmcmorrow.com then go buy the album. This is beautiful music.

One for lovers of old classical music records


Read books online for free!

Visit www.avidgroup.co.uk for budget price jazz cds
Want to build your jazz/lounge music collection? And do it on a tight budget? Check out

Discovering Drama
Drama classes for kids age 5 and up. See
www.discoveringdrama.com. Tel 087 6858457.

Wexford Hillwalkers
New members welcome. See

Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
http://pitchfork.com for great music reviews.

The Ballet Academy, Wexford
The Ballet Academy has moved to the Youth Arts Studio, Pinewood Business Park, Wexford (beside Lidl). Under the charming and very experienced Dara Pierce students are assured of top class tuition and guidance. Weekly classes for ages 3-18 years. Tel 087 9871793.

Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com

One for World music completists:

The Story of Roky Erickson
Read about an album getting rave reviews in America and read the sad story of the guy behind it,
Roky Erickson. Then go visit one of the sites streaming the hypnotic track Goodbye Sweet Dreams.
Roky Erickson Website

Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
Want to see a different side to Wexford, one of quite industriousness? Get your hands on a guide to the South Wexford Craft Trail. This is a collaborative project involving ten nationally-known crafts men and women living locally – some native to the area, others drawn to this unique and inspiring region from elsewhere in Ireland. Sponsored by Wexford County Enterprise Board and the Crafts Council of Ireland this attractive Trail Guide takes the traveller through the rich and pastoral South Wexford countryside, with the sea shore never far away, on a tour of small-scale studios where visitors are warmly welcomed by their owners. The South Wexford Craft Trail was conceived with the aim of creating an opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ behind these successful enterprises, those who have made South Wexford the hotbed of creativity it is today. Further info: Patricia Howard Cowley. Email pathowcow@gmail.com

SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks

Good English website dealing in Americana

NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
The NY Times Magazine looks back on the past year from its favored perch: ideas. They have searched out "noteworthy notions of 2009 — the twigs and sticks and shiny paper scraps of human ingenuity ... the most clever, important, silly and just plain weird innovations ... from all corners of the thinking world".

Listen to connected.ie's online radio.
www.connected.ie online radio

Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)

Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.

Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
For anyone heading to Dublin for a weekend there is regular old time American country and bluegrass provided by Bill Whelan and friends at The Cobblestone, Smithfield Square every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Also the 2RN String band perform on Wednesday nights at 9:30pm in J. McNeill’s Bar, Capel Street, Dublin.

saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass

Rural TV on Sky 279
Checkout Sky channel - 279 for ‘Rural TV’ - broadcasting for 24 hours a day, is an American station with a mixture of programmes on farming, cowboy culture, tractor racing and - here’s the interesting bit - Country Music. ‘Bluegrass & Backwoods’ is a daily show about Kentucky- horses, making dulcimers and Bluegrass music. ‘Country Gathering Reunion’ features around 20 old Country singers sitting around talking about the 'Good Old Days Of Country' whilst ‘Gospel Gathering’ is pure Gospel Bluegrass with many excellent groups. Porter Wagoner & Wilburn Bros TV shows from the 1960's and early 70's are repeated throughout the week. ‘Pop Goes Country’ features Ralph Emery and an array of 1970s country. There’s also the Marty Stuart Show with Earl Scruggs, Rhonda Vincent, Leroy Troy and Nashville Mafia Jug Band with Eddie Stubbs as MC.

Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Check out the Wexford Libraries website to see what is happening at your local library. They have a busy schedule in place:
Wexford Libraries Website

Listen online to some classy flat-pickin'
Flatpicking Guitar Online

grapewrath.blogspot.com - great for folk/bluegrass/old time

croz.fm - one for music completists

Rainy day online activities for kids with weansworld.org
Here's a nice little website which should keep the children occupied in their idle moments. There are games, jigsaws, pictures to colour in, and stories including a good five part cartoon adventure about Cúchulainn. http://www.weansworld.org/

See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Definitely something in the water in Wexford these days. See how it's affected Andi McGarry and his compadres:
Speedy Ramble through Wexford landscape with music by the Submersibles

Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
It's 1968 and Neil Young is about to release his self-titled debut solo album. Here he is in front of a full house (to his surprise!) playing some of the songs that would go on to make him a household favorite. Even though that was40 years ago the recording has only now been made available. Hear it here in its entirety.
North Carolina Public Radio"

The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Classic video recording of
Skip James singing Worried Blues.

Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
If you like Kristin Hersh visit
this site where, with the blessing of the former Throwing Muses woman herself, you can download, in various formats, live tracks. If you like what you hear, you are welcome to make a donation at the kristinhersh.com tip jar.

check out www.bluehighwaystv.com
www.bluehighwaystv.com is an excellent source of music and information. It's the only TV network available today that holds a deep connection and commitment to bluegrass and roots music. From bluegrass and folk to gospel and blues, BlueHighways TV states it has always remained true to all facets of this great musical genre. Their programming showcases the artists and venues that have helped to fuel the passion of roots music fans throughout the world

Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - full album streaming

Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Improvised Music Company's online music player (12 tracks). Style: World, jazz, alternative.

Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
Check out this lovely slide show from The New Tork Times with the title
Faces Of Africa.

All the action is not necessarily going down in Wexford. See what's happening in the neighbouring counties.
Munster Express Weekly Ents Page for Waterford
Munster Express Arts Guide
Waterford Today Guide
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Whazon Guide to Kilkenny
Carlow's Eigse Festival
Tinahely Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre
New Music Club, Clonmel

1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
Extract from the
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival featuring some beautiful old time playing and singing. Approx 9 mins long.

See old-time music film footage on the web
Check out
folkstreams.net where you can watch short extracts from the various Alan Lomax (and others) documentaries and films that include footage of old time musicians etc.

Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
What a find! If you have broadband check out www.madisoncountyproject.org and go for one of the videos under Video Builds on the right. 25 minute video of (mainly) singing traditions in Madison County, North Carolina, with input from
Sheila Kay Adams and various other singers plus interviews with (and film clips from) John Cohen [of the original New Lost City Ramblers - Tom Paley who plays Wexford Hooves 'n' Grooves Festival was also a member].
Thanks to Richard Hawkins of Bluegrass Ireland for bringing this to our attention.

Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
The Alan Lomax Archive is pleased to announce the culmination of its seven-year effort to preserve and disseminate the work of one of the 20th century’s foremost folklorists and musicologists, Alan Lomax. Lomax recorded and nurtured the careers of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, and other legends; his recordings of many more obscure artists have been featured in works such as O Brother Where Art Thou?. Alan Lomax believed in a principle he called “cultural equity,” the need for all cultures to be equally represented in the media and in the classroom. Through years of comparative research on folk song style, he drew a convincing parallel between natural and cultural ecology which underscores the importance of preserving our intangible oral heritage. Alan Lomax believed it was imperative to return traditions to their home sources and artists, a strategy he called “cultural feedback.” In that spirit, on April 22, 2005 The Alan Lomax Database will go online; also, over the next ten months, the Association for Cultural Equity, which administers the Alan Lomax Archive, will send digital copies of audio and video recordings and photographs by Alan Lomax to a number of libraries and archives in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe so that they will be available locally to people in or from the regions in which they were originally made. The Alan Lomax Database, www.lomaxarchive.com, is a multimedia catalogue of the audio and video recordings and photographs made by Alan Lomax from 1946–1994, as well as of recordings made by few of his colleagues. It will also ultimately include some of the older collections of audio recordings made by Lomax on behalf of the Library of Congress, which have been transferred and remastered using cutting-edge technology. Developed and built by personnel and consultants of the Alan Lomax Archive, the Database features 25 collections and thousands of recordings, which have been preserved, digitized, and cataloged over the past several years with funds from the Rock, Concordia, Rockefeller, Richmond, and Grammy foundations, the Save America’s Treasures Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. The Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records is a multi-series, 100+ CD collection of folk music and narrative drawn from Alan Lomax’s international field recordings. For more information go to www.rounder.com/series/lomax_alan/

Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
'Music Heritage Trails in America's Southern Highlands' organises holidays based around top American festivals. Co-ordinated by American and Worldwide Travel of Tunbridge Wells as well as organising a package to MerleFest in April, there are various very attractive offers being put together which will take in a string of other festivals such as the Ralph Stanley Memorial Bluegrass Festival at Smith Ridge, Virginia in May; Wayne C. Henderson's Music Festival (Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia) in June; Asheville's Mountain Dance & Folk Music Festival, and Doc Watson Music Festival (both in North Carolina) in July; Carter Family Memorial Festival and Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention (both Virginia) in August; Music In The Mountains Festival, in North Carolina in September; and Blue Ridge Folklife Festival (Virginia) in October. Each itinerary has been planned to present as much of the rich character and musical heritage of the region to visitors, so there are daily trips to important places such as The Carter Fold and A.P. Carter Museum as well as chances to attend local hoe-downs and opportunities to meet sparkling personalities such as banjo picker extraordinaire, Raymond Fairchild at his Maggie Valley Opry. Beautifully illustrated brochures have been produced giving full details of the various packages and can be obtained by e-mail: info@awwt.co.uk or by phoning to 01892 511894.

Join the Music Maker Association!
The Music Maker Association supports independent songwriters, performers and record labels with a number of initiatives from internet and magazine publicity to live performances through showcases, festivals and CD distribution? Their website has a selection of members CDs with audio tracks, a Directory of Performers, Clubs, and Businesses, an on-line store and Web Radio. Log onto www.tradmusic.net visit some of their associated sites and consider becoming a member so that they can help to promote your music. Also under the Music Maker banner is The Independents CD Catalogue – so if you have produced a CD and have no distributor then this could be the answer for you. The printed catalogue is mailed to CD buyers and record stores together with a compilation disc and followed up by personal calls. The catalogue is also on line and achieves sales world wide. To view the catalogue click on the ‘On-Line Store’ logo on www.tradmusic.net As a member of the MMA you can have a page profile on the web free of charge, or they can register your own address and design a website with audio linked to the Music Maker Web which gets thousands of visitors every month telephone 0207 424-0027 or visit www.magnet-publishing.co.uk

Links to a selection of recommended sites
Here's a few from that list:
Wexford Races
Whitford House Hotel
Padraig Grant
Michael Londra
Pierce Turner
Bui Bolg
North Wexford Tourism
Gorey Little Theatre
Wexford Language School
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