|Wexford Gigs, Shows ... LATEST
If there is ever a best time to visit Wexford this is it. There is sooo much happening all over the place. Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is packing 'em in night after night; the Fringe Festival brings with it the usual multifarious offering of theatre, gigs, shows, readings, visual art and crafts. Indeed, the town is coming down with artists, with a selection of the best featuring on the all-new Wex-Art trail. This Tuesday is the opening night of Wexford Festival Opera and for most of us that means only one thing ... FIREWORKS NIGHT! Be on the quays well before 7.30pm if you want to be at the heart of it.
Argentinian Tango classes take place in Wexford every Wednesday (7.30-9.30pm) at Dance Hub, 38 N Main St, Wexford.
Dancing with Declan in An Siolan Behind the Church in Ballygarrett Village every Monday from 8-10 pm. Fee €10 pp.
There are weekly trad music and dance classes for young and older at Wexford Trad Hub. Check FB for more classes by Comhaltas groups and music schools in Gorey, Craanford, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Carrig on Bannow.
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If you have limited time and you want to see a selection of the best art at this year's Wexford Fringe Festival have a look at www.facebook.com/wexart19
Paddy Lennon’s exhibition at Westgate Design, Main St, Wexford is getting ahuge reaction.
Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford Co Co host 'From the Mountain' from Oct 21 - Nov 25. Selected works from the Arts Council Collection and invited artists Orla Bates, Stephen Brandes, Fran Greene, Paul McKinley, Olivia O’Dwyer, and Michael John Whelan. Opening Receptions: Friday 18 October 2019 5pm at Wexford Co Co / 7pm at Wexford Arts Centre.
Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy has the exhibition 'In Time' featuring the beautiful paintings of Nadia Corrigan, work that is both sensual and sensitive.
Open Lens Photo Gallery at Yola Hedge School & Family Centre, Tagoat has an exhibition entitled Labourer's Cottages by Simon Bates. .
The Creative Hub, at the Bull Ring Mall, Wexford has loads of interesting arts and crafts by local artists.
Kamera8, Rowe St, Wexford.
The eclectic Blue Egg Gallery is on John's Gate St, Wexford. Don't miss their festival exhibition.
Greenacres Gallery, Wexford's biggest gallery space, is to go-to place for the best selection of fine art over the festival.
Jonathan Murphy's gallery Light and Shadow is at 24 Selskar St, Wexford (opposite Spectrum). Those light boxes ...
The Pigyard Gallery is in Selskar, Wexford. Josephine Kelly is their featured artist for this year's festival. Her exhibition, Lost in the Long Grass, is now up and running.
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 Gaslamp Gallery is on Esmonde St, Gorey.
The Picture House returns to Wexford Arts Centre for a new Winter season on Nov 5.
The Arc Cinema in Wexford town is now open for business.
Gorey Cinema - showing a regular stream of top notch opera, ballet, musicals, etc.
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross
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.
Monthly programme of events at Wexford town library.
For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews
Oct 21-28 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. FINAL WEEK!
Oct 21-Nov 3 Wexford Fringe Festival, Wexford Town
Oct 21-26 (nightly 8pm) Oyster Lane Theatre Group presents Grease, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford. This could be the last show you attend at this august venue. Tickets €12.
Oct 22-Nov 1 Wexford Festival Opera, various venues, Wexford town. Tel 053 9122144. Lunchtime recitas at St Iberius Church are a staple of the festival. Check festival website for dates. And don't despair if box office is out of tickets. There's always the queue!
Oct 22,25,29 and Nov 1 (nightly 8pm) Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 23,26,31 (daily 3.30pm) Le Docteur Miracle by Georges Bizet, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Opérette in one act. Libretto by Léon Battu and Ludovic Halévy. Sung in French with English surtitles. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 23,26,30 and Nov 2 (nightly 8pm) Dorilla in Tempe by Antonio Vivaldi, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 24,31 (8pm nightly) La cucina / Adina - Andrew Synnott/Gioachino Rossini, National Opera House, Wexford. Also happening Oct 27 at 3pm and Nov 3 at 5pm. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 23 (8pm) A Celebration of Frankie Vali and The Four Seasons, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €27.
Oct 23 (8pm) Dr George Hadden Memorial Lecture, St. Michael’ s Community Centre, Green Street, Wexford. ‘Those who die for Ireland have no need of prayer’: Liam Mellows, love, betrayal and the Irish Revolution. Presented by Dr. Conor McNamara.
Oct 23-27 (nightly 8pm) Wexford Drama Group presents Shush by Elaine Murphy, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tickets €15/13.
Oct 24 (1pm) The Busquitos, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Expect zany antics from this Dutch group of musicians who deliver a fast-changing variety of musical styles. Tickets €11/9.
Oct 24,29 and Nov 1 (3.30pm daily) Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 24 (5.30pm) Samhan Soirée, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, Newtown Road, Wexford. Performances by public service and local choirs, including the Department’s own WexLyrical Met Eireann’s Isobars, Choir of the EPA (Wexford Branch) and Stagefright. Tickets online
Oct 24 (7pm) Sinéad O'Connor, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford.. Tickets €45. Later at 10pm: King Kong Company. Tickets €22.50.
Oct 25,30 and Nov 2 (daily 3.30pm) L’inganno felice by Gioachino Rossini, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.
Oct 24 (7pm) Author Donal Ryan, Wexford town Library, Mallin St, Wexford. Reading and Q&A. Free but pre-booking advised. Tel 053 9196760.
Oct 25 (7pm) Jack Lukeman, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €27. Later at 10pm: All Tvvins. Tickets €24.
Oct 25-27 (nightly 8pm) Ballycogley Players Present 3 One Act Plays, St Michael’s Hall, SVDP Hall Thomas Street, Wexford. Adm €10.
Oct 26 (7pm) The 2 Johnnies Podcast, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €26. Later at 10pm: Wild Youth - €22.
Oct 26 Damien Dempsey, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Oct 27 (8pm) Villagers, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €30. Later at 11pm Freak Fantastique. Tickets €22.
Oct 27 (8.30pm) Wexford Festival Opera Gala Concert, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 27 Halloween Metal Spooktacular, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Oct 28 (2pm) Wexford Male Voice Choir - Live at Lunchtime, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Adm €10.
Oct 28 (5pm) The Veiled Prophet by Charles Villiers Stanford, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Oct 28-31 (8pm nightly) Hits from the Musicals 2019 with WLOS, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Tickets €22.50 from Opera House. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 28 (8pm) The Academic, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25.
Oct 31 (7pm) Strolling Through Ulysses, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. A solo show that unlocks, in hilarious fashion, Joyce’s Masterpiece, bringing the character to life and unravelling the mysteries. Free but pre-booking advised. Tel 053 9196760.
Nov 1 (11am) Dr Tom Walsh Lecture with Rosetta Cucchi, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Tickets from Wexford Festival Opera.
Nov 1 (1pm) Saxology - Saxophone Quartet Lunchtime Concert, Wexford Arts Center, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €10.
Nov 1 (10.30pm) Soul Trek & the Funk Generation, Maggie May's Pub, Monck St, Wexford.
Nov 2 (1-2pm) Kevin Lawlor’s APK Trio, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. FREE!
Nov 2 The Absolute Eagles - A Tribute to the Eagles, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Nov 3 (3pm) Choral Concert - Haydn’s Creation with Wexford Festival Singers, orchestra & soloists conducted by Dr. Kevin O’Carroll - Rowe Street Church Wexford. Tickets €20 / €10 (U18).
Nov 3 (9.30pm) Trad/Folk Session, Maggie May's Pub, Monck St, Wexford.
Nov 8 Parklife - Tribute to Blur, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Nov 9 (1-2pm) Crescent Music Festival: A Lunchtime Concert with Marian Ingoldsby, Greenacres Gallery, Trimmers Lane, Wexford. Marian and her guests soprano Valerie Leahy and Chrysalis Trio present compositions spanning a number of decades, from the mid-80s to 2019. Tickets from Green Acres, Trax Music Store and online at eventbrite.ie.
Nov 9 (8pm) Crescent Festival: An Evening Concert of Irish Contemporary Music, Greenacres Gallery, Trimmers Lane, Wexford. Degani Piano Trio, clarinettist Paul Roe and vocal ensemble Ardú perform music by Irish composers including Amanda Feery, Eric Sweeney, Jane O'Leary, Marian Ingoldsby, Michael McGlynn, Philip Martin and Sue Furlong. Tickets €15 / Students €5 from Green Acres, Trax Music Store and online at eventbrite.ie.
Nov 9 (8pm) Defending The Caveman (comedy), National Opera House, Wexford. Starring the “hysterically funny” stand-up comedian, Tom O’Mahony. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 9 Christy Moore, Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. SOLD OUT.
Nov 9 Cash Returns - the music of Johnny Cash and June Carter, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Nov 15,16 Howie the Rookie with Fintan Kelly, PResentation Centre, Enniscorthy. Tickets €15.
Nov 22 (8pm) Wallis Bird New Moon Tour 2019, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Presented by Lantern Events. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 23 (8pm) Mary Black and band, National Opera House, Wexford. The band: Bill Shanley - guitars, Pat Crowley - piano and accordion, Nick Scott - Double bass, Richie Buckley - saxophones, Liam Bradley - drums and percussion. Tickets €35. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 29 (7.30pm) Ballet Ireland Presents Swan Lake, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €25 / Family €70 / Child €15. Concessions: €20. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 30 (8pm) Enniscorthy Vocational College Orchestra with Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy. €10/5.
Nov 30 (8pm) The Story Of Swing performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 5 (7.30pm) Handel’s Messiah – Irish Baroque Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. Directed by Artistic Director, Peter Whelan and featuring the chorus Sestina with soloists Emma Morwood (soprano), Rachel Kelly (mezzo soprano), Anthony Gregory (tenor) and Edward Grint (bass). Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 6 (8pm) Aslan - Goodbye Charlie Moonhead, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 7,8 (8pm nightly) Nathan Carter, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €33. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 20 (7pm) An Irish Christmas Nollaig na nGael, St Iberius Church, Wexford with Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas and friends.
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).
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Spooner's Irish Trad Session, Riley's Tavern, Monck St, Wexford.
Sean Óg's, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge - Traditional Irish Night.
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Holohan's Pub, Enniscorthy - acoustic session
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
Weekly Bingo, Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford.
Mary's Bar, John's Gate St, Wexford - Traditional Singing Session first Thurs each month
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm charge
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford
Stamps Pub, Market Sq, Enniscorthy - acoustic session
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey - live music
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
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Nominal adm charge covers refreshments.
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 Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
Sean Óg’s bar, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
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)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - live music
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
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 session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford - trad session with Padráig and the lads every 2nd Sunday.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)
The Oak Tree, Foulkesmills - social dancing
There is live music at the following venues (some of which have already been listed.). Phone in advance to check/confirm.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
The Bailey, Enniscorthy
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy
Kavanagh's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
Alba Restaurant, Enniscorthy
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Bolg Buí, New Ross
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross
Brandon House Hotel, New Ross
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey. Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey
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).
Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh, Wexford
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
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. www.wexfordwalkingtours.net
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 www.storiesfromthehearth.ie.
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 www.avidgroup.co.uk
Drama classes for kids age 5 and up. See www.discoveringdrama.com. Tel 087 6858457.
New members welcome. See www.wexfordhillwalkingclub.com
Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
Visit http://pitchfork.com for great music reviews.
The Ballet Academy, Wexford
The Ballet Academy, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford. 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. http://theballetacademy.ie
Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
One for World music completists: http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com
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 email@example.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.
SOUTH EAST LIVE ... KILKENNY, WATERFORD, TIPP, CARLOW, WICKLOW
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Whitford House Hotel
North Wexford Tourism
Gorey Little Theatre
Wexford Language School