WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
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Art
Kamera8, Rowe St, Wexford.
The Creative Hub is at the Bull Ring Mall, Wexford. The Women by Women exhibition will be running here from Wednesday 6th to 11th March 2-5pm with official launch on Friday 8th March (International Women's Day) at 6.30pm.
The eclectic Blue Egg Gallery is on John's Gate St, Wexford.
Greenacres Gallery is Wexford's biggest gallery space.
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.
The Collins Gallery is on Wexford's Rowe Street. Big selection of paintings.
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.

Film
Wexford's Picture House. Film Society is back for the Winter.
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

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.
Wexford Town Library events

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
https://hookpeninsula.com/event/hook-peninsula-gig-guide
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

Listings
March 15,16 South Leinster Drama Festival, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Ends this weekend. Tickets €13. Tel 053 9421474.
March 15 Factory Girls by Cavan theatre group DADS is the final offering of this year's 56th Annual Wexford Drama Festival, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 15 (7.30pm) Irish Airs by Candlelight, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Join sopranos Patricia Goggins and Ruth Gallagher, along with pianist Eithne Corrigan for a candlelit evening of vocal duets and solos. The programme will includes songs by Thomas Moore, Herbert Hughes, Percy French and much more! Tickets €16. Tel 053 9123764.
March 15 Arís (trad), Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
March 16 (12 noon) Bosco, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9233000.
March 16 (3pm) Manny Man does the History of Ireland, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Based on John D Ruddy’s hit series of books and YouTube videos, An Grianán Theatre brings Manny Man’s History of Ireland to the stage. Watch as Syn (John D Ruddy) and Oppy (Louise Conaghan) romp through thousands of years of Irish history, from the Big Bang to the present day, with the help of illustrated cut-outs and comedy. Tel 053 9123764.
March 16 (8pm) Green Road, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €12 and €7 (U14). Tel 053 9233000.
March 16 (7pm) Balding Made Me Do It with Claire Balding, National Opera House., Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
March 16,17 (nightly 8pm) Kilmore Variety Group presents Seussical the Musical, National Opera House (JH Theatre), High St, Wexford. Tickets: €20/€16 and €12 (children). Tel 053 9122144.
March 18 Acoustic Session, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
March 20-22 and 25-29 (nightly 8pm) New Ross Drama Festival, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford.
March 20 (8pm) Ireland's Call (drama), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Written and performed by John Connors Ireland's Call follows the lives and family histories of three young men as they grew in in Coolock in Dublin’s Northside. What shapes them and entices them into a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is a unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche bringing our collective guilt’s, secrets and flaws to the surface. Tickets €16-12.60. Tel 053 9123764.
March 21 (8pm) Night Of Baroque Opera, Rowe Street Church, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Singing School and Scuola del Canto Libero this concert is a celebration of European Day of Early Music. Prog includes instrumental music, arias, and choirs from early music and baroque operas. Features students of Prague Music Conservatoire together with members of Wexford Singing School. Adm €15/10.
Conductor: James Gray.
March 21 (8pm) The Hammond Sisters & Dadso Ray, Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford. Like their father Dadso, sisters Suzanne, Karen and Aoife love the music of Leonard Cohen. In this show they devote to the first half to celebrating his genius while, in the second half, anything goes. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
March 22 (8pm) FAT CHANCERS (comedy), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Featuring top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain. Tickets €22-18. Tel 053 9123764.
March 22 Sean Doyle, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford (live music every Friday night)
March 23 (8pm) Menopause the musical, National Opera House, Wexford. The ultimate girls night out. Starring Katherine Lynch from Wagon's Den, Cheryl Fergison from Eastenders, Maureen Nolan of The Nolans and Rebecca Wheatley from Casualty. Tickets €35. Tel 053 9122144.
March 23 (4.30pm) Carducci Quartet and Julian Bliss, National Opera House, Wexford. Presented by Music for Wexford. The Quartet: Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming - violins; Eoin Schmidt-Martin - viola; Emma Denton - cello. Tickets €20/17/5. Tel 053 9122144.
March 23 (8.30pm) Davy Lyons (songwriter), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9123764.
March 29 (8pm) Jilted Generations Collective: Waiting For Summer, A dissertation on the history and music culture of Ibiza, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €8. Tel 053 9123764. "Expect the usual eclectic mix of live art, dj'ing and live musical accompaniment, guaranteed to inform, entertain and inspiration to dance in equal measure!"
March 30 (6pm) The Music of Sonny Rollins, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. With Kevin Lawlor - drums; Kelan Walsh - tenor saxophone; Pat Molitor - piano ; Peter Vogelaar - double bass. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre
March 30 (8.30pm) Guitarist and songwriter Ronan Furlong, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Performing songs from his new Album, Diotima's Ascent. All proceeds to Wexford Hospice. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9123764.
March 30 Abuse Your Illusion- Guns N' Roses Tribute, Crown Live, Wexford
March 31 (3pm) Wexford Sinfonia Opera Gala with conductor Fergus Sheil, National Opera House, Wexford. Pieces include opera extracts from Bajazet, The Magic Flute, L'elisir d'amore, La cenerentola, La sonnambula, Roméo et Juliette, Manon, I capuleti e i montecchi, Don Pasquale, La fille du regiment and Carmen. Tickets €20/10. Family €50. Tel 052 9122144.
April 4,5 Howie the Rookie Presented by Stagemad Theatre Company, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
April 5 (3.30pm) 'Lance moi en l'air' (dance), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Joli Vyann’s summer show, is about the sensitivity and connection between two people, bringing about compatible contradictions. Tickets €8.50. Tel 053 9123764.
April 5 North with Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. NORTH is an ongoing collaboration between Belfast-born fiddle players Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell. Their 2016 debut album, NORTH, was nominated for Traditional Album of The Year in The Irish Times. Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9123764.
April 5 (8pm) Rhythm of the Dance, National Opera House, Wexford. 5 million fans across 50 countries suggests this is a not-to-be-missed show. Tickets €30/27. Tel 053 9122144.
April 6 (7pm) Irish College of Music Theatre Spring Concert, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9122144.
April 6 (8.30pm) The Motives: For the love of The Motives with support from AK & The 47z, The Elephant Room, Ten Ounce Mouse, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Each of the 4 bands demonstrates a red hot Wexford born talent for song writing. Tickets €8. Tel 053 9123764.
April 8-13 Gorey Musical Society presents Calamity Jane, Gorey Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford.
April 11 (8pm) Music Network presents Raphaela Gromes (cello) and Julian Riem (piano), National Opera House, Wexford. Prog includes music by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868),andJacques Offenbach (1819-1880). Tickets €17/15. Tel 053 9122144.
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), Variations on a theme of Rossini in D Major, H.290
April 11 (8.30pm) Johnny Duhan The Voyage, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Following the launch of his autobiography The Voyage, Johnny performs a series of solo shows around Ireland, based on some of his most intimate songs and stories, dealing with the highs and lows of family history and married life. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
April 12 The Ultimate Eagles, National Opera House, Wexford. ‘The Greatest Eagles Show in the World’ - Chris Evans. Tel 053 9122144.
April 12 (8.30pm) 12 Gauge Outrage (heavy metal), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
April 13 (12noon and 2pm) Miriam Lambert Puppeteer Presents The Gingerbread Man, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €8. Tel 053 9122144.
April; 13 (8pm) Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Season presented by Wayne Whelan and Zac Global Promotions, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
April 13 Mac Fleetwood- Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Crown Live, Wexford
April 13 Hudson Taylor, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford.
April 13 All For Me Grog: the songs of The Dubliners performed by The Liberties, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
April 14 (3.30pm) Stabat Mater, Rowe St Church, Wexford. Wexford Festival Singers’ choral concert to feature Pergolesi's masterpiece, Stabat Mater, as well as Agnus Dei by local composer Liam Bates. Also featuring Enniscorthy Choral Society. Agnus Dei is one movement from an oratorio, Victus, which the Wexford Festival Singers plan to commission from Liam. Tickets €15 / 7.50 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
April 14 (8pm) The Legends of American Country, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
April 14 Nick Oliveri with support from New Valley Wolves, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Oliveri was a member of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. His current project is punk/metal hybrid Mondo Generator. He is also a member of Dwarves. If like Oliveri, you were raised on a diet of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Rush and Van Halen then this one is for you.
April 17 (8pm) Michael English in Concert, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford.
April 18-20 (nightly 8pm) Ballycogley Players present Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €12. Tel 053 9122144.
April 20 Andy Irvine, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
April 21 (8pm) Paddy Keenan (uilleann pipes), Frankie Gavin (fiddle) and Dermot Byrne (accordion), National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25/20. Tel 053 9122144.
April 26 (8.30pm) Daithí and Friends, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. An evening of trad and folk with Dáithí Kavanagh, family and friends. Tickets €5. Tel 053 9123764.
April 27 (8pm) Camross Drama Group: three one-act plays, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. "Darlings, your were wonderful!" by Derek Lomas; "Man on the Floor" by Neil Simon; "A Will on the Side" by Anita O'Loughlin. Tickets €14/12. Tel 053 9123764.
April 28 (7pm) UNESCO International Jazz Day with jazz drummer Kevin Lawlor, Dave Jones (UK) on piano, Andrew Csibi on double bass. Special Guest: Alex O'Keeffe on guitar. Also featuring students of Co Wexford School of Music. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764.
April 29 - May 4 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' presented by WLOS, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144.
April 30 / May 1 Furniture by Sonya Kelly presented by the Druid Theatre Company, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Directed by Cathal Cleary. Tickets €25.

July 7 (8pm) Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €32 from lantern.ie.

Oct 9-13 The Eugene O'Neill International Festival of Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
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.
Tuesdays
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
Wednesdays
Holohan's Pub, Enniscorthy - acoustic session
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
Thursdays
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
Fridays
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
Saturdays
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
Sundays
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
www.paulburch.com

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
vinylfatigue.blogspot.com

freealbums.blogsome
freealbums.blogsome.com

Read books online for free!
http://chestofbooks.com

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

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

Wexford Hillwalkers
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 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.
http://theballetacademy.ie

Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
www.nialler9.com

http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.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 pathowcow@gmail.com

SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
www.sxswtorrent.com/.

Good English website dealing in Americana
www.americana-uk.com

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)
www.voanews.com/english/africa

Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com

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
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot

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
grapewrath.blogspot.com

croz.fm - one for music completists
croz.fm

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: 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

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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
Bunclody
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