Posts tagged "Celtic music"

Folk and Roots Music Artists Showcase Their Talents During APAP Conference in NYC

Nearly 3,500 arts professionals from throughout the U.S. and nearly 30 other countries converged on New York City, Jan. 12-16, 2018 for the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP). As in years past, dozens of performers from the folk, roots and singer-songwriter communities in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries were featured among the more than 1,000 showcases during the global multidisciplinary performing arts marketplace and conference. [To continue reding this extensive article about the APAP Conference, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of February 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of February 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Solas, an Irish-American band currently marking its 20th anniversary, had the most-played album (All These Years) on folk radio during February 2016. Boulder, Colorado-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom’s “Better Times” was February’s most-played song. So say charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [The February 2016 FOLKDJ-L Top Albums and Songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline or link below.]
Winners Named in Sixth Annual Irish Music Awards

Winners Named in Sixth Annual Irish Music Awards

The sixth annual Irish Music Awards were presented by the Irish Music Association on January 25, 2014 at O’Malley’s Pub in Weston, Missouri. The awards were determined through online voting by the association’s members. [To continue reading the article and see the complete list of winners in 17 categories, click on the headline.]

Celtic Classic Returns to Bethlehem, PA, Sept. 27-29, 2013

The 2013 Celtic Classic highland games & festival is set for September 27-29 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Presented by the nonprofit Celtic Cultural Alliance and now in its 26th year, the free annual event is a celebration of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh cultures and heritage and will feature several stages of continuous entertainment. [To continue reading a short preview of the Celtic Classic, click on the headline.]
Irish Music Awards Nominees Named for 2012

Irish Music Awards Nominees Named for 2012

Online voting began December 1 and extends until January 12, 2013 on nominees in 18 categories for the fifth annual Irish Music Awards presented by the Independence, Missouri-based Irish Music Association. The awards are slated to be presented on Saturday afternoon, January 26, at O’Malley’s Pub in Weston, MO. [To view the list of nominees, click on the headline.]

Celtic Music Fills Harvard Square During BCMFest, Jan. 6-7, 2012

A wide array of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Appalachian and other Celtic and Celtic-inspired music and dance is on tap during Boston’s annual Celtic Music Fest (BCMFest), Jan. 6-7, 2012. The grassroots, musician-run, family-friendly winter Celtic music festival takes place at three venues in Harvard Square that are all within easy walking distance of one another – a change from previous years when not all the events took place in Cambridge. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Online Voting Runs Through Jan. 12 for 2011 Irish Music Awards

Online voting began December 1 and extends until January 12, 2012 on nominees in 18 categories for the fourth annual Irish Music Awards presented by the Independence, Missouri-based Irish Music Association. [To read the article and see the list of nominees, click on the headline.]

Celtic Classic Returns to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23-25, 2011

The 24th annual Celtic Classic highland games & festival is set for September 23-25 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Presented by the nonprofit Celtic Cultural Alliance, the free event is a celebration of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh cultures and heritage and will feature four stages of continuous entertainment. {To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Festivals Set in the Northeast Over Independence Day Weekend

A couple of music festivals of note in the Northeast take place during the first weekend in July -- one along the cobblestoned streets of the old whaling port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the other at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, New York. [To read the article, click on the headline.]

Quick Q & A with Aoife Clancy

Irish and contemporary folk music courses through Aoife Clancy’s blood. Clancy, who hails from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary, Ireland and now calls Massachusetts home, is the daughter of Bobby Clancy (of the celebrated Clancy Brothers), with whom she began playing in local pubs as a young teenager. Over the years, Aoife Clancy has shared stages with some of Ireland’s most noted artists, was part of the acclaimed all-female Irish-American group Cherish The Ladies, and has toured extensively as a solo artist. She also collaborates with other artists as part of The Clancy Legacy and The Jammin’ Divas, as well as playing duo shows with Robbie O’Connell. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed a few questions to Aoife Clancy recently. [To...

Irish Echo Names Joe Derrane Trad. Artist of the Year for 2010

Joe Derrane, a Boston-born button accordionist and composer, has been named top traditional artist of 2010 by the Irish Echo, the largest circulation Irish-American weekly newspaper. He is the first to receive this honor twice since its inception in 1993. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Boston Celtic Music Fest Set for January 7-8, 2011

A wide array of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Appalachian and other Celtic-inspired music and dance is on tap during the Boston Celtic Music Fest (BCMFest). Boston, Massachusetts’ annual grassroots, musician-run, winter Celtic music festival takes place Jan. 7-8, 2011. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]