Posts tagged "Solas"

Compass Records Acquires Red House Records

Compass Records Group has added Red House Records to its family of labels. The Nashville, TN-based company announced its acquisition of the St. Paul, MN-based imprint on Nov. 7. [To continue reading this article, 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 with permission. To view them, click on the headline or link below.]

Irish, Irish-American Artists Shine During APAP Conference

Although New York City’s demographics are changing, Irish arts and culture have long been a part of its fabric. This was particularly evident January 11-15. That’s when a number of Irish and Irish American folk artists were in the Big Apple to showcase their talents during the 56th annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). {Click on the headline to read a conference recap that also features information on the annual Folquebec showcase and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash's closing keynote.]

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.]

RUNA Wins a Bevy of Montgomery Bucks Music Awards

RUNA, a Celtic vocal and instrumental ensemble from the Philadelphia area, was the top winner in the 2010 Montgomery Bucks Music Awards held Nov. 8 at the Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, Pennsylvania. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Old Settler’s Music Festival Set for April 15-18 in Driftwood, Texas

The roots and Americana-oriented Old Settler’s Music Festival returns to the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas, April 15-18. Now in its 23rd year, the festival is not as well-known outside the state as some others in the Austin area – and that’s part of its allure. Old Settler’s Music Festival also takes place during what’s usually the height of Texas Hill Country’s wildflower season. [To read the rest of this short festival preview, click on the headline.]