From The Hobby Paul Keating
- Boston’s WGBH to present 11th annual broadcast of “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn”
- At concerts across the tristate area, artists will celebrate an Irish Christmas
- Owners of Boston’s Burren Pub to host CD release party while helping homeless
- Darrah Carr celebrates 15 years of transforming Irish dance into a style she calls ModErin
- The Orio J. Palmer Foundation gives scholarships to Irish artists
THE famous Sligo fiddle player Michael Coleman was born 120 years ago in Knockgrania just outside of Gurteen in the music rich region of south Sligo.
Up in Pawling, New York there is a outpost for folk, jazz, blues, roots and world music called the Towne Crier (130 Route 22) which we have mentioned quite a few times over the years in this column as a wonderful place to hear live music while imbibing on fine food and drink and luscious desserts.
And there is Celtic tide flowing up the Hudson over the next few months starting with this weekend as the Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s great folk acts, perform there on Friday night, July 10 at 8:30 p.m.
When you are immersed in the field of entertainment either for business reasons or cultural ones, it is very easy to overlook people who fly under the radar for getting ink, airwave or digital attention for their efforts, but on closer examination things would not succeed without them.
For my purposes I would like signal out just a few here on my periscope on the cultural side of things because of a timely nature.
I’m just down from the Catskill Mountains from the first harbinger of the summer season in East Durham, that being the 34th annual East Durham Irish Festival over the Memorial Day Weekend.