Off The Recordby Mike Farragher
- Concern Worldwide launches charity CD “Together for Christmas”
- Cormac De Barra reinvents the harp as a rock and roll instrument
- Singer Jake Bugg’s new album brings us to paradise by way of Memphis
- Pierce Turner returns to US for New York, Philadelphia concerts
- The Celtic Tenors Christmas CD lends an Irish vibe to the sounds of the season
Sinead O’Connor has cancelled her entire 2012 tour due to health problems. This includes a 12-date North American trek in support of her newest CD, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?.
This is a shame because the new disc is excellent and it went Top 10 in Ireland and Top 40 in the
U.K. Since there is limited places to promote an album in this uncategorized category on tight radio format, live concerts are one of the best ways to assure that the music can be heard.
I just came back from vacation with the family in Los Angeles, and I must say that one of the highlights of my trip was the Easter Mass I attended at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Orange County’s Dana Point.
Julie Feeney, the dramatic, flamboyant Irish star and prodigious singer, conductor, and performer, is set to touch down in New York to perform for 10 nights off-Broadway in a music and theatrical show to be co-directed by Performance Space 122’s Vallejo Gantner. The show debuts at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan on April 25.
Feeney, winner of the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year, takes an avant-garde approach to her innovative, one-of-a-kind sound, which, while rooted in classical music, straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds.
One of our favorite bands is back with a vengeance! Baltimore’s Donegal X-Press has just released their new album Paid Off the Boom.
Featuring 12 new tracks, including covers of Steve Earle’s “Johnny Come Lately” and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” Paid Off the Boom is Donegal X-Press’ sixth studio album and an audibly artistic detour from their previously recorded material.