Timothy Shriver shares his journey in 'Fully Alive'

The Chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, was the guest speaker at a recent Special Olympics event at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston earlier this month. Shriver, discussed his new book 'Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most,' which talks about people living with Intellectual Disabilities and the legacy of his parents, Eunice and Sargent Shriver and their lifelong advocacy in this area.

Irish Country Dance Weekend

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift? The Irish Country Dance weekend in Cape Cod this April may just be it.

Featuring some of the best Irish entertainers, this weekend in April, will delight music fans as they enjoy performances by Mick Flavin and his Band; Philomena Begley; Brian Cunningham; and popular MA Irish acts Devri and Erin's Melody to name but a few.

The weekend will take place in the up scale Hyannis Resort and Conference Center on the Cape between April 24 - 26, 2015 and when not enjoying the live music, guests can indulge in some rest & relaxation at the resort's spa & leisure center, partake in some golf or even learn a new skill with Séan-Nós Dance Workshops.

Weekend package consists of 2 Nights, Meals, & all Entertainment and only requires a $100 deposit (per person) to secure your booking. For more details, please visit www.IrishMusicNation.com or call Pat McDonough at 781-534-3919 or Pat Nee at 617-901-6760.

Landmark Documentary on Leitrim Fiddler known as 'An Godfather'

On Monday 29th December, a landmark documentary – 'An Godfather' based on the extraordinary story of the life and music of Leitrim fiddle player Bryan Rooney will be broadcasted on TG4.

Leitrim fiddler player Bryan Rooney emigrated in the late 1960s, at the age of 16, to England's largest city, London to find work. He came as a promising young musician yet today he has achieved global recognition within the traditional Irish music world. With a depth of astonishing music that provides the underlying sound track of his life, the big man with the ready smile and the lonesome sound is recognized as one of the master fiddlers of his generation who brought the heart of the tradition with him to London and kept it safe.

This special one hour documentary literally brings us on a journey, to explore how Bryan came from that smallholding near the border village of Kiltyclogher, amongst thirteen siblings to a seemingly familiar emigrant life working in construction in England’s capital. This is both a physical journey and a musical journey and as the story of his life unfolds so too will the story of the unparalleled traditional Irish music scene which existed in London during the 1950s, 60s and 70s and is a much celebrated period in Irish musical history.

Leading us on this journey will be actor and fellow fiddle player, Brendan Gleeson who cites Bryan Rooney as one of his heroes and Gleeson's journey of discovery provides an insight into the Leitrim man, his music and of the wider Irish experience of life in London.

To watch the documentary on December 29 at 8.30pm, please visit www.tg4.ie