Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Matt and Shannon Heaton Funding New Album

Heatons Tour New Album in Thailand
As Boston-based Irish music duo Matt & Shannon Heaton, we perform updated and traditional music around the globe. We’ve got four duo CDs to date. 
We’re raising money to help record our fifth duo album, “Tell You in Earnest” and then to do our first CD Release concert for the album in... Suphanburi, Thailand.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mo shaoghal, mo cheòl

Julie Fowlis travelling home to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

My Music My World from Eyeline Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jack Coen Obituary

Sad news via IRTRAD-L:
COEN-John "Jack", on April 7, 2012 at the age of 86.  
Native of Woodford, Co. Galway, Ireland. Retired railroad worker and accomplished flute player. 
Jack was a 1991 Recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship.
Beloved husband of Julia (nee Curry). Loving father of Mary (Michael) Collins, Bernadette (Rick) Hess, Kathleen (Nick) Tamburri, Helen (Frank) Graziosa, James & Shaun (Rose). Cherished grandfather of Tara, Kevin, Conor, Rory, Richard, Alana, Patrick, Diana, Anthony, Nicholas, John, Robert, Casey Rose, Jack, Daniel & Jennifer. Dear brother of May (Sr. Concepta), Fr. Michael, Annie O'Malley, Msgr. Charles, Betty (Sr. Patrice), Margaret King & Anthony. He is predeceased by his brother Patrick. 
Visiting hours will be held at DAVID J. HODDER & SON FH, 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers on Tues. from 7-9P.M. & Wed, from 2-4 & 7-9P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thurs. 11:45A.M. at St. Barnabas Church. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.
The family address for cards is on IRTRAD-L, but I don't feel comfortable reposting it here. Look there if you'd like to send a note.


Here's a nice remembrance from the chair of the NEA. Brad Hurley's notes from spending a week with Jack in 1997. And an interview with Paula Carroll from 2009.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Shannon and Matt Heaton's Tune of the Month Podcast

I really like Shannon and Matt Heaton's Tune of the Month Podcast. Each month they examine a tune, playing it slowly and at speed, with variations and suggestions for backers. Good stuff!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Noreen O' Sullivan

Heard a couple tracks from this CD on Claire Keville's show. Good stuff!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Pipe Up - Computer-Based Tin Whistle Tutor

Na Píobairí Uilleann introduces Pipe Up, a DVD-ROM tin whistle tutor. I don't know much about it, except that Claire Keville said nice things about it on one of her broadcasts.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Jacqui O’Connor and Aoife Neville

Here's a couple of jigs played on concertinas by Jacqui O’Connor and Aoife Neville which I enjoyed.