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Irish American Presidents

The topic of Irish-American presidents came up recently in a conversation I was having, and it made me wonder how many US presidents has there been that claim Irish ancestry. According to Wikipedia, there has been 22 American presidents, who claim to be of Irish descent. That’s half of all US Presidents! President Obama, who in fact does have an ... Read More »

Anne Roos – a couple more CDs to give away

***Entry to this giveaway is now closed*** Compliments of Anne, I have another 2 CDs from her extraordinary music collection to give away. Anne Roos began playing the Celtic Harp in 1983. Her performance career started with Renaissance fairs, and she quickly became a favored soloist for many other types of events. She is especially popular for weddings and corporate ... Read More »

Where will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Get your finest green sweater out from the back of the closet, dust off your favorite shillelagh, begin building up a thirst that only the very finest Guinness can quench, and start checking parade routes. We are now in the month of March, Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re ... Read More »

Colcannon – 2 Free Irish Music Tracks

“Authentic, Joyous Irish Music…. traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit.” Colcannon is a 5 piece band who have been playing as a group for almost 30 years. Over that time Colcannon has released eight CDs, toured widely across North America, and have been featured on the Emmy┬«-award ... Read More »

Anne Roos – Double CD giveaway

This week I have 2 more CDs by Anne Roos to give away. The CDs are Haste to the Wedding and Mermaids & Mariners. Both CDs are accompanied by a mini-book. To enter, just send me an email using the contact form. I will choose 2 winners February 26th. ***Contest now closed*** Please also take the time to read the ... Read More »

45 things to do in Cork City

Cork city is a wonderful place to spend a few days wandering around. It's a bustling little city, very compact, easy to walk and has something to suit most tastes. From the artsy type to the nature lover, adventure seeker to the sports enthusiasts, I'm sure there's something in Cork City that'll take your fancy. Read More »

The Claregalway Friary – photos

I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole lot in the town of Claregalway itself, but it’s a good ... Read More »

Colleen Raney – 2 free tracks

Colleen Raney is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings. Through her gorgeous voice, at turns whisper soft or intensely powerful, her deft arrangements, and ... Read More »