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What are you going to cook this St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s day 2012 is fast approaching, and many of you will be looking for a little something Irish to serve up to your friends and family at dinnertime. Recently I came across the website of Irish American Mom – Mairead. If you take a few minutes to browse her blog/website, you’re going to have plenty of St. Patrick’s day ... Read More »

Anne Roos – Celtic Harp Music

I first came across Anne’s music while I was searching for some wedding music for a friend back home. I listened to a couple of the music samples on Anne’s website, thought they’d be very appropriate, and sent the link to my soon-to-be-wed friend. I decided to contact Anne to see if she would be interested in being featured on ... Read More »

Caladh Nua – Next Stop – CD winner

The winner of the album “Next Stop” by Caladh Nua is Darlene who wrote that her favorite Irish-American band is Cherish the Ladies. Darlene, please contact me so I can get the CD out to you. Thanks to everyone who entered the draw. Read More »

The Outside Track

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Irish, Scottish and Canadian music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, ... Read More »

A Little History And Interesting Facts About The Irish Language

In the U.S. people often ask me if I speak “Gaelic”. Gaelic seems to be the word most Americans refer to the Irish language as. In Ireland we simply call it, Irish. Gaelic is actually a group of languages made up of Irish, Scottish and Manx. Now that that’s cleared up, my answer to people is, yes I speak Irish, ... Read More »

How Can I Learn to Speak Irish?

In recent times there have been some great strides made in the options available to learn how to speak Irish. Not just in Ireland, but abroad and online also. There are numerous online resources and classroom opportunities available. Take a look at some of the options we’ve found that may help you get started. TG4 – TG4 is an Irish ... Read More »

Solas – The Turning Tide – CD Giveaway Winner

The winner of The Turning Tide CD, by the band Solas, is ‘Stephanie’ who left the following comment on the giveaway page: “What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to explore some new music!” Stephanie, please Contact us so that we can get the CD in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway on the ... Read More »

I’ve been building out my family tree

I started to get serious recently about building out my own family tree. I never really thought it was something I should put together in a hurry, but now that I’ve started getting into it a little I’m finding that the information is a little harder to track down than I had initially thought. I always figured that because I ... Read More »

CD Giveaway – Caladh Nua – Next Stop

This week we are giving away a CD by a relatively new Irish band – Caladh Nua. Their second album, Next Stop, was released in 2011, and will certainly be a great addition to any Irish music collection. Album Review  It is always great to hear new groups coming through, bringing their own style and flavours to the music, hearing ... Read More »