Farewell to Frankie – Altan play final gig on LiveTrad.com

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments by

  ALTAN, one of the foremost Irish groups to come from these shores over the last quarter of a century will bring the curtain down on the final Frankie Kennedy Winter School on January 1st next. The concert, which will be streamed in full from 8:30pm GMT on www.LiveTrad.com will feature the band, plus a number of special guests, who [...]

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YouTube to stream traditional Irish music webcasts

Jul 30, 2013 No Comments by

We can confirm that next Friday’s live webcast from Scoil Acla will stream live on YouTube as well as on LiveTrad.com. This is the first time we will ever have streamed one of our concerts or pub sessions on the YouTube platform. This is a great opportunity to bring trad music to new audiences, and [...]

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Irish Set Dancing as therapy for Parkinson’s disease sufferers

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments by

Feakle, Co Clare, IRELAND - An Italian Doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish Set Dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease will be the subject of an international Gathering event next month. The event will tie in with the world renowned Feakle International Festival of Traditional Music in County Clare from August 5th-7th [...]

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A Century of the Céilí with the Kilfenora

May 20, 2013 No Comments by

In their many incarnations, The Kilfenora Céilí Band have, for over a century, been entertaining audiences worldwide with their mix of music, song and dance – all with a focus on the Céilí, the eclectic gatherings which have been part of the Irish landscape for generations. The Céilí is the term for a kind of Irish [...]

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A holiday in the West of Ireland

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments by

  Winning a holiday anywhere is great nowadays, but it’s even better when your prize brings you to the beautiful West of Ireland! Congratulations therefore go out to Francesca Sugamosto of Siena, Italy, who was the winner of the IrelandWestTrad trip to Ireland, announced during the latest traditional Irish music session from Dickie Beirne’s Pub [...]

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