Buskers in Ireland are being called on to showcase their musical talents on a new show on TG4.
The Irish language TV channel is hoping to find singers and musicians to enter their competition to find Ireland’s top busker. They have started to take applications already and the show will be recorded early next year.
Sir Tom Jones brings ‘lost Irish music’ back to life
Welsh music legend Sir Tom Jones is the first ever male singer to put his voice to recordings of some Irish music that was almost lost forever.
The Wexford Carols are hundreds of years old and had been lost to history until a group of talented singers and producers brought them back to life.
They have now been recorded by Irish singer Caitríona O’Leary with a host of guest stars from the UK and USA.
Sir Tom Jones speaks about the Wexford Carols
Sir Tom is delighted to be a part of the project. He told Wales Online: “I have heard of The Wexford Carols, but I had never actually heard one. I knew it was a traditional Irish music, so I knew it was going to be good; it’s Celtic music really.
Natalie Toro talks Ryan Kelly, Phil Coulter and her new Christmas album
American Broadway star Natalie Toro has released a delightful Christmas album featuring a collection of traditional favourites and exciting new songs.
Already a star of the New York stage, she has now turned her talents to her music career, and admitted she got a bit of help from Irish music stars Ryan Kelly and Phil Coulter in the production of the album.