Congratulations to Irish singer Van Morrison for the stunning success of his song Brown Eyed Girl, which passed the ten million mark for the number of airplays on radio stations in the United States. The Belfast born singer received a special award for his outstanding achievement from Broadcast Music Inc – the organisation that collects… Continue reading Van Morrison – the ten million airplays man
Author: Patrick Kehoe
Pat Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily.
His favourite Irish music bands are the Dubliners and Planxty.
Judy Collins on her love of Irish music
American folk legend Judy Collins has spoken about her love of Ireland and Irish music. The singer recently released a ‘Live in Ireland’ DVD which was recorded at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. The performance included renditions of classic Irish folk songs such as Wild Mountain Thyme and She Moved Thru the Fair. The 81-year-old revealed… Continue reading Judy Collins on her love of Irish music
Why is Fairytale of New York a Christmas song…a shot of reality
It’s a mystery to some people. Why is Fairytale of New York a Christmas song? Some even listen to the gravelly voice of MacGowan and wonder why it’s a popular song at all. Well, there’s no doubt it’s popular. We’ve sort of known it all along but now it’s official – Fairytale of New York… Continue reading Why is Fairytale of New York a Christmas song…a shot of reality
Our readers give their verdict on Ed Sheeran’s Fairytale of New York
It takes a brave man to do a cover version of a classic like Fairytale of New York, especially as it’s a duet and you have to do it on your own. But Ed Sheeran has never been one to shirk a challenge. The superstar singer has always loved the original version by the Pogues… Continue reading Our readers give their verdict on Ed Sheeran’s Fairytale of New York
Celtic Thunder singer Emmet Cahill performing in 60 cities in US and Canada
Irish singer Emmet Cahill first found fame with Celtic Thunder before adding a successful solo career to his achievements. The award-winning tenor made his Carnegie Hall debut to a sold-out audience in March 2018. So what does he do for an encore? Cahill kicks off his biggest solo tour to date in Vancouver, BC on… Continue reading Celtic Thunder singer Emmet Cahill performing in 60 cities in US and Canada