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Gaelic Harmony

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Gaelic Harmony

This article is the fourth in a series on singing in Irish. The previous three articles are Singing in Irish – Yes, It’s a Language, Singing In Irish – The Sean-Nós Tradition and A Listener’s Guide to Irish Song: A Taste of Sean-nós.

2010 Cór Ainglí, taken in the sanctuary of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Aptos
2010 Cór Ainglí

Merry Christmas!

“Christmas?” you ask. “It’s May. Christmas is more than six months away! What’s with the ‘Merry Christmas’?”

For the rest of the world, Christmas may be a long way off, but for members of one very special choir, Christmas starts in just a little over two weeks, when Mary Mc Laughlin’s Cór Ainglí begins its summer rehearsal season.

Calling musicians from Ireland’s 32 counties

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There’s a plea going out to musicians from all of Ireland’s 32 counties – come and break records in The Longest Traditional Music Session Ever.

The event is being organised in honour of a very special man and singer called John Norton – and to raise money for the hospice where sadly he died last year at the age of 82.

Singer Oonagh Cassidy joins our video showcase

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Oonagh Cassidy, Irish singer/songwriter performing in the Sage concert hall Gateshead Newcastle
Oonagh Cassidy

Irish Music Forever is happy to welcome Irish singer Oonagh Cassidy to our Video Showcase section.

That’s the place where we highlight some of the best artists around on the circuit today.

Talented singer-songwriter Oonagh Cassidy certainly falls into that category.

Brendan O’Loughlin – Irish singer-songwriter

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Brendan O'Loughlin, Irish singer/songwriter blends Celtic melodies into modern folk rock format
Brendan O’Loughlin

Irish Music Forever is delighted to launch its new Video Showcase which highlights the talents of some of the best artists from across the world.

Our first featured performer is singer-songwriter Brendan O’Loughlin who was born and raised in Ireland but is now based in the US.

Listener’s guide

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A listener’s guide to Irish song

This article is the third in a series on singing in Irish. The previous two articles are Singing in Irish – Yes, It’s a Language and Singing In Irish – The Sean-Nós Tradition.

Audrey Nickel
Audrey Nickel

In previous articles, I’ve talked a bit about the Irish language and about the stylistic differences between traditional sean-nós (“old style”) singing and other forms of “Western” music. In this article, I’d like to introduce you to the songs themselves.