Our Shared Heritage
Aug10

Our Shared Heritage

We were contacted recently by Mike DePalma, the grandson of the Irish music legend, Mike Flanagan. He is a Professor at Baylor University in America, and wrote this fascinating bit on the Flanagan Brothers. If you love Irish music, read this! Want to know who groups like We Banjo 3 idolize? Read this! Want to know where our music comes from, in part? Read this! The BEST place for this sort of information is the Ward Music Archives in...

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Why is Ireland so green?
Aug07

Why is Ireland so green?

Tourism Ireland has released a new video called “All About the Weather on the Island of Ireland” – giving prospective visitors the lowdown on our weather, when we sometimes have four seasons in one day! It’s a quirky guide, informing viewers about the island of Ireland’s climate, average temperatures each season and what to pack – and letting them know that “it’s even been known to rain from time to...

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“Springsteen’s Piper Returns with The Raven’s Rock.
Aug03

“Springsteen’s Piper Returns with The Raven’s Rock.

Join us on Copperplate Time on Sunday 8-10pm gmt for the web launch of Cillian Vallely’s brilliant new CD, The Raven’s Rock. Cillian is a member of one of Ireland’s foremost musical families, who for many years has plied his trade as piper/whistle player with that wonderful Irish trad outfit, Lunasa. Cillian was last heard on disc on Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 album, High Hopes, returns to his native music to...

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A little island, a lot to know!
Aug02

A little island, a lot to know!

Tourism Ireland has released a new, practical video called “All About the Island of Ireland” – specially created to help prospective holidaymakers from around the world to plan their visit to Ireland. Tourism Ireland’s latest film is a fun Ireland ‘cheat sheet’ with some great tips for those who are Ireland-bound. It covers information from what to pack for the trip, to how to get around the island. It outlines both international and...

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