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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World Premiere: Project West
Jul28

World Premiere: Project West

Another Sunday, another great world premiere on LiveIreland! This week (July 31) is the worldwide broadcast premiere for Project West’s brand new, self-titled album. An immediate contender for Album of the Year, cuts from the album will be presented on the Bill & Imelda Show at 18:00 GMT. You may have known this group as The Young Irelanders, but a name change and a fresh take on the music guarantees them a far wider...

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Joe Derrane, the greatest Irish music button box player of all time.
Jul25

Joe Derrane, the greatest Irish music button box player of all time.

Joe Derrane passed away on Friday, following a long illness. He is, by common assent, the greatest Irish music button box player of all time. The Boston native set new standards. A truly wonderful gentleman and miraculous musician. This tape is a bit older, but shows Joe at the height of his powers. (BTW, that’s Chicago’s Liz Carroll sitting on Joe’s right.)...

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We Banjo 3 “String Theory”
Jul21

We Banjo 3 “String Theory”

We Banjo 3 is the hottest group in Irish music right now, and the lads are out with their newest album. It is called, “String Theory”. The album will receive its world radio premiere on the Bill & Imelda show Sunday, July 24th at 18:00 GMT right here. The album furthers the group’s journey into Americana and bluegrass–which is all based on Irish music. We have all discussed the topic, “what is...

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The Henry Girls
Jul19

The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal who are building quite a career. Here is a new vid from them, and it is lovely. Their sibling blend on the harmonies is a big feature of the act, and those harmonies are all on perfect display in this song. This is a gorgeous bit of business....

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Connla’s new album River Waiting premieres this Sunday with Bill & Imelda 18:00GMT
Jul13

Connla’s new album River Waiting premieres this Sunday with Bill & Imelda 18:00GMT

Here it comes! This Sunday, (the 17th) Connla will be featured on the international premiere of their new album, River Waiting. The hot, hot quintet from Northern Ireland will be featured on the Bill & Imelda Show at 18:00 GMT. Bill and Imelda are both reporting that the album is an immediate contender for Album of the Year! Here, we have an actual pre-premiere–the new vid of one of the album’s cuts, Daily Growing....

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RÉALTA NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES
May30

RÉALTA NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES

NEW ALBUM! – CLEAR SKIES * Out Now * Delightfully spirited and masterfully executed. The magical sounds of uilleann pipes and whistles weave their way harmoniously through an array of beautiful songs, lively tunes and soulful airs. Réalta’s second album is a sumptuous blend of traditional music from Ireland and further afield and is a testament to the creative talents of these young musicians! – John...

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Cassie and Maggie MacDonald from Nova Scotia
May04

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald from Nova Scotia

Want to see something GREAT? Here are the two very young, very beautiful, very talented sisters, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald from Nova Scotia. They are one of the most popular concerts going right now, and this will show you why. We are still looking for a stringed instrument they DON’T play. Incredibly gifted. Incredibly entertaining. Their current album is Sterling Road. On tour right now in America. Their musicianship is...

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liveIreland Premiere: Goitse’s fourth album, Inspired By Chance
Apr29

liveIreland Premiere: Goitse’s fourth album, Inspired By Chance

liveIreland Premiere: Goitse’s fourth album, Inspired By Chance Brace your self! Here comes Goitse’s fourth album, Inspired By Chance, and the hugely popular group is going to have the world premiere right here on LiveIreland this Sunday, May 1. Cuts from the new album will be featured on The Bill & Imelda Show, beginning at 18:00 GMT. Goitse is one of the most popular groups here on LI, and with good reason. They are...

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We Banjo 3 return to Capitol Hill
Apr27

We Banjo 3 return to Capitol Hill

Galway Band We Banjo 3 made a return to Capitol Hill today to perform at the office of Congressman Joseph Crowley. Congressman Crowley, whose mother is from Co. Armagh, is a big fan of the band and gave the lads a very rare personal tour of Capitol Hill. As the representative of Queens in New York, the Congressman is known for his vast knowledge of Irish history, his work for Irish communities, and as a seasoned singer and songwriter...

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