Tag - Irish Music

Annual Irish Fest Preview Show

The KC Irish Fest is coming up Labor Day weekend, so it's time for our annual Irish Fest Preview show. Thinking of going? We bring you a selection of who you're going to hear! We kick off the show with Tullamore, playing 4:30 on Sat at the Magner's Park...

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Women’s History Month/St Patrick’s Day Kick-off Mash Up

with a little Pi Day thrown in at the end. Today we celebrate women with a nod to St Patrick’s day. We start with some turnabouts of traditional ballads; segue into a set about Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Ireland; offer some songs of women and work; talk...

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M&V – What We Saw at Folk Alliance, Day 4

Yes, indeed - we heard a ton of music! Today we kick off our fourth (and final) 'What We Saw at Folk Alliance'  with The Armagh Rhymers, one of Val's absolute favorites from the Conference. The Armagh Rhymers need to be seen to be believed. One of the most...

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Get Your Irish Music Here! (Irish Tune Types)

Irish instrumental music is by and large dance music, at least until comparatively recently. Now, except for isolated communities of interest, it’s mostly listening music, notwithstanding the vestigial audience participation – hand clapping, foot stomping, thigh slapping, etc. Arthur Young wrote in A Tour of Ireland (1776-1779): "Dancing is very...

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