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Joe Derrane is 2010's Traditional Artist of the Year

January 31, 2011

Joe DerraneIrish Echo’s Earle Hitchner (the highest regarded Celtic music tastemaker) named Joe Derrane as 2010’s top traditional artist of the year. Read the article here.

Press Round-Up: In the news and blogs at CRG (1/21/11)

January 19, 2011

Amy Correia The newest episode of Richard Julian’s Grooveable Feast is live with artist Amy Correia. Watch is here.

Listen to Compass artists like Liz Carroll and Oisín McAuley on Accuradio’s newest RadioCelt station "First Fiddle".

Peter Rowan talks with MySpace Country Music Blog’s Christian Lamitschka.

Dala’s, "chocolate smooth harmonies," are reviewed in The Scotsman and World Music Central.

The Gibson Brothers perform with the Spinneys in Lexington, MA. The Bluegrass Blog and  Cybergrass Music covers The Gibsons’ upcoming release Help My Brother.

Alison Brown’s "gorgeously melodic compositions... were complemented by lush yet never overbearing arrangements" at the BBC SSO concert along with Michael Marra and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan; is mentioned in this Boston Globe article regarding the documentary The Banjo Project: The Story of America’s Instrument. More on the upcoming Celtic Connections (in which Alison will be performing) is covered on The Perceptive Travel Blog.

Colin Hay plays "a journey through song" on the Cayamo Cruise.

Catie Curtis’ music provides solace for this blogger with Spondylitis.

Press Round-Up: In the news and blogs at CRG (1/14/11)

January 14, 2011

Colin Vintage GuitarVintage Quitar Magazine reviews Colin Hay’s DVD, Live at the Corner (left).

Folking.com covers Dala’s 2010 Canadian Folk Award win for Vocal Group of the Year.

Celtic Connections will soon be here! Alison Brown will be among the Compass artists performing this year.

Irish Music Magazine reviews T with the Maggies, coming out on Compass Records on February 22nd.

The Chapmans play a Bizmark, Bluegrass Weekend with anxious students, young and old.

Planet Weekly review The John Hartford Stringband’s Memories of John and Richard Julian’s Girls Need Attention. Special Consensus35 is also reviewed.

Bearfoot discusses their Bluegrass career and plays the Holland Theater Jan. 14.

 

Press Round-Up: In the news and blogs at CRG (1/10/11)

January 10, 2011

Richard Julian’s Girls Need Attention is included in Houston Press’ "Lonesome, Onry and Mean’s Top 11 Obscure 2010 Albums".

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band’s Legacy is included in No Depression’s "10 Best Roots Albums of 2010" and "Featured Bloggers’ Top 20",  "Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2010", Greg Cahill’s Top 10 (Pacific Sun Music), Jam Bands Online’s "Best Albums of 2010" and The Honey Dewdrop’s favorites of 2010.

Legacy is "a collection of standard bluegrass fare, played with exceptional talent." (The Valley Advocate)

John Hartord Stringband’s Memories of John is included in The Corner’s staff picks of 2010’s Best Music.

Joe Derrane’s Grove Lane is "full of quality, and a further testament to the living legend that is Joe Derrane." Read the full reveiw from Irish Music Magazine here.

Jeremy Chapman is featured in Jan/Feb issue of Blugrass Music Profiles’ "Bluegrass Favorites".

Colin Hay on Live at the Corner "...hasn’t lost any of the clever wit that made him a darling of MTV back in [Men at Work’s] heyday." (Daily Local News - PA)

Dala’s Everyone is Someone is "...an appealing mix of fluid Everly Brother-ish soaring, catchy pop melodies, Brit-folk acoustic jangle and some 70’s Laurel Canyon pop a la Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills and Nash and Fleetwood Mac." (Direct Current Music)

Special Consensus play Ireland, inspire Down Home Guitars, and their latest, 35, is "a smartly fueled hybrid." (Chicago Sun-Times).

Irish American News names Lúnasa as Artist of the decade, Jimmy Keane as Male Musician of the decade, The Brock McGuire band as Band of the decade, and Liz Carroll as Female Musician on the decade.

Catie Curtis spread the goodness with a last-minute Christmas album and interviews singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff.

The Chattanooga named The Waybacks as the Best Riverbend Concert of 2010.

Alison Brown and Joe Craven will perform at Arkansas’ State University on January 18th. Read the article here.

Dale Ann Bradley will take part in 2011’s Wintergrass Festival and Woodsongs Concert Series ion June.

Missy Raines takes part in the Bass Summit.

Noam Pikelny’s Steve Martin award mentioned in PopMatters.

Téada shares its "luck of the Irish" with California.

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