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October 25, 2010

Hear the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band on this mix from Folk Alley and watch video of Peter jamming with Los Texicaniacs at this year’s Richmond Folk Festival.

Joe Derrane’s Grove Lane is "... a snapshot of the man...enjoying and sharing the enjoyment of creating fresh music as he moves into his eighth decade." (Music Road Blog)

Listen to John Doyle on NPR’s Mountain Stage.

Montclair residents discuss working on Richard Julian’s new web-series Grooveable Feast.

Luka Bloom "hits it big" at Mahwah (PopMatters). Check out this painting of Luka Bloom from artist, and fan, Susan Roux.

Watch video of The Gibson Brothers perform "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.

Listen to the Old Blind Dogs on Foot Stompin’ Music podcast.

Heidi Talbot is in the Mahogany Blog.

Enda Scahill discusses the tenor banjo with the Chattanooga Time Free Press.

Colin Hay appreciates custom guitars and his fans appreciate, and take awesome pictures of him. Colin’s Live at the Corner is a "must-have for Colin Hay Fans."

Catie Curtis discusses performing and songwriting with PennLive.com. Reactions to her "It Gets Better" video have been positive. The video has been viewed nearly 5,000 times.

Mick Moloney will discuss the contributions of Irish and Jewish imigrants to America’s vaudville music on Nov. 4th at Delaware County Community College.

Check out Eileen Ivers performance of An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas on Dec, 4th in Helena, AK.

And, "who knew Alison Brown was so funny?" Muncie residents now know.

 

 

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Joe Derrane Concert Lineup Announced

October 12, 2010

A CONCERT FOR THE AGES: In Honor of legend Joe Derrane

Featuring:

Mick Moloney, Joanie Madden, Seamus Egan, Billy McComiskey, Seamus Connolly, John Doyle, Brian Conway, Jerry O’Sullivan, John Whelan, Felix Dolan, Brendan Dolan, Tommy O’Sullivan, John McGann, Rose Flanagan, Patty Furlong, Margie Mulvihill, and Irish stepdancers Joe Dwyer and Melanie Deegan, plus surprise guests
 

Emcee: Earle Hitchner

Special Guest of Honor: Joe Derrane


 
One of the most spectacular lineups ever assembled for an Irish traditional music and dance concert in America will be paying tribute to 80-year-old button accordion virtuoso and composer JOE DERRANE at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Fairfield Theatre Company, Stage One, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Celebrating the extraordinary music career of Joe Derrane on stage will be 1999 National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, and Green Fields of America founder and leader MICK MOLONEY, Cherish the Ladies leader and All-Ireland whistle and flute champion JOANIE MADDEN, 10-time All-Ireland fiddle champion and Boston College Irish music instructor SEAMUS CONNOLLY, Solas founding member and All-Ireland flute, whistle, mandolin, and tenor banjo champion SEAMUS EGAN, 1986 All-Ireland senior button accordion champion and Pride of New York member BILLY McCOMISKEY, 1986 All-Ireland senior fiddle champion and the 2008 Irish Echo Traditional Musician of the Year BRIAN CONWAY, Green Fields of America member and former Solas singer and guitarist JOHN DOYLE, America’s premier uilleann piper JERRY O’SULLIVAN, seven-time All-Ireland button accordion champion JOHN WHELAN, singer and guitarist TOMMY O’SULLIVAN of Sliabh Notes fame, legendary pianist FELIX DOLAN, Pride of New York pianist BRENDAN DOLAN, guitar and mandolin champion JOHN McGANN, the standout trio of fiddler ROSE FLANAGAN, button accordionist PATTY FURLONG, and flute and whistle player MARGIE MULVIHILL, and champion stepdancers JOE DWYER and MELANIE DEEGAN.

Emceeing the concert will be EARLE HITCHNER, music writer for The Wall Street Journal and Irish Echo.

The special guest of honor will be JOE DERRANE, whose famous 1994 comeback on button accordion at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., has led to six acclaimed albums. His seventh, Grove Lane, is due out on October 26 from Compass Records.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, a not-for-profit organization based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

For tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime, all-star concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, at the Fairfield Theatre Company, Stage One, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824, call 203-259-1036 or e-mail [email protected]

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