After six years in the band, The Outside Track have announced that Norah Rendell, the main singer and flute player in the group, has decided the time is right to move on.
Irish fiddler, Frankie Gavin, has been chosen as Cultural Ambassador from Ireland to Italy. The position will be formalised at a ceremony in the Municipal Building in Verona on May 3.
We’ve just heard that Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan has a new line-up. Colm O’Caoimh (guitar) and Paul O’Driscol (double bass) replace Mike Galvin (guitar) and Eric Cunningham (percussion and flute).
Luke Daniels is to appear at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Jan 19th, as part of Celtic Connections with guests Tim Edey (guitar), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Lauren MacColl (fiddle) and Calum Stewart (flute).
Ray Cooper, also known as Chopper, is leaving Oysterband to pursue a career as a solo singer songwriter.
On June 15th next year Roy Harris will be 80 years old. He is planning to put together a 'Roy at 80' tour to celebrate the big 8-0, with the operative dates being from 22 June 2013 until Dec 10th 2013.
At what was a very emotional evening on Saturday 22nd September, Nic Jones was presented with The Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society at a Nic Jones And Friends concert held at Cecil Sharp House in London.
On what would have been a quiet Saturday evening in February, in a corner of Co. Donegal, in a local bar, a crowd gathered for a celebration.
Yuptae were awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage award at this year’s Celtic Connections. The members are aged from 17 to 22, and are based in the Southside of Glasgow.
The new documentary feature by Craig Hornby which has been three years in the making is finished!!