Kitchen Songs, Family Ties and other Knots - a conversation with Maggie Boyle
When this article was commissioned I had a good idea of the shape it would take. I've admired Sara Grey's music for twenty years, been in a band with her, become a good friend along the way, and feel that I know pretty well what she's about. When we were rehearsing at her place some ten years ago, I remember her son Kieron Means (the name comes from Sara's first husband) talking to me about his teenage dream of 'making it' with a band. And here he was now, Sara told me, doing gigs on the folk scene and playing back-up on her new album. I was pleased; it's fun to play music with your kid.
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
James Fagan and Nancy Kerr are two of the brightest stars to have emerged from the nebula of talented young musicians that has swirled around the universe of the British folk scene over the past decade.
CELTIC COLOURS: There Is No Getting Away From It
Nine long days and nights, 45 concerts, over 250 other events in 33 communities around Cape Breton Island, Celtic Colours is certainly not for the faint-hearted! But it is a gem of a festival that proudly boasts its Celtic roots and showcases the music of the island which is very much alive and kicking.