Posts from the ‘Irish (Mainly) Music’ category

The good old rebel songs, sung the good old way

This odd rerelease of a classic Irish rebel LP from the 1950s should delight any fan of the Wolfe Tones, the Dubliners, or America’s own Dropkick Murphys.

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Where the boogie never dies

The third CD by Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell serves up a potent slab of greasy retro-rock, like it’s 1974 all over again.

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Peter O’Loughlin’s musical life is a joy to hear

This new CD traces the music of the famous County Clare multi-instrumentalist from the ’50s to earlier this year.

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Family style

Back for the first time in decades, the legendary Father Charlie Coen leads the way on a superbly gentle CD of classic and family-composed music.

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Whatever happened to Brendan Keenan?

A younger brother of master piper Paddy Keenan, he made one promising LP in 1984, and never recorded again.

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After 30 years, Psychocandy is still essential listening

This 2014 live recording of the remarkable 1985 LP reminds us why these songs remain so timeless.

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Eddie Moloney: A master musician, masterfully documented

This new two-CD set profiles the County Galway-born multi-instrumentalist’s career via recordings drawn from nearly 30 years of playing alone and in a variety of group settings.

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