Tag Archives: Irish

Transatlantic Sessions (Series Two) (DVD)

Folk and Roots musicians come together in what have been called ‘the greatest backporch shows ever’. Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain and dobro ace Jerry Douglas host a Highland gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent. The release of this complete ‘missing’ television series – originally produced in 1998 by Pelicula Films […]

Brian O hEadhra – An t-Allt (The Stream)

A mixture of traditional and original songs from Scotland and Ireland, in both Scottish Gaelic and English. An t-Allt is Scottish Gaelic for ‘burn’ or ‘stream’. As well as Brian Ó hEadhra’s own compositions, the album includes a song by his wife Fiona Mackenzie, Richard Thompson’s Dimming Of The Day in Gaelic, two Irish traditional […]

St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band – Evolution (DVD and CD)

The 2010 Grade One World Champion pipe band from Dublin, recorded live on the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall stage. Available either on audio CD or PAL & NTSC Region 0 (worldwide) DVD. “What a week for Pipe Major Terry Tully and his St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band. Starting with Pipe Sgt Alen Tully winning the […]

Beginner’s Guide To Celtic (3CD)

A superb collection of classic and contemporary music from the six Celtic nations, compiled by BBC Radio’s World music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy. Featuring 43 tracks from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Brittany and Cornwall, this Beginner’s Guide To Celtic traces the history of the music. Including The Bothy Band, Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Altan, […]

Gavin Pennycook – Celtic Nyckelharpa (CD)

Probably the first full CD of Celtic music played on the Swedish keyed fiddle, the nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) dates back to at least the 1400s. It was once played across Scandinavia and northern continental Europe, but only survived until modern times in Sweden. Since coming close to extinction in the early 1900s, it […]

The Highland Sessions (DVD)

From the Transatlantic Sessions producers, the complete BBC Highland Sessions series on DVD, featuring 32 Scottish and Irish artists. In its original Gaelic-presented version Comhdhail Cholm Cille (Columba Sessions), The Highland Sessions appeared after the first two series of Transatlantic Sessions, in which the same director Mike Alexander had developed his uniquely intimate and award-winning […]