Twice All-Ireland Champions Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch this Sat. Night in Buttevant

We thank Tadhg O’Sullivan of Millstreet – a member of the truly superb Shandrum Céilí Band – for alerting us to this prestigious CD Launch in Buttevant this Sat. night and for also providing us with the Press Release below. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)The Shandrum Céilí Band is proud to announce the imminent arrival of their debut album ‘The Dawn’. The eagerly awaited new CD takes its name from one of the reels which features on the album.

Between them they have nearly 200 years of experience in playing traditional Irish music and dozens of medals at all levels, in Fleadh, Scór, Siansa Gael Linn and others. Indeed, a little-known fact is that many of them are set dancers themselves, some even winning titles at All-Ireland level. They understand the dancers’ need for lively rhythmic music. The band has a dedicated following across the country and even the world.

The Shandrum Céilí Band were in existence from the 1950s to the 1970s and, with their blessing, the current band was established in December 2014. [read more …] “Twice All-Ireland Champions Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch this Sat. Night in Buttevant”

Nathan’s Walk 2017 Launched in Killarney

The annual Nathan’s Walk takes place in Killarney this Saturday morning at 4.15. We recently attended the prestigious launch in Killarney Town and a special radio feature will follow later where we will share interviews at the launch as well as recordings we shall do this Sat. morning. Having participated in the Walk last year it is truly a most amazing, impressive and moving event. Many thanks to Con and Geraldine Houlihan for arranging attendance at the Launch. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images from the very impressive launch at which the national Coordinator, Joan attended as well as Nathan’s parents, Maria and Denis and Family. [read more …] “Nathan’s Walk 2017 Launched in Killarney”