A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Music

Have You Had Your Riverdance Moment?

Many have seen the wonderful Irish music and dance production Riverdance.  In this letter, we will address the feeling that watching a such a cultural extravaganza has on the audience that shares in the heritage presented. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things going with […]

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A Journey from Ireland to Scotland

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Side by side with only a bit of sea between, the countries of Ireland and Scotland have many shared histories. In this letter we will celebrate one of Scotland’s finest treasures, the gifted poet Robert Burns, for whom the holiday Burns Night is celebrated. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to your Letter […]

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

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Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are you doing in your part of the […]

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From Fairy-Gaul to the Irish in Montreal

The Irish in Montreal. The Irish Ancestry Trail stretches around the globe. One popular migration was to follow the timber ships of Canada back to their ports of call, after they made shipments to Ireland. One of Canada’s larger cities, Montreal, was to become the new home of many an Irish wanderer. Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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The Music of Chief O’Neill

Traditional Irish music has a long, rich history of being handed down orally from one generation to the next. In this letter we will introduce the man responsible for making sure it was written down and published for future generations to enjoy. The music of Chief O’Neill. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your […]

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