County Clare's Brock McGuire Band performs a mashup of the slide "Chase Me, Charlie," old time American pieces "Poor Old Liza Jane" and "Dance, Boatman, Dance" and the "Miss Monaghan" reel on WDVX's Blue Plate Special. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of September 2011 by Knoxville News Sentinel.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
"County Clare's Pat O'Connor & Eoghan O'Sullivan playing Green Grow the Rushes (Polka and Fling) at the kitchen table on a sunny afternoon." Posted on Youtube on the 15th of May 2015 by Pat O'Connor & Eoghan O'Sullivan.
"Caherconnell (Irish: Cathair Chonaill, meaning "Conall's stone ringfort") is a medieval, exceptionally well-preserved stone ringfort in The Burren of County Clare, Ireland. It lies about 1 km south of the Poulnabrone dolmen." Posted on Youtube on the 1st of September 2015 bu joeire60.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Image above shows Colin Thickbroom at work in the library.
Here are some clips featuring Dympna’s playing:
Dympna O'Sullivan and Danny O'Mahony playing during Feakle Festival 2011. Posted on Youtube on the 8th of August 2011 by scrapbooktraveler.
Dympna O'Sullivan and Willie Kelly playing two reels, Cormac O'Lunny's and Chris Droney's, at Catskills Irish Arts Week, July 2012. Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of November 2015 by garyamartin.
Photo above shows Tom Carey & Dympna O’Sullivan at the launch of her CD Bean Cairdín. © Peter Laban
Photo below shows Dympna in Crotty's Bar, Kilrush c.1997. © Peter Laban
More photos of Dympna in the Laban Traditional Music Collection...
Friday, 20 November 2015
There are three other categories of awards – the Costa Biography Award, the Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Children’s Award.
Winners in the five categories, who each receive £5,000, will be announced on January 4th, 2016. The overall winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year will receive £30,000 and will be selected and announced on January 26th. Last year’s winner was H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
For the full shortlist see http://www.costa.co.uk/media/364247/combined-pdfs-v2.pdf