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  1. Celtic Crossings and Celtic Tours World Vacations proudly present Dr Gearoid’s 2017 Irish History and Heritage Tour August 1-10, 2017 (10 DAYS) ~Living History and Heritage~Music~Archeology~Natural History~Cultural Traditions~ Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, born in Ennis, County Clare, is a leading Irish ethnomusicologist, author, musician and historian specialising in Irish music, diaspora, cultural and memory studies. A 5-time All Ireland Champion uilleann piper and concertina player, Gearóid has presented over 1,000 concerts on 4 continents during the past 30 years. A prolific
  2. Gearóid has offered a resource from one of his Concordia university courses last year. Using one of his research maps which shows the Great Houses of Music in County Clare (1850-2000), they overlaid examples of regional styles of concertina music. This is by NO means a comprehensive list of Clare musicians - it is vastly incomplete on that score. However, it offers an introduction to the various styles found within the county. We also included a few group performance links, as well as a link to Aine Hensey's superb TG4 exposé on regional styles from 2007. What do you think? Cecilia http:/
  3. “Patriotism, Nostalgia and Amnesia: Remembering and forgetting Clare music during the Age of Rebellion.” 2016 Sonny Murray Memorial Lecture (Consairtín 2016) Friday, April 1, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland ALSO CONCERTINA BY CANDLELIGHT le Gearóid Ó hAllmhúráin agus a chairde Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:30pm Rowan Tree Café Bar, Ennis How did local and international forces impact Clare musical traditions at the dawn of the new century? Presenting the 2016 Sonny Murray Memorial Lecture, Clare native Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin will use m
  4. Its such a watershed moment that I thought I'd share it here. Clare concertinist and Irish music historian Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin is finally on Facebook, so please 'like' his page so he stays there! Thanks ! Cecilia Celtic Crossings
  5. Hello all, Just a heads up that Gearóid will be down in the DC area giving concertina workshops and lectures as part of the 10th annual Musical Arts and Dance (aka MAD) Week hosted by the local CCE group. Its our favorite music week because the classes are small, the people friendly, teachers accessible, everything in one location. There are still spaces available. See link below! http://ccepotomac.org/MADWeek/cce-madweekhome.html All the best, Cecilia http://www.CelticCrossings.com http://DrGearoid.com
  6. Hello all! In a rare public appearance since disappearing into academia with his latest university Chair of Irish Studies in Canada, Clare concertina champion, author and Irish cultural historian Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin will be joining the 2014 faculty of MAD Week. http://www.DrGearoid.com MAD Week is an annual school for the traditional arts convened every July, with multiple tracks of classes for all ages and skill levels in song, dance and instrumental instruction. MAD Week is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the East Coast's premier clinic weeks for learning the traditional arts.
  7. Hello all! Just a reminder that in addition to the massive concertina workshops hosted at the annual Irish Arts Week in NY's Catskills, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin will give a Clare Concertina Workshop in Berkeley, CA on Saturday August 2nd. That evening he presents his annual concert at the Freight and Salvage with Cape Breton pianist Barbara MacDonald Magone. Concert flyer is attached. Saturday August 2nd: The workshop runs 1 - 4 pm with two 90 minute sessions with a short break. Fee is $100.00. If you are on the west coast, this is a great opportunity for a relaxed and comfortably sm
  8. Hello all, Just a quick reminder that in addition to festival performances, Clare concertina master Gearoid OhAllmhurain is presenting concertina workshops in several North American locations this summer, including Quebec (June), New York's Catskills Irish Arts Week (July), San Francisco/Berkeley (August). He is also formally launching his recent Paddy Murphy In Good Hands CD (http://www.PaddyMurphy.eu) at the annual Willie Clancy Week in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare in July. In August he'll be at the Milwaukee Irish Festival to join the Kilfenora Ceili Band in their 100 year celebration and
  9. Great news! I am thrilled to announce the official Irish launch of the long awaited CD “Paddy Murphy - In Good Hands: Field Recordings from a Pioneer of the Irish Concertina” (produced by Peadar O’Loughlin and Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, executive producer Cecilia McDonnell, Celtic Crossings, San Francisco) Concertina.net members are invited to visit http://www.PaddyMurphy.eu for advance purchases. CDs will begin shipping on December 8th! Honoring the Clareman who taught his distinctive style to noted concertina players Noel Hill, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Gerald Haugh, Miriam Collins and
  10. Hello! Just a reminder that Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is offering an afternoon concertina WORKSHOP in the SF Bay Area on Saturday August 11, 2007. Please feel free to contact me directly for information. He also performs that evening with Cape Breton pianist Barbara MacDonald Magone at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse - ALWAYS a great night! Thanks also to so many of concertina.net folks for the great feedback on the YouTube session videos with Gearóid, Pierre Schryer & Duane Andrews ( ) All the best, Cecilia McDonnell cecilia AT CelticCrossings.com http://www.
  11. The field recordings of Paddy Murphy will be released November 2007 on the Celtic Crossings label (http://www.CelticCrossings.com) and is being produced by Clare concertina master and historian Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (both he and Noel Hill were students of Murphy) and Clare fiddle master Peter O'Loughlin who played regularly with Murphy for many years. Release details will be shared with this newsgroup as soon as available! Thanks for your interest! Cecilia McDonnell i read on this forum a while back that someone is sitting on hours of field recordings of paddy murphy. are th
  12. Hello all! Just writing with some Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin news. Gearóid will be in Newfoundland late June giving the keynote lecture at the Canadian Conference of Irish Studies and in concert with Canada's own fiddle sensation Pierre Schryer and Scottish guitarist Ian Clark! Details on his tour calendar at: http://www.IrishTraditionalMusic.us He has also assembled an amazing group of concertina teachers for the 2007 July Catskills Irish Arts Week. Joining him will be Chris Droney, Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Edel Fox, Michelle Mulcahy and Tim Collins. Can't get much better than that!
  13. Hello all, Richard Goldberg posted details about this weekend's workshop with Gearoid O hAllmhurain which he is hosting in SF (now full). I wanted to post details about Gearoid's concerts as well and encourage list members in the neighborhood to stop by This weekend Cape Breton pianist Barbara MacDonald Magone and All-Ireland Concertina Champion Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin are presenting three Bay Area concerts of Irish and Cape Breton music marked by musical virtuosity and historical anecdotes. Well-known to both Scottish and Irish audiences, they have performed on three critically accl
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