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Help Bring a Hot New Band to the Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival

Yes, the group’s 40th festival is six months from now, but the deadline for raising funds to help pay for the event is just under a month away.

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Noriana Kennedy

Interview: Singer Noriana Kennedy of Solas

Kennedy already had a busy musical career back home in Ireland. But a chance to tour with Solas was tough to turn down.

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Review: “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” by Barleyjuice

The new CD is a party. The kind of party you’ll remember for a long time. If you can still remember anything.

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2014 Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Festival

It was just what we needed—plenty of Celtic music, dance, food and culture to keep us warm. We have the pics. A lot of them.

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Review: “Ainneoin na Stoirme” by Téada

With legendary traditional singer Séamus Begley on board, this well-established band produces a terrific, indispensable addition to your music library.

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Review: “Little Falls” by Lilt

It’s a bracing and skillful CD from Tina Eck and Keith Carr. It’s wonderful fun. Buy it and play it until it skips.

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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

It doesn’t feel like spring, but Timlin and Kane are headlining the annual Celtic Spring Concert at Sacred Heart Church this weekend. Also on tap: a new Irish play debuts, Irish Heritage Night at the 76ers, and Gerry TImlin launches a lecture series on Irish history and music.

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Local Band Makes Good–Really Good

RUNA, based in Philadelphia, won two Irish Music Association awards this week. They learned the news while in the midst of recording their fourth CD.

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