Sunday 8th of December 2013
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Dervish are a traditional Irish music group from County Sligo, Ireland. They were formed in 1989 by Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin McGinley, Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes. The band was originally formed to record an album of local music which was later released as “The Boys of Sligo”.
They later formed Dervish. The name was chosen as it relates to groups of spiritual people who are enraptured by music.
They represented Ireland in the Eurovision song contest.
(16 July 1930 – 26 October 2008) was an Irish traditional singer. Donaghy was well known for her recordings of ballads such as The Oul Lammas Fair and My Lagan Love and was known as the "First Lady of the Moy".
Eileen Donaghy was born Mary Josephine McNally in Brackavill, Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
She toured the world as part of the traditional folk scene in the early 1960s and was very successful in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada.
Sadly Eileen passed away on October 26th 2008, but she has left us some fantastic memories with her recordings which will last forever.
Eileen Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents and grew up in the Bronx. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill.
She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of America, founded in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College in New York
Gerry Black has lived in Co Armagh all his life and works in Portadown as a locksmith. His two main hobbies are horses and music.
He was an amateur jockey for a number of years and still takes a keen interest in horse sports. His musical involvement began in church where he still maintains strong links. This his first album was released in August 2008 and his second 'a gospel album' entitled "Influence of Mercy"
Both albums can also be purchased from this web site shop and are available in CD or MP3 Download format.
Gerry played guitar and vocals with a number of showbands including: The Finnavons Showband, The Seasons showband and The Big Valley showband.
From Loch Gowna in the County of Cavan, Ita has been involved in the music industry from a very young age. She also worked as a Disc Jockey on a local radio station in her native Cavan before moving to London
In recent years she has released a number of recordings which have been doing very well for her.
James Kilbane was born in London, England in 1970, and now lives in Achill Island, Mayo, James married his teenage love, Christina in 1989 and their family home is on Achill with their teenage children Diana and Daniel.
James' singing was his earliest Intrest, started at the age of seven when he gave his first solo performance in his local choir. James then started competing in singing competitions form the age of ten, winning many County titles.
To date James has released a number of very popular CD’s.
Jimmy Shand 1928-2000
James Shand was born in East Wemyss in Fife, son of a farm ploughman turned miner. One of nine children, they soon moved to the burgh of Auchtermuchty.The town now boasts a larger than life-sized sculpture of Shand. His father was a skilled melodeon player.
Jimmy started with the mouth organ and soon played the fiddle. At the age of 14 he had to leave school and go down the mines.
He played at social events and competitions. In 1926 he did benefit gigs for striking miners and was consequently prevented from returning to colliery work.
A native of Loughrea Linda, a young mother of eight children, now resides in Roscahill, Co. Galway.
Her new album 'A Story to Tell' is a collection of contemporary songs and music all written and composed by herself. Linda Welby has a very defined vision of where she is going and what is important to her in life.
As a composer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and singer, music has always been at the forefront for Linda.
Linda's grandfather Paddy Doorhy was an accomplished fiddle player and played with the first Ballinakill ceili band. Linda's Dad, also Paddy Doorhy, played drums and toured extensively with many bands and noted musicians.
Lonnie Donegan MBE, the King Of Skiffle and 'first real British pop superstar' was born on 29 April 1931 as Anthony James Donegan in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, and celebrated his 50th year in the music business in 2001. He shot to fame in 1956, when Rock Island Line sold an unprecedented 3 million copies, shooting into the British and American top ten. Britain.
He Launched a craze that was to lead to the creation of over 50,000 skifffle groups in the UK alone, Lonnie Donegan changed the face of popular music forever. Over six years, every single he released was a top-ten hit.
He was the first artist to win a Gold Record with a debut release, the first to have an album and an EP in the singles chart. He popularised the guitar in pop music and is listed in the Guinness Book Of Records, as one of the biggest hit-makers of all time.
Lonnie passed away on November 3rd 2002 following a Heart Attack
Pat Ely has been a fixture on the Irish country scene since the 1960's. First as part of the Smokey Mountain Ramblers,
Then in the early seventies, he formed The Rocky Tops. Although by the late 70's Pat had retired from the road, he continues to perform regionally, and on special occasions, resurrecting the Rocky Tops with good friend Francie Lenehan.
For the past 20 years, Pat has been in the record business as a distributor with close ties to the Homespun label, on which he has released several albums.
TR Dallas began his life as Tom Allen a singing son from a musical family in Moate, Co Westmeath.and brother of the famous Tony Allen of Foster & Allen
He played with local bands and then got a break with the The FineAvons from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.
But struck by the TV show ‘Dallas’ fever of the eighties, Tom launched a single called Who Shot JR Ewing on The Late Late Show.
This was the beginning of the legend known as TR Dallas, responsible for a long list of country hits including Everyone's Making It Big But Me.and others.
He still wears the 10-gallon hat.
Two injured in Tullamore shooting
08 Dec 13 05:12
A man and a woman have been injured following a shooting incident in Tullamore this evening.
Two arrested after Garda car is rammed
08 Dec 13 03:12
Two men have been arrested following a burglary at a Co Longford shop.
Motorcyclist in Cork dies after collision with wall
08 Dec 13 02:12
A man in Cork has become the second male motorcyclist to lose his life on the country's roads in less than 24 hours.
No power outages as unions and ESB agree deal
08 Dec 13 12:12
A threatened strike that would have seen ESB energy taken off the grid has been avoided after unions said their industrial dispute with management has been resolved.
Football league action coming to Creggan
08 Dec 13 01:12
Creggan will host Antrim's home games in next year's Allianz Football League.
Leinster club IFC final: Geradlines are replay masters
08 Dec 13 12:12
Geraldines were crowned Leinster Intermediate champions at Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon after another memorable performance full of desire, character and skill saw them hold off a strong challenge from Naomh Olaf in the final replay.
Munster club JHC final: Goals win title for Ballysaggart
08 Dec 13 12:12
Ballysaggart's ability to score goals proved decisive as they defeated Feenagh-Kilmeedy to capture the Munster club JHC title in Mallow.
Fitzsimons Cup: Win for Meath over Westmeath
08 Dec 13 10:12
Meath qualified for the Final of the Fitzsimons Cup with a comfortable win over neighbours Westmeath at Grangegodden outside Kells.