clareman’s one hundred and thirty-two comments

  • Re: Is Sean Keane still with the Chieftains?

    I think the way to phrase it is that Sean Keane is semi-retired from the Chieftains and appears with them selectively out of his own volition and to avoid long and more arduous road trips. fiddler Jon Pilatke covers much of the fiddle work when Sean does... more…

  • Re: Jack Coen

    Jack was 86 when he died by the way, Here is an obituary that was posted elsewhere: more…

  • Re: Teetotallers touring USA?

    I believe they will be over in May in select cities. more…

  • Re: Rest in Peace Mike Rafferty

    Mike will be sadly missed by the Irish music community but always fondly remembered and, thankfully, available to us for all the recordings he made in his golden years with his daughter Mary and many musical friends. more…

  • Re: Risen from the Ashes

    The Blackthonre Resurrection is truly miraculous and really happened under four months from when the insurance clearance came through. Official ribbon-cutting happened yesterday and Yvonne Furlong was among the guests invited for it and she has donated so... more…

  • Re: Good place to stay in Donegal?

    Huidi Beag's also does Bed and Breakfast I believe but you should doublecheck with them. I know they definitely rent out bedrooms upstairs. more…

  • Re: Passing down the tradition

    I think it is a great concept for a concert series and it shows how the musicians in the family interact with one another and how the younger learn from the older. And the family that plays together stays together. It's a runner from my perspective. more…

  • Re: New Dublin concert series including Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny 24th May

    Looks like the Irish found a new way to get folks back into the churches. (LOL). Actually I love the way old churches and old historic buildings have been resurrected as sites for concerts and cultural offerings. After all these are gifts from God being... more…

  • Re: Sessions in New York

    You might consider taking a journey outside of New York City during the week of July 10-16 and visit the Catskills Mountains for the Catskills Irish Arts Week which is a Willie-Clancy style summer school. There are loads of younger children there in mor... more…

  • Re: Trad scene in Rochester, NY

    You could start at www.irishrochester.org website organized by the Tom Finucane Branch of Comhaltas which is usually on top of most of the activity there. more…