WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
News
On Thurs, Aug 17 the MidSummer Cabaret at Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford has 13 great acts including Borderline, Divine Invention, Dave Clark, Des Whelan, George Lawlor, Catherine Walsh, Rachel Grace, Bourbon Street. €10 includes finger food. In aid of respite care for children.

Also on Thursday: Brendan Grace is at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Don Mescall and local star Rachel Grace perform at T Morris Pub, Wexford.

This Friday and Sunday (Aug 18 + 20) enjoy Songs and Stories from the Musicals with Róisín Dempsey at The Athenaeum, Enniscorthy. Joining her are James McDermott (WLOS), Fintan Cleary (piano), Michelle Mason (cello), Nicky Bailey (percussion). Nightly 8pm. Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9239585.

The Saturday afternoon bring the kids to the Wexford Walled Towns Day gathering at Westgate Green (behind An Tobar/Westgate Centre), Wexford. Shield making, falconry display, re-enactments, children's digging pits and pottery making, ye olde musike, etc. All free!

The annual Hooked Kite Fest takes place in Duncannon this weekend. Expect thrills and spills a-plenty.
https://www.facebook.com/HookedKitefest

Looking for the perfect family outing? Don't miss the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Well's House & Gardens on Sunday.

Classical music fans in New Ross can look forward, this Sunday (4pm), to 'Organ Works - Listen and Learn': Music Recital by celebrated organist Ronan Murray at St Mary's Church.

Daniel O'Donnell will be driving 'em wild at his Back Home Again Tour at the National Opera House, Wexford this Sun and Mon.

Comhaltas Summer Seisiúns, take place at centres around the county, from Gorey's Loch Garman Arms Hotel right down to The Horse & Hound in Ballinaboola, through July and August. Great opportunity to see the best of Wexford's traditional musicians in action.

Tuesday nights through August Celtic Roots presents The Full Irish, with Irish Music, Song, Dance & Storytelling, at the Community Centre, Bree. Tea & Scones served from 8.30pm each night. Show starts at 9pm. Adm €10.

It's the height of Summer in the southeast and that means the return of a perennial fav on the Gorey entertainments calendar: Summer theatre @ Gorey Little Theatre. Throughout August (Tuesdays and Thursdays) they have Neil Simon's The Odd Couple.

The last of the Summer Trad Sessions Series @ the National Heritage Park, Wexford takes place on Wed, Aug 23 (8pm). The series, featuring top local musicians from Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas plus special guests has been a phenomenal success. All ages welcome. No adm fee.

Have you got your ticket for Pierce Turner in Macken's, The Bullring yet? The room is rather small so capacity is very limited. Tickets from Wexford Arts Centre.

Film
Gorey Cinema - showing a regular stream of top notch opera, ballet, musicals, etc.
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

Art
Gorey's Market House Festival has an exciting arts programme in place that stretches way beyond the weekend of the festival. An exhibition at Gorey School of Art entitled Peripheries has works by 13 up and coming Irish artists. Curated by James Merrigan the exhib runs to the end of August. Gorey Masonic Hall has an exhibition of works by Patrick Redmond and the late Jody Redmond.
The Gaslamp Gallery is at Esmonde St, Gorey. From Aug 1 to 15 it hosts an exhibition of works by Kate Kos. www.thegaslampgallery.com
"And Creatures Dream....A New Language" is the title of a two-venue exhibition at Wexford County Council Buildings, Carricklawn and Wexford Arts Centre. Ends Aug 25.
The Blue Egg Gallery on John's Gate Street, Wexford has a small but carefully selected array of artist-designed arts and crafts.
The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford is a lovely little space in the Selskar area of Wexford town.
Greenacres Gallery on Trimmers Lane has its Summer Exhibition in place.
The Collins-Grant Gallery can be found at Rowe Street, Wexford.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is run by an artists' collective. Open 2-5.30pm, Tues - Sat. Summer exhibition now on.
The Cockleshell Art Gallery is at Main Street, Duncannon, Co Wexford. Now open 6 days (not Wednesday), 11.a.m. to 6.p.m. Cockleshell Art Gallery on Facebook

Co Wexford Libraries
There's a busy programme of lectures/workshops at our libraries. All events are FREE although pre-booking is recommended. For full details of events happening see https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries for goings-on at all the libraries around the county.
Wexford Library monthly newsletter.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
https://hookpeninsula.com/event/hook-peninsula-gig-guide
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

Listings
(Residency gigs listed at end.)
Aug 17-26 The Man from Clare by John B Keane, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Drama Group. Directed by Alan Corcoran. Tel 053 9123764.
Aug 17 (8.30pm) MidSummer Cabaret, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. In aid of respite care for children. Featuring 13 acts including Borderline, Divine Invention, Dave Clark, Des Whelan, George Lawlor, Catherine Walsh, Rachel Grace, Bourbon Street. €10 includes finger food.
Aug 17 (8pm) Brendan Grace, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30. Children/teens free when accompanied by adult. Tel 053 9480500.
Aug 17 Don Mescall + Rachel Grace, T Morris Pub, Monck St, Wexford. It's a long time since Don last played Wexford. The fact that all his shows are not on much bigger stages simply doesn't make sense. The guy is a solid gold songwriter. His songs have sold on over 10 million records worldwide and received more than 16 million hits on YouTube. Listen: www.youtube.com. Rachel must be tickled pink to be sharing a stage with someone of this calibre. Adm €10.
Aug 18 (8pm) Cian Dwyer (violin), Bethany Edgar (piano), Cara O'Connor (vocals) present a concert of classical music at St Michael's Church, Gorey, Co Wexford. In aid of St Aidan's Day Care Centre. Adm €10.
Aug 18 & 20 (8pm nightly) Songs and Stories from the Musicals with Róisín Dempsey, The Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Joining her are James McDermott (WLOS), Fintan Cleary (piano), Michelle Mason (cello), Nicky Bailey (percussion). Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9239585. Tickets online at www.lantern.ie.
Aug 19,20 Hooked Kite Fest, Duncannon, Co Wexford. https://www.facebook.com/HookedKitefest
Aug 19 (1-5pm) Wexford Walled Towns Day, Westgate Green (behind An Tobar/Westgate Centre), Wexford. Shield making, falconry display, re-enactments, children's digging pits and pottery making, ye olde musike, etc. All free!
Aug 19 (from 4pm) Kiltealy Park Fest, Community Park, Kiltealy, Co Wexford. Children's entertainment first followed at 8pm by BBQ and DJ (adm €15).
Aug 19 (7pm) Arcadia, Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Adm €7. I don't think this is the band set up by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor. Then again ...
Aug 19 Wolfe Tones, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. Tel 053 9122311.
Aug 20 Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Well's House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford. €8 per car.
Aug 20 (4pm) 'Organ Works - Listen and Learn': Music Recital by celebrated organist Ronan Murray, St Mary's Church, New Ross. Ronan will also speak about the organ and its workings. This is a free event. There will, however, be a voluntary retiring collection for on-going church upkeep. No booking necessary.
Aug 20,21 (nightly 8pm) Daniel O’Donnell Back Home Again Tour 2017, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €42.50 - €47.50. Tel 053 9122144.
Aug 21 (8pm) Comhaltas Summer Seisiún with Gorey Ballygarrett CCÉ, Loch Garman Arms Hotel, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford. Music, song and dance. Mondays through July, August.
Aug 22 (8.30pm) The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Opening night wine reception. Adm €12. Start of Summer run: every Tue & Thurs for month of August.
Aug 22 (8.30pm) Celtic Roots presents The Full Irish at the Community Centre, Bree, Co Wexford. Tea & Scones served from 8.30pm each night. Adm €10. Tel 087 7535354.
Aug 23 (8-9.30pm) Summer Trad Sessions Series (LAST ONE!) @ the National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Featuring top local musicians from Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas plus special guests. No adm fee.
Aug 24 (7pm) A Tale of the Whale with Jim Hurley, Library, Bunclody, Co Wexford. Hear about the whale washed up in Rosslare in 1891 and now hanging in the British Museum.
Aug 24 Pierce Turner, Macken's Pub (upstairs), The Bullring, Wexford. Capacity 45 persons (and that's a squeeze!). Gigs don't come more up close and personal than this! Tickets €22 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
Aug 25-27 Ford Fest, Craanford, Co Wexford. A great weekend is planned with amusements, music every night, Rose of the Ford, parade, refreshments and fun for all. Queries - 087 6555953.
Aug 25,26 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Hook Lighthouse, Hook Head, Co Wexford. Tickets €30. www.hookheritage.ie. This has become an annual event at this iconic venue. The popular singer and actress puts on a great show every time. Very limited availability.
Aug 25 (8pm) Ger Fox Sailing + Basciville + Laura Hyland, Foggy Dew Bar, South Main St, Wexford. GFS is a new band consisting of Wexford old-timers Johnny Fox, Derren Dempsey, Harvey Hillis and Richie Mason. They will play their brand new debut album in full, for the 1st and only time in Wexford. The band is joined by Basciville (Cillian & Lorcan Byrne) and Laura Hyland, who will each be performing a solo set, as well as a unique collaborative set. Adm €10.
Aug 25 POGODNO, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford. If you are from Poland you won't need me to tell you this is a gig not to be missed. Expect high energy music from this hot Polish band the frontman of which is a legend among Polish musicians. BILETY: €18 / €25 / €30
Aug 26 Bree Barndance, Byrne's of Bree Grainstore, Bree, Co Wexford.
Aug 26 Waves Festival CANCELLED! The festival scheduled to take place at Loftus Hall, Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford has been pulled. http://www.wavesfestival.ie
Aug 29 (8.30pm) The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Opening night wine reception. Adm €12. Start of Summer run: every Tue & Thurs for month of August.
Aug 29 (8.30pm) Celtic Roots presents The Full Irish at the Community Centre, Bree, Co Wexford. Tea & Scones served from 8.30pm each night. Adm €10. Tel 087 7535354.
Aug 31-Sept 3 The Kill God, a new play by Eoghan Rua Finn, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Directed by Laura Way. Tel 053 9122144.

Sept 3 (2-5pm) Picnic in the Park @ Redmond Park, Spawell Road, Wexford. FREE.
Sept 7 (8pm) The Lost Weekend by Padraic McIntyre (drama), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764 (show in aid of charity)
Sept 9,10 Annual Gardening Show, Johnstown Castle, Wexford.
September 16 (8.30pm) Best of Comhaltas Concert, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 9 (8pm) Owen O'Neill - Red Noise Comedy, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 14 (8pm) The Man In The Woman’s Shoes - written and performed by Mikel Murfi, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €18/16. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 15 Man About Town, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. A tribute to Barry Ennis this show features acts such as Mick Flannery, Declan O' Rourke, Cathy Davey, Gordon Barry, The Man Whom & Eleanor McEvoy. Special guest master of ceremonies on the night is author Eoin Colfer. Proceeds to Wexford Mental Health Awareness Organisation 'Community Minds'. Tickets €26.50 from Wexford Arts Centre (tel 053 9123764) and hotel reception.
Sept 19-23 (nightly 8pm) Bare Cheek Theatre Company in association with Wexford County Council and the Arts Council presents Enemy written by Marnie McCleane-Fay. Venue: Wexford County Hall, Carriglawn, Wexford. Tickets €15/10 from Wexford Arts Centre - tel 053 9123764.
Sept 22 Culture Night, Wexford Town. https://culturenight.ie
Sept 22-24 Wexford Documentary Film Festival, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. See award winning national and international documentary films. All screenings are free and open to the public.
Sept 23 (8.30pm) Deni Bonet, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9123764. Ok you don't know who she is or what she does, right? Have a listen to this: https://vimeo.com
Sept 30 (6pm) Music of Wayne Shorter - Kevin Lawlor Quartet, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.

Oct 12 (8.30pm) Sue Rynhart with Darragh O'Kelly (Keyboards), Shane O'Donovan (Drums) and Dan Bodwell (Double Bass) - Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. “Songs that sound at once ancient and modern, with echoes of folk and early music, contemporary jazz and the avant garde, recalling Theo Bleckmann, Bjork and a hint of Joni Mitchell.” **** The Irish Times. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 13-29 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival - http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 19 - Nov 5 Wexford Fringe Festival, Wexford Town. http://www.wexfordfringe.ie
Oct 19 - Nov 5 66th Wexford Festival Opera - www.wexfordopera.com
)ct 13 Smokie, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €29. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 21 Reginald D Hunter: "Some People VS Reg D Hunter", Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 22 Cry Before Dawn, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €23. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 28 Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €28 on sale Friday, July 7. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 28 Dermot & Dave, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €29. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com

Nov 2 (8pm) Kíla … beag! with Rónán Ó Snodaigh and members of Kíla plus special guests, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Bodhrán maestro, singer, poet and frontman of Kíla Rónán Ó Snodaigh presents Spirit of Samhain / Meon na Samhna, a musical celebration of the Celtic festival of Samhain. He is joined by fellow band members and special guests. Tickets €18/15. Tel 053 9123764. www.wexfordartscentre.ie. Co-presented by Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas.

Dec 17 Nathan Carter, National Opera House, Wexford.

2018
Jan 6 The Fureys, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm)..
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
T. Morris, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
The Loch & Quay Pub, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad
White's Hotel (bar), Wexford - trad, folk (8.30pm) (9.30pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - live music
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Tuesdays
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Social dancing with Eddie O'Hanlon, Askamore Activity Centre at 8.30pm. Adm €5.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - Candlelight Sessions (not every Tues - always check beforehand!)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - Americana music session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Wednesdays
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - 50s Jive Dancing class / social dancing (7.30pm beginners, 8.45pm advanced, followed by general dancing). Music by DJ Lew Boogie. Adm €5.
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - live music
The Porter House, Castlebridge - live music
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - trad, folk
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - folk, pop (9.30pm).
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - trad session (10pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - ballad session
Thursdays
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - social and country dancing (10pm) €6
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm €5.
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford - folk, trad (8.30pm)
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford - acoustic session - ph 053 9122949
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - ballad session - ph 053 9123692
Maggie May's, Wexford - rock/pop covers
Fridays
The Oak Tree, Foulksmills - TRAD session - 1st Friday of the month
Ryan's of Galbally - TRAD session - 2nd Friday of the month
Cushion's, Tagoat - TRAD session - 3rd Friday of the month
The Anvil, Ballymurn - TRAD session - last Friday of the month
Bolg Buì, New Ross, Co Wexford - The Last Friday Sessions (last fri of month)
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Adm €7/3 (incl refreshments)
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry Pub, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - blues session. No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
The Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Saturdays
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - some interesting (late notice!) gigs happening there. Always check beforehand.
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - live music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - Acoustic folk/rock - ph 053 9122949
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford - folk, old-time (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh - live music (9.30pm)
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (10.30pm)
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - live music
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Sundays
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford - trad, folk session (12.45pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - ballads, trad (9pm)
T. Morris Pub, Monck St, Wexford - evening blues session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
The Sky & The Ground Pub, Wexford - live music (8pm)
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - jazz session (2.30-4.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic folk (6pm)
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey, Co Wexford - jazz session (6.30pm). No cc.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Dbar, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - Sunday Session (5pm)
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - acoustic session (6pm & 9pm)
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)

There is also live music at weekends at the following venues. (Phone in advance to check/confirm.)
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey, Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Harney's Pub, Ballyedmond. 053 9389249. Irish Nights, line Dancing, salsa dancing and C'n'W dancing.
Askamore Activity Centre has social dancing.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - ph 053 9480500 (weekends including Sun, 6-8pm jazz. Also dancing midweek).
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - ph 053 22566 (Wed, Th, Fri, Sat).
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Millrace Hotel, Bunclody - ph 053 9375400.
Orphan Girl, Ballymoney, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9425308.
Courtown Hotel, Courtown - ph 053 9425210.

Listen while you browse: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub
www.paulburch.com

Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Musician Derek Gripper's acclaimed new album
One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali is available for download. Pay what you want.

Wexford Walking Tours
Wexford Walking Tours run informative and entertaining historical tours of Wexford Town all year round. Meet at the Tourist Office on The Quays any day (except Sunday) at 11am; also daily tour (3pm) of Selskar Abbey meeting at An Tobar, Westgate. Tel 053 9175171 / 086 3526133 / 086 1079497.
www.wexfordwalkingtours.net

Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Trax Music Store (St Aidan's, Wexford town) now have a virtual shop window via their website
www.trax.ie or www.traxmusicstore.com.

Storytelling in Co Wexford
For info on storytelling venues/events in County Wexford see
www.storiesfromthehearth.ie.


Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Jonny at
www.turnstilemusic.net then download their free ep.

Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to Choice Music nominated Villagers at
www.wearevillagers.com. If you like what you hear but the cd. (Note if you like this music you will love Wexford Ian Doyle's much anticipated cd - should be on the shelves in March.)

Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
Listen to Choice Music Prize nominated James V. McMorrow's latest opus at
www.jamesvmcmorrow.com then go buy the album. This is beautiful music.

One for lovers of old classical music records
vinylfatigue.blogspot.com

freealbums.blogsome
freealbums.blogsome.com

Read books online for free!
http://chestofbooks.com

Visit www.avidgroup.co.uk for budget price jazz cds
Want to build your jazz/lounge music collection? And do it on a tight budget? Check out
www.avidgroup.co.uk

Discovering Drama
Drama classes for kids age 5 and up. See
www.discoveringdrama.com. Tel 087 6858457.

Wexford Hillwalkers
New members welcome. See
www.wexfordhillwalkingclub.com

Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
Visit
http://pitchfork.com for great music reviews.

The Ballet Academy, Wexford
The Ballet Academy has moved to the Youth Arts Studio, Pinewood Business Park, Wexford (beside Lidl). Under the charming and very experienced Dara Pierce students are assured of top class tuition and guidance. Weekly classes for ages 3-18 years. Tel 087 9871793.
http://theballetacademy.ie

Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
www.nialler9.com

http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com
One for World music completists:
http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com

The Story of Roky Erickson
Read about an album getting rave reviews in America and read the sad story of the guy behind it,
Roky Erickson. Then go visit one of the sites streaming the hypnotic track Goodbye Sweet Dreams.
Roky Erickson Website

Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
Want to see a different side to Wexford, one of quite industriousness? Get your hands on a guide to the South Wexford Craft Trail. This is a collaborative project involving ten nationally-known crafts men and women living locally – some native to the area, others drawn to this unique and inspiring region from elsewhere in Ireland. Sponsored by Wexford County Enterprise Board and the Crafts Council of Ireland this attractive Trail Guide takes the traveller through the rich and pastoral South Wexford countryside, with the sea shore never far away, on a tour of small-scale studios where visitors are warmly welcomed by their owners. The South Wexford Craft Trail was conceived with the aim of creating an opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ behind these successful enterprises, those who have made South Wexford the hotbed of creativity it is today. Further info: Patricia Howard Cowley. Email pathowcow@gmail.com

SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
www.sxswtorrent.com/.

Good English website dealing in Americana
www.americana-uk.com

NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
The NY Times Magazine looks back on the past year from its favored perch: ideas. They have searched out "noteworthy notions of 2009 — the twigs and sticks and shiny paper scraps of human ingenuity ... the most clever, important, silly and just plain weird innovations ... from all corners of the thinking world".

Listen to connected.ie's online radio.
www.connected.ie online radio

Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)
www.voanews.com/english/africa

Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com

Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
For anyone heading to Dublin for a weekend there is regular old time American country and bluegrass provided by Bill Whelan and friends at The Cobblestone, Smithfield Square every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Also the 2RN String band perform on Wednesday nights at 9:30pm in J. McNeill’s Bar, Capel Street, Dublin.

saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot

Rural TV on Sky 279
Checkout Sky channel - 279 for ‘Rural TV’ - broadcasting for 24 hours a day, is an American station with a mixture of programmes on farming, cowboy culture, tractor racing and - here’s the interesting bit - Country Music. ‘Bluegrass & Backwoods’ is a daily show about Kentucky- horses, making dulcimers and Bluegrass music. ‘Country Gathering Reunion’ features around 20 old Country singers sitting around talking about the 'Good Old Days Of Country' whilst ‘Gospel Gathering’ is pure Gospel Bluegrass with many excellent groups. Porter Wagoner & Wilburn Bros TV shows from the 1960's and early 70's are repeated throughout the week. ‘Pop Goes Country’ features Ralph Emery and an array of 1970s country. There’s also the Marty Stuart Show with Earl Scruggs, Rhonda Vincent, Leroy Troy and Nashville Mafia Jug Band with Eddie Stubbs as MC.

Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Check out the Wexford Libraries website to see what is happening at your local library. They have a busy schedule in place:
Wexford Libraries Website

Listen online to some classy flat-pickin'
Flatpicking Guitar Online

grapewrath.blogspot.com - great for folk/bluegrass/old time
grapewrath.blogspot.com

croz.fm - one for music completists
croz.fm

Rainy day online activities for kids with weansworld.org
Here's a nice little website which should keep the children occupied in their idle moments. There are games, jigsaws, pictures to colour in, and stories including a good five part cartoon adventure about Cúchulainn. http://www.weansworld.org/

See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Definitely something in the water in Wexford these days. See how it's affected Andi McGarry and his compadres:
Speedy Ramble through Wexford landscape with music by the Submersibles

Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
It's 1968 and Neil Young is about to release his self-titled debut solo album. Here he is in front of a full house (to his surprise!) playing some of the songs that would go on to make him a household favorite. Even though that was40 years ago the recording has only now been made available. Hear it here in its entirety.
North Carolina Public Radio"

The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Classic video recording of
Skip James singing Worried Blues.

Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
If you like Kristin Hersh visit
this site where, with the blessing of the former Throwing Muses woman herself, you can download, in various formats, live tracks. If you like what you hear, you are welcome to make a donation at the kristinhersh.com tip jar.

check out www.bluehighwaystv.com
www.bluehighwaystv.com is an excellent source of music and information. It's the only TV network available today that holds a deep connection and commitment to bluegrass and roots music. From bluegrass and folk to gospel and blues, BlueHighways TV states it has always remained true to all facets of this great musical genre. Their programming showcases the artists and venues that have helped to fuel the passion of roots music fans throughout the world

Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - full album streaming

Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Improvised Music Company's online music player (12 tracks). Style: World, jazz, alternative.

Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
Check out this lovely slide show from The New Tork Times with the title
Faces Of Africa.

SOUTH EAST LIVE ... KILKENNY, WATERFORD, TIPP, CARLOW, WICKLOW
All the action is not necessarily going down in Wexford. See what's happening in the neighbouring counties.
Munster Express Weekly Ents Page for Waterford
Munster Express Arts Guide
Waterford Today Guide
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Whazon Guide to Kilkenny
Carlow's Eigse Festival
Tinahely Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre
New Music Club, Clonmel

1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
Extract from the
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival featuring some beautiful old time playing and singing. Approx 9 mins long.

See old-time music film footage on the web
Check out
folkstreams.net where you can watch short extracts from the various Alan Lomax (and others) documentaries and films that include footage of old time musicians etc.

Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
What a find! If you have broadband check out www.madisoncountyproject.org and go for one of the videos under Video Builds on the right. 25 minute video of (mainly) singing traditions in Madison County, North Carolina, with input from
Sheila Kay Adams and various other singers plus interviews with (and film clips from) John Cohen [of the original New Lost City Ramblers - Tom Paley who plays Wexford Hooves 'n' Grooves Festival was also a member].
Thanks to Richard Hawkins of Bluegrass Ireland for bringing this to our attention.


Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
The Alan Lomax Archive is pleased to announce the culmination of its seven-year effort to preserve and disseminate the work of one of the 20th century’s foremost folklorists and musicologists, Alan Lomax. Lomax recorded and nurtured the careers of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, and other legends; his recordings of many more obscure artists have been featured in works such as O Brother Where Art Thou?. Alan Lomax believed in a principle he called “cultural equity,” the need for all cultures to be equally represented in the media and in the classroom. Through years of comparative research on folk song style, he drew a convincing parallel between natural and cultural ecology which underscores the importance of preserving our intangible oral heritage. Alan Lomax believed it was imperative to return traditions to their home sources and artists, a strategy he called “cultural feedback.” In that spirit, on April 22, 2005 The Alan Lomax Database will go online; also, over the next ten months, the Association for Cultural Equity, which administers the Alan Lomax Archive, will send digital copies of audio and video recordings and photographs by Alan Lomax to a number of libraries and archives in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe so that they will be available locally to people in or from the regions in which they were originally made. The Alan Lomax Database, www.lomaxarchive.com, is a multimedia catalogue of the audio and video recordings and photographs made by Alan Lomax from 1946–1994, as well as of recordings made by few of his colleagues. It will also ultimately include some of the older collections of audio recordings made by Lomax on behalf of the Library of Congress, which have been transferred and remastered using cutting-edge technology. Developed and built by personnel and consultants of the Alan Lomax Archive, the Database features 25 collections and thousands of recordings, which have been preserved, digitized, and cataloged over the past several years with funds from the Rock, Concordia, Rockefeller, Richmond, and Grammy foundations, the Save America’s Treasures Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. The Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records is a multi-series, 100+ CD collection of folk music and narrative drawn from Alan Lomax’s international field recordings. For more information go to www.rounder.com/series/lomax_alan/

Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
'Music Heritage Trails in America's Southern Highlands' organises holidays based around top American festivals. Co-ordinated by American and Worldwide Travel of Tunbridge Wells as well as organising a package to MerleFest in April, there are various very attractive offers being put together which will take in a string of other festivals such as the Ralph Stanley Memorial Bluegrass Festival at Smith Ridge, Virginia in May; Wayne C. Henderson's Music Festival (Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia) in June; Asheville's Mountain Dance & Folk Music Festival, and Doc Watson Music Festival (both in North Carolina) in July; Carter Family Memorial Festival and Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention (both Virginia) in August; Music In The Mountains Festival, in North Carolina in September; and Blue Ridge Folklife Festival (Virginia) in October. Each itinerary has been planned to present as much of the rich character and musical heritage of the region to visitors, so there are daily trips to important places such as The Carter Fold and A.P. Carter Museum as well as chances to attend local hoe-downs and opportunities to meet sparkling personalities such as banjo picker extraordinaire, Raymond Fairchild at his Maggie Valley Opry. Beautifully illustrated brochures have been produced giving full details of the various packages and can be obtained by e-mail: info@awwt.co.uk or by phoning to 01892 511894.

Join the Music Maker Association!
The Music Maker Association supports independent songwriters, performers and record labels with a number of initiatives from internet and magazine publicity to live performances through showcases, festivals and CD distribution? Their website has a selection of members CDs with audio tracks, a Directory of Performers, Clubs, and Businesses, an on-line store and Web Radio. Log onto www.tradmusic.net visit some of their associated sites and consider becoming a member so that they can help to promote your music. Also under the Music Maker banner is The Independents CD Catalogue – so if you have produced a CD and have no distributor then this could be the answer for you. The printed catalogue is mailed to CD buyers and record stores together with a compilation disc and followed up by personal calls. The catalogue is also on line and achieves sales world wide. To view the catalogue click on the ‘On-Line Store’ logo on www.tradmusic.net As a member of the MMA you can have a page profile on the web free of charge, or they can register your own address and design a website with audio linked to the Music Maker Web which gets thousands of visitors every month telephone 0207 424-0027 or visit www.magnet-publishing.co.uk

Links...Links...Links...Links...Links...
Links to a selection of recommended sites
Here's a few from that list:
Wexford Races
Whitford House Hotel
Padraig Grant
Michael Londra
Pierce Turner
Bui Bolg
North Wexford Tourism
Gorey Little Theatre
Wexford Language School
Bunclody
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