The Henry Girls – Falling in Love

The Henry Girls are at it again with a lovely video…

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Rising Gael

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“This four-piece band is comprised of young and talented musicians who share a passion for music. The versatile guitar playing of Peter Tissot delivers sweet finger-picking and driving rhythm. Added to the rhythm section are the energetic and racing beats of the bodhran, played by Je Olson. The flying fingers and electrifying bowing of Katie Dionne add beautiful and commanding fiddle to the band’s mix. Layered in the vibrant sound of the group is Erin Ellison’s powerful and nuanced vocals. In addition to singing in the band, Erin contributes graceful and technically impressive flute playing.”

Rising Gael is truly a talented group of musicians whose roots date back to their early days in 2004, when the band finally saw the light of day from a unique vision to entertain audiences with music that feels traditional, yet dynamic and very much alive. The band’s 2008 studio effort, “One More Day” captures the energy of the band, while also revealing the masterful skills and technical nuances of the members in the line-up. Songs such as the title track and opening number, as well as the second track “Toirneach” are a powerful example of how these musicians tip their hat off to the most timeless Celtic folk sonorities, while adding personal themes and lively emotional features to their music.

This is how they connect with the listeners: their songs aren’t plain executions, but genuine interpretations of new and old tracks that find a brand new dimension in the scope of their outstanding work. From the energy of “Journey Man” to the introspective lyrical prowess of “Someday”, Rising Gael knows a thing or two about moving a crowd, in both the physical sense of the expression and on the grounds of the uplifting spiritual impact of their songs.

With a rich and diverse set of talents, instruments and uplifting vocals; Rising Gael’s “One More Day” earns 5 Stars from Celtic Radio!

One More Day



5.0 Stars!

Track List

1. Prelude
2. Nova Scotia Farewell
3. Fierce
4. Bold Riley
5. Interlude I
6. Someday
7. Tam Lin
8. Journey Man
9. Stretched On Your Grave
10. Interlude Ii
11. Never Know
12. Blue Sky Set
13. He Moved Through the Fair
14. Interlude Iii
15. Toirneach
16. One More Day

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Have Pub, Will Travel!

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There’s something about a tiny bar that makes the drinking experience that much more fulfilling. Cram a couple taps into what amounts to a glorified broom closet, add a couple strangers and some live music, and you’re in for a memorable round (or five). Think Toad in Porter Square or The Plow and Stars in Cambridge. Been to San Francisco? The Black Horse London Pub should spring to mind. If there are more people waiting to get in than can fit inside, you’re on the right track.

These types of bars can be found in Boston and beyond, but they’re ubiquitous – and beloved – in Ireland. And since not all of us can hop across the pond whenever we feel like an intimate pint among friends, there’s The Shebeen, the tiny Irish pub on wheels…

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Get Up Jack!

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As one of the most interesting names within the contemporary Irish music scene, it’s not a surprise that we decided to award this group of talented musicians as winners of our 2015 music awards. When we look at great Celtic music, we aren’t simply looking to judge execution, productions, recording and musicianship: the spirit that goes into the performances is a key element of the work of any great Irish folk artist or group out there. Get Up Jack are a rare breed: these guys breathe, live and experience their music from a very deep and personal place. They are also able to translate their enthusiasm and passion in ways that it becomes energy and fun for the audience, live or in the recording studio. Combining charming retro aesthetic with the timelessness of folk and the punch of modern productions, Get Up Jack set out to ignite the Celtic music scene with massive doses of charisma and liveliness, carrying the torch and continuing in the tradition of influential masters of the genre, including The Dubliners, The Pogues or The Wolfe Tones, just to mention but a few.

The band’s songs are able to fill the room with joy and happiness, thanks to the band’s great dynamics and powerful presence. The line-up showcases an incredible chemistry and a diverse set of instruments that allow them to capture the subtle nuances of the genre, while keeping their sound remarkably honest, fresh and direct. Multi-instrumentalists John Haggerty and Crick Diefendorf, guitarist Mike DeAngelis, drummer Scott Apicelli, as well as bass player Tom Pirozzi and harmonicist Doug Johnson are all seasoned veterans with massive studio and stage experience – a wealth of musicianship that is fully being used to the benefit of the Get Up Jack project.

The more we listen to the music of Get Up Jack, the more we feel a great connection with that old saying: why fix it if it ain’t broken? These talented musicians have demonstrated that they aren’t just able to carry the flame and continue in the footstep of those artists who brought Irish folk music to the masses, but they also managed to create their own legacy in the process, creating a unique connection with the audience that is strongly based on their personality and powerful performance value.

Ultimately, Get Up Jack excels at bringing together the two elements that define Irish music: the strong communality of it, and the timeless values and storytelling.

5 Stars from Celtic Radio and induction into the Celtic Radio Hall of Fame for the 2015 Album of the Year! Now raise those glasses high for a cheer to Get Up Jack!

Alive and Well Vol. I



5.0 Stars!

Track List

1. Get Up Jack
2. Reilly’s Daughter
3. Nancy Whiskey
4. The Wild Rover
5. Some Say The Devil Is Dead
6. Finnegan’s Wake
7. The Irish Rover
8. Mta
9. Back Home In Derry
10. Johnny Lad
11. The Black Velvet Band
12. Whiskey In The Jar
13. All Of The Hard Days Are Gone
14. The Spanish Lady
15. The Parting Glass

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How Life Should Be!

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