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CELTIC MUSIC & More, ancient to modern, with co-hosts Bill Dudley & Seán Sexton.
The best of traditional folk & contemporary songwriting from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England; on the air since 1979.
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Coming up on Music of the Isles — Look for these specials down the road:
3/2 Spotlight Set for this week showcases American singer-songwriters noting the participation of the Irish immigrant in US wars.
3/9 An extended set gives a Music of the Isles welcome to Spring.
3/16 St. Patrick’s Week! — Celebrating with an all Irish show.
4/27 April is National Poetry Month. We mark it with our Music of the Isles 17th Annual Poetry Show, playing Celtic artists who have set celebrated World Poetry to song. Hear the likes of Damien Dempsey, Fay Hield, and Seán Tyrrell sing the poems of Brendan Behan, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and much more in this full show special.
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TAMPA BAY CELTIC HAPPENINGS:
IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS– fair play to, ye!
Every First Sunday (5 pm)– Four Green Fields, 205 Platt St., Tampa
Every Third Sunday (5 pm)– Molly Malone’s, 305 E. Davis Island Blvd., Tampa
CONTRADANCE– step it on out, lads & lassies of all ages [confirm dance dates & locations at tampabaycontra.com]
Every First Friday (7:30 pm)– Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St., Pinellas Park
Every Second Saturday (7:30 pm)– Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St., Pinellas Park
Every Fourth Sunday (3:30 pm)– Gulfport, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
PUB PERFORMANCE– raise a pint to Tampa’s bards
Brendan Nolan: http://brendannolan.com/sked.html
2/24 & 2/25 Molly Malone’s, 304 E. Davis Blvd., Davis Island, Tampa (813) 304-2777
3/4 Courigan’s, 1 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg (727) 551-9019
3/17 afternoon Molly Malone’s, 304 E. Davis Blvd., Davis Island, Tampa (813) 304-2777
3/18 afternoon MacDinton’s, 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813) 261-8999
3/19 Nolan’s Pub, 230 Main St., Safety Harbor (727) 400-6998
3/31 & 4/1 Molly Malone’s, 304 E. Davis Blvd., Davis Island, Tampa (813) 304-2777
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones:
3/16 & 3/17 Four Green Fields, 205 W. Platt St., Tampa (813) 254-4444
CELTIC FOLK FESTIVALS– gathering of the clans & great craic at the feis
Weekends 2/18-4/2: Bay Area Renaissance Festival, 11315 N. 46th St., Tampa
HOUSE CONCERTS– once round the kitchen, mind the dresser.
Lakeside Music Room, Winterhaven, hosts many acoustic acts, including Celtic groups. Call (863) 293-1510 for info.
TAMPA BAY CELTIC CONCERT VENUES
3/6 Dropkick Murphys– doors open 6:30 pm, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
MUSIC OF THE ISLES plays Trad tunes and Folk ballads, plus Celtic rock & reel, while highlighting Celtic music’s influences on & cross-pollination with Folk Rock, ProgRock, New Age, Celtronica, World Beat, Chip-Shop-Hip-Hop, Americana, & Nu-folk:
Listen to Ewan MacColl, Tommy Makem, The Dubliners, Christy Moore, The Chieftains, The Bothy Band, Clannad, The Corries, Fairport Convention, Silly Wizard, Steeleye Span, Albion Band, Fotheringay, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Afro Celt Sound System, Enya, Equation, Runrig, Billy Bragg, Dougie MacLean, De Dannan, Alasdair Fraser, Tannahill Weavers, Old Blind Dogs, Patrick Street, Solas, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Stan Rogers, Archie Fisher, Cherish The Ladies, Dervish, Four Men & a Dog, Mick Moloney, Mediaeval Baebes, Moving Hearts, Lennie Gallant, Lunasa, Luka Bloom, Mary Black, Aoife Clancy, Robbie O’Connell, Cathie Ryan, Brendan Nolan, The Duhks, Derek Warfield, Black 47, Kíla, Sinéad O’Connor, Shane MacGowan, Natalie MacMaster, Sharon Shannon, Seth Lakeman, Shooglenifty, Baka Beyond, Lehto & Wright, Boiled In Lead, Kate Rusby, Karan Casey, John Doyle, Paul Brady, Maura O’Connell, Loreena McKennitt, Oysterband, Great Big Sea, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe, John Spillane, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Emily Smith, Cara Dillon, Damien Dempsey …
Exquisite vocals, lively jigs & reels, rowdy choruses, workers’ struggles, heroic accounts of poet rebels, humors of drinkers & scholars, mirth, myth & magic, wicked fiddling & the pipes calling, the draw of the land, the pull of the road, haunting airs, love’s lament, harp strings & heartstrings, touching tales, history alive– alive, alive-o!
Folksongs from England and the 7 Celtic lands. Learn through music the history & culture of the Celtic nations: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia. Hear tradition alive & adapting in vibrant communities of the Celtic diaspora in America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dig the folk roots & climb all the branches of the Celtic Music genre. Taste the fruit of Folksong! Make it your tradition to listen to Music of the Isles, your site for Celtic Eclectic!