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Angels Candles

Maire Breatnach

We heard a couple of selections from this CD on the RTE February 2 Mo Cheol Thu program and we were immediately enthralled. In looking it up, we were surprised to learn that the CD has been out for several years. Better coming to it late than never!
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A favorite in the Haggerty household!
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One of our favorite CDs which includes the famous song about Colcannon. Listen to samples on amazon now.
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We own several of Carole Thompson's CD's and never tire of listening to them. This collection is particularly beautiful, from the opening strains of Bonny Portmore to the last note of O'Carolan's Farewell.
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Rose of Tralee
The Séan O’Neill Band

In addition to the title track, this great collection also ifeatures other romatic Irish rose favorites including My Lovely Rose of Clare, My Lovely Irish Rose, Rose of Akkendale, Rose of Mooncoin and more.
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Woman of the House

The all-female Irish-American ensemble, on their second release for the Rounder label, have fashioned an uncluttered, forward-looking yet tradition-based and unabashedly sentimental set. Recorded between Scotland, where producer Phil Cunningham resides, and the United States, with guest stints from Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon, British folk star Kate Rusby and Karen Matheson of the Scottish supergroup Capercaille, this may well be their personal best to date. Amazon review.
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Irish Ways
by Ron Kavana

Six years in the making and accompanied by his regular Alias Band and a bevy of top-drawer guest musicians, including Brian McNeill, Gino Lupari, Shane Mac Gowan, Terry Woods, Paddy Keenan and Niamh Parsons, Ron Kivana has produced a remarkable 4-CD box set and book which tells the story of Ireland through songs, music and poetry.
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The Clancy Brothers andTommy Makem
in Person at Carnegie Hall

This is just one example of literally ten pages of CDs, cassettes, even vinyl recordings available on amazon. From all accounts, this is one of their best - mostly because it's live and they are never better than when they are on stage performing before a live audience.
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Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Ilnacullen, Co. Cork - an Island Garden

Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. Ilnacullin, which means island of holly, is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.
The vivid colours of Rhododendrons and Azaleas reach their peak during May and June, whilst the hundreds of cultivars of climbing plants, herbaceous perennials and choice shrubs dominate the midsummer period from June to August.
Because of its sheltered situation and the warming oceanic influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world.
Even for those who aren’t particularly interested in gardens, there are many other scenic views, especially in the surrounding waters where seals frequent the rocks on the southern shore.
The cover photo on Bridget's book The Traditional Irish Wedding shows a wrought iron garden gate on Ilnaculen. I took that photo. To see it, go to the home page. It's part of the opening paragraph Failte.
Resource: Copy and Image - Cork Guide

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
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• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try BMG. They are one of the largest Music stores - period. Click here for BMG Music.
We recommend you search for artist or title words.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. They now carry music (even vinyl). The prices vary, since they are offered from various sources.
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• Fourth: Is it in print, at least?
Try Irish Music International, they'll go out of their way to obtain any item currently available.
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• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.


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