Category Archive: Irish traditional music

Aug 28

“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES” – CD launch at The Ferryman

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“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES ” is the latest CD from Paul O’Brien , and will be launched  this Saturday (30th August) at the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society heritage event at The Ferryman, Sir John Rogersons Quay, 8.30pm). Paul will be well known to many of you , not just as ‘the local lad with the guitar’ but …

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Apr 05

“Battle of Clontarf ” album launch , Friday 11th of April

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The Boroimhe Project is composed of a collection of musicians and singers from Dublin, Mayo and Limerick who came together through a shared love of music and history. Led by East Wall’s own Paul Dolan, and Kevin Donnellan, from Mayo, they have drawn on their diverse musical influences to create a unique album of songs and …

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Oct 08

East Wall versus Punk Rock 1978

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  Faithful departed- Phil Chevron This week, on the 8th October 2013 Dublin musician Phil Chevron passed away, aged just 56 years. Chevron, originally from Santry, is best known as the guitarist with The Pogues. He was also a gifted songwriter, penning the haunting tribute to the Irish emigrant experience ‘Thousands are sailing’ and ‘Faithful …

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Sep 28

Paul O’Brien sings “Songs of the Docks” Video and latest gig news

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Paul O Brien   Paul O’Brien was born and bred in the Dublin Docks and has recounted the experience and history in song, with his 2009 collection “Songs from the North Lotts”. In recent years Paul has travelled widely , visiting Dockland communities such as Belfast, Glasgow , Rotterdam and many more , hearing their …

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Sep 24

Successful Culture Night event in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre

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Successful Culture Night event in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre Last Friday, 20th September was Culture Night 2013, and the Sean O’Casey Community Centre hosted a hugely successful programme of events on the theme of ‘working class’ culture. Here is a full report on an evening which included Dublin tenements, Dockers and 1913 photo exhibits …

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Sep 15

1913 Merchants Road Evictions commemorated

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A wonderful commemoration event to mark the Merchants Road evictions took place this past weekend. In 1913 over sixty workers and their family members were evicted by their employer, the Merchants Warehousing Company during the Lockout. In this centenary year we remember them, and have commemorated these people and their sacrifice and courage. Here are …

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Aug 29

Luke Kelly Dublin Night Saturday 31st August, Sheriff Hall, 9pm.

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The 10th Annual Luke Kelly Dublin night takes place this Saturday 31st August. Starting at 9pm, celebrate the memory of one of the most distinct voices ever heard, with music, song, food and craic. Three hours of ballads from ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ (formerly ‘The South Dublin Union’), to accompany the hot ribs and white Dublin coddle …

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