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Belfast Trad

The Vallely brothers performed at a cultural center in Belfast, An Droichead ImeachtaĂ­, on September 27th, 2014. They were accompanied by Niall Hanna of Tyrone on guitar. Susan Grace Bates opened for them on harp. At the concert I bought Niall Vallely’s instructional CD for concertina, and asked him for advice in mapping out the […]

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The Teetotallers Live at Chief O’Neill’s

The Teetotallers live in New York, April 2013, via Rafe Stefani This is an e-mail I wrote to DJ Mary Caraway of WHPK’s Feast of Irish Folk after I got home from the first or two nights the Teetotallers played at Chief O’Neill’s. Since she excerpted some of it on her radio show tonight, I […]

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Gaza Pastoral

Three of Richard Mosse’s films were part of the Theatre of War program put on by the Spektral Quartet in Chicago last week, but the first one, Gaza Pastoral (Cast lead), hit me wordlessly. I know in a blog I should put words to the things I love, but this one is a challenge. I […]

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