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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rogue Nation

Celtic rock has usually followed two paths. Bands either infuse the islands' folkloric influence into the expansive art-mindedness of prog (Horslips, Tempest) or use fiddle and bodhran to add righteous ethnic rootsiness to punk (The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys)...
Monday, March 12, 2012

Voice of Ages (Hear Music)

If the parallels weren't already evident, famed Irish folk band The Chieftains make it perfectly clear on Voice of Ages that Celtic music and U.S. folk, especially in its currently commercially palatable Americana guise, share more than a few chromosomes...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008


The Irish-American group Solas is still playing the same sunny, Celtic music they’ve specialized in since their 1994 formation, but these days they’re doing it with a new voice. This summer the popular band, which first made a name for itself on National Public Radio, welcomed their newest singer, Mairead Phelan. The group plays an 8 p.m. concert at Shank Hall tonight, which will be the first of an unofficial, two-day Irish...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Fun, fervor and music at this year's fest

After all, Boston’s Irish ancestry is so dominant that the city named its basketball team the Celtics. Chicago goes to the trouble of dyeing its river green for St. Patrick’s Day. Comparatively, Milwaukee doesn’t have a huge Irish population, but we do have the fervor, enthusiasm and dedication of the nearly 4,000 volunteers who commit their time and energy to ensuring Irish Fest’s success.