LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ & PETER O' TOOLE DATES IN CROATIA
Liam & Peter will play a number of gigs in Croatia this Augusr Details can be found in the gigs section.
FABULOUS BEAST & LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ — RIAN
NÓTAÍ CEOIL LE FIACHNA Ó BRAONÁIN
Sraith cláracha í seo á chur i láthair ag Fiachna Ó Braonáin. Bíonn bliain faoi leith faoi chaibidil ar an gclár seo gach seachtain agus bíonn aoi speisialta sa stiúideo lena gcuid cuimhní cinn ar an mbliain sin a phléigh, agus cloisfimid a rogha ceoil.
Ar chuid de na haíonna a bheidh le cloisteáil sa tsraith, beidh Jim Lockhart, Pauline Scanlon, Éamonn de Barra, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Paul Brady, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, John Spillane, Tara Breathnach, Colm ó Snodaigh agus Eithne Ní Chatháin
This music series presented by Fiachna Ó Braonáin who is joined in studio each week by a guest to discuss a particular year, and to share memories and stories from that year as well their musical choices
Guests who will feature on the programme will include Jim Lockhart, Pauline Scanlon, Éamonn de Barra, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Paul Brady, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, John Spillane, Tara Breathnach, Colm Ó Snodaigh and Eithne Ní Chatháin
DUBLIN DAME QUARTER GIG
Dublin Dame Quarter gig has been postponed until later in the year.
GOODNIGHT SUN NOW AVAILABLE FROM HOTHOUSEFLOWERS.COM
Goodnight Sun is now available to purchase from the shop on our website. We also have copies of our 1999 'Live' CD back in stock.
Hi Everyone, we would like to let you know about the upcoming release of Goodnight Sun, which was recorded live at the Kansas City Irish Festival 2009. It will be available initially during our U.S. Tour and to everyone else soon afterwards.
We were onstage in Missouri. Kansas City Missouri . We were in the embrace of a great night and the sun was setting too my right. 'Good night sun' I said. 'be back before dawn '!
Well you know, Fiachna was the first to hear the recording that Stephen Ceresia and Phoebie made of that great embrace of music that we were blessed to be a part of . We decided it was worth putting out there to be heard . Every single bit of this earth is beautiful at sunset . Sunrise in our hearts. Shine on rock and rollers'! :-)
Sitting on a rumbling metro somewhere underneath Barbes Rochechouart north of Montmartre in the wonderful city of Paris I plugged my headphones deep into my ears to drown out the surrounding clatter, pressed play on a recording of the band onstage in Kansas City that I had just been sent by our friend Stephen Ceresia to find the sound of four guys playing together, singing together, sending waves of music into a glowing sunset, having a laugh and rocking and rolling! My senses were immediately grabbed as I sat bolt upright careful not to be the guy on the train that sings out too loud from under the headphones! Its not often you hear a recording of yourself that makes you smile with excitement straight away.. all too often the details seem too big than the picture but here the gods of recording were on our side! Straight away I texted Liam telling him he had to hear this! We both agreed not to just keep it to ourselves so we've put it out as a live album.. Goodnight Sun!"
The two disc Goodnight Sun has the following tracks :-
Santa Monica, Ar Bhruach na Laoi, I Can See Clearly Now, Forevermore, Isn't It Amazing, Be Good, Sweet Marie, Trying to get Through.
An Emotional Time, Your Love Goes On, Sí Do Mhamó I, Amhrán na Trá Báine, Don't Go
We would like to thank everyone who invloved in making this possible.
More details to follow.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW AT HIGHLINE, NY, USA
This two part interview was recorded backstage at the Highline Ballroom, New York, with Eric Holland
AN CÓR RTÉ ONE TV
An Cór starts Monday 8th March, RTÉ One, 7.30pm
Presented by Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers), AN CÓR features the experiences of six choirs as they immerse themselves in the culture, language and history of traditional Irish songs such as "Báidín Fhelimí", "Óró, Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile", "An Poc ar Buile", "Bean Pháidín" and "Beidh Aonach Amárach".
In each of the first three shows, two choirs compete against each other. Each choir must rehearse the song, learn and understand the words and get the pronunciation right before the judges select one to go forward to the final.
While they're rehearsing, Fiachna travels the country to learn the back story of the songs themselves and mentors the choirs as they attempt to impress the judging panel with their final polished version. The three successful choirs from the heats compete in the final show, when one choir is crowned the winner.
Visit the RTÉ website for more information.
HOTHOUSE FLOWERS BB KING'S SHOW MOVES TO HIGHLINE BALLROOM
**Please Note** The show previously advertised for BB KING'S on MARCH 4th has moved to Highline Ballroom on March 3rd.
ALL MARCH 4 BB KING’S TIX HONORED. REFUNDS AT POINT OF PURCHASE.
Concert starts @ 8PM
Doors open @ 6PM
Tickets $25.00 in advance
$30.00 day of show. Details are available in the gigs section.
MARIA DOLYE KENNEDY ~ CANADA & U.S DATES APRIL 2010
Maria Doyle Kennedy has some dates this coming April
18th April 2010: The starlight King St. N. Waterloo, ON. N2J 2W9. www.janebond.ca/starlight.html
20th April 2010: Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON. www.hughsroom.com
21st April 2010: Club Passim 47 Palmer St. in Cambridge, Mass www.clubpassim.org
She also has an Irish Date 25th Feb 2010 at The Olive Grove Custume Pier, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland 090 647 6946
For more information check http://www.mariadk.com/.
HOTHOUSE FLOWERS IRISH DATES in FEBRUARY
The Hothouse Flowers will perform at The Late lounge, Kill, Co. Kildare and The BEO Festival, Carraroe, Connemara, Co. Galway this February. Details are available in the gigs section.