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July Jewels

July Jewels There was a distinctly Scottish flavour to our July with both the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen and Speyfest...

Notes from NAFCo 2018

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention is more than an academic conference, it is a conversation that includes participants of all ages...

June Jigs and Reels

June was another month of sharing with conferences, launches and broadcasts. In June, Daithí jetted off to Lincoln for the Irish Society...

Memories and Milestones in May

May 2018 was full of celebration – 40th, 50th and 60th anniversary celebrations amongst the musical happenings in Louth and beyond, while...

April Adventures and Awards

We kicked off April in fine style with a trip to our good friends in Youghal. We were delighted to facilitate some workshops at the...

Musical Migrations in March

March began in the snow and our adventures brought us to the home of one of the legendary Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) who is...

February Fjords and Fun

From the TG4 Gradam Ceoil in Belfast to SPACE in Norway, funding and conference deadlines and rehearsals for March performances, February...

New Year Networks

We were on the road again in January 2018, bringing music and research to local and international audiences and engaging in discussion...

A Dynamic December

There was no December decrescendo as the roll over from November and the high of The Gap of the North to close the month was continued...

A Noisy November

November began with the wonderful occasion of graduation. It is wonderful to meet our graduates and find out about how they are getting...

Slán le Máire

A few months ago Adèle and I visited Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa in the Ashborough Lodge nursing home in Milltown, Co. Kerry. She lay there...

October Offerings

The speed at which the days come around means that we can’t always get to everything that is marked in the diary but October still had a...

September Shuffles

September started off in celebratory style when Daithí attended the National Forum for Teaching and Learning’s Celebration Day in the...

Arty August Amblings

After a busy and very varied July, we attempted to take it easy in August but with a number of local events, people to meet and the...

Tasting Tralee Traditions

During August I had the opportunity to spend a few days visiting my parents in county Kerry. While there I reconnected with the vibrant...

July Journeys

Just like the weather, July had all sorts of everything as we travelled around Ireland for various events and for enjoyment. We returned...

June's Job of Journeywork

We’ve had another super month of music, travelling and meeting friends and engaging in great discussions that will influence future work....

A Musical May

With preparations well underway for the launch of A Louth Lilt, we have also been enjoying and involved in many other musical events.

Ready for Lift Off

The launch date has been announced! A Louth Lilt will be officially launched by Nicholas Carolan, former Director of the Irish...

The unexamined life is not worth living”  Socrates