Trasna na Ghabhail (Across the Transom), newsletter of the Celtic Junction August / Lúnasa 2014 by Siobhán Dugan First published in Trasna na Ghabhail (Across the Transom), the newsletter of the Celtic Junction in Saint Paul. Used with permission. If there is possibly someone in the community unfamiliar with him, let me introduce you: Paddy O’Brien…

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Irish American News  February 2015 Piping It In by Jack Baker The second CD on my list this month is yet another gem from New Folk Records (www.newfolkrecords.com) Led by Ken Onstad, New Folk has been releasing a steady stream of top-notch traditional Irish music recordings for some time now, and, despite declining CD sales,…

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PADDY O’BRIEN, NATHAN GOURLEY, DAITHI SPROULE – BRIGHT AND EARLY (2014) 8 March 2015 by kuec Paddy O’Brien has been dedicated for over sixty years to the two-row button accordion. From Offaly he emigrated to Minnesota/USA, but often returns back to Ireland. Besides his championship titles, he is known for his huge repertoire: approximately three thousand…

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Happy to join the lineup for the Hosmer World Music Series once more for Saint Patrick’s season in 2015. This intimate concert venue is one of my favorites. I play loads of solo music, tunes that have been traveling around inside my head and plaguing me for months. Hornpipes, jigs, reels, marches, and probably a…

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This long-awaited recording features the stellar accordion/fiddle duet of Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley, and tuneful accompaniment by Dáithí Sproule. “Bright and Early” CD Release Concert 7:30 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 Celtic Junction, 836 North Prior Avenue, Saint Paul MN TICKETS:  Adults, $13/advance—$15/door Seniors and kids under 12, $9/advance—$10/door Complimentary refreshments, cash bar BUY TICKETS…

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