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Irish Session Plays for Over Thirty Years in Houston Pubs

Posted on · Traditional Irish music has been played for more than 30 years by a random group of people in Houston nearly every Wednesday night in two pubs. This so-called “Irish Session” began at The Red Lion on Main Street, but when that burned down, it moved to McGonigel’s Mucky Duck where it’s been happening for the […]

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Loreena McKennitt: How Celtic Music Found Her

Posted on · Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt performs tonight (March 3, 2016) at Cullen Performance Hall. She performs pieces inspired by her travels and fascination with Celtic history. McKennitt, who grew up in rural Canada, tells News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop she originally went to college to become a veterinarian. But she says, in her […]

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Irish Family Talk About the Harmony of Singing Together

Posted on · Internationally acclaimed Irish spiritual singer and theologian, Nóirín Ní  Riain, along with her two sons, Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, will be in Houston Wednesday evening (Oct. 21, 2015) for a performance at the University of St. Thomas’ William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies.  It will be a mixture of Celtic music, Irish sean-nós […]