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calendar / 2023-06-01 - Megan (Oldcastle, Ireland)
« on: May 27, 2023, 07:08:58 AM »
Open Mic
Speedy's Bar at Owen Traynors
Special featured guest: Megan Walsh and band
Thursday, June 1, 2023
8:30 PM

Chloe Agnew / The Brave Collide Shows in New York
« on: May 21, 2023, 08:51:28 AM »
Earlier in May, I went to see the debut of The Brave Collide in the US. The first show was at the New York Irish Center in Queens on Long Island. It was a small venue, but the crowd was great! It was a very different set list and atmosphere from Chloë's solo shows. There were lots of fun covers and original songs. The harmony was great and Chloë was having the time of her life on stage!

The second show was at Rockwood Music Hall in Lower Manhattan. The venue was a lot more sketchy than the first show. Rockwood has 3 separate stages. 2 are accessible primarily from the "good" street. Stage 3, where The Brave Collide performed, was accessed from the back side of the building, with so bars across from the entrance. It actually took me like 20 minutes to find the place, since the door and entrance sign were spraypainted over with graffiti. Real classy. The inside was a little better. The groud floor was a bar. I chatted with some Brian McGrane / Irish Tenors / Deirdre Shannon fans before the show at the bar. The show itself was in the small candlelit basement.

Both shows were attended primarily from people in the area who heard about the show through local advertising. Chloë and Brian weren't sure how their style would be received and were grateful to have a couple of familiar faces in the audience.

I loved the shows! They were refreshing and really entertaining. There are more Brave Collide shows coming and hopefully you'll have a chance to see them somewhere near you!

Lisa Lambe / Nightvisiting
« on: May 21, 2023, 08:36:19 AM »
After 4 years without seeing Lisa Lambe, I finally got to see her again last night! It was a long trip from Canada to Listowel, Ireland. The airport in Toronto (especially that section the flights to Ireland leave from) is a joke: poor layout and general lack of space make that section very crowded. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted some photos where there are literally thousands of people packed from wall to wall for 6 gates that are all next to each other with limited seating and overlapping lines. The overnight flight was delayed a few hours as usual.

I got some half-sleep on the plane. Getting in late caused some transportation problems. I didn't have many bus options left that would make it from Dublin to Listowel in time.

Listowel is a nice little town. There's a river walk and bridge with a nice view down the river. I stayed at a hotel about a minute walk from the venue, which was in a small old church.

It was general seating and I didn't get to the venue until after the doors opened. Fortunately, since the show was in Ireland, there was still a seat in the front row. For whatever reason, audiences here don't like the front.

Lisa was accompanied by 3 musicians that played a variety of instruments. The show was a combination of her singing and telling tales from Irish folklore. Most of the songs were songs I'd never heard before (except on the livestream version of her show on Patreon). It was different than any show I've attended before and was quite refreshing. It was an acoustic show and the songs were well arranged. We got to sing along on a few songs (Green Grow the Rushes, Galway Shawl). The audience was pretty reserved, content to just listen to Lisa's beautiful voice rather than participate.

After the show, Lisa came to meet with the audience. She spent quite a bit of time chatting with me and taking some photos. She also signed a poster for me. It was a nice evening!

Lisa hopes she'll get to tour the show in the US some day, although there are no immanent plans to do so.

The Brave Collide
Chloë Agnew and Brian McGrane
The Irish American Heritage Museum
Albany, NY
June 15, 2023
7:00 PM

calendar / 2023-05-31 - Deirdre Shannon (Dublin, Ireland)
« on: May 13, 2023, 04:42:17 PM »
Nicholls State University Chamber Choir
Featuring Deirdre Shannon

Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday, May 31
8:00 PM

Free admission

calendar / 2023-12-16 - Celtic Woman (Costa Mesa, CA)
« on: May 05, 2023, 09:49:13 AM »
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Costa Mesa, CA

Dec 15-16
8:00 PM


calendar / 2023-12-15 - Celtic Woman (Costa Mesa, CA)
« on: May 05, 2023, 09:48:13 AM »
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 15-16
8:00 PM


calendar / 2024-02-23 - Celtic Woman (Jackson, MS)
« on: May 04, 2023, 06:10:27 PM »
Celtic Woman: 20th Anniversary Tour
February 23, 2024
8:00 PM

Thalia Maria Hall
Jackson, Mississippi


Emma Warren / Emma's Recordings
« on: May 04, 2023, 03:21:10 PM »
Oh my goodness!

Check out this treasure trove of clips on her website:

Soooooo goood!

Emma Warren / Emma Videos
« on: May 04, 2023, 01:01:20 PM »
No shortage of videos for Emma!

Here are some I enjoyed the most:

Feels Like Home
From the Ivory Sessions Wedding Show

I Can't Help Falling In Love (With You)

All I Ask (Wow!!!)



Always You

Rise Up

How Far I'll Go

Her performance on "Over the Rainbow" for BBC One TV (again ... WOW!!!)

calendar / 2023-07-17 - Lisa Lambe (Galway, Ireland)
« on: April 27, 2023, 06:33:16 PM »
Galway Folk Festival

Lisa Lambe: Nightvisiting

Galway, Ireland

Saturday, June 17 2023
2PM - 4PM


'Sounds of Summer' featuring Nathan Carter, The Brave Collide & Friends
The Irish Cultural Center
Canton, MA

VIP Meet and Greet with Nathan & Chloe takes place at: 4:00pm
Chloe Agnew takes to the stage at: 5:45pm

For other performances at the show and ticket info, see the link below:

Megan Ruby Walsh / Megan says farewell to Celtic Woman
« on: April 16, 2023, 12:15:22 PM »
Now that it's official, we can post about it.

Megan has decided to leave Celtic Woman:

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to give you all a little life update.

Last year I made the decision to step away from Celtic Woman. I am eternally grateful for the friendships that I have made an the experiences I got to share with them for the past nearly 5 years. I will cherish them forever! I feel incredibly blessed to have been surrounded by such incredible women. I wouldn't be half the woman I am today without them. I'm also so grateful for the love and support I have received from you all! It has been such a gift.

I'm so excited to be starting a new chapter and i can't wait for you all to hear the music that I've been working on! I've put my heart and soul into it and it has been such a fulfilling experience! Keep an eye out because I'll be announcing the first release very soon!

Sending so much love to everyone!


It was a privilege to be at both Megan's first show with Celtic Woman and her last. At that first show at Johnstown Castle, she as really nervous and her strength was as inspiring as her voice was beautiful. At her last show of the 2022 Christmas Symphony tour, my 32nd time seeing her with the group, I was getting an unusual amount of smiles and waves from her. Near the end of the show, during Auld Lang Syne, Megan showed some tears and her and Tara hugged a bunch of times. It seemed probable that at least one of them was leaving.

Those of us at a high enough tier on Patreon have known for a while she was leaving and honoured her request to keep her secret until she was ready. Patreon is a great platform for fans to support their favourite artists and I'm proud to help her to continue to do what she loves.


Megan seemed a bit shy early in her tenure with the group. On Patreon, we got to see a different side of her. She's funny and a deeply caring person.

I was having a really hard time before the Postcards tour and I don't know if I would have made it to that tour without her encouragement. Her kind words at the stage doors were also really helpful to me.

Every end is a beginning. As Megan begins this new chapter of her career, so too does Celtic Woman. Megan's gorgeous voice will surely be missed, but Celtic Woman has had a knack over the years for finding talented vocalists that fit perfectly with the group. I'm eager to get to know the newest member of Celtic Woman and enjoy the uniquely beautiful sound she will bring to the group we love.

Máiréad Nesbitt: A Celtic Summer's Night
Will also feature the Scariff Locklier Leonelli School of Irish Dance

Murray Park Amphitheater
Murray City, Utah
August 19, 2023
8:00 PM

Tickets available May 1st.

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