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Cork talent comes to Crusheen

THERE aren’t many musicians you can describe as ‘out of this world’ without it sounding like a bold claim. But for Cork singer songwriter  Ger Wolfe, who performs in Crusheen this month, this description is literally true.His new single A Song from Earth, taken from his new album No Bird Sang was specially written as a birthday present for American astronaut Dan Tani last year, and the song was beamed on board the International Space Station. Dan had been stuck on board the station after technical problems grounded the space shuttle. The astronaut is married to Cork woman Jane Egan and in February last year, a special celebration was organised at Cork’s Blackrock Castle Observatory for Dan’s birthday so he could speak from space with his in-laws, local schoolchildren and others. As part of the celebrations, Ger was approached by the observatory to create a song to mark the occasion. “When I tell people at gigs my song was beamed …

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High flying singer lands in Clare

WITH a host of performances in Lisdoonvarna this month, September will certainly be a busy time for singer Muriel O’Connor. Both Muriel and musical partner, Michael Cahill, have already performed in Shannon this month and are set to bring their show to Lisdoonvarna’s Royal Spa Hotel for a number of dates, from September 5 to 18, with plans to showcase her new single.

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Oddsocks set to rock The Library

Stylish rockers Oddsocks Revival are coming to Ennis to play in The Library Bar this Friday. The Sligo band will take to the stage at 10pm for a night of head bopping blues rock.These four talented lads have been playing together since the summer of 2003 and have developed a powerful connection on stage which is evident at every gig.  

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Bluegrass fireworks in Ennis

THE Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition is the premier bluegrass band in the Annapolis, Maryland area and they will be heading to Glór for a performance this September. A love of bluegrass is deeply ingrained in the souls of these five fine musicians and they have been winning the hearts of bluegrass fans from all around the Chesapeake Bay area.  With the traditional combination of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle, the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition offers traditional and contemporary compositions laced with three part harmonies and bluesy solos. Indeed, it is soul that is the very essence of Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.  

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