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Tulla welcomes an Unwanted concert

Minogue’s Bar in Tulla will play host to folk band Unwanted this Friday. The music of the Atlantic Fringe is the source and inspiration for the much-acclaimed Sligo-based band, who will perform for the first time in Clare at the invitation of the Island Music Club.

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New series explores music of the islands

WORLD-famous musician Sharon Shannon’s love for her home county of Clare is well known, with the accordionist this week being honoured by Clare County Council for her musical achievements. However, next month she will be showing her appreciation for another part of the country when she takes part in a new television series exploring the music of Ireland’s islands. Sharon will be contributing to the TG4 series Ceol na Oileán, where she describes the attraction Inisbofin holds for her. “I always get this great feeling going to Bofin, it’s like going home,” she says.The programme featuring Sharon will be on October 18 at 8pm, repeated again on October 23. Other participants on the show will include Mary Staunton, Dessie and Vincent O’Halloran, Reg Hall, the Inisbofin Céilí Band, Geraldine, Peadar and Liam King.The series of six programmes explores the particular musical culture of Ireland’s islands including The Aran Islands, Inishbofin and Ceantar na nOileán in Galway, The Great Blasket in …

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Oz musicians in charity shows

Four Australian entertainers will visit Parteen in October as part of a series of concerts in Ireland. Former Mayo resident Joe McManamon lives in New South Wales and will be making his 18th return visit to family and friends, performing in Flashes Bar in Parteen on October 10. He will have three friends with him for the three-week visit, which will also see them perform in Belmullet, Ballinrobe and Crossmolina.

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