Sunday, October 29, 2006

Irish music

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Maken, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, and Altan will be featured on a set of four Irish stamps being released November 7.

According to Irish Stamps Collectors News, "The stamps feature four groups that have been instrumental [no pun intended, I suppose]in bringing Irish music to a worldwide audience in the last four decades."

In a related news item; the past, present and future roles of traditional Irish music in the shaping of Irish culture was one of the main issues discussed at the 19th annual Douglas Hyde Conference held last week in Ireland. The event titled ‘Many Streams, One Broad River’ also involved discussions on the influence of Irish music on other cultures around the world.

To read more about the conference, click here.

For more on upcoming Irish stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM