Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 Ballyshanon Folk Festival

The 2013 Ballyshannon Folk Festival occurs the August Bank Holiday weekend (the first weekend in August), from August 1st to August 4th. (The poster says the 2nd to the 4th but the Web site says the 1st to the 4th).

Schedule and details are available at the Festival Web site:
The festival takes place in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland. Ballyshannon is approx 3.5 hours from Dublin and 3.5 hours from Shannon Airport. Belfast is 2.5 hours away.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sean Needham on Tour

Sean Needham & The Red Lake Band along with the  Niall Rainey & The Dirty Bullets will be on tour this summer. They'll be in Derry and Letterkenny at then end of the month:

Tuesday 23rd July, Boyles of Slane
Wednesday 24th July, Whelans Dublin
Thursday 25th July, Voodoo Belfast
Friday 26th July, Sandinos Derry
Saturday 27th July, Monroe's Galway
Sunday 28th July, Green Room, Letterkenny

Sean is from Donegal Town. It would be great if there was a venue for the lads to play in town! Contact Sean via his Web site at:

Here's a blurb about the tour:

Two Irish friends Sean Needham and Niall Rainey travel from Denmark where they live for a double headline tour with their respective bands. This is a tour to promote Sean's 'Red Lake Band EP' and Niall's debut album 'Roll on Someday'. After sharing the bill on concerts in Denmark Sean and Niall decided to take their multinational bands for a road trip to remember around Ireland. As they fly in for 6 days to play 6 gigs, the tour has been nicknamed 'The Red Bullet Tour'. If you want to see "two great live acts with a passion for performance" then don't miss this double headline show. Musicians playing on the tour include Christian Worm (guitar), Jimmy Weston (drums) Eamonn Rainey (bass/vocals), Steve Green (Sax/keyboard) and Sune Grip (guitar).

SEAN NEEDHAM & THE RED LAKE BAND bring their blend of ‘upbeat folk rock’ to Ireland this July to celebrate the 'The Red Lake Band EP' release. The live show offers uplifting melodies, meaningful lyrics and rocking tunes. The band is a mix of Irish, Australian, Danish and English musicians.

Along with songs from 'The Red Lake Band EP' the set will include songs from Sean's earlier albums 'Time is a Friend’ and ‘Loosely Based on a True Story’ which have earned Sean national airplay, a licensing deal with Sony and support slots with major artists including Tracy Chapman and Diana Krall.
And a video! :)

Irish Food Tours

Zack Gallagher's Irish Food Tours is up for an award from the Arthur Guinness Project.

To vote for Irish Food Tours see the link below:
Zack is from Donegal Town, and to find out more about Irish Food Tours, see their Web site: