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The Great American Irish Festival

This past weekend I had my first taste of a music festival. I learned about the Great American Irish Festival a couple months ago, and when I realized the… 314 more words

Darryl Holter and Greg Leisz Radio Songs

Darryl Holter’s forthcoming new album is called Radio Songs. The album features songs written by Woody Guthrie when Guthrie hosted a daily radio show on KFVD in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1939. 193 more words

Darryl Holter

Mandolin Magic

Well, I’m officially a mandolin player!  This is my new baby, a limited edition Ozark Satin (only one of fifty, don’tcha know…) which I’ve been joyously playing these last few weeks, as a replacement to my old Stagg M30, which was badly set up and had the finish chipped off in a few places. 167 more words

Mandolin

ROAR Tonight!

If there is anything you intend to do later on this evening make sure it’s ROAR. 

The latest event being held by the committee is a… 280 more words

Orkney

A dive into the diversity in contemporary kantele music

Two weeks ago in Alppipuisto, Helsinki there was a park festival Puistokarkelot with contemporary folk music. I did not attend but as I was checking the line-up I could not help noticing what an important part the kantele had come to play in the programme. 232 more words

Kantele

Getting to Know Zameer

Zameer is a Canadian singer-songwiter who was born in Pakistan and makes exceptionally powerful and inspirational music. Many of his songs have to do with political unrest and social injustices. 684 more words

Acoustic Music