Tony DeMarco is one of America’s finest folk fiddlers. A Brooklyn native of Irish and Italian decent, he is among the worlds leading exponent’s of the sophisticated County Sligo style of Irish fiddling. Tony’s playing has all the characteristics of great Sligo fiddling: swinging rythmic drive, a wealth of bowed and finger ornamentation, and a high degree of improvised melodic variation. Sligo fiddling has been closely associated with the New York Irish musical tradition for many yesrs.
Alyth McCormack, better known as "Alyth", is a singer and actress born in 1970 and brought up on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. As a young child on the island off the west coast of Scotland in the 1970s, Alyth was immersed in the culture of Hebridean, Scotland and was given the opportunity from a young age to perform. Alyth went on to study classical singing and drama at the RSAMD in Glasgow. Since then, McCormack has worked on a string of collaborations, with folk, jazz, classical and indie musicians.
Original and traditional Celtic music from the Isle of Man incorporating influences from Ireland, Brittany, Isle of Man, Gallicia amongst myriad others
Djivan Gasparyan, born 1928 in Solag, plays the duduk, an Armenian double reed woodwind instrument related to the oboe. Djivan Gasparyan is widely known as the "Master" of Duduk. For "Endless Vision," he collaborated with Hossein Alizadeh, a distinguished Iranian composer, Radif-preserver, researcher, teacher, and excellent tar and setar instrumentalist and improvisor, dubbed by many as an Ostad (Master) of Persian music. Endless Vision
Genres : Persian world
Released : 2005 | Label : World Village | Length : 1h00' 28''
Ailie Robertson is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. “Her synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realization of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp” (Niall Keegan, 2006). Although just 24 years old, she already has some of the most impressive credentials in the Scottish harp world.
John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003. He joins previous acclaimed winners Matt Molloy (Chieftains flautist), Tommy Peoples (Master Fiddler), Mary Bergin (whistle player, Dordan), Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harpist) and Paddy Keenan (Uilleann Piper), all of whom are considered to be the leading exponents of their instruments within the Irish tradition.
There are 2 entries for Harem: 1. Harem are a well known Turkish percussion group.
And also a band born in 1998 in Castel Bolognese (Ravenna - Italy), and finally gain the actual line-up in 2002. We've had a lot of local and national contests, with some good results. We've also make an exhibition at the Heineken Jammin' Festival in 2003. We've constantly played our music and covers in pubs, venues and events... everywhere in last years.
Four Men & a Dog made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa. Four Men and a Dog made their debut performance as a band in 'Murphy's Bar', Dungiven, County Derry, in 1990 before going on to steal the show at the Belfast Folk Festival later that year, with a high-energy approach that combines furious traditional dance tunes with irreverant new music and inimitatible covers.
Blackwater may refer to at least 3 artists:
1) a French group of Celtic music caracterized for its energic sound and accurate control over the instruments. See http://www.lesonotone.com/blackwater/ and http://www.myspace.com/blackwateririshconnection. 2) a deathmetal band from the cold north. Inspired by bands like Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, Bloodbath, Behemoth etc... 3) A London-based classic rock band comprising Tommy Balaam (vocals/guitar), George McKenzie (Guitar), Rory Murphy (Vocals/bass) and Bryce Dunn (Drums).