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April Verch

April Verch is a Canadian fiddle and stepdancing champion and singer. Though her musical roots lie deep in the fiddling of her native Ottawa Valley, her repertoire also features traditional and contemporary tunes ranging in source and inspiration from Quebecois to the Appalachians, from Bluegrass to Brazilian. She has toured with the group Bowfire but also has her own April Verch Band.
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Cathal Coughlan

Cathal Coughlan is the former singer of Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions. Though his solo work may seem deceptively mellow, he has lost none of the bitter edge that made him great. Cathal Coughlan has released three solo albums: Grand Necropolitan, Black River Falls and The Sky's Awful Blue. A fourth album, Foburg, based on a song-cycle called "Flannery's Mounted Head" that Coughlan and The Grand Necropolitan Sextet have been performing live throughout 2005, was released in September 2006.

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Andy M Stewart

Born in Perthshire, Scotland, Andy grew up in a family noted for its fine traditional singing. He first drew the attention of the music world with his work as lead singer and instrumentalist for Silly Wizard, with whom he toured until their break-up in 1988. It was while Andy was in the Wizards that he gained much recognition for his beautiful interpretations of the traditional songs of Scotland and Ireland and also became known as a master of songwriting in the traditional style.

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Uiscedwr

From the moment a Welsh fiddle player/singer Anna Esslemont met an Irish bodhran virtuoso Cormac Byrne late one strange, magical night when both were students in Manchester in 2002 and they resolved to make sweet music together, their rise was instant and spectacular. Forming a trio, they won the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award having barely played a gig together, starred at the Cambridge Folk Festival the following year, went on tour to be greeted by ecstatic...

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The Frank and Walters

The Frank and Walters are a pop/rock band from Cork, Ireland. Founded in 1990 the group (named in honour of two eccentric Cork characters) are Paul Linehan (vocalist/bassist), his brother Niall Linehan (guitar) (replaced by Kevin Pedreschi in 2004) and Ashley Keating (drums). Signing to the Setanta label in 1991, the group debuted with album EP1, and the lead track "Fashion Crisis Hits New York" became an indie hit. The follow-up album EP.2 was quickly forthcoming.

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Fighting With Wire

Fighting With Wire emerged in 2003, the brainchild of guitarist Cahir O’Doherty (Jetplane Landing/Clearshot) and drummer Craig McKean (Clearshot).
Although the band has gone through considerable changes, notably going through 5 different bassists, the past three years has seen them play shows with the likes of Reuben, Biffy Clyro, Million Dead, Seafood, yourcodenameis:milo, and Future Of The Left.

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Dark Room Notes

DRN started writing and rehearsing in the summer of 2006. Early sessions yielded demos which were sent out to some of the band’s favourite producers – when the calls started coming in the band new they had hit on the right formula. Choosing to work with acclaimed producers Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey) and Tom Rixton (Elastica, The Chalets, Tom Vek) the band recorded the underground hit Love Like Nicotine which was released in Ireland in June 2007 to universal critical acclaim, rammed dancefloors and heavy alternative radio rotation.

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The Frank & Walters

The Frank and Walters are a pop/rock band from Cork, Ireland. Founded in 1990 the group (named in honour of two eccentric Cork characters) are Paul Linehan (vocalist/bassist), his brother Niall Linehan (guitar) (replaced by Kevin Pedreschi in 2004) and Ashley Keating (drums). Signing to the Setanta label in 1991, the group debuted with album EP1, and the lead track "Fashion Crisis Hits New York" became an indie hit. The follow-up album EP.2 was quickly forthcoming.

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