"Anam Cara" is Irish for "soulmate", "Cara" means "friend". Cara is a newly formed band, rooted in Irish and Scottish traditional music, but with ambitions to create a new and unique sound. Each of the four musicians has made a name for themselves at home and abroad through their involvement in various projects and got together in this line-up to create the music of their dreams. The list of bands in which the CARA members have played with reads like a "who-is-who" of the local folk scene: More Maids...
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...
NIAMH PARSONS AND GRAHAM DUNNE, BIOGRAPHIES NIAMH PARSONS Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. The great Scottish balladeer Archie Fisher said of Niamh, "a songstress like her comes along once or twice in a generation." It has been said that Niamh Parsons may not be the most famous Irish Balladeer, but many feel she's the best.
Formed in Belfast in October 2010, Eatenbybears have had a busy year of writing, rehearsing,recording and gigging constantly ending their summer with festival slots at Tenant's Vital, playing support to Eminem and then opening the Crawdaddy Stage at Electric Picnic, where they were lucky enough to share the bill with acts such as Arcade Fire. Following early releases of singles "Vanderhoof" and "Spite Houses" which were given the thumbs up by BBC Radio1's Rory McConnell, as well as bands such as 'And So I Watch You From Afar" and Glasvegas"...
Michael Bedford was born in 1962 in Dublin, Ireland.
He released the hits "More Than A Kiss" and "Tonight".
Born in America of Anglo-Welsh-Irish-Austrian heritage, Carol Thompson is one of America's foremost players of the Celtic harp, began playing the pedal harp at age thirteen with classical instruction from Dorothy Knauss of Allentown, PA, a student of Alfred Holy. After years of playing classical music, she allowed her lifelong interest in medieval and renaissance history to take to the fore, and learned to play several variants of her instrument.
There are two bands with the name Aslan. The first is Aslan, is a a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in the mid-late 80's. The band features Christy Dignam (Vocals), Joe Jewel (Guitar), Tony McGuinness (Bass), Billy McGuinness (Harmonica, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar) and Alan Downey (drums). Over the course of their career Aslan have played many different styles of music, ranging from pop, acoustic rock, rock etc. The band are also known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, playing (generally) at least one gig a week.
El Diablo is a mexican psychedelic stoner power rock trio which includes ex-members from The Sweet Leaf, 34-D and Bloodsoaked. They have at least two recordings on CD.
http://www.myspace.com/eldiablorocks EL DIABLO IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN: fernando benitez (drums) VIC SANTILLAN (bass) and ivan nieblas (guitar and ocassional vocals). /// * * * ** We are EL DIABLO and that should be enough saying!. But before you think we're a satanic cult, a black metal band, the resurrection of Anton La Vey, a bad B-movie or any other nonsense you think of, well you're wong. Broes and sistas:
On the go since 1990, Bushplant have long been County Clare's best-kept secret. Perhaps the last of the great Irish folk-rock bands, they are hitting the road now to show the rest of the world what it's been missing. The first free track here "Make Somebody Happy Here", is a pounding beast of a thing, a bastard offspring such as might occur after an illicit encounter between Alabama3 and S-Express at a Clare Fleadh, a mutant fostered by Hawkwind and all the while delicately embroidered with the silvery fiddling of Mary Custy, a star in her own right with 3 solo albums of her own.