Foster and Allen are a musical duo from Ireland consisting of Mick Foster and Tony Allen. Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when Mick and Tony were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they formed a small group and went over to the UK to work the Irish music venues on a short tour. Mick & Tony had at this stage the idea of working together as a duo, playing ‘easy listening’ music with a touch of traditional Irish instrumentals. When their UK tour finished they decided to let the band return to Ireland whilst they stayed behind to try and break into the public eye.
Tommy Fleming – is Ireland’s biggest selling Irish artist over recent years.
Tommy Fleming was born in 1971 in Aclare, County Sligo. His singing talent was apparent from a young age, when he took part in talent competitions and concerts. Started a rock band (!) whilst at school.
After leaving school (in 1990) Tommy started to establish himself as part of a Castlebar quartet known as “Jarog” performing in pubs and clubs around the country. Tommy was also attracting attention at their many festival appearances across the country.
Christy, a native of Co. Kildare, Ireland, started in the music business in the mid-sixties, when his life as a bank clerk was interrupted by a bank strike, and he moved to England. There he became involved in the folk music scene at the time, and spent a few years playing pubs and clubs around the country. His return to Ireland was marked by the album Prosperous, which proved to be a milestone in the rapprochement of Irish music to the popular mainstream.
world music. celtic trad fuses with afro drum rhythm, dance, salsa. when these Dubliners play everyone belongs to their tribe. miss them live at your peril, wear your dancin shoes.
Celtic Fusion tune masters from Wales Band members: -Scott McKeon: Fiddle, Banjo
-Joe Brady: Whistles
-Jack Stewart: Guitars, Bodhran
-Baz Barwick: Bass
-Owen Emmanuel: Drums
Brenda Cochrane, sometimes known as The Voice, is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s greatest hidden talents. She is still remembered by many as the young woman who won the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks back in 1988 with the largest ever recorded vote with her stunning rendition of New York New York. Since then she has appeared regularly on the Scottish stage and is in demand by the world's top cruise lines.
Great Big Sea (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs. The band also performs original material. On March 11, 2010, Great Big Sea celebrated their seventeenth birthday as a band. And like almost every one of their many anniversaries spent together, they celebrated it by playing a concert, this one in Omaha, Nebraska.