Irish http://kalw.org en Solas Live This Saturday 3 pm! http://kalw.org/post/solas-live-saturday-3-pm <p>Just Added! &nbsp;Solas, one of this country's leading Irish-American bands, will be stopping by the KALW studios this Saturday for a live performance. &nbsp;Led by talented multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan, Solas has been called "exciting" and "brilliant." &nbsp;Thistle &amp; Shamrock calls Solas "Irish America's most influential band." &nbsp;Solas will perform songs from its latest CD "Shamrock City," a tale of immigration, tragedy, corruption, and discrimination based on the true-life story of Michael Conway. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:26:21 +0000 JoAnn Mar 41799 at http://kalw.org Solas Live This Saturday 3 pm! KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday! http://kalw.org/post/kalw-air-folk-festival-saturday-0 <p>On Saturday March 29<sup>th</sup><sup> </sup>&nbsp;3:00 to 8:00 pm,&nbsp; KALW's On-Air Folk Festival presents five hours of continuous live music by some of the Bay Area's finest musical talent.&nbsp; Here's the line-up:</p><p>3:00 pm &nbsp;<strong>Brass Farthing </strong>is an ensemble of stalwart lads that sings songs, raises good cheer, and otherwise makes merry in the company of friends both old and new. Their songs cover many periods and they perform historical, traditional, and contemporary compositions in traditional styles.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:43:35 +0000 JoAnn Mar 41326 at http://kalw.org KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday! A Patchwork Quilt 3/15/2014 http://kalw.org/post/patchwork-quilt-3152014 <p></p><p>Close enough to Saint Patrick's Day. &nbsp;This afternoon, more Irish music you can shake a shillelagh at. &nbsp;5 o'clock today. &nbsp;Requests and feedback to kevin_vance@yahoo.com. &nbsp;Slainte!</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:18:39 +0000 Kevin Vance 40998 at http://kalw.org A Patchwork Quilt 3/15/2014 Irish Accordion Master Paddy O'Brien Live This Saturday http://kalw.org/post/irish-accordion-master-paddy-obrien-live-saturday <p>Paddy O'Brien will be our special guest this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music &amp; Beyond."&nbsp; Paddy will demonstrate his mastery of the accordion and talk about his remarkable musical memory for traditional tunes. &nbsp;He has collected more than 4,000 compositionsā€”jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, and marches, including many rare and unusual tunes.&nbsp; &nbsp;Paddy will open the Crossroads Irish-American Festival in San Francisco this weekend.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:50:31 +0000 JoAnn Mar 40225 at http://kalw.org Irish Accordion Master Paddy O'Brien Live This Saturday Happy Birthday Folk Music & Beyond! http://kalw.org/post/happy-birthday-folk-music-beyond <p>Join us this Saturday (10/26)&nbsp; at 3 pm for Folk Music &amp; Beyond's&nbsp; 25th birthday celebration! &nbsp;The show started October 1988 and we've been going strong, thanks to your support and the support of our local music community. &nbsp;We'll stroll down memory lane and listen to highlights from the many live concerts that have taken place in the KALW studios these past 25 years. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 02:36:55 +0000 JoAnn Mar 34707 at http://kalw.org Happy Birthday Folk Music & Beyond!