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Tønder Festival 2012

Tønder Festival, one of the world's premier Celtic and roots festivals, is making some exciting changes for this year's festival. Running from August 23 to 26 in beautiful rural Denmark, the festival is adding new stages and an innovative new festival site for a more personalized festival experience. Featured artists include Celtic Cafe favorites The Saw Doctors, Runrig, and Heidi Talbot as well as great new Scottish acts Manran and Ross Couper & Tom Oakes. Celtic Cafe correspondent Michael G. Rose will be providing a closer look at the 2012 Tønder Festival.

Tønder Festival - http://www.tf.dk


Ireland - The Show

Premiering at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara, California on July 17, Ireland - The Show features a cast of All-Ireland and World Champion dancers and musicians. Produced by Ethan Walker, choreographed by multiple time world champion Sinead Fallon (Dance of Desire, To Dance on the Moon, The Spirit of Ireland) along with breathtaking costumes by International designer Cory Savage (Cher, The Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls, Adam Lambert), Ireland - The Show is ready to take the world by storm!


Earle Hitchner

In a career spanning 50 years, "Bard of Armagh" Tommy Makem's name was synonymous with the very best in Irish music. Makem passed away on August 1, 2007, at the age of 74: Ireland has lost a sweet singer indeed, and not an angry one.

Earle Hitchner of the Irish Echo salutes and remembers the "Godfather of Irish music" whose "dedication to preserving and promoting Ireland's rich musical heritage never wavered."


Celtic Woman On Tour

The awe-inspiring vocalists Lisa, Chloe and Lynn, along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Mairead, continue to capture the hearts of fans while touring across North America. Their critically acclaimed new television special, Celtic Woman -- Songs from the Heart is a blockbuster on PBS.

Celtic Woman performs with their 6-piece band and the Aontas Choir, performing unique renditions of Irish standards, Classical favorities and Contemporary hits.


Celtic Dreamtime Tour

Experience Ireland's mythology through harp, songs, stories, poetry and drama. Celtic Ways offers guided storytelling tours around ancient sacred sites, a labyrinth garden for retreat, meditation and gatherings, and a thatched cottage venue for harpers, bards and storytellers.

Claire Roche and John Willmott toured the U.S. in March and April! Follow the blog documenting their travels via their official websites, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Meetup. There's even a Podcast at CelticDreamTime.com.


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