Ireland http://tpr.org en Clannad Returns With Ethereal "Nádúr" http://tpr.org/post/clannad-returns-ethereal-n-d-r <p>Over forty years ago, a young family band came together to sing the local pub in County Donegal, owned by Moya and Enya Brennan’s father. Clannad’s sound was essentially Irish, underscored by the fact that they also sang in Gaelic. The native language was extensively spoken in North Western Ireland, but was considered a commercial death knell for anyone hoping to find success in the music industry. So when “The Theme From Harry’s Game,” sung exclusively in Irish, entered the British pop charts at number five, a glass ceiling shattered. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:19:08 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 21400 at http://tpr.org Clannad Returns With Ethereal "Nádúr" World Celebrations: Pigs, Pucks, and Horses http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-pigs-pucks-and-horses <p>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, a small French town squeals like a pig, a furious horse race runs in Italy, and an Irish town celebrates its 400th birthday.</p><p><strong>LA POURCAILHADE</strong></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:39:53 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 16327 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Pigs, Pucks, and Horses Raising The Profile Of Irish Heritage In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/raising-profile-irish-heritage-san-antonio <p></p><p>As members of the <a href="http://www.harpandshamrock.org/" target="_blank">Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas</a> began preparations for its annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, including a Saturday "Hooley," President Kevin Dowd reflected on the tradition.</p><p>"The Irish will fight to the death for what they believe in," he said as he cut hundreds of sausage links at Beethoven Maennerchor Hall on Pereida St. "Right or wrong, that's just the way we're made."</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:04:16 +0000 Ryan Loyd 8152 at http://tpr.org Raising The Profile Of Irish Heritage In San Antonio World Music Celebrations: St. Patrick's Day http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-st-patricks-day <p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:47:02 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 8077 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: St. Patrick's Day The Thunderous Sounds of "Mythology" http://tpr.org/post/thunderous-sounds-mythology <p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:41:50 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 7394 at http://tpr.org The Thunderous Sounds of "Mythology" World Music Celebrations: Ireland's 'Lovely' Ted Fest http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-irelands-lovely-ted-fest <p>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, a 'lovely' contest off the coast of Ireland.</p><p><strong>TED FEST</strong></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:28:24 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 6461 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Ireland's 'Lovely' Ted Fest