Music from Ireland – L´Orkestina

ORKESTINA, as the name suggests, is a mini-balcan-gypsy orchestra, specialising in the fusion of east european music with the languages of the west: jazz and Irish music.ORKESTINA is made up of musicians from various countries, a fact which peppers its compositions and arrangements with a rich diversity and colour. It’s founder and leader, Colum Pettit (Cork, Ireland) has put together a multiethnic, multicoloured group which include styles and flavours from all over Europe. At the moment, ORKESTINA is a quartet made up of an Irish violinist, an accordinist and double bass from Catalunya and a bulgarian maestro of the Gadulka. The combined musical influences and virtuosity of these four musicians deliver a repertoire in which the various musical styles of eastern and western europe are mixed together to produce a seamless whole.

Here is their song ” Jewish Gypsy”

Music from Ireland – Róisín O

Róisín O is an Irish folk pop singer from Dublin. Her music is really catchy, and reminds me to icelandic alternative, indie pop music. Listen to her nice “Tea Song”:

Also listen to her piece Synchronicity

Music from ireland – Aine Duffy

Aine Duffy , an irish singer and songwriter from Cork , Ireland .

Biography from her Faqcebook page

Cork girl Áine Duffy has been making a name for herself outside Ireland with her high energy performances, huge vocal range, song writing skills and prowess with the guitar. She has toured the UK, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain as well as the States where she based herself frequently. So impressed with her were they in Switzerland that she was presented with two Patrick Eggle electric guitars and then went to Birmingham to meet Patrick and Co in his guitar factory! She has also played support to acts such as Imelda May, Jack L and Kila.

Here is her song “On the roof “

 

Music from Ireland – Róisín O

Róisín O is an Irish folk pop singer from Dublin. Her music is really catchy, and reminds me to icelandic alternative, indie pop music. Watch her new music video of her song “Synchronicity”:

Music from Ireland/Scotland – Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder are a folk and world music band. They are well known for great concerts and irish music. Here’s their nice song “Heartland”: