June 15, 2012 |
To lovers of James Joyce and Irish literature, June 16 has a special significance. It's known as Bloomsday, named for Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce's "Ulysses. " The notoriously challenging novel blasted through formal conventions and become an iconic work of modernist fiction; its 600-plus pages take place in Dublin over the course of a single day, June 16, 1904. And on Saturday, Angelenos can celebrate the occasion by attending dramatic readings, listening to Irish music and naturally raising a glass of Guinness.
March 18, 2011
Casey's St. Patrick's Day The Irish bar ? one of the prideful and proper in Los Angeles ? closes down Grand Avenue for a celebration that will include music from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band, DJs and live music from a U2 cover band. Casey's , 613 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover. St. Patrick's Day Festival This is a big whammy of Irish pride featuring a mini-parade, Irish food and drink, the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band (busy day for these guys)
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August 3, 2007 |
Tommy Makem, a musician, singer and master storyteller who teamed up with the Clancy Brothers to popularize traditional Irish folk music around the world, has died. He was 74. Makem died of lung cancer Wednesday in Dover, N.H., where he lived for many years, his son Conor told the Associated Press. Playing banjo, tin whistle and singing in a deep baritone, Makem was known as the Godfather of Irish music for bringing Irish culture to audiences.
November 5, 2005 |
At first glance, "A Woman's Heart," a program of Irish music at Royce Hall on Thursday, suggested similarities with "Celtic Woman," which was presented at the Greek Theatre a few weeks ago. Both featured female singers performing Irish repertoire. But the comparisons end there.
June 24, 2005 |
As a female, American-born fiddler who insists on honing an expansive repertoire of original tunes, Liz Carroll has become a revered figure in traditional Irish music despite what many on the scene consider three strikes against her. In an art form long dominated by men, she's an instrumentalist with such technical poise and unbridled energy that her concerts are thrill-inducing affairs.
March 17, 2005 |
The phrase "alternative punk" might sound like an oxymoron -- unless you're talking about Flogging Molly. The long-running L.A. band barnstorms through its shows, but not with your standard-issue punk artillery: electric guitars factory equipped with just two chords, a bass cranked to 11 and drums that use a machine-gun volley as a metronome.