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Liz Carroll On Sing Out!

December 06, 2006
Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll is featured on the cover of Sing Out! magazine in the Spring 2003 issue, on newsstands now. Inside, Liz gives an Irish fiddle lesson, and transcribes a couple of her own tunes from her latest album, Lake Effect (GLCD1220). Liz was also named one of the top 100 Irish-Americans in the 2003 issue of Irish American Magazine. West Coast audiences will get a rare chance to see Liz at the end of April, when she and guitarist John Doyle travel to California for three concerts. For details, visit Liz’s tour page.

Award Winning Music From Green Linnet - Again!

December 06, 2006
For a third year in a row, a Green Linnet CD has been awarded ’Celtic Album of the Year’ from The Association for Independent Music (AFIM). Read on to learn more about our past winners and other nominated recordings!

Niamh Parsons’ Heart’s Desire (GLCD 1219) picked up the award for best Celtic/British Isles CD. Congratulations to Niamh and producer Dennis Cahill for their outstanding achievement on this recording! Ireland’s Hot Press stated, "Following on from her debut Blackbirds and Thrushes, and the aptly titled In My Prime, Heart’s Desire completes a hat trick of excellence from one of our finest singers."

The Spoken Word category win goes to Pan Morigan’s recording Castles of Gold: Songs & Stories of Irish Immigration (GLCD 1218), featuring readings by Frank McCourt and Roma Downey, and music by Liz Carroll, Jerry O’Sullivan, Joanie Madden and others.

Also nominated and available from Green Linnet is Brian Keane’s Ansel Adams: Original Soundtrack Recording (GLCD 3140) for the PBS film by Ric Burns . Although a departure from our usual Celtic fare, this evocative score moves from quiet piano solos to full orchestral passages. Billboard Magazine calls Brian Keane "one of the most creative and refreshing musicians of our time," and this CD, "one of the most distinctive instrumental albums of the decade."

Johnny Cunningham - Aug. 27, 1957 - Dec. 15, 2003

December 06, 2006
We join the Celtic music world in mourning the passing of Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham, who passed away last night, December 15, 2003, in New York City, of a heart attack. He was 46 years old.

Johnny leaves behind a great body of work and a huge legacy in Scottish and Celtic music of the late 20th century. He was a founding member of many seminal Celtic groups, including Silly Wizard, Relativity, Nightnoise and The Celtic Fiddle Festival. He was beloved on both sides of the Atlantic for his exquisite musicianship as well as for his renowned wit and warmth. Johnny played a large role at Green Linnet as well, appearing on more than a dozen albums as well as producing albums by Cherish the Ladies, Orealis and Brooks Williams.

Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Remembrances may be sent in care of Green Linnet, P.O. Box 1905, Danbury, CT 06813.

Celtic Fiddle Festival Welcomes André Brunet of La Bottine Souriante for Upcoming Tour

December 06, 2006
The Celtic Fiddle Festival, along with the rest of the Celtic world, received the sad news late last year of the untimely passing of Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham. As a founding member of the band, Johnny’s superb playing and wit were a highlight of the Festival. Yet despite this tragic loss, the tour will continue as planned, dedicated to Johnny’s memory.

Joining original members Kevin Burke and Christian Lemâitre for this tour will be the young French-Canadian fiddler André Brunet, of the popular Quebeçois group La Bottine Souriante. André is a terrific musician, and his lively playing, spirited personality, and uptempo Quebeçois tunes will be a delight for Celtic music fans.

The great Celtic guitarist Ged Foley will accompany the trio of fiddlers once again. Chicago fiddle star Liz Carroll will also be joining the festival for their Chicago date. Check the tour page for updates, concert itinerary, and further information.

BBC Folk Awards 2004

December 06, 2006
June Tabor Named Folk Singer Of The Year - Tommy Sands Wins Best Original Song





English vocalist June Tabor and Irish singer-songwriter Tommy Sands were both winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony, held Monday night February 9th in London.

June Tabor’s uncompromising, passionate approach to folk song has spanned three decades. She is acclaimed for her deeply-felt interpretations, on both traditional songs centuries old and contemporary songs by such artists as Richard Thompson and Elvis Costello, who both count among June’s many devoted fans. June’s albums Rosa Mundi (#3139) and A Quiet Eye (#3129)
are available on Green Linnet.


One of Ireland’s most powerful singer-songwriters, Tommy Sands was awarded Best Original Song of the Year for his song County Down, recorded by the Irish group Danú. His songs have been recorded by major artists and translated into many languages. In 2002, The University of Nevada awarded him an honorary doctorate for his outstanding work as musical ambassador for peace and understanding. His song There Were Roses was nominated for last year’s award. Tommy’s most recent album is To Shorten the Winter (#1212).
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