Daniel O’Donnell — World Renowned Irish Recording ArtistIt’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best-loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year for the last 27 YEARS. In doing so, he has outshone everyone from Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/DVD charts over that period. He makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart and has been voted Entertainer Of The Year in Ireland three times. After more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences around the world. *Daniel will be performing in Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Kitchener and Windsor in May & June this year.
Tommy Fleming — Recording Artist, “The Voice Of Ireland”“I hope he doesn’t take up acting.” - Liam Neeson
“His version of Danny Boy is the best I have ever heard bar none.” - Eric Clapton
Tommy is regarded as one of the finest singers and actors worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career. After 25 years honing his craft, Tommy is now taking his place at the forefront of popular music across the globe. The mere mention of a Tommy Fleming concert has ‘sold out’ signs being displayed at venues from Dublin to Darwin within the space of minutes. Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style, touching emotions that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” He also covers songs from “You Raise Me Up” to “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, “From a Distance” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more contemporary numbers. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as “deeply emotional, romantic and sincere” to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sell-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia, and Japan and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with one song more haunting than the other. He has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds with a fan base that is growing stronger worldwide year by year.
TRIBUTE TO W.F. MARSHALL (The Bard Of Tyrone)Drew Marshall’s Great Uncle traced his family roots all the way back to 1694 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Probably the most famous of all the Marshalls was William Forbes Marshall (born 1888) W.F. Marshall was a Protestant minister, radio broadcaster and poet. Today, Drew will speak with Declan Forde, who some call “the new Bard of Tyrone.” Declan is a storyteller and aficionado of WF Marshall. “I’m a teacher by occupation, a poet by inclination and a pauper by circumstance.”
Meanwhile Back On The Farm — With Elizabeth Marshall LIVE from The Marshall Farm in Northern IrelandNormally Drew talks to his dad about what life was like growing up on the farm. Today, we’ll speak with Elizabeth Marshall, who actually still lives on the Marshall Homestead in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Marion Gilbert — Registered Physical TherapistMarion Gilbert, R.P.T., has been practicing physical therapy for 37 years and is the owner of a well-established physical therapy practice and movement studio in Grass Valley, CA. She has extensive training in CranioSacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Release and Trauma Resolution. She has been actively using the Enneagram system — an emotional-cognitive map of human personality structure — professionally and personally for the past 12 years. She emphasizes using somatic experience for the facilitation of personal and spiritual transformation in the Narrative Tradition Enneagram, with a specific interest in developing somatic experience in relationship to increased awareness and integration. Marion is a Core Faculty member of the nonprofit Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition and currently teaches the Somatic Awareness Practice, Deepening Spiritual Awareness (part of the Enneagram Professional Training Program) and advanced Enneagram training with Helen Palmer, David Daniels, Terry Saracino, and Peter O’Hanrahan. She is also a core faculty member of the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), adding somatic awareness practices and expertise to the curriculum brought into prison and to provide support for re-entry upon release.
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NUANUA is an award-winning innovative trad trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. Based in Toronto, Canada, NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray, and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves. The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD and follow-up album FLOW. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity. Each member adds his own distinctive sound and influence to the music. Although NUA is a trio with a sole melody player, the brilliant multi-tasking of each member is demonstrated countless times with perhaps a guitar-driven flat-picked melody, rhythmic fiddle playing, or melodic bodhrán playing to add to the mix. The ability of each member to take on multiple roles is one of the staples of NUA. This adds to a thrilling live experience and a “you just don’t know what’s coming next” approach! “Challenging melodies and rhythms ripped out at an impressive pace, without any loss of definition or detail. To achieve this level of impact with only three pairs of hands takes rare skill” (Irish Music Magazine)
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