HOOLIGANS IN SUITS
— CAPTURED LIVE IN GOSPORT
This CD, by Celtic rock band Lenahan, formerly "The Clan," comprises 12 tracks running almost an hour, and was recorded live on April 12 last at the Gosport Easter Festival in Britain. "Hooligans in Suits" is named after band leader and Chicago native Tom Lenahan’s popular song of the same title. The album is scheduled to be released March 1 in North America by Clandestine Celtic Records. For information, call (201) 868-2246 or log onto Lenahan’s web site at http://www.celtic-rock.com.
THE ROAD TO GOD
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Born in 1932, Sean Maher spent his youth living on the road in different towns and villages throughout Ireland. He was one of what was known as the tinkers, or tin smiths. As Irish society became more wealthy and plastic replaced tin and glass, the tinkers, or travelers, as they are now known, became more and more isolated. This 172-page paperback is published by Veritas, 7-8 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1. Price £7.99. For information, call 011-353-1-878-8177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven labels collaborated for the original release of Celtic Woman by Ireland’s Excellent Music, and Valley Entertainment, 1807 Second St., Suite 101, Santa Fe, NM 87505, is now making the compilation available in the U.S. The CD has more than 60 minutes of some of the best in Celtic vocal music. Featured artists are Loreena McKennitt, Rita Connolly, Áine Furey, Marian Bradfield, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Melanie O’Reilly, and Fiona Joyce. Price $16.97. For information, call (505) 992-4902.
BED AND BREAKFAST IRELAND
Elsie Dillard and Susan Causin
A bestseller in Ireland, this 320-page guide has information on more than 400 bed and breakfast accommodations for the entire island. Each of the places listed was personally visited by the authors, who are residents of Seattle. The list of B&Bs is organized by region and subdivided by county. Individual entries include rates and terms, and what’s available. Published by Chronicle Books, 85 Second St., Sixth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Price $14.95 For information, call (415) 537-4257.