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February 16, 2011

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ROMANTIC IRISH LANDSCAPES

Iain Zaczek, with photography by David Lyons

This book gives lovers of Ireland’s culture and scenery more than 100 spectacular color photographs and a text emphasizing the stories behind places relatively unchanged during the last 1,000 years. Available from Abbeville Press, 22 Cortlandt St., New York, NY 10007. Price $27.50. For information, call 1 (800) Artbook or log onto http://www.abbeville.com

THE GOLD SUN OF IRISH FREEDOM

Danny Doyle and Terence Folan

This book, in essence is an account of the Irish rebellion of 1798 in song and story. Written and compiled by the well-known ballad singer Danny Doyle and author-historian Terence Folan, the book gives an account of the background to 1798 and important events and personalities of the rebellion itself, in Ulster and in Wexford, as well as the French landings in Connacht. Traditional ballads of the period come complete with musical notation and simple guitar chords. Price _7.99. Published in the U.S. and Canada by the Irish American Book Company, 6309 Monarch Park Pl., Niwot, CO 80503. For information, call (303) 652-2710 or 1 (800) 452-7115.

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HEART OF IRELAND

This Music Club album contains 16 tracks – a collection of traditional and modern Celtic songs – which explore Ireland’s restored Gaelic-speaking music scene. Performers include Clannad, Carl Hession, Dolores Keane and John Faulkner, Buttons & Bows, Trfona Nf Dhomhnaill, John Doherty, Deirbhile N- Bhrolch_in, Brian Hughes, -ine Uf Cheallaigh, Se_n Ryan, P_draigfn Nf Uallach_in, Paddy Keenan, Seosaimhfn Nf Bheaglaoich, Jackie Daly, Aoife Nf Fhearraigh and Frankie Gavin and Charlie Lennon. For information, write to MCI, P.O. Box 497, Hoboken, NJ 07030 or visit web site at www.vci.co.uk

AN D-OLAIM

Clannad

This Music Club album contains 14 tracks. More than any other group Clannad defines the international and commercial possibilities of Irish traditional music, from the most humble of folk stirrings in their native County Donegal to international pop charts, television screens worldwide and into the hearts of millions. This collection assembles the very best of Clannad’s recordings for the Gael-Linn label. For information, write to MCI, P.O. Box 497, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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