Dublin Gulch featured on Yellowstone Public Radio "Strings & Things"

 

On Saturday, August 27, 8-9 pm Dublin Gulch will be featured on Yellowstone Public Radio's Strings & Things hosted by Dr. Doug Ezell.  Strings and Things features traditional Americana music such as bluegrass, string band, fiddle music and other genre that use wood and wire to produce the best music on the planet.  Tune in to K24AC at 96.7 (Helena), KBMC at 102.1 (Bozeman), and KEMC at 91.7 (Billings) or stream at ypradio.org.  It should be a very enjoyable show.

 

Dublin Gulch Rocks the Myrna Loy Theater

 

Dublin Gulch on stage at the Myrna Loy Center

On Thursday, June 30, the theater was packed with friends, old and new.  The food was fabulous, the beer and wine, too! And the craic was mighty!  We had a marvelous time performing for another incredibly enthusiastic Helena audience. The evening was filled with great stories, blazing tunes, nimble dancers, really good jokes, and heartfelt songs.  Thank you for joining us.  We love what we do and, with your help, we raised over $9000 for the Myrna Loy Center.  Now, that is something to sing about!

Slainte,  Tom, Mick, John, Jim, Luke & Conor....We are Dublin Gulch.

Nobody sings Butte, Montana with more truth and beauty than Dublin Gulch. With world-class musicianship and a storytelling taproot planted beneath the M&M bar, these boys can grab and hold and transport an audience to that sweet, soaring spot in the heart called Home.

Krys Holmes-Executive Director Myrna Loy Center

 

Dublin Gulch Releases New Album-"Tap 'Er Light

 

After six years, the long awaited "new" Dublin Gulch cd is finished.  Tap 'Er Light will be released on June 30, 2016 at the Benefit Concert for the Myrna Loy.   In celebration of the band's twenty-fifth year, we asked many of our musical heroes to join us on the album and they agreed.  Featured guest artists include: Cathie Ryan, Prodigal's front man, Gregory Grene; Solas button box master, Mick McCauley; Rory Makem, Mickey & Liam Spain; Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty; Mary Angela Collins, and Sean Logan as well as Ken Willson & Kim McKee.  

 

 

Here and Now with Robin Young

 

March 17th in Butte, Montana has become a long-standing tradition for the band.  As always, people can find us playing on stage at the Silver Dollar Bar right after the parade.  Friends and family gather to standing-room-only capacity and join in to sing and sway with their favorite Irish songs.  Later on in the evening, Dublin Gulch hosts the annual Handing Down the Heritage Show at the Butte Civic Center.  The featured performers are members of the Tiernan School of Irish Dance.  This year found us supplying the background music for a lovely segment of National Public Radio's Here and Now with Robin Young.  Robin conducted a delightful interview with 85 year old John Shea about his Irish heritage, mining, and the best city in America, Butte.  To listen to the entire interview go to  http://www.hereandnow.org/2010/03/rundown-317-2/#3  and click on Listen -Butte, Mt Celebrates The Luck Of The Irish.

 

NPR Loves Dublin Gulch

 

National Public Radio affiliate stations WFMT Chicago and WPSU State College, Pennsylvania have been playing cuts from Dirty Old Town since October, 2009.  Dublin Gulch was featured on Rich Warren's "Midnight Special" Show on January 9 and Penn State's "The Folk Show" on January 23.  We thank all the folks who continue to play "Irish Music From Butte, America."  Don't be surprised if a box of frozen pasties shows up at your radio station door.

 

An Ri Ra Benefit Concert A Success

 

Dublin Gulch is very grateful to all the folks in Helena, Montana who showed up to fill the Myrna Loy Theater last Friday.  After a five year hiatus from the Myrna stage, you made us feel like we had never left.  Thank you for your enthusiasm and your willingness to join in, clap, hoot, holler, and sing along.  It was truly one of most enjoyable evenings in recent memory.  Your support of live music, dance, and Irish culture is to be commended. So we invite you to "tip the bottle and fill the glass" and toast to good music, good friends, and good memories.

 

Dublin Gulch on Thistle & Shamrock

 

We are very excited and pleased to announce that Fiona Ritchie selected Dublin Gulch to be featured on NPR's Thistle & Shamrock radio program.  The November 19 segment entitled Newly Hatched showcased new recordings from established musicians as well as emerging artists.  The cut selected from "Dirty Old Town" was The Yank, featuring 95 year old John" the Yank" Harrington on button accordion, John Joyner on fiddle, and Jim Schulz on Irish bouzouki.  

 

New Album Released

 

Dublin Gulch has just released their first studio album entitled Dirty Old Town. It is an eclectic mix of contemporary, traditional, and original Irish songs and tunes. The album is dedicated to the memory of 100 year old John "the Yank" Harrington, Butte's best known traditional button box accordion player. The cd also features several guest artists including Claire Pichette, Doug Holly, Jane Horton, Rennan Rieke, Janet Haarvig, Kim McKee, and Dan Nichols.

 

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