Congrats to local fiddle player Zoe Conway who was named as Best Folk Instrumentalist at the RTE Folk Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 on Thursday night. However, she was unable to be at the ceremony in Vicar Street to collect the award as she was playing a gig in Vienna with husband John McIntyre as part of a short European tour. Also shortlisted for an award were Alfi, comprising musicians Ryan McAuley, Fiachra Meek and Alannah Thornburgh, who missed out in the best emerging folk act to Ye Vagabonds.
New TG4 series
Dundalk native Feilimí O'Connor is the producer of TG4's new series 'Seoda Bailiúchán na Scol' which goes out on Thursday nights at 8pm and Tuesdays at 5.35pm . This series delves in to the treasures of the Schools Folklore Collection, an archive of almost half a million pages of folklore collected by schoolchildren from their neighbours and relatives in 50,000 schools across Ireland between 1937-1939. Each week takes a look at a different aspect of folklore and asks if it's still relevant today.
A reader has got in touch inquiring if anyone has back issues of the Festival Flash magazine which was published during the Maytime Festival. The reader featured on the cover of an issue in the early '70s and would like to get their hands on a copy. If any has back issues could they contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Singer turned author Andrea Corr has made the shortlist for An Post Irish Book Awards. The youngest of the famous musical Dundalk siblings has been nominated in the Ireland AM popular non-fiction book of the year for her recently published book 'Barefoot Pilgrimage'. Winners will be announced at the gala ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin, on Wednesday November20 , with highlights of the event, presented by Miriam O'Callaghan, broadcast on RTÉ One television on Saturday November 23rd.