Nice mention in the Galway Advertiser

ACCLAIMED FIDDLE player Anna Falkenau and five-string banjo virtuoso Lena Ullman will launch their new album, I Can Hear You Calling, with a gig this weekend. The launch takes place upstairs in The Crane this Saturday at 6.30pm. Folk legend Andy Irvine has called the album “refreshingly stylistic and contemporary relevant”. Admission is free. The album is available via iTunes or


lovely program from “Rogha Bhríde”

Tá mé arais le sraith úr den chlár “Rogha Bhríde” agus tá ceol álainn agam díobh arís ó mo bhailiúchán féin don chuid is mó. Featuring the new cd from Anna Falkenau & Lena Ullman (in the first 15 mins) which will be released in the Crane Bar in Galway this Saturday 23rd September 2017 and in other places further afield and across the seas! (more dates at this link Vielen Dank für die Blumen Anna und Lena). I have chosen three tracks including “Easter Lambs” written by Charlie Lennon and indeed I’d bet my bottom dollar that Charlie is as proud as punch with this beautiful version of his tune, filled with love and joy. Anna Falkenau & Lena Ullman, CRANE BAR, GAILLIMH, SATHARN 23 MEÁN FOMHAIR 2017/SAT. 23 SEPTEMBER

***Sraith Nua de Rogha Bhríde 15.09.2017 New Series*** with music from ANNA FALKENAU & LENA ULLMAN

from Clare to Atlanta

you can hear some tracks from “I CAN HEAR YOU CALLING” , my new CD with five-string player LENA ULLMAN from Clare to Atlanta TODAY
by listening to The Celtic Show with Jon Kiger from Atlanta and to Pat Costello’s Gentle Folk on Clare FM…

Tunes anocht

Tunes in Donnelly’s / Barna tonight. lovely venue; call in if you are nearby for a pint or/and a tune! (both promising to be good 🙂 from 10pm with Steve Sweeney and myself

Galway Launch

Galway CD Launch will take place on 23 September at The Crane….
we will also be launching at the Tuam Trad festival on 16th September, and in Áras Éanna on Inis Oirr on 28 October. More tbc al_pic_together


20989261_10154601290192186_7842041350461996060_oBig congrats to my student @SineadDuggan who played a storm on viola and placed 3rd in the Misc. Category 12-15 Ennis last weekend

on hols

On holidays in Germany, catching up with family. Looking at a lovely sun-filled dawn. And excited about the pre-release of ‘I can hear you calling’ by 14th of August! Stay tuned.

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