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Welcome to the Dara Records Links Page.

We wish to show our gratitude to our friends and other associates by extending an offer to host links to their web sites, here on this page. Hopefully we can forge stronger bonds from which everyone (including visitors) can benefit. Because, to paraphrase, a network's success is judged by the strength of its links.

In off-hours, I roam the net, collecting odd bits and URL's of interest, which I'll add here from time to time. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to exchange links with us here:

MUSIC LINKS


TARA MUSIC
This Irish and Celtic recording label is home to many classic recordings by Christy Moore, Clannad and Stockton’s Wing as well as contemporary releases by the likes of Liam O’Flynn, Frankie Gavin and Beginish. Be sure to read their interesting and informative artist bios and record reviews.

THE SAW DOCTORS
Peruse their discography, tour schedule, and photo gallery, even join a message board discussion or chat live with other die-hard fans.

THE PRODIGALS
Get swept up in the gigging life of this New York-based quartet with a quickly-growing following.

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON
Featured musicians on James Galway's "A Song of Home", Jay (fiddle) and Molly (acoustic guitar) have found recent acclaim when Jay's composition, Ashokan Farewell, was prominently featured as the seminal theme for Ken Burns' documentary series "THE CIVIL WAR".

BLACK 47
Beyond the requisite touring schedule and discography, the band's official site offers interesting extras about members' various side projects, a reading list and an online forum.

BLACKTHORN
The official site for this eclectic Irish and Irish-American group, assembled stateside from Boston, Philly, New York and points between.

CHERISH THE LADIES
Dara is proud to be associated with these fine ladies and their musical performances.

DIFFERENT DRUMS OF IRELAND
Drums & pipes... but not what you might expect. This distinctly modern ensemble fuses various world music influences, from African rhythm to Japan's Kodo drummers, with traditional Northern Irish roots.

GAEL FORCE
Visit this popular headlining band's official site to find out more about their contemporary blend of rock & folk, and traditional jigs and reels.

The McCABES
Dubbed by the Irish Echo as "the best band in Manhattan", their official site features photos, bios, show dates, and audio & video clips.

KERRY RECORDS
U.S. West Coast recording label dedicated to Irish music and spoken arts in America, featuring some new artists to our catalog, Margaret O'Carroll and The Twilight Lords.

BROBDINGNAGIAN BARDS
Surprises abound with this prolific balladeer duo, hailing from Austin, Texas, of all places. Principal instruments are autoharp, mandolin and recorder, in a Celtic tradition gone medieval.

FINBAR WRIGHT
Find out everything about one of our most popular favorites at his official web site. Don't miss the rare concert photos and touring schedules for The Irish Tenors.

HENRY MARTEN'S GHOST
Official site for this top-notch traditional band whose name bears homage to the parliamentarian who took up the Irish cause during the Cromwell invasions, was tried for treason and imprisoned for life.

HAIR OF THE DOG
If you've been "bitten" by this quintet's infectious revelry, the only known remedy is to go back to the source for more. We also carry the antidote here.

ANDY IRVINE
Check out the discography and download music clips from this favorite performer's site.

THE POGUES - In The Wake of The Medusa
The definitive tribute to "all-things-Pogue", and with a good sense of humor, to boot.

THE THISTLE & SHAMROCK
Visit the home of Fiona Richie's Celtic Music broadcast on National Public Radio.


TRAVEL LINKS

DUNNE GROUP HOTELS
Planning a visit to the West of Ireland? We recommend you look into the Dunne Group Hotels for your accommodations. With beautiful scenic locations, minutes from business centers and local tourist attractions in Galway, Limerick, CO Clare and Ballina in CO Mayo, they and offer the perfect mix of up-to-date convenience and old world charm. Book your stay online.

CELEBRITY TOURS, INC.
Offering travel tours in Ireland and Scotland, accompanied by well-known celebrities, CTI also specializes in visits to renowned golf links.


MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

THE IRELAND OF MARY McSWEENEY
captures the rural charm and breathtaking majesty of Ireland's countryside in her oil paintings. Limited edition lithographs and canvas Giclée prints available as well.

IRISH ABROAD.COM
The definitive online Irish community center, featuring Irish business listings, news and events. Go to the chatroom, find a job, or a place to stay on your next trip to Erin.

CLO IAR-CHONNACHTA
This Irish language book publisher also records and distributes music for a great variety of Irish traditional musicians and sean-nós singers. Many of these truly traditional music titles are unique to their catalog.

THE IRISH ECHO
The online counterpart to the well-known newspaper, a regular staple in the weekly reading diet of many Irish New Yorkers (and other stateside cronies).

CELTIC CAFE
This site features reviews of new Irish music and books, a chat room, even audio clips. Serving the Irish dance community, it hosts articles and interviews from Irish Dance Magazine.

IRISH-DIRECTORY LINKS
IRELAND European Regional Directory features a selective collection of various Irish cultural and business links, organized by topic and by counties of Ireland.