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Barry Taylor – Guest of the Parish

Miltown Malbay was an unlikely destination for the young Barry Taylor. In the summer of 1975, the Manchester student had hardly heard of Clare, never mind Miltown Malbay, Spanish Point or Kilfarboy. But even...

Earthship taking off in Ennis this Saturday

EARTHSHIP have been on the move since 2011 but it’s only now that the band feel like they are finally finding their groove. Ahead of their performance at the Ennis Street Festival, co-founder...

Music flooding the town of Ennis for three day Street Festival

OVER 30 bands from Clare and around Ireland will perform this weekend during a series of concerts to accompany the Ennis Street Festival. ‘Ennis Sounds Good’ runs across 15 venues in Ennis today=, tomorrow and...

Arcade Fire on Burren roadtrip?

Keep your eyes peeled, Canadian super group Arcade Fire are about. The six piece were in Kilcolgan on the north Clare border last night, where they tucked into a fish supper at Moran's Oyster...

Taking to the streets – The Clare People preview the Ennis Street Festival

Over the past nine years, the Ennis Street Festival has blossomed. In 2006, Ana Bella Alvarez used the small road that links the Market Street to O’Connell Street as an impromptu stage. It was a...

After Nirvana, Chad Channing finds his place with Before Cars

Chad Channing is the gentleman of grunge. Spurning the rock-and-roll clichés, the former Nirvana drummer kept close ties with Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic long after his time with the band was up. To...

Can caffeine cause addiction?

In association with our partners at MedGuru.ie, each week on www.clarepeople.com we will take a look at a health care topic related to medicine and family health - this week it's caffeine addiction. Many of...

Tommy Tiernan begins World Tour of Clare

Tommy Tiernan is engaged in dangerous behaviour. Instead of taking an act, bringing it to a big stage and pressing the ‘print money’ button, he has decided to take the road not travelled. To...

Dermot living the Hermitage dream

It’s been a busy few months for Clare musician Dermot Sheedy and the other globe trotting members of Hermitage Green with the Irish band performing to big crowds in Australia, Canada and Europe. Ahead...

Getting in tune for 40 years of Fleadh Nua

Over the past quarter of a century Frank Whelan has been the driving force behind the creation of the Cois na hAbhna Archive, which has become the largest library of traditional music recordings and...

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