Billy McComiskey and Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Listed on the Irish Echo’s "Top Trad List
January 23, 2009
The Irish Echo
’s Earle Hitchner today released his list of the top ten traditional Irish albums of 2008. Coming in at #1 is Compass Records own Billy McComiskey’s Outside the Box
and at #9 is Welcome Here Again
by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill on Green Linnet.
To read the article, please click here
For information about Billy McComiskey, please visit his artist page here
For information about Hayes and Cahill, please visit their artist page here
Solas to Appear on RTE’s "The View" on January 27th
January 21, 2009
will tape an appearance on RTEâ€™s The View on January 27, 2009 to discuss their performance at Dublin’s Temple Bar Tradfest on the 29th.
Hosted by writer and broadcaster John Kelly every Tuesday night on RTÃ‰ 1, ’The View’ casts an eye over new events in entertainment and the arts - with a varied panel of contributors including artists, writers, journalists, film-makers and critics offering their opinions on the books, films, plays and exhibitions of the moment.
The episode will air on the 27th and clips can be viewed online at http://www.rte.ie/tv/theview/index.html#this_week.
For more information on Solas, please visit their artist page here
Drew Emmitt Appearance on eTown to Broadcast in late January
January 20, 2009
’s appearance on the etown radio show is set to air the week of January 28 - February 3. Etown is heard coast-to-coast on NPR and every show is taped in front of a live audience, in a variety-show format.
To find a station playing etown near you, click here
Emmitt’s Long Road
was released in 2008.
Jeb Loy Nichols’ "Parish Bar" to be reviewed on NPR’s "Fresh Air" next week
January 08, 2009
Rock Critic Ken Tucker will be reviewing Jeb Loy Nichols
’ Parish Bar
in a segment of NPR’s "Fresh Air" set to air on the album’s release date, Tuesday, January 13th.
"Fresh Air" with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio’s most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show’s intimate conversations broadcast on more than 450 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network.
Though "Fresh Air" has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits "Fresh Air" with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country’s leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.
"Fresh Air" is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and broadcast nationally by NPR.
For more information about Jeb Loy Nichols and Parish Bar
, please click here
Annbjorg Lien Nominated for Spelemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy) Award
January 07, 2009
The Compass Records Group is delighted to announce that Annbjorg Lien
has been nominated for aÂ Spelemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy) Award for her CD, Waltz With Me
The CD was nominated in the "open" category which typically encompasses cross-over or mixed genre titles.Â The awards will be held on January 24th in Oslo.
For more information about Annbjorg and Waltz With Me
, please visit her artist page here
New Jeb Loy Nichols Single Debuts
January 06, 2009
Jeb Loy Nichols first radio single, â€œcountrymusicdisco45â€, off of his upcoming Compass Records release Parish Bar,
was the tenth most added song on the Triple A R&R chart and the third most added on the Americana radio chart
on it’s day of release.
For more information on Jeb Loy and to hear a sample of "countrymusicdisco45", please visit his artist page here
Catie Curtis to play HRC Inaugural Ball
January 05, 2009
Compass Records’s own Catie Curtis will be lending her talents to the Barak Obama Innauguration: Human Rights Campaign
Equity Ball on January 20th.
For more information, please visit Catie’s site here
For more information about Catie and her newest Compass Records release, Sweet Life,
please visit her artist page, here