Matt Malloy's Pub

Matt Malloy’s Pub

The 2016 Inishfree Irish Music Tour to Ireland was again, fabulous. 24 people, mostly strangers at the start and really good friends at the end, rode a bus, sang (a lot), drank pints (quite a few), ate many bowls of Irish stew and seafood chowder (mmm), saw spectacular sites (every day), and listened to outstanding music every night. Here are a few scenes from this year.

Poulnarbrone dolmen, c. 4200-2900 BC

Poulnarbrone dolmen,
c. 4200-2900 BC

 

Weary peeps waiting for the next round of music (and Guiness)

Weary peeps waiting for the next round of music (and Guiness)

David & Brian in Clifden

David & Brian in Clifden


Based in Ann Arbor, Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe draws from her Irish heritage as well as her American and Canadian roots in her music, which is rich, earthy and compelling, making good use of her gifts for storytelling, her love of language, and her ear for melody.

“Kitty Donohoe is a true treasure – a rare songwriter with tremendous range, a beautiful voice and an ability to write haunting, melodic and literate songs. She deserves a wider audience.” All Music Guide

Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago has included Kitty on his list of the ’50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years.’

Summer 2016

    Ireland was amazingly sunny and warm for late May, but I returned home to find full-blown summer had arrived.  The trees are completely leafed out, flowers are everywhere, and alas, I’ve barely started my own garden.  I had such a vision!! June is such a crazy busy month for me that I doubt I’ll get much […]

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