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TradFest: The Dublin Castle Sessions
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David Keenan performing ‘His Name was Gar Kane’ on episode two of Tradfest: The Dublin Castle Sessions on RTÉ 2 ,Thursday May 20th at 11:30pm.
TradFest: The Dublin Castle Sessions was produced by the Temple Bar Company and Born Optimistic for RTÉ and was made possible with support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Culture Ireland, Dublin City Council, The Office Of Public Works, Fáilte Ireland and Culture Ireland.
David Keenan’s song for his close friend and bandmate Gar Kane, who took his own life on 9th October last year, was aired exclusively on Tradfest: The Dublin Castle Sessions. “His Name was Gar Kane” is a poignant, emotionally direct tribute to the man David described as “A protector, a hero, an irreplaceable light.”
Monies raised from sales of the song and donations going directly to Gar’s widow Caroline and their three sons.
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Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.