Mike "Ormepipes" Orme
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Is Tradconnect working for you? - Are you connecting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Cole Dec 28, 2012. 10 Replies

I will firstly appologise that I've not been contributing much lately, but now that I have your attention  :-) I'm not seeing very much detail of late about members actually meeting up and sharing a…Continue

Spreading the word - an idea for those of us with utube channels

Started Nov 17, 2012 0 Replies

Hi all !!!!! I just thought I would mention something that I have been doing since pretty much the day I joined Tradconnect - in case it had not crossed the mind of other members. I think Tony (the…Continue

Practice - strategy and tactics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cayden Oct 14, 2012. 17 Replies

I thought I would ask for help concerning best and most effective use of practice time.Many days I batter away for hours on end and seem to get no benefit from it. On other occassions I can have the…Continue

How do you know when you are truly happy with a tune?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez Feb 28, 2012. 9 Replies

I seem to have been locked firmly into "slow airs mode" over the past few weeks. Must be something to do with the cold weather and the dark winter nights! That is largely what has inspired this…Continue

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Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738)

A group dedicated to the life and music of this most prolific and celebrated Irish composer. A place to add links for his tunes and discuss both his life and contribution to the tradition. Here you will find the tune archives, links to websites giving free access to ABC's, Sheet Music and midi files, listings of Carolan related events "Tune of the Week" and much, much more!!!!!!New members and contributions from existing members are always most welcome.See More
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Carolan's Farewell to Music | Ciara Taaffe Harp

"Soooo gentle and relaxing, truly wonderful."
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St Annes / Saint Annes Reel on Tin Whistle

"Well played Mike, one of my favourite reels too."
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Jacky Tar & King of The Fairies On Tin Whistle

A pair of Hornpipes in E Minor. More honestly, a Hornpipe and a Set Dance. Both of these tunes were made possible for me by my friend in Virgina - Charlie Pi...
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"OK Mike, hope you had a good time.  I keep promising to get to the White Lion in the evening, preferably when it's a session, At least tomorrow I will find out how long the walk is from the rail station."
Sep 21, 2013
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"Hi Alan, Nice to hear from you mate, but sorry, no, I will not be venturing out tomorrow. I've just got back from holiday and have a list of stuff as long as your arm to catch up with.   Cheers, Mike"
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"I shall be at the White Lion tomorrow afternoon for the Shaun Hutch gig. Will you be there by any chance?"
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"I shall"
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Intermediate Level 2 (5 years+)
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I also have a 1/2 set of Uilleann Pipes I need to dust off. I am chiefly looking to form / join a band in my area and have therefore posted a few bits of my playing here and on utube to give some idea of what you can expect. I am also willing and eager to assist anyone with whistle related questions - if they think I can help!

My Utube channel was started so that I could upload stuff on here. As Tradconnect is all about connecting, I thought it only fair to let other members know what to expect. For anyone who is interested, here is a link to my Utube channel.




I welcome all feedback on my efforts and am delighted to give out information about any of the tunes I play. As I spend most of my time playing alone, it really is a great pleasure to hear from other musicians.

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Documentary on 34th O’Carolan Harp Festival 2012 (Irish TV.ie)

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 17:30 0 Comments

This documentary footage was sent to me by Tradconnect members, The O’Carolan Harp Festival. I’ve posted a copy into the Carolan group but feel that this needs a higher profile amongst our general membership. The film shows some of the events and attractions of the festival held in Keadue (County Roscommon) and gives a great flavour of…


Further collaboration between Kildare and Derbyshire - The Canal In October

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 22:00 3 Comments

Well, this one is bit different. I found this French accordian tune and fell in love with it. I was actually on the Tradconnect live chat section at the time I found it, sharing tunes, swapping links etc - as usual! 

Once learned however, I was about to throw it out because it did'nt actually seem to go where I wanted it to.

Queue Dulahan to the rescue!

Another large slice of Kildare sourcery and the excellent playing skills of Joe and Adele have saved it. Thanks…


Jackie Tar and The King of The Fairies Revisited - or - The miracle of the tinterweb

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 18:30 3 Comments

Having recently submitted a video of my solo whistle version, It was picked up by my good friend Joe Greene (1/2 of Dulahan) who decided that, for once, my timing was steady enough for him to do something with it.


The end result is this bit of collaberation. Whistle being played in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Guitar coming from Kildare in Ireland. The images were found by me and added by Joe.


I find the whistle too difficult most days so all the technical…


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At 15:34 on September 21, 2013, Alan Jones said…

OK Mike, hope you had a good time.  I keep promising to get to the White Lion in the evening, preferably when it's a session, At least tomorrow I will find out how long the walk is from the rail station.

At 7:23 on September 21, 2013, Alan Jones said…
I shall be at the White Lion tomorrow afternoon for the Shaun Hutch gig. Will you be there by any chance?
At 7:19 on September 21, 2013, Alan Jones said…
I shall
At 21:44 on August 6, 2013, Paul Ivory said…

Thanks for the encouragement Mike, I'll have to think about that one!!  Glad to hear you are still in the land of the living.  The chat room has been fairly quiet without you of late.  Will catch up with you soon hopefully.  Take care for now.   P

At 19:35 on January 1, 2013, Sandy Jasper said…

Thanks for the welcome Mike!  :)

At 2:24 on January 1, 2013, Ed Harris said…

Thanks so much Mike! You're the best!

At 15:45 on December 13, 2012, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hiya Mike, It was a real treat having a little fun with you in the chatroom the other day. Been occupied for a while but now I'm back. It's great to see how your Turlough O'Carolan Group has turned out. V E R Y  I M P R E S S I V E!!!! (I'm excited & jealous of your accomplshments) You should be very proud of the response to the group and your growing numbers in membership. I imagine you're still siiting in your kitchen practicing, practicing, practicing,.....although with all I see of your interaction with TradConnect I wonder how you find the time. Very happy for you, mate!!!! Have a blessed Christmas & to you and your family and wonderful and prosperous New Year. Cheers & good health to you, Mike.


At 15:25 on November 11, 2012, Christopher Selby said…

Thanks for the help! I had actually figured it out after writing the question. I went through and sent a friend request and a message to the people listed in my state (Indiana, not washington state, or washington DC) . Unfortunately I did not notice the thing about not contacting any other members, so I hope none of the people I wrote to had specified this. Oops! Anyway, many thanks again for the help! Appreciated!

At 20:28 on October 19, 2012, Kathleen Mc Cabe said…

Hi Mike - I hope you are keeping well? I haven't been online for ages. Not even had a chance to play music for a month or so! Hope to be back into the swing of things again soon and be a regular online again. :)

At 13:26 on September 5, 2012, Richard Sutor said…

Mike, I'd love to make it but I'll be playing at our Saturday Slow session then. I'll check when I get back to see if you're still chatting.


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