This group is meant for anyone with a profound love for, or anyone who loves to sing the irish ballad. As badge for this group I uploaded a pic of Luke Kelly, balladeer. This should say enough about what I have in mind, I think...Luke Kelly and Ronny Drew were, so to speak, "My Founding Fathers" concerning Irish music, and I fear we will never see their likes again...Anyway, if Sean Nos is not entirely your thing, and you want to talk Dubliners, Paddy Reilly or the Fureys kind of stuff, this…See More
"Most of my learning has been via recordings, radio, or bandmates. Here are some exceptions; I'd recommend seeking out any or all of them. (Never tried Skype for this purpose, but I don't see why it wouldn't work!)Dáithí…"
"Your a quiet one Shawn. I note you joined us 20 days after our launch and you have waited this long to post up. Shame on you. Had a look at your website again and you have some quite tasty tunes and music on there. Thanks for sharing them. I…"
"One of the resources cited in the article sheds some more light:http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/sean-nos.htmI think the O Canainn quote in the Wikipedia article is a little over the top - you can have a good understanding of the Irish…"
"Thanks, Mike, but don't let me fool you - I'm a magpie when it comes to information: I see something shiny and I have to go after it! Which is great for details but sometimes I find holes in my knowledge where there should be wholes. Or…"
"Disclaimer: I'm a somewhat compulsive researcher, easily fascinated by minutiae that may or may not make any difference to anyone. Hence the first paragraph below. If I understand right, Morley's 'I live not where I love' is…"
"Thanks for the welcome, Danny! I am indeed a relocated Canadian; originally from the Vancouver area. (Loving the Twin Cities though; there's a vibrant traditional music scene here.)Looking forward to getting to know the group! For now,…"
Your a quiet one Shawn. I note you joined us 20 days after our launch and you have waited this long to post up. Shame on you. Had a look at your website again and you have some quite tasty tunes and music on there. Thanks for sharing them. I will be having a better listen now.T
We are three weeks in on the start of this social network and I am giving you first prize for "The Best Profile Photo" Without a shadow of a doubt. You should have been in "Back To the Future" as the Mad Doc. T