Shawn McBurnie
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Shawn McBurnie left a comment for Laura MacKenzie
"Welcome to the the sean-nós song group - great to see you here!"
Jul 8, 2015
Shawn McBurnie joined Kees Knegt's group
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the Balladeer

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
Apr 23, 2013
Shawn McBurnie replied to Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion Learning Sean Nos Singing: Teachers & Classes in the group Sean Nos & Traditional Irish Singers
"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…"
Mar 18, 2013
Máirtín de Cógáin and Shawn McBurnie are now friends
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie left a comment for Tony Lawless
"I am duly ashamed for not posting anything sooner. Thanks for your kind words!"
Feb 22, 2013
Tony Lawless left a comment for Shawn McBurnie
"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…"
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie posted tunes/songs
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie replied to Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion What makes Traditional music "TRAD"?
"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…"
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie liked Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion What makes Traditional music "TRAD"?
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie replied to Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion What makes Traditional music "TRAD"?
"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…"
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn McBurnie replied to Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion What makes Traditional music "TRAD"?
"...and now I see there have already been three prior pages of excellent conversation here. New ambition: work my way up to being only 'ten minutes too late.'"
Feb 21, 2013
Shawn McBurnie updated their profile
Feb 21, 2013
Shawn McBurnie replied to Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's discussion What makes Traditional music "TRAD"?
"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…"
Feb 21, 2013
Shawn McBurnie commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean Nos & Traditional Irish Singers
"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,…"
Feb 21, 2013
Shawn McBurnie joined Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott's group
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An Bodhrán

Gather here, all you whose hearts beat at a steady 4/4 or 6/8See More
Feb 20, 2013
Shawn McBurnie and Emily Sigala Flagstad are now friends
Feb 13, 2013

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Minneapolis
Your County or State
MN
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Voice
What level are you at ?
Professional
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Singer and songwriter, mostly focused on Irish, Scots, and Appalachian traditional idioms. Sometime bodhrán thumper. Teach at the Center for Irish Music; play with Rumgumption and ad hoc.

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At 20:43 on February 22, 2013, Tony Lawless said…

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

At 22:35 on May 10, 2011, Tony Lawless said…
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
At 16:13 on May 5, 2011, Tony Lawless said…

Hi Shawn,

 

Welcome to the site. Would be interested to know where you heard about us. Enjoy the site and invite your friends.

 

Cheers

 

Tony

 
 
 

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