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wanted for traditional Irish music festivals in Ireland punk rock  cyber jaxx groups must have experience playing punk music as this the most trad music in Ireland must pay visits to o Donoughues pub…Continue

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the sessions in the Irish centre were the highlight of the 2017 camden irish festival they kept to the trad music not like other irish festivals in great Britian putting on punk rock and even opera…Continue

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the baldock fleadh ceoil was a great irish day with some great irish folk singers  trad music all day from 12 midday to 12 nightime there was a visit from Derek warfield with a great rebel song the…Continue

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camnden irish festival 2017

the sessions in the Irish centre were the highlight of the 2017 camden irish festival they kept to the trad music not like other irish festivals in great Britian putting on punk rock and even opera another great concert was the monday afternoon with bobby Gardiner a lovely irish Accordian player plus john devine a lovely Uillean piper terence flaherty a proper irish folk singer greatSee More
Nov 14, 2016
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Aug 10, 2016
professor moriarty replied to professor moriarty's discussion session bores no crack no jokes no talking mainly in london
"you are so right about sessions in london playing fast bang at a vast speed is something i certainly dont want to listen to playing one tune after another wont give anybody a look in some of the musicians Dont know anything about irish folk/trad…"
Jul 14, 2016
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Jul 14, 2016
Tom Quinn replied to professor moriarty's discussion session bores no crack no jokes no talking mainly in london
"I noticed a change in sessions after everyone quit smoking.  People used to stop after a set or two, light up, and talk awhile.  Now it seems like it's one tune after another, with a lot less social interaction.   As a box player…"
Jun 21, 2016
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baldock fleadh ceoil irish day north hertfordshire 2may 2016

the baldock fleadh ceoil was a great irish day with some great irish folk singers  trad music all day from 12 midday to 12 nightime there was a visit from Derek warfield with a great rebel song the foggy dew two of the young wolfe tones visited the fleadh and one of the group a female played somne great irish music on the tenor bango overall a great irish day lts hope it continuesSee More
May 31, 2016
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Apr 12, 2016
Jason Fustar replied to professor moriarty's discussion Glory days of Irish folk/trad 1970/80
"Where did I ever say that Irish folk/trad comes from the USA or UK? Also, where did I say that the Clancy Brothers and Dubliners used rock instruments? I never even mentioned those groups, yet I am well aware of them and own many of their…"
Feb 8, 2016
professor moriarty replied to professor moriarty's discussion Glory days of Irish folk/trad 1970/80
"irish folk/trad music is from Ireland the Clancy brothers were the first group to start irish folk music the Dubliners followed there are no rock instruments in these  groups try and do some research on irish folk/traditional it does not come…"
Feb 8, 2016
professor moriarty commented on TradConnect's blog post VOTE : Irish Traditional Album of the Year 2015
"clare egans cd is a dream lovely trad music at its best well done"
Jan 20, 2016
professor moriarty replied to professor moriarty's discussion Glory days of Irish folk/trad 1970/80
"the Dubliners started playing in odonoughues famous bar in the world for irish music the greatest irish folk group ever to come out of Ireland seamus ennis played during the day for tourists from all over the world there is a road named after him in…"
Jan 19, 2016
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Jason Fustar replied to professor moriarty's discussion glory days of irish folk/trad 1970/80
"I really don't care much for Dublin. My favorite spots for trad have been the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry, Galway city, and the Connemara region of Galway. I saw some good musicians in Sligo as well. Dublin is too much of a "just trying to…"
Jan 17, 2016
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At 2:37 on June 10, 2015, MickeyMcAdden said…

Thank you Professor Moriarty, I'm sure it was great fun to play along with Earl Scruggs. But I have to share that I never did get into such famous company! Once, though, and it was by pure chance, I was introduced to Kenny Baker the famous US Bluegrass Fiddler, and I still have a photo of myself and Kenny taken after a show.

But you are absolutely right about the demise of the old music, the stuff we all loved back in the day when old recordings were all that we had to learn from. Too, I see you got blessed with magic from the travelers who shared their wonderful lore with you.  

At 16:46 on March 5, 2013, George Rigby said…

Thanks.  All sorted now.

At 23:23 on March 7, 2012, Charlie Pitchard said…

My dear departed grandmother always said "If you can't say something good about someone,  say nothing"  A trip to Reichenbach Falls would be good for you Professor!

At 12:19 on February 15, 2012, Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott said…

Again - pull yor head out, where do i say i have never heard of Rudall & Rose?? I have played Cathal McConnell's Rudall, and i have been aware of their existence for decades!

All i am saying is, that claiming they're 'the best' - period, is a sweeping statement.

Stick to facts and give your name dropping a rest. I really don't care if you've consulted Brian Ború, or who's the biggest expert on earth.

At 14:57 on February 12, 2012, Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott said…

Maybe it would be good for you to pull your head out of your rear end and smell the real world? You might find many novel things?

Like the fact every second hand Rudall & Rose isn't immediately picked up by a holy Irish (because surely people from other countries can't play, and much less know anything about Irish music?!) flute player, since they're 'the best' - period.

You are laughable, mate

At 2:01 on January 8, 2012, Brid Clarke said…

Where is this luke kelly website - I can't find it. 

At 21:45 on January 7, 2012, Brid Clarke said…

Yes Professor, you are right, I know nothing about Irish music. Nothing at all. I sit on internet forums about trad so I can learn more about the music. I hope that makes you feel better. I know its what you want to hear. And I know that no matter what I say, who I can claim as music friends (probably many you would respect) it makes no difference as for some reason - you only want to know that I am crap, with crap tastes. Well - that is fine. I am crap, I have no taste in music - I can hardly play a note, I use a music stand in sessions, I play the shaky eggs, etc etc add whatever you feel to the list. 

Do you know what I wish most of all though? That you would let whatever this is go, it can't be healthy being so angry all of the time. I hope you get some peace about it. Move on though - go play tunes - who cares what anyone else says? Do you know what I mean? 

At 21:44 on December 28, 2011, Brid Clarke said…

So? What does any of that mean? Some of the very best Trad musicians I have ever met have a) never been famous/on tv or in competitions. and some of them aren't even *SHOCK HORROR*..Irish. Those competitions are a complete farce anyway. They leave no room for anything other than playing the EXACT same way as everyone else, sorry, but I place no weight on that at all. Honestly-  straight off the boat, not the best musician myself and those lads you mentioned welcomed me no questions asked. So I have to wonder what you did, just from your post it seems that you think extremely highly of yourself and you brag about yourself and c'mon - if that isn't going to tick people off I have no idea what what. Its like you expect kudos or something, rather than just sitting down and having a few tunes for the love of it. Very strange. 

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