Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (5)

Linnd violin shoulder rest review

The Linnd shoulder rest (http://www.linnd.co.uk/) may be too modern looking for some traditional fiddlers but if they reject it for that reason they’re missing a great product. An interesting part of the design is a transverse bar between the fiddle and the section that fits on your shoulder, the bar takes a lot of stress off the fiddle compared to the death grip that most other rests…

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Added by Richard Sutor on December 27, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Whistle Tutor - Online flute and whistle lessons

This is a site we have highlighted before that provides some great tutorials on whistle and flute.  You can also check out the You Tube Channel.  Its been set up by a musician called Sean Cunningham. According to the site it was " created out of an interest in playing traditional Irish music and an interest in web…

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Added by Tony Lawless on December 18, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

New flute tutor book by Cónal O'Grada



Based on the premise that ‘If you can’t hear it, you can’t play it’, Conal takes a progressive approach to building the students flute technique (What does it Sound like...How is it Done...Where is it Used), starting with the basics (Holding the flute, Breathing, Cuts…

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Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on December 14, 2011 at 16:00 — 5 Comments

Album Review - Anton Emery / Noone Lasses

Delivering an album of Celtic fingerstyle guitar is as difficult a task as any in the Irish tradition. Doing it on your own, with your skill stripped bare for all to see is an even more daunting task. Maintaining the highest of  standards throughout the album takes a player of some technical skill and in…

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Added by Tony Lawless on December 12, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

The Sea Stallions - Halsingland To Howth

Halsingland to Howth is the result of a collaboration between Ralph Doyle,  Peter Puma Hedlund and Leo Rickard that has been in the making for over 20 years. Finally they have recognised that this journey needed to be recorded to bring their unique take on the tradition to a wider audience.…

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Added by Tony Lawless on December 8, 2011 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

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