Michael Giblin
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"Hi! I got an email saying that you were shutting down, but there's no mention of it on the main page.  Is it true?"
May 24

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Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi
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Guitar & Bouzouki
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Mick's Background

Mick Giblin from Galway had an early exposure to traditional Irish music having listened to local and visiting musicians in his family’s bar on Sunday mornings. Mick learnt to play while taking extended lunch breaks from school and afterwards hitting the house party circuit in college playing folk and ballads. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1987 he discovered a wealth of music and was completely converted to traditional music through exposure to players like Arty McGlynn, Mark Kelly, Daithi Sproule, Micheal O’Domhnaill on the Irish end and Dougie Maclean, Dick Gaughan and Tony McManus on the Scottish end. After Mick returned home to Ireland he recorded with the piper Mick O’Brien and fiddler Terry Crehan from Dublin on “The May Morning Dew”. Subsequently he toured with Mick, Terry, Niamh De Burca, Tom Morrow, Brendan Larrissey, Gerry (fiddle) O’Conner and played with Noel Hill and Tony Linnane for the launch of their reunion album. He has also recorded with the McNamara Family from Leitrim on “Leitrim’s Hidden Treasures” and with Niamh De Burca on her debut album “In Áit a Bhuil do Chroí”.

Mick moved to Abu Dhabi in 2002 where he thought it was all over but discovered to his delight that not only was there interest but enthusiastic musicians! Great tunes are regularly had with Ged Palmer from Liverpool, Mikey O'Shea from Cork and Declan Fahy from Galway.

He counts himself lucky with the friendships that music has brought and reckons that they will have to prise the guitar from his fingers in order to close the lid!!

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At 11:57 on June 17, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

OOOOHH!!,....."Plains of Kildare". Your fingers don't get all tangled up with the awkward time signature???,...unless you're playing REAL SLOW,....I mean REAL SLOW!!!!!!  };^)Jealous of your upcoming trip to Ireland, but I do wish you well and a good time. Cheers, mate. Glad to see ye here at TC.


At 11:17 on June 17, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hiya Michael!!! Glad to see you're still alive and kicking!!! Love the photos. Hope all's well by you in your end of the world. Cheers,


At 17:36 on January 16, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hey Michael, I've been thinking about you & your new Muiderman 10 string "guizouki. How's that coming along??? The pictures you posted??? Well, lets just say I have to wear a bib to contain my droooooool and not make a mess. Also, I seem to remember (in fact looked back in your comments to check) you stating something about a Davy Stuart OX10 coming to you. Any news on that??? Hope your New Years a good one. Cheers, mate.


At 21:21 on April 4, 2012, Tradconnect Reviews said…


Welcome to the site and thanks for joining. Here is your welcome message

Enjoy your time with us and tell all your friends.

Tony Lawless

At 17:58 on March 30, 2012, Tradconnect Reviews said…

Hi Michael,

We will be working very hard to protect the integrity of Tradconnect and will ensure that the discussion forum does not get out of control. There are lots of elements to the site so "discussions" is only one part. Anyway we want this to be a place where professionals hang out with their audience and share their stories. That is what we are working towards, connecting learners with people around them and professionals with their audience. Keep coming back.

At 16:33 on March 30, 2012, Michael Giblin said…
Please don't let this degenerate to the same level as session.org!!

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