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Fair Play at the Virtual Midwest Fleadh Cheoilr

Started this discussion. Last reply by MickeyMcAdden Jul 13. 1 Reply

So, the results are in and I was awarded a silver at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil. Unfortunately I will not be able to test my progress against the best of the best at the All-Ireland in Mullingar…Continue

So I entered the Fleadh again

Started this discussion. Last reply by MickeyMcAdden Jul 13. 1 Reply

So I did it.Against my best judgement I have thrown myself upon the hallowed pyre that is the adjudicator of Fleadh Cheoil.But this year because of COVID-19, the fleadh in the midwest was virtual. An…Continue

Technology and Trad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michele McCormack Apr 28. 1 Reply

Working from home has only enhanced my appreciation that #MurphyRoche Irish Music School in the Chicago area is holding a virtual #MidwestFleadh. I have really found singing old songs of comfort…Continue

Fleadh Cheoil Introductions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Una McGinley Dec 31, 2019. 3 Replies

Is it necessary to point out what competitors are foreign? Isn't the name,  club or CCE branch, or city listed at registration enough?What do you believe is the true aim of declaring one as an…Continue

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Irish Traditions in a Virtual World

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 15:30 0 Comments

Virtual Traditions

The best traditional Irish singers will tell you that singing alongside or being in the presence of your source singer is the best way to reach high proficiency in the artform. But, I found some recent virtual Irish weekends to be most informative and enjoyable.

I was a competitor in the virtual Midwest Fleadh Cheoil hosted by Murphy Roche Irish Music Club in Chicago in May. Then, I enrolled as a student at the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend…

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MickeyMcAdden replied to Michele McCormack's discussion Fair Play at the Virtual Midwest Fleadh Cheoilr
"I run the other way from anything official! It is the antithesis of the roots of Irish music. The mere categorizing, comparing, oragnizing, committizing, and finally comerciallizing of the culture is an enormous miscalculation which will not be…"
Jul 13
MickeyMcAdden replied to Michele McCormack's discussion So I entered the Fleadh again
"I am lost for words! Having heard you sing, and enjoyed the awakening of a whole library of Irish songs, wonder what such people are on? Keep it up, you have a gift."
Jul 13
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Irish traditional songs Midwest Fleadh Cheoil 2020
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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School at Home at At Home!

August 8, 2020 to August 11, 2020
Experience the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School from the comfort of your own home -- we're bringing a number of workshop options online! Master class workshops through Zoom will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. Our beginner and intro music classes will take place through Zoom during the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, August 10 and 11. Zoom meeting and password info will be sent to registered student the week of August 3. The Irish Fest Summer School…See More
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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School at Home at At Home!

August 8, 2020 to August 11, 2020
Experience the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School from the comfort of your own home -- we're bringing a number of workshop options online! Master class workshops through Zoom will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. Our beginner and intro music classes will take place through Zoom during the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, August 10 and 11. Zoom meeting and password info will be sent to registered student the week of August 3. The Irish Fest Summer School…See More
Jun 18
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"Very good advice, indeed!"
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"Thank you for such thoughtful input. I would love to see more of this kind of sharing."
Jun 18
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"Really beautiful stuff!"
Jun 18
Michele McCormack commented on Mitch Park's blog post Playlist (12). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 573
"A great listen with great variety! Thank you for sharing.  Donegal fiddle, love!"
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"well, I'll reply to myself, you do you!"
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Technology and Trad

Working from home has only enhanced my appreciation that #MurphyRoche Irish Music School in the Chicago area is holding a virtual #MidwestFleadh. I have really found singing old songs of comfort during these uncertain times when while grateful for my health, I do feel the wear of isolation.It did get me thinking on a deeper level about technology's impact on traditional music.I have valued the opportunity to hear native singers simply by punching a name or song or region. But, I have also found…See More
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Milwaukee
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WI
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
10 button accordian, singing in English and Irish language
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Advanced
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Three time qualifier for All-Ireland. Finishing first in Midwest on two occasions. Started studying traditional Irish singing in 2008.
I enjoy listening to trad songs being sung as much, if not more,as singing. Unfortunately, the song sessions in my region America are limited. Also, what passes for trad music would not be appropriate for Fleadh. Enthusiasts are all spread out. So the only time we really get together is at fleadh qualifiers and the Fleadh Cheoil. Hoping to explore maybe virtual song circles.

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At 12:19 on October 4, 2019, Michele McCormack said…
Thank you. I like your song selections.
 
 
 

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