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Grá a Mhamó

I remember as a young lad, along with my brothers, spending a goodly portion of our days, especially during school year at my baile seanathair nó seanmháthair an (the grandparent's home).  Both our parents, as many did, worked.  We would eat our share of her home cooked Irish fare, listen as she sang songs she learned as a girl back in Eireann.  Even the radio was somehow tuned to Irish music, and so were her records (some may remember those vynl things that…


Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on October 11, 2011 at 4:00 — 1 Comment




Added by koutny guy on October 8, 2011 at 8:40 — 1 Comment

Lazy Bear

 I was in hibernation for a while because I think it's the time of the year. I will try harder and get my act together soon. I need to post more and of course write more. I miss the forum too. Anyhow things are looking up :)

Added by Baxter Labatos on October 4, 2011 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

Further collaboration between Kildare and Derbyshire - The Canal In October

Well, this one is bit different. I found this French accordian tune and fell in love with it. I was actually on the Tradconnect live chat section at the time I found it, sharing tunes, swapping links etc - as usual! 

Once learned however, I was about to throw it out because it did'nt actually seem to go where I wanted it to.

Queue Dulahan to the rescue!

Another large slice of Kildare sourcery and the excellent playing skills of Joe and Adele have saved it. Thanks…


Added by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on October 3, 2011 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

Rest in peace

My grandmother passed away peacefully today, She lived long enough to see her grandchildrens children. We'll meet again someday, i miss you!

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís!

1918 - 2011…

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on October 3, 2011 at 16:30 — 8 Comments

Found this gem of a song..

Would make any kid sh*t him/herself listening to this for a bedtime song : )



Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on October 1, 2011 at 15:56 — No Comments

Be PROUD to be Irish!

   IRELAND, The only place where........

• When you were young, you went to bed when Glenroe was over

• If you die from alcohol poisoning, you're considered a lightweight

• 'F*** off' means 'Are you serious?'

• The person that you insult most is probably your best friend

• Saying 'I will, yea' means that you definitely won't

• "F*** it, its grand' means that you couldn't be bothered to finish it properly

• 'Hes fond of a drink' means he…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 28, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Phil & Johnny Cunningham

Some jaw dropping (and as always full of humour and mischief) playing by Phil and Johnny (R.I.P.) Cunningham. Sorry but embedding is disabled.

Phil & Johnny


(Btw, i just love when Phil 'inflates' the accordeon á la bagpipes :-D )

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 27, 2011 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan From Cavan

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan from Cavan

This has to be a first. A traditional album that starts off with Clocks by Coldplay. If you were unaware of who Coldplay were you would not pass much remarks such is the skill by which the set evolves into the better known Hunter's Purse.

For 19-year-old UCD student Kavan, this CD-launch will mark another milestone in his fast-moving…


Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2011 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Marcus Hernon

Great player!

Some casual playing..
The man's got embouchure from hell : )
Could probably kill a small bird passing by with that low D!

Also a very good flute maker, almost ordered a Pratten from him.


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 23, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments

Seamus Ennis 'The Bucks of Oranmore'

Seamus Ennis playing 'The Bucks of Oranmore', great stuff! Sorry, embedding is disabled, but here's the link:

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 22, 2011 at 7:29 — 2 Comments

Slow Barn Dance

Finding this site along with Irish Tenor Banjo has been quite exciting for me these past few weeks.  On other sites, the welcome for some of this music is not as warm.  Yes there are those who like "Celtic" music, but far and few between.  Over the pond here in Canada bluegrass seems to have taken front seat, along with Old Time Music as a very close second runner up.  The trouble with the "Celtic" label over here is that all music from the United Kingdom has been grouped together.  it is…


Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 22, 2011 at 3:01 — No Comments

New York Irish Arts Center Film Series

The New York Irish Arts Center Film Series is showing Beautiful People, a documentary about 10 members of the longest running traditional Irish music group in NYC, on October 6 at 7pm. The evening will combine the screening and a live seisúin. Admission: $10 general / $8 member. More info at…


Added by Richard Sutor on September 21, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

Ceol Gan Achar: Charlie MacLeod, Arundo, Steven Hawson

Charlie McLeod, Arundo, Hawson

Added by Steven Hawson on September 20, 2011 at 3:17 — 1 Comment

Star of County Down

Hi there folks;

This is a tune I play on Fiddle more subdued, such as a ballad.  On the Tenor I play it more as a lively dance. 

This tune caught my ear about ten years ago, and I have it as a staple where ever I play.  I have heard this played as slow as can be, and at lightening speed.  Most Irish bands I have heard have a tendency of playing this at "sub-light" speed and can really give you a cardiac work out.

Please note the sheet music…


Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 17, 2011 at 23:52 — 4 Comments

Totally unrelated to anything musical

..but still kinda funny/cute IMO. Never be afraid to explore things even tech stuff! : )

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 16, 2011 at 7:35 — 3 Comments

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