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Dervish will host the grand finale to end this years Dublin Ohio Festival.The band will be live on stage at 10pm Irish time and the finale will take place at 3am Irish time.

The performance is being streamed live from the website below. The festival attracted over 100 000 people over the weekend.

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 7, 2011 at 20:51 — 3 Comments

Not Mells Irish Session

Check out - it's an amazing w/end with fantastic sessions all day and night. You couldn't wish for a better venue either !

Added by Adrian McCabe on August 6, 2011 at 8:26 — 4 Comments

A trip down memory lane

 A couple of days ago i heard Óige, feat. Cara Dillon in a video clip on Baxter Labatos Facebook page,

and i started thinking of the great craic we had at Gothenburg Irish festivals back in 1994 and then again in 1997

I added the O'Kane brothers on Facebook and Murrough remembered even more than i did from the festival :)

I also got more details, among them Eamon…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 5, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

My Interview With Tony Lawless

  Ah I enjoyed this work so much. Tony answered interesting questions for my site.  I can now enjoy the weekend  and chill-out. I haven't read a book for  along time.  Please check this link to get to know Tony.

Added by Baxter Labatos on August 5, 2011 at 21:33 — No Comments

At last! The truth reveiled ; )

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 4, 2011 at 10:23 — 6 Comments

Online social forum for Irish traditional musicians

Article on Irish Music Forever



Online social forum for Irish traditional musicians

Tony Lawless is the founder of TradConnect which aims to connect musicians from all over the world who like to play Irish music.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 2, 2011 at 17:36 — 1 Comment

What's wrong in this video?

Silly, but had to share :)

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 2, 2011 at 11:31 — 11 Comments

Back from Öland Irish festival

Right.. Back again after a weekend starting with torrential downpours on friday, sitting in with the band 'Cuts and crans' as bodhrán stuntman : )

The saturday cleared up (thank God) and we had a good craic with lots of music and, among a host of others, the…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 31, 2011 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Lifting Spirits

Two of my favourite artists (Conal O'Grada and Colm Murphy) on two of my favourite instruments (Flute and Bodhrán)

All rolled into one, and a nice set, Lord Gordon's / Kiss the maid behind the barrel lift my spirits every time i hear it.

Great music!



Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 27, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Death Toll rises to 91 in Norway Attacks!

RE: the dreadful tragedy in Norway.


Death Toll rises to 91 in Norway Attacks!


My sympathy goes out to all our Norwegian members here, I hope you & all your families are safe & well.


Perhaps it is time to examine Gun Control in Norway, as we did in Scotland after the…


Added by Dick Glasgow on July 23, 2011 at 10:27 — 7 Comments

Tunes in a box

Actually i prefer the air hose jig..

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 21, 2011 at 14:25 — No Comments

Fixing old/bad instruments

Found a video today on how to improve a "Ebay/Pakistani/tourist" € 40 bodhrán. Great stuff, and great results for little effort.

Now i was thinking if members here could/would share tips like for example what/how to make a flea market mandolin, if not great, at least playable.  I don't mean major stuff, but more like putting new strings on, maybe oiling…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 20, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Mary Ellen Curtin RIP!

Sad news - we've just lost another of the old school players.

Here's a link to a thread on, with comments from fellow Concertina players, on the loss of Mary Ellen Curtin:  …


Added by Dick Glasgow on July 20, 2011 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

New Blog Thanks to Jim McAuley.

I dropped by our wonderful forum today and Jim was very helpful in giving me amazing links relating to traditional Irish music. I thanked him in this blog:

Added by Baxter Labatos on July 19, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

Home cooking, Sam Murray recipe

Sam says on his maintenance page:

"The tuning slide and the traditional waxed thread joints should be coated with joint grease. 

The grease is made by melting one part of beeswax to two parts of…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 19, 2011 at 11:17 — No Comments

Old gold

This song is very special to me.. Planxty was one of the greatest bands ever IMO.



Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 18, 2011 at 12:38 — 2 Comments

Cracking tunes!


If you're at all interested in trad. Irish music you owe it to yourself to listen to this breathtaking tune by Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn and last but not least my personal Jesus on the bodhrán, Colm Murphy.



While i am at it, here's one more feat. Frankie Gavin on tin whistle and the one and only Colm Murphy on the bodhrán.



Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 17, 2011 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

Deadly Buzz | Aoibhinn Crónán

Listening to this new album a.t.m. Absolutely brilliant stuff (as you would expect) The combination of flat set of pipes and fiddle (also flute on a couple tracks) is pure magic, If you haven't already - run along and get this album!

All the best

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 15, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Early Christmas today!

Without further ado, here's my preciousSSSss :)

Just back from postoffice, of course i tried it almost before taking shoes off. Except for my crappy embouchure it's a belting flute! On those rare occasions when i get the embouchure right it buzzes between my fingers and has that almighty earthy powerful tone Mr Murray is famous for. All in all i am a happy camper today :)



Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 14, 2011 at 9:44 — 1 Comment

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