Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 22, 2011 at 3:01 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Richard Sutor on September 21, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments
Charlie McLeod, Arundo, Hawson
Added by Steven Hawson on September 20, 2011 at 3:15 — No Comments
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…
..but still kinda funny/cute IMO. Never be afraid to explore things even tech stuff! : )
I wasn't quite thinking when i had posted the Blind Mary sound file a few days back, and didn't post a link to my arrangement. It is PDF format.
I have also included the tab for it with the notation and put chords as well. The sound file has me playing with a pic, but it sounds equally fine if you finger pic it.
Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 15, 2011 at 2:21 — No Comments
I am new to TradConnect. So new. In fact, I only learned about this awesome site this morning. I am a university student based in New York City. I have been playing Irish tin whistle for about a year. I am nowhere near to advanced, but I have discovered a love and passion for Irish traditional music. I am eager to share it with people, especially with New York City.
New York City has a huge Irish musician community (maybe not as strong as Boston, but we won't open up…Continue
Added by Sarah Elizabeth on September 15, 2011 at 2:18 — No Comments
I have been cleaning up my workshop and lo and behold I found an old 6 string guitar I converted to tenor. Kept the neck as is, just re-spaced the nut and altered the tail piece to accommodate the new spacing. Never did close up the holes in the head stock - I guess I should for appearances sake-naaa.
started "noodling" around and made this recording for you. Enjoy!!!
Having recently submitted a video of my solo whistle version, It was picked up by my good friend Joe Greene (1/2 of Dulahan) who decided that, for once, my timing was steady enough for him to do something with it.
The end result is this bit of collaberation. Whistle being played in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Guitar coming from Kildare in Ireland. The images were found by me and added by Joe.
I find the whistle too difficult most days so all the technical…Continue
Shlomo Pestcoe is a banjo historian. In response to my request aabout arrival of the banjo in Ireland he responded with the following:
Seeing new talent coming through is something that TradConnect takes a great interest in. Across the country we have hundreds of musicians taking their art to new places. In Ríl Óg we have a very young group, aptly named, who have undertaken to record and release their first album, and what a great affair it is.Ríl Óg have been playing together for over two years. The six members in the group…Continue
For some reason The Chieftains 'Bells of Dublin' DVD was mentioned tonight, and i found this beautiful clip. I remember the first time i heard it it almost brought tears to my eyes, and again tonight i could feel the hair on my arms raise..
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 7, 2011 at 20:49 — No Comments
http://ning.it/qAsDPw A link to another interview I did recently.