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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

Great expectations

First off - Murray flute is now on Swedish soil! Expecting it tomorrow or friday latest! Eat my shorts Santa, this is the highlight of the year so far : )

Second - I will take the bodhrán workshop at  the

Öland Celtic Irish Music Festival…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 13, 2011 at 16:55 — No Comments

Breton Music

  My friend Jimmy has been posting a lot of music from Brittany. I love Breton music because it is Celtic but has a distinctive flavour. I know my other friend Christi will agree with me on this.  I see music as colour. When I listen to Irish music, I see green(well it is obvious isn't it?) for Scottish it is blue and for Brittany it has an olive green feel with an almost…


Added by Baxter Labatos on July 12, 2011 at 3:00 — 2 Comments


First day of my vacation. Murray flute has now left Portlaoise, waiting is killing me, can't for the life of me understand why it has to be sent from Galway -> Athlone -> Portlaoise.. What's next? Naas? Sigh..

Oh well, maybe i should sit down and play "March of the king of Laoise" in the meantime : )

Got a Macassar bodhrán tipper from Christian Hedwitschak today so a little comfort there, feels pretty awesome too!

Yay for Christian, you're the man!…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 11, 2011 at 16:03 — No Comments



my name is odhran fox i went to willie clancy festival for the first time and i enjoyed it, the sessions and the classes. i play the fiddle and am at grade 2. when i went to the classes i was at the school at spanish point.


Added by odhran fox on July 11, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Damien O'Kane in Portrush next week!

Well, only one week to go now, before Damien O'Kane plays the Springhill Bar in Portrush, Co Antrim.


Damien O'Kane Trio


I wonder, is anyone else…


Added by Dick Glasgow on July 11, 2011 at 9:56 — No Comments

Exploring "Modern" Irish Music


There are artists out there like Fiach Moriarty and Michele Ann Kelly who make nice pop rock tunes but still incorporate that Irish flavor in terms of guest musicians. Traditional instruments have found their way into modern radio format more and more and I think this is further encouraged by movies. The recent movie by Colin Farell called Undine featured Sharon Shannon as a funeral musician.

I think this is great because it encourages more and more musicians playing…


Added by Baxter Labatos on July 11, 2011 at 1:30 — 3 Comments


Now i have tracking number for the Sam Murray flute, yay! Checked 'AnPost' website:





Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 10, 2011 at 10:04 — 1 Comment

Warm Feelings

 I have been bringing out old CDs and MP3s again. It is a weekend and as usual it is a blast from the past.If I look at my Clannad catalog I realize it will take me hours upon hours just to listen to everything they recorded, from full length albums to compilations and EPs. Most people probably think that we you say Irish traditional music, it means a kind of music that is mournful and something that you play on funerals. Will they can't be really wrong. But that is just one fourth of the…


Added by Baxter Labatos on July 8, 2011 at 20:39 — No Comments


I'm new to traditional music.  I've always loved music, pretty much any type.  I went to a Celtic Festival several years ago and fell in love with traditional music.  Three years ago I decided to learn to play the fiddle - a rather large goal considering my age and the fact that we did not have any type of musicians in the family.  My brother plays guitar, and makes guitars, but that was after I was…


Added by Kathy S on July 7, 2011 at 15:48 — No Comments


I have a keyless 'D' concert flute by Sam Murray in the making, and it's 14 days overdue delivery.

I was concerned and didn't get a reply to my mails so phoned Sam yesterday. He explained to me that his son/s do all the internet/mail communication, and Sean was away at the moment, hence no answer to my mails.

He told me to rest assured i will get the flute sometime next week, the reason for the delay was that he wasn't quite happy with one of the sections, so he made a new one…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 7, 2011 at 10:45 — No Comments

Finding My Way Around

  There is a kind of glow that happens when you meet a new friend. There is a sense of anticipation and wonder. We always start somewhere the way we end. TradConnect is like that. It is a community of musicians and music lover promoting traditional Irish music.

  It came as a surprise when Tony posted a link on my blog. I always try to click on the profile of whoever has contributed their thoughts. Then I saw this site. Nanvigating is easy, and links are all placed just under the…


Added by Baxter Labatos on July 7, 2011 at 5:32 — No Comments

About me


My name is Emily, and I play the fiddle, mandolin, and some guitar. I play some Irish music, and really enjoy listening to it. 

I am the 6th child of 10. I live out in the country, love being outside, and during the summer, I enjoy swimming a lot. I am learning to ride horses at my neighbor's, and am also helping her to train one of her green-broke horses. Once a month, my sisters and I play music for the hymns at Church. I am very devoted the the Lord, and am extremely…


Added by Emily Beeson on July 6, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Having a retro/stop and listen-day.

Started thinking today, after a mail conversation with Christian Hedwitschak, a nice funny dude btw, about development in technology etc. and arrived at the conclusion that for me personally it doesn't get any better than the following clip, featuring basically no-frills instruments, just loads of skill.…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 6, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Not bad for a day's work

Been busy today, ordering a iMpempe whistle in B with extra Bb body
and a Macassar bodrán stick
Not bad for a days work, eh? : )

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 5, 2011 at 16:45 — No Comments

New website for my first solo fiddle album.

My website is now up and a basic level.

Also you can follow regular status updates on the album and it's progress on twitter. Follow @bitsnpieces2011.

Youtube channel also set up. See the channel "bitsnpiecesfiddle" on youtube for more.

Album due for imminent release.



Added by Dónal Mc Cague on July 1, 2011 at 22:43 — No Comments

Flute for sale

I have a reviole flute (french flute maker) for sale. The flute is in immaculate condition and is 4 years old. It was played for approximately 12 months. Photos will be uploaded in the near future.

If you or anyone you know, might be interested in this flute, you can let them know either.


If you send me a message on TradConnect, we can take it from there! Cheers for your time.





Added by Dónal Mc Cague on July 1, 2011 at 0:22 — No Comments

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