Traditional Irish Music
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 :)
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 theContinue
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 13, 2011 at 16:55 — No Comments
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…Continue
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!…Continue
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
Well, only one week to go now, before Damien O'Kane plays the Springhill Bar in Portrush, Co Antrim.
I wonder, is anyone else…Continue
Added by Dick Glasgow on July 11, 2011 at 9:56 — No Comments
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…Continue
Now i have tracking number for the Sam Murray flute, yay! Checked 'AnPost' website:
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 7, 2011 at 10:45 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Baxter Labatos on July 7, 2011 at 5:32 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Beeson on July 6, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 6, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 5, 2011 at 16:45 — No Comments
My website is now up and running...at a basic level. www.bitsnpieces2011.com
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
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
I'm looking for a pipehttp://www.soundcloud.com/slimmusics, fiddle, and whistle player (s) in London for a studio session in my Hackney studio recording parts for a couple of songs on my folk LP that i'm cutting at the moment. It's kinda big-hearted story songs - there's at least two tracks if not more that i need some trad instrumentation on. you can get an idea of the flavour here…Continue
Showcasing some great My Pages from members of TradConnect. More to follow
Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2011 at 18:34 — No Comments
If you live in Northern Ireland & would like to see one of the great Session Pubs, check out Blas Ceoil on BBC 2 tonight: Sunday 19th June at 22.00.…Continue
Added by Dick Glasgow on June 19, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments