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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

'' The Diddle Dee's ''

Around Larne where I live, the Young one's call us '' The Diddle Dee's '' 

Well here's where we get it from,,,
And anyone who play's Irish Traditional eventually become's one - lol..
But if you listen on, you find there really good at it... { Lilting }


Added by Jim McAuley on September 15, 2011 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Blind Mary - sheet music

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.

Blind Mary

Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 15, 2011 at 2:21 — No Comments

Student's Trad

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…


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!!!

Blind Mary

blessings to…


Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 12, 2011 at 3:40 — 6 Comments

Jackie Tar and The King of The Fairies Revisited - or - The miracle of the tinterweb

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…


Added by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on September 11, 2011 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Arrival of the banjo in North America and Ireland

Shlomo Pestcoe is a banjo historian. In response to my request aabout arrival of the banjo in Ireland he responded with the following:


Shlomo Pestcoe

4 hours ago…

Added by Bruce Evans on September 10, 2011 at 2:21 — 1 Comment

Ríl Óg - Off the Wall

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…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 9, 2011 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

In memory of Burgess Meredith

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

Radio na Gaeltachta

A big thank you to Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha for the great amount of air time she gave “Bits ‘N’ Pieces” last night on her RTE RnaG “Ceol Binn Ó Na Beanna” programme. Listen in to tonight’s programme from 7pm-8:30pm for more details re launch and maybe another track or two. See link below.



Added by Dónal Mc Cague on September 7, 2011 at 16:35 — 4 Comments

Interview about Bits N Pieces A link to another interview I did recently.

Added by Dónal Mc Cague on September 5, 2011 at 19:01 — 1 Comment

Can you identify this guitar player?


I first listened to this video to hear Gerry of course, and he marvelous, as always. But I find the guitar player's work fascinating. First of all, who is he? No, the first thing I noticed is that he is playing his acoustic guitar with an SST pickup amplified. If they were performing on a big stage that would not be unusual at all, but this is the first time I have heard an…


Added by Bruce Evans on September 4, 2011 at 10:24 — 1 Comment

Celtic peace is Out

  At last it is out. My persistence in reminding musicians about their contribution paid off.

Added by Baxter Labatos on September 2, 2011 at 23:24 — No Comments

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