Traditional Irish Music
All the days of his life: Eddie Butcher in his own words: songs, stories and memories of Magilligan, Co Derry’ is the latest publication in the Studies in Irish traditional music / Taighde ar cheol dúchais Éireann series from the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
This illustrated record of the life and songs of Eddie Butcher (1900–1980), an outstanding singer from…Continue
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This might be on interest to concertina players who want to delve back into time and discover some historical information regarding Irelands First recorded concertina pplayer. ‘The Westmeath Hunt: William Mullaly: The First Irish Concertina Player on Record’, a CD and booklet of the historic 1926 & 1927 New York concertina recordings of William Mullaly from…Continue
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As debuts go this establishes Caladh Nua as a band of the future. I love an album that kicks off with an energetic set of tunes, giving you a real sense of what the rest of the album will be like. This is Caladh Nua's first album and this is their first set. It's a set of reels called The Windmill Reel Set, and by the end of it you know where you stand. Little wonder…Continue
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In the next few weeks Davy Rogers will release his first book of traditional tunes called "108 Original Compositions in the Traditional Irish Style"
Davy has been working on it for quite some time now. He says he has been composing tunes since 1974 and when he reached number 108 he thought to himself "It's about…Continue
This is one album I am looking forward to if this sound clip is anything to go by. You will all be aware of how many times I have gone on about Brendan's playing, on this blog and elsewhere on Facebook. He is fast becoming a favorite. It's a delight to…Continue
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Paddy Keenan – Friday, 3 February 2012 When it comes to Irish piping, there is simply no-one to touch Paddy Keenan – he’s the Jimi Hendrix of piping! Right back to his years with the genre-defining Bothy Band, Paddy’s playing has electrified listeners both on recordings and on stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Paddy in the intimate surrounds of The…Continue
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The Chieftains, the world's most celebrated traditional Irish band, will mark their 50th anniversary with the release of Voice of Ages on February 21st 2012 (Hear/Concord). An imaginative…Continue
Ok, we are upsizing. Now that's what I call a…Continue
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Thanks Russ for this little gem which is a cracking video and which I think is near perfect music. Brendan Hendry, Brendan Mulholland and Paul McSherry are in flying form in this piece of magic recorded for the Blas Ceol BBC series in 2007 in the Crosskeys Inn. I must look up some more of their music.
Visit their websites…Continue
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This is a fiddle site that has developed over the last year or so. Some interesting blogs now added to it so worth checking out for any of you fiddlers. TradConnect member Paul McNevin has launched the site last year and it is dedicated to the teaching and sharing of traditional Irish fiddle music through new media.
Paul McNevin has been teaching fiddle and…Continue
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One of TradConnect's goals is to give a voice to the hundreds of musicians across the globe who have a passion and love for the tradition, and who take the time and effort to go into a studio and record. This especially applies to our youth a lot of whom are studying at third level. Music for many is not a full time job so recording while studying, and carrying forth the…Continue
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It's great discovering what sounds like great album releases that may just have just passed us by over the summer months of last year. There is a copy of this in the post to me and if you play banjo you should clap your ears around the sound clips on their website http://www.adrianandcathalmusic.com/ It sounds very tasty. The…Continue
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Its always nice when you come across a website that someone had put a lot of effort into. Check out this site all about flute. This site is a resource for people who are interested in learning Irish music on the flute—particularly the simple-system (six-hole) transverse flute, sometimes referred to as the "Irish flute."
If you're new to the flute, you can check out a…Continue
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~ A Fundraising Concert for Sergio O'Connor ~…Continue
Added by Connie Rae Crone on January 20, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
There is no doubt that when talking about Paul McGlinchey you are dealing with a musician to the very core. He speaks from the heart about his music and says that it has "defined" who he is and it has provided the social interaction that is at the…Continue
On February 16th-18th this year the sixth annual Joseph Browne School of Traditional Music will take place in Kinvara, Co, Galway. It is worthwhile posting a little profile here of Joseph Browne from the music school site, as a way of providing background to Joseph as well as the music school that has been named in his honour.…Continue
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We wanted to post up these two tunes which originated in Scotland but have become a part of the regular Irish session repertoire. We hope that you like our version!
By Deirdre Parnell, PRO Comhaltas Drumshanbo
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim would be best known in musical circles as the home of the Joe Mooney Summer School but it has added another string to its bow in the last few years.
Every January for the past…Continue
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