September 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Be PROUD to be Irish!

   IRELAND, The only place where........

• When you were young, you went to bed when Glenroe was over

• If you die from alcohol poisoning, you're considered a lightweight

• 'F*** off' means 'Are you serious?'

• The person that you insult most is probably your best friend

• Saying 'I will, yea' means that you definitely won't

• "F*** it, its grand' means that you couldn't be bothered to finish it properly

• 'Hes fond of a drink' means he…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 28, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Phil & Johnny Cunningham

Some jaw dropping (and as always full of humour and mischief) playing by Phil and Johnny (R.I.P.) Cunningham. Sorry but embedding is disabled.

Phil & Johnny


(Btw, i just love when Phil 'inflates' the accordeon á la bagpipes :-D )

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 27, 2011 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan From Cavan

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan from Cavan

This has to be a first. A traditional album that starts off with Clocks by Coldplay. If you were unaware of who Coldplay were you would not pass much remarks such is the skill by which the set evolves into the better known Hunter's Purse.

For 19-year-old UCD student Kavan, this CD-launch will mark another milestone in his fast-moving…


Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2011 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Marcus Hernon

Great player!

Some casual playing..
The man's got embouchure from hell : )
Could probably kill a small bird passing by with that low D!

Also a very good flute maker, almost ordered a Pratten from him.


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 23, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments

Seamus Ennis 'The Bucks of Oranmore'

Seamus Ennis playing 'The Bucks of Oranmore', great stuff! Sorry, embedding is disabled, but here's the link:

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 22, 2011 at 7:29 — 2 Comments

Slow Barn Dance

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…


Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on September 22, 2011 at 3:01 — No Comments

New York Irish Arts Center Film Series

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…


Added by Richard Sutor on September 21, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

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

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