Mike "Ormepipes" Orme's Blog (3)

Documentary on 34th O’Carolan Harp Festival 2012 (Irish TV.ie)

This documentary footage was sent to me by Tradconnect members, The O’Carolan Harp Festival. I’ve posted a copy into the Carolan group but feel that this needs a higher profile amongst our general membership. The film shows some of the events and attractions of the festival held in Keadue (County Roscommon) and gives a great flavour of…

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Added by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on August 28, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Further collaboration between Kildare and Derbyshire - The Canal In October

Well, this one is bit different. I found this French accordian tune and fell in love with it. I was actually on the Tradconnect live chat section at the time I found it, sharing tunes, swapping links etc - as usual! 

Once learned however, I was about to throw it out because it did'nt actually seem to go where I wanted it to.

Queue Dulahan to the rescue!

Another large slice of Kildare sourcery and the excellent playing skills of Joe and Adele have saved it. Thanks…

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Added by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on October 3, 2011 at 22:00 — 3 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…

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

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