Traditional Irish Music
Found a video today on how to improve a "Ebay/Pakistani/tourist" € 40 bodhrán. Great stuff, and great results for little effort.
Now i was thinking if members here could/would share tips like for example what/how to make a flea market mandolin, if not great, at least playable. I don't mean major stuff, but more like putting new strings on, maybe oiling…Continue
Sam says on his maintenance page:
"The tuning slide and the traditional waxed thread joints should be coated with joint grease.
The grease is made by melting one part of beeswax to two parts of…
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 19, 2011 at 11:17 — No Comments
This song is very special to me.. Planxty was one of the greatest bands ever IMO.
If you're at all interested in trad. Irish music you owe it to yourself to listen to this breathtaking tune by Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn and last but not least my personal Jesus on the bodhrán, Colm Murphy.
While i am at it, here's one more feat. Frankie Gavin on tin whistle and the one and only Colm Murphy on the bodhrán.
Listening to this new album a.t.m. Absolutely brilliant stuff (as you would expect) The combination of flat set of pipes and fiddle (also flute on a couple tracks) is pure magic, If you haven't already - run along and get this album!
All the best
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 15, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
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
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
Now i have tracking number for the Sam Murray flute, yay! Checked 'AnPost' website:
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
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