Baxter Labatos's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

New Blog Thanks to Jim McAuley.

I dropped by our wonderful forum today and Jim was very helpful in giving me amazing links relating to traditional Irish music. I thanked him in this blog: http://celticmusicfan.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/irish-music-useful-links/

Added by Baxter Labatos on July 19, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

Breton Music

  My friend Jimmy has been posting a lot of music from Brittany. I love Breton music because it is Celtic but has a distinctive flavour. I know my other friend Christi will agree with me on this.  I see music as colour. When I listen to Irish music, I see green(well it is obvious isn't it?) for Scottish it is blue and for Brittany it has an olive green feel with an almost…

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Added by Baxter Labatos on July 12, 2011 at 3:00 — 2 Comments

Exploring "Modern" Irish Music

 

There are artists out there like Fiach Moriarty and Michele Ann Kelly who make nice pop rock tunes but still incorporate that Irish flavor in terms of guest musicians. Traditional instruments have found their way into modern radio format more and more and I think this is further encouraged by movies. The recent movie by Colin Farell called Undine featured Sharon Shannon as a funeral musician.

I think this is great because it encourages more and more musicians playing…

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Added by Baxter Labatos on July 11, 2011 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Warm Feelings

 I have been bringing out old CDs and MP3s again. It is a weekend and as usual it is a blast from the past.If I look at my Clannad catalog I realize it will take me hours upon hours just to listen to everything they recorded, from full length albums to compilations and EPs. Most people probably think that we you say Irish traditional music, it means a kind of music that is mournful and something that you play on funerals. Will they can't be really wrong. But that is just one fourth of the…

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Added by Baxter Labatos on July 8, 2011 at 20:39 — No Comments

Finding My Way Around

  There is a kind of glow that happens when you meet a new friend. There is a sense of anticipation and wonder. We always start somewhere the way we end. TradConnect is like that. It is a community of musicians and music lover promoting traditional Irish music.

  It came as a surprise when Tony posted a link on my blog. I always try to click on the profile of whoever has contributed their thoughts. Then I saw this site. Nanvigating is easy, and links are all placed just under the…

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Added by Baxter Labatos on July 7, 2011 at 5:32 — No Comments

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