Dulahan's Blog (28)

Happy St.Patrick's Day to all at Tradconnect!

Added by Dulahan on March 17, 2015 at 10:14 — No Comments

I Lost My Love (jig)

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all on tradconnect!

Added by Dulahan on March 17, 2014 at 22:02 — No Comments

Julia Delaney's


                                 This is ourselves playing one of our favourite tunes. The video is of a pair of ducks on the river Liffey.

 

Added by Dulahan on March 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Bring The Buttermilk

This is a new tune we composed over the weekend with some sketches of various churns and implements from around Ireland. We hope you enjoy our new tune!

Added by Dulahan on March 3, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Water Song

During the week we discovered a very talented writer Called Harris Tobias who has become a new member on tradconnect. He had penned some lyrics for a song and asked if anyone might put music and singing to it.

We were very taken by the gentle humour in the song and he kindly let us work on it. When we did we found we couldn't stop until we had finished. This is what we came out with. We hope you…

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Added by Dulahan on November 30, 2013 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Mrs McQueen's polka

This is a new polka that we have recently composed and we hope that you like it! 

 

Added by Dulahan on July 9, 2013 at 6:14 — 1 Comment

Drowsy Maggie without ornamentation as an aid to learning the tune on the banjo.

Drowsy Maggie is a reel that we learned years ago and have played it at many sessions as it is a most popular tune. We hope this 'bare bones' setting is a help to anyone who finds it a bit daunting to learn a tune with all the ornamentation included at the start.

Added by Dulahan on April 11, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Drowsy Maggie without ornamentation as an aid to learning it on fiddle.

Drowsy Maggie is a reel that we learned years ago and have played it at many sessions as it is a most popular tune. We hope this 'bare bones' setting is a help to anyone who finds it a bit daunting to learn a tune with all the ornamentation included.

Added by Dulahan on April 11, 2013 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

The Quiet Water

This is our first composition of 2013. It's a slow air called The Quiet Water. Best wishes to all on tradconnect for the New Year!

Added by Dulahan on January 2, 2013 at 8:26 — 7 Comments

Last Night's Fun (for fiddle) With music from Dulahan

Added by Dulahan on December 9, 2012 at 18:12 — No Comments

Last Night's Fun (for Irish tenor banjo) Tabs and music from Dulahan

Added by Dulahan on December 9, 2012 at 18:07 — No Comments

Caedan

We just wanted to say that we were particularly taken by the music from a group on this site called ' Caedan ' with Tradconnect members, Maurice McGrath and Caoimhe Hogarty. If you haven't had a listen…

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Added by Dulahan on November 30, 2012 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

New composition " The Shore Lane "

We recently composed a waltz called The shore Lane and wanted to let you hear it. Any feedback would be most welcome.

We've uploaded it with a few photos taken on our rambles.

Added by Dulahan on July 3, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Adele's Reel

A slow reel composed by Adele Greene of Dulahan-Irl from their CD  " Airs And Gracenotes ".

Video footage is of Lough Swilly and Inch Island Co. Donegal, taken from the Grianan of Aileach ( stone fort of the sun ).

Added by Dulahan on April 26, 2012 at 6:30 — 10 Comments

Charlie Pitchard's Reel

We recently composed a tune in honour of Charlie Pitchard a good friend of ours and many others on tradconnect.

 

Added by Dulahan on March 24, 2012 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

Michael Orme's Visit (slow air)

We composed this slow air to mark the occasion when we met with traditional musician and fellow tradconnect member Michael Orme in Oundle, Northamptonshire. The photos are of Oundle village.

Added by Dulahan on March 19, 2012 at 21:05 — 5 Comments

New Composition

This is a recently composed polka by ourselves entitled " The Rock Of Dunamase" which we were inspired to write after a visit there. We also took some photos of the castle and its views.

Added by Dulahan on March 14, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Chat

Now that Tradconnect is nearing it's 2000th member we wanted to take the opportunity to invite everyone onto the chat page to introduce themselves. If you haven't all ready done so click on the chat option and say hello. We look forward to chatting to you all and hope to hear from you soon!

Added by Dulahan on March 9, 2012 at 19:39 — No Comments

Meeting friends from tradconnect

We had the pleasure of a visit from fellow tradconnect member Connie Rae as part of her trip to Ireland.

Connie has travelled all the way from Cincinnati to Ireland to meet and share music with other traditional musicians.

 It was a joy to meet her and share some tunes together.

Connie's  travels have taken her to Kerry and we are sure she is having a great time there.

 Our thanks to tradconnect for such an opportunity!

We would like to wish Connie a safe…

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Added by Dulahan on February 22, 2012 at 20:49 — No Comments

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