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General Musician Chat

If you sing, play the bodhrán, or have even an inch of musical talent, come in and relax.

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Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2013

Discussion Forum

Introduce Yourself and Talk

Started by Shawn McCoy. Last reply by Mrs. Jedonne W. Rhudy Mar 11, 2013. 78 Replies

Reels and Jigs for our Bodhraneers

Started by Billy. Last reply by Andrea Dec 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Show your Skills

Started by Shawn McCoy. Last reply by Ronan Tattan Dec 6, 2012. 23 Replies

Songwriter's Workshop

Started by Shawn McCoy. Last reply by Joel McKissack Mar 2, 2012. 3 Replies

penny whistle

Started by Bill Heacox. Last reply by Daniel Watkins Jan 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Where can one find a Quality Bodhrán

Started by Robert Brady. Last reply by Daithi Locha Jan 9, 2012. 16 Replies

New CD release

Started by Paul Carroll Nov 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello, 2011!! Important News:

Started by Shawn McCoy Apr 1, 2011. 0 Replies

- Daily Questions -

Started by Shawn McCoy. Last reply by Anastasiya Dec 20, 2009. 36 Replies

Kieran & Maria Doyle Kennedy music

Started by Jody L. Larabee May 31, 2009. 0 Replies

Song Request Section

Started by Shawn McCoy. Last reply by Max327 Sep 12, 2008. 16 Replies

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Comment by Ronan Tattan on December 6, 2012 at 19:54

I am following this new americano cajun trad band at the moment they are called Vinnies TV and they have a new EP out. Really like their stuff. You should check it out too!!


Comment by Duncan McFarlane on September 17, 2011 at 11:52

I have recently discovered the young group, Dervish from Sligo. This was quite accidental since I only downloaded "At the end of the day" as I was trying to find a recording of one of my favourite songs "Eilleen McMahon". The version on this album is not a good recording but I have been taken by almost everything else.

I hate to sound like a geriatric purist but the overwhelming criticism of the performance of the music is the almost ridiculous speed at which it is played.

When I was being taught to play the Uilleann Pipes, my teacher simply would not tolerate playing the music at inappropriate speed. He would simply state "this is the Dance Music of Ireland, and you cannot dance it properly at that speed".

I should add that he was an All-Irish Champion on the pipes! He insisted that playing too fast killed the natural lilt in the music. To me it has the unhealthy effect of making many of our traditional groups sound so alike, which is so sad.

Slan agus Beannacht, Duncan

Comment by Barry Nelson on December 1, 2009 at 1:32
Hi Deragon,
Ive been playing fiddle for around 14 months now. I guess my goal right now is becoming good enough to participate in sessions. Ive played guitar around 35 years . I'm also considering buying a Bodhran and learning it. with guitar,fiddle, bodhran and my recording equipment I may try a solo CD someday, but thats some time away.

Comment by Tim on October 15, 2009 at 12:36
great concert last night with kevin burke anc cal scott. paddy keenan and seamus connelly were there as well----brilliant seisuin afterwards.
Comment by NIta on August 1, 2009 at 22:08
"Daddy, I want to be a Musician when I grow up."
"I'm sorry son, but you can't do both."
Comment by Shawn McCoy on July 4, 2009 at 6:38
Read Previous Post if you do not already know the situation.
Comment by Shawn McCoy on July 4, 2009 at 5:35
Long story short, I am not really ever able to get on. However, because of business, I check my myspace ( almost daily. Seeing as my... no, OUR group has become the group with the fourth highest member count out of about 50 other groups, it would really be a heartbreak to have it all just crumble due to inactivity.
My Myspace again is:

I will be making a 'General Musician Chat' group on myspace tonight. Not only will we have a stronger foundation, but as musicians, I think it would be in everyone here's best interest to have the opportunity to ADDITIONALLY be able to meet and talk with many more people than would be found on a smaller site like this.

I am really looking forward to being able to talk with all of you again (not to mention the 15+ members I have never even greeted ><).

Just send me an message or invite (or both).
Comment by Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler on July 2, 2009 at 21:30
Glad to have Found YOU.
zig and siusan
Comment by Timothy S. Klugh on April 29, 2009 at 14:50

I am a composer and arranger from Grove City, Ohio, USA. I'm glad I found this group.

Here's a topic that's bound to open up some conversation. If you could choose one song (if you compose) or one music recording of you (if you play) that you feel defines you as an artist, what would it be? If it is on the Internet, please include a URL where it can be found and listened to.

As for me. I think the song (of mine) that I would use to represent me would be the 11th movement of my music piece called "Waiting for the Rain". The 11th movement itself is called "Healing Rain". I choose this work because it get a bit dynamic, emotional and over-the-top... and that is so true about me.

Below is the URL to download the mp3 of
"Waiting for the Rain - Eleventh Movement: Healing Rain"
Copyright (C) 2008 Timothy S. Klugh. All Rights Reserved.

I am looking forward to listening to your music, so please post.

Timothy S. Klugh
Grove City, Ohio, USA
Comment by PHILOXENIA on March 2, 2009 at 18:59


Hello friends

Is the subject of divine and selected music


"'Sing O Muse, Sing to us of the glorious gods,
Who ruled the land and sea.
And tell us Of the fair beauty of the goddesses
Who dwell in Eternal Olympus.'
'Sing to us, O Muse: Of Ages that has come to past,
Of those mighty warriors Wielding their dreaded spears,
From the lores Of our Timeless Myths.'"
Writer Unknown - Global Heritage

Instrumental Pontian Lyra

ROSS DAILY with his Cretean Lyra
The Irish man who made Hermes jealouse. Enjoy

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