I come from a long line of musicians and I am related to a bunch more. My parents both sang. My late mother played organ and piano and, when young, could also play the accordion, while my father (who is now 91) once played various kinds of horns. My grandmother played piano and both grandfathers played fiddle. Various uncles and great-uncles played fiddle, guitar and banjo, while assorted cousins (and I have a lot of cousins!) sang professionally and played various instruments. But I…
There are three places you have to remember during this entire ramble. Copperplate in London, Rampant Lion in Villa Park, Illinois (USA), and Claddagh Record Distributors across the street here in Dublin. That is where you can get these fabulous Christmas stocking stuffers for the Irish traditional music fan in your…
In what has become a yearly tradition, we here at LI give out around this time as to what are the top albums for the Christmas gift giver.
The ones with real trad taste. The gift giver who wants to give something fab---something trad. Does it shock you to find out we have recommendations? Now, it is up to you to find them. Easy. There are a couple that will require contacting the unequalled European distributor, Copperplate and Alan O’Leary directly. Also, think…
Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!! Some EXCITING UPDATES:
~BRENDA CURTIN and her husband are busy back home in Ireland caring for their beautiful newborn son, Jeaic (Gaelic for "Jack").
~MAIRE EGAN is featured in Las Vegas at the New York, New York" Hotel & Casino in their Irish pub & restaurant, "Nine Fine Irishmen". If you are in the Vegas area be sure to drop in and say hello! See videos of Maire playing with the band "Sin E Ri Ra"…
You can now get a copy of the fantastic PBS show hosted by Moya Brennan. The Music of Ireland (Welcome Home) is now available exclusively at Barnes and Nobles. You can see snippets of this video of you co to…
Unlike rock and pop bands, Celtic musicians stick around for a long time. The music is timeless and its not about attitude or fame. It’s about the love of music and the dedication to a tradition that spans thousands and thousands of years. Although the label “celtic music” only started around more than 30 years ago, it’s connection to the ancient spirit of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Isle of Man, Gallicia… Continue
Last night in the Leeson lounge we got our good friend Tomek "Qra" Jastrzebski to join Sliotar on the bass. He was thrown in to the deep end with less than 24 hours warning, it was sink or swim... And swim he did:-) So for the next two Mondays in the Leeson lounge, Sliotar will be performing as a four piece. Come along and let us know what you think.
Now I would like to use this opportunity to let every one know that our new website is up and running!… Continue
Added by Bruno on September 15, 2009 at 18:24 —
Zweibrücken und das Festival
hallo Lieber leser/in
immer hin hat es die stadt - dank einem bürger - es geschaft am freitag mittag noch etwas über das fest ins internet zu posten ! echt lachhaft !!! weder gibt es eine email addy noch plakate oder flyer nix !!! ich hatte im vorfeld versucht etwas über das programm zu finden ...aber selbst der mann der das video von sliotar vor zwei jahren machte - wußte wohl nur das sliotar am 21.8 spielen… Continue
Added by Bruno on August 23, 2009 at 12:51 —
Karl’s debut album “Vista Point” which has been 4 years in the making, will be released this August ‘09. It features new compositions from Karl, Marien Collins, Edel McLaughlin, Seamus Gibson and more, as well as songs by John Spillane and Niall Connolly. At the core of the album is a stunning 5 piece band. Stay tuned for availability details from Claddagh Records and iTunes.
I bumped into Karl Nesbitt’s You Tube site by accident. I was… Continue
Added by mrbaxteria on August 7, 2009 at 11:00 —
When I got up this morning (which is the middle of the afternoon for you folks on the other side of the pond) I was just expecting to get in a new blog post about a Squidoo lens I'd published yesterday. But when I checked my email, I noticed I had a lot of comments posted somewhere on my Squidoo lenses. It turned out the dozen comments were all on my Celtic Music: Lenses lens which had been named… Continue
Added by MobyD on March 16, 2009 at 18:10 —
After years of testing literally more than 100 apps called "Freeware" I though I'd share some experience and tips and hope to keep this updated. Perhaps ad or expand this blog on other freeware topics. The following covers windows operating systems Except for GIMP which can also be used on macs and linux systems.
You don't have to spend 100's of dollars to get software for multimedia… Continue
I asked my fellow band members if I could post the whole concert on the site and they said OK. I am fortunate and happy to know and play with these folks. This concert was pretty much a one-time thing, but we worked hard and had fun. Anyway, I'd be happy for your comments and critiques. So, eistigi 's bainigi sult as! PS -- I know I started Bean Phaidin too high and too fast -- I was nervous ;}
Added by Tom Schultz on January 16, 2009 at 17:00 —
For the past couple of weeks I've been pretty busy developing a series of 16 Squidoo lenses for Maggie's Music, an independent label started over 20 years ago by hammered dulcimer player Maggie Sansone. The label specializes in what has been termed "chamber folk." While there are many solo recordings on the label, the artists often get together on each others' recordings as well. The music draws on Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and other areas, with a good dash of American influence… Continue
I've been pretty busy over at Squidoo.com in the past few months. I now have 35 lenses (web pages) on Celtic music, plus 15 Celtic music video showcases. The video showcase number has fallen recently as I've decided to incorporate some of the videos into the lenses themselves.
I made a lens for Celtic Christmas music by individual artists or groups and another one for Celtic Christmas music compilations. Working on the first one led me to create a lens for Bonnie Rideout, a… Continue
Added by MobyD on November 14, 2008 at 19:30 —
Just about the time I made my last post here almost two months ago, I realized if I worked at it, I could get to 100 lenses (web pages) on Squidoo. I made it, so now I'm not only a Giant Squid since July 1 (50 lenses required and I had that many by late May), but I'm also in the Top 100 club. I created a bunch of Celtic music video showcases, made up of YouTube videos to help get to the 100 goal. I've been really busy updating stuff and trying a few… Continue
Added by MobyD on October 14, 2008 at 23:50 —
It was sad to learn today of Ronnie Drew's passing on Saturday. I found out from someone in the chat room during Klara McDonnell's show.
It was also mentioned that there's some Ronnie Drew and Dubliners videos on YouTube, and that made me think of the documentary From Clare to Here with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill that I'd seen there a while ago. So I decided if it wasn't already here at LI, it should be. It's in five parts, with a total running time probably a bit over 40… Continue
My latest Squidoo lens is a natural choice: liveIreland.com, the site and station that got me inspired to create Celtic music lenses in the first place. Needless to say, I listened to the station throughout the creation of the lens, except when I was checking out the YouTube videos on the page. The first video is Klara McDonnell singing "Ride On." The other five I chose by going through the listings of videos that members of… Continue
Added by MobyD on April 28, 2008 at 0:43 —