It's odd but these are playing back at double speed on two of our home computers here, so if it sounds like Alvin & the Chipmunks doing an instrumental you're hearing the Zappa-ized version. ;-)
My son Shawn told me to upload a few tunes, but these are the only ones I could find so far that are 'me'.
Stay tuned for more......someday!!
Thanks for the 'hello'!
Passion for ones instrument is all that is required to make real music. I used to record myself back in my youth and still have those recordings today. I played better before I became a professional. Although I am now technically proficient at my professional, the true heart and passion for my instrument was far more evident in my 'basement' years. My boys, (both members here on LiveIreland), became Celtic music fans from being around it being blasted on my stereo since they were born. Now they too are musicians I am enjoying hearing them in their discovery years of unbridled fascination with their instruments. I am often very jealous of their ability to actually enjoy themselves with music. All too often the only time I play is at a paid gig, or rehearsing for one. As a session sideman for-hire, I have to play what my clients want. Everything from rap to bad indie rock.
So enjoy yourself, that's all that matters!
I've been reading through your brilliant initiative... and I will join in... although... being busy as everyone could be, I can't promise to be a "good" student.... but anyhow... the little I will get will be fine (like in "better than nothing...!")... If you accept me into the really really beginner's group... I'll try to be there..!
Thanks for the initiative... (again...)!
Hello to all! It's really nice to be here. I was very surprised to see that Live Ireland had expanded out so much. I hadn't visited the sire in a while and was happily surprised.
I'm an Irish/American who loves my Irish roots. I tottaly enjoy Celtic music and I have studied some Irish Gaelic. I'm by no means fluent, but I'll keep trying until I can hold my own.
My hobbies include Music, photography, and studying Gaeilge.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and hope that we can become friends.