Saturday, 27 January 2007

Aaron Jones Bouzouki Workshop

Aaron Jones is a member of Scottish folk band "Old blind dogs" now for some years. He also plays with his friend Claire Mann who is a fantastic flute and fiddle player. He studied bass, but somehow came to play the zouk and DADGAD guitar. He was voted Instrumentalist of the Year 2005 at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

He sometimes gives bouzouki workshops. On one of his workshops I made this little video in which he shows how to play the tune "A punch in the dark". If you have the chance to visit one of his workshops or concerts don't hesitate. I saw him live with Claire Mann and also with fiddler Tim o'Brien. You won't believe your ears and eyes, so fantastic.




More information about Aaron:
http://www.tradmusic.com/artistinfo.asp?artistID=87
http://www.oldblinddogs.co.uk/artist-biog.asp?artistID=2

Friday, 26 January 2007

Gerry McKee - Bouzouki tutorial CD-Rom

This is a short clip from the Bouzouki tutorial CD-Rom from Gerry McKee. You can get the whole thing at madfortrad.com. Gerry plays his Zouk in GDAE-tuning. But chord charts for GDAD tuning is also included. It's an html based CD-Rom, so it works on PC and Mac, too.

More video examples and information at:
http://www.dervish.ie/sample.htm




Information also at:
http://www.madfortrad.com/bouzouki.htm

Luc Arbogast

Another great Bouzouki player. I found this video on dailymotion.com. Someone filmed hin on the streets of Strassbourg in France last summer. Medievial zouk playing and falsetto voice. I love it. The sound isn't too good, but what matters. You can find more information about him and his group Domus at:
http://www.pastequepasteque.com/dotclear/index.php?2005/09/23/31-domus


Luc Arbogast
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Thursday, 25 January 2007

Pete Coe

This man's fantastic. On this video he only plays bouzouki and Feet. This is real power.



His website:
http://www.backshift.demon.co.uk/petehome.htm

Wise Family Band with Andy Irvine

A curiosity I found on "MySpace.com" is this video some guys posted. Toghether with Andy Irvine they perform a song called "Many on many" on dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and bass.


Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Julie Fowlis

Today by accident I discovered this Gaelic singer. She is accompanied on the bouzouki by an unknown Bouzouki player.



Her website:
www.juliefowlis.com/

Monday, 22 January 2007

Webtips







Some links that might be useful for players of the irish bouzouki:








That's a lot for the beginning, isn't it? If you got any further links let me know.





Thursday, 11 January 2007

Jody Hale (Guitar) & Steve Reid (Bouzouki)

Found this one on YouTube. I don't know anything about them. Based in the US.

On this video they are playing Maid Behind the Bar in slow Mode. Fine work. There are more videos of them on youtube. Check them out!



Dominique Rivière

He is a Guitarist, Bouzouki and Accordion player from Paris, France.

On his website
http://riviere.auzeau.org/index2.html
you will find more videos and tabs.


Andy Irvine - Reynardine

He is one of the best bouzouki players in this world. I saw him live 5 times until now and it was amazing every time. This is a video of the old ballad Reynardine. I found it on youtube, as most of the videos on this blog.

Beth Patterson

The first post is a video of New Orleans Singer and Bouzouki-Player Beth Patterson. She plays solo or with her band Kalavka.

Have a look at her website:
http://www.littlebluemen.com/beth.asp
and have a listen to her fantastic recordings, especially the latest live release "Caught in the act" which contains mostly solo recordings of her voice and bouzouki playing.

Welcome to Irish Bouzouki

In this blog I am going to gather material which might be useful for players of the irish bouzouki, cittern and mandola.