Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Irishtune.info

A link I always wanted to post but always forgot. Here you can find information on lots of tunes, find out the most recorded tunes, most cited albums, tune books and lots more. So many information, this site will catch your attention for a long time.

http://www.irishtune.info/

Irish Folk Weekend Bonn

I'm back from Irish folk weekend in Bonn. We all had a great time playing together. Thanks to Sabrina, Ekhart and all the others who made this weekend possible. This time we were 10 bouzouki players. We learned the tunes Far from home, Jim Donoghue's and the song Aragon Mill besides some techniques and Rhythms. On Friday evening there was a concert at Fiddlers Irish pub with Séan Reeves & FEW, who are Séan Reeves, Michael Lempelius and Jonathan Williams.
Here is some information about them:
http://www.fiddlers-bonn.com/index.php?id=198
It was a fantastic show that night.

Here are some pictures of that night:

http://www.fiddlers-bonn.com/index.php?id=171&tx_jmgallery_pi1[albumUid]=17&cHash=a8046f588b

On Saturday there was a Session at Fiddlers:

Here are some photos:

http://www.fiddlers-bonn.com/index.php?id=171&tx_jmgallery_pi1[albumUid]=18&cHash=80795b9f66


This time I did not capture the workshop tune. Sorry for that. Instead I post some videos from the bouzouki workshop by Michael Lempelius. First is a song called Aragon Mills:



I will post chords as PDF as soon as I finished them.

Next a Song by Richard Thompson called Beeswing:



More information about the weekend:
http://www.doubletop.de/workshop-bonn.php

Friday, 16 November 2007

NKForsterGuitars

What's a bouzouki blog without Links to Luthiers. Nigel Foster has built the new Cittern for Aaron Jones.Here's a link to his site with some photos of this Zouk.

http://nkforsterguitars.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html
Here's the main link:
http://nkforsterguitars.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Tejedor

Tejedor, a band from Asturies with a song called Xoto de Punta. Great video.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Berrogüetto

Berrogüetto is a folk group from Galicia. Lively modern folk with deep roots in celtic music.

Rosendo en Sabaxans


Fusco

Altan

My friend Tom (www.irish-like.com) gave me the link to some Altan videos. The bouzouki player is Ciarán Curran.

The sunset


The boxty set


Is the big man within


Altan Bo Mhin Na toitean /Dark haired lass


Another video

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

How to convert a guitar into a bouzouki

This article might be useful for those who want to try out the bouzouki without spending too much money. Just take your old guitar and make some adjustments. Here's a tutorial with lots of photos. But don't blame me, if it does not work!

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Luthier/Technique/Guitar/Structural/8StConvert/8stconvert.html

Another article on this item is to be found at:
http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/mandolin.htm

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Ceilidh Soc - Tunes


Another site with lots of tunes. Search and download selected tunes as abc or pdf. Great service.
http://www.ceilidhsoc.org/music.html