Tuesday, 26 February 2008

The Next Chapter

Today I got an e-mail from Jeanne Page. She found my bouzouki blog and saw the video featuring her son Adam Page. I love to get messages or e-mails from blog readers, because it gives me the feeling I'm not doing all this just for myself. So please feel free to post your messages here.

Jeanne also gave me the link to a video by her band "The Next Chapter" which also features her son Adam. This video was filmed for a television show called “Southwest Sounds”. The Next Chapter performing two original songs. "Old Time Mountain Jam" and "In The Zone." The second one features Adam on Bouzouki. The first one features a fine Hammered Dulcimer. Well worth to have a look at.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Singer from Danu

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, singer and musician of Danu fame sings "An Spealadóir" (a West Kerry song) together with Michelle Mulcahy onn accordion and Billy Mc Glynn on Bouzouki. It is followed by two reels: "The Caucus" and "The Wind That Shakes The Barley".

Recorded at the Peig Ryan Tribute Concert held in June of 2007.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Cold Frosty Morning played on Gibson Mandocello (1913)

Jimmy Moser just has bought this gem. Here's a little tune played on it.

Folk Friends present the Irish Bouzouki

Folk Friends,Germany present their Irish Bouzouki and Octave Mandolin. Have a look. They are similar to Fender or Tennessee Bouzoukis.Website: http://www.folkfriends.de/

Friday, 15 February 2008

Beth Patterson explains the tuning of a Bouzouki

In this video Beth Patterson explains the tuning GDAD of her bouzouki. She gives some examples of the advantages of this tuning.

On this video she sings a few songs and talks to her students

Here' s the song Apona

The song Quicksilver

The White Hare of Howden

Musique a Bouche

Look at: http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos/musician+beth+patterson+on+tuning+and+playing+the+bouzouki

Monday, 4 February 2008

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Baneasa's Green Glade/Mominsko Horo

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady @ Celtic Connections, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 30th Jan 2008. Baneasa's Green Glade/Mominsko Horo.The quality isn't very good, but nevertheless worth watching.

Monaghan Jig

Here's a version of the monaghan jig. I don't know anything about the zouk player.