Monday, 30 March 2009

Cittern and Sitar combination

A live recording with Pandit Harvinder Singh Sitar and Anders Falk Cittern. I really like this combination of the two instruments, although there is no celtish influence in the music.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Gerry O'Connor, Manus Lunny & Vinnie Kilduff - Moving Cloud

A tune called Moving cloud vividly performed here with 2 bouzoukis, banjo and mandolin on the Late Late Show Christmas 1993.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Bailliekins - Step It Out Mary

Good man bailliekins has posted a new video featuring his Octave Mandolin. This time it's the Song Step It Out Mary, originally by Sean McCarthy. He has rewritten it a bit and has added some verses. Really nice tune.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Tralee Trembles

BmoreBusker is playing a tune which he says is originally by Terry Woods and maybe Ron Kavana and from a collaboration album called LILT - For the children. Fine playing, nice tune.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Paddy's day

Keith enjoys us here with a set of tunes: Boys of Bluehill, Chief O'Neills and Drowsy Maggie. He writes: Mando is by Freshwater - very beaten up when I got it. have just stripped it back to the wood and refinished it. New set up partially complete. Still needs work on the bridge saddle, and the string gauges sorting out, then final fettling to suit. Enjoy!

Steve Smith plays Mariners Ward on his 1914 Gibson K2 Mandocello

What a nice tune played on a legendary instrument. Steve is playing a original composition from his Other Places, Times and Lives album. For more information look at:

Post No. 300! - Irish Bouzouki improvisation

Just back from a lovely weekend in Bonn where I attended on a bouzouki workshop with Michael Lempelius ( I found this nice video. Joynergy is just fooling around on his bouzouki which is made by luthier Juhn Hullah. Does anybody have some information about this luther?

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Bob Vasile and Jane Peppler

Bob and Jane are a couple playing cittern and fiddle. Here they are with the following tunes:
Flying Home to Shelley (Paul Gitlitz), Paddy on the Landfill (Rob Hayes), Music for a Found Harmonium (Simon Jeffes)

Tim Browne - Step It Out Mary

Tim Browne has posted a new video. A trad song played together with Eoin Jordan on bouzouki at the Trades Union Hall, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland on October 15th, 2008.
Tim's website:

And here is Mosed Bridge-The Girl From Glashakeenleen

Monday, 2 March 2009

Bailliekins - Daleman's Litany

Another fine song from Bailliekins. Unfortunately he does not give any information about the song.