Monday, 27 April 2009

Christy Moore - The Least We Can Do

I could include lots of great videos of Christy, but this is a bouzouki blog. But on this video there's Donal Lunny playing his wonderful bouzouki. Fantastic song, deep lyrics.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Jim Chapman


Jim has been playing Irish music for more than 20 years. He lives in the Portland area, where he is still performing live.
He plays Irish and Greek bouzoukis, tin whistles and keyboards. He was member of folk groups Copperfield, Wildgeese and The Strayaways.

On his website you can find some transcribed tunes with chords and soundclips.

http://jcbouzouki.home.att.net

You can buy records on which he appears at cd-baby:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/elizabethnicholson

Thursday, 23 April 2009

gn0coach - White Hare

gn0coach has a fine style of playing the bouzouki. This is a cover of a song by Seth Lakeman. I think it's brilliant.


Wavechaser, an original composition, very interesting tune.


Pay the reckoning: A jig. gn0coach writes: "Saw kyle25rs version and thought it about time I learned my first Jig on Irish Bouzouki - cover your ears! GDAD, Capo on the 5th fret. Based on Han Speek tab"

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

David Francey and Craig Werth

David Francey is recognized as one of today's finest singer-songwriters. Born in Scotland in 1954 he now lives in Canada. He is often accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Craig Werth.
Many thanks to my friend Tom for sending me the links.

Websites:
http://www.davidfrancey.com/
http://www.craigwerth.com/

www.myspace.com/davidfrancey



Thursday, 9 April 2009

Tribute to Donal Lunny

What a tribute: Here are some Tunes with Donal Lunny, John McSherry, Davy Spillane, Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, Nollaig Casey, Paddy Glackin. Three Bouzoukis altogether on stage. Andy Irvine is playing his old Stevens Bouzouki. Haven't seen him playing it for a long time.


Not my cup of coffee, but some of you might like it: Here's "Dirty old Town" featuring Donal, Gilles Servat, Ronnie Drew, John McSherry, Nollaig Casey

Monday, 6 April 2009

Jig: Lark in the morning

A new video from Kyle. This time he plays the jig "lark in the morning". I like his style of playing melody and drones altogether.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Ballad Of Reynardine

Kyle is playing the arrangement of Andy Irvine. He does a really good job. Really Inspiring!