Sunday, 21 February 2010

A tune called BMinor

Steelmaster (sorry, I don't know anything about him) plays a fine tune called BMinor, originally by a group called the BEE EATERS. He plays chord and melody on his Joe Foley octave mandolin (isn't it a bouzouki?) If you like the tune check out their website for more information, because they play really good acoustic music:
http://www.myspace.com/thebeeeaters

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Donal Lunny at Custiys Music Shop

Donal Lunny playing Bouzouki and Mary Custy playing fiddle with two fine jigs here. I can't understand what the name of the first jig is, the second one is the battering ram.

The Blacksmith

A really good version of the blacksmith by Kyle. He's got a real powerful playing on this one. A tribute to Andy Irvine and his well known version of this song.



And another video:Two tunes from the album Dual by Eamon Doorley, Julie Fowlis, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Ross Martin calledTha 'm buntata mor / An Bairille. The second tune is also known as The rocky road to Dublin.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Ralf P. Wacker's Irish Bouzouki Book will be translated soon


Ralf, the writer of the German book for the Irish Bouzouki just informed me, that his book is currently translated into English.

The Uilleann piper of his band is studying in Limerick, where she is working on a translation. Let's hope it will not take too long before we can announce a new book for the world market. And I can promise you it will be of great interest for all players of the Irish Bouzouki.

Ralf's websites for more information:
www.ralf-wackers.de
www.currach.de