Friday, 12 March 2010

Lorg Lunny - Donal Lunny TV Series

Donal Lunny has produced an eight part series for TG4 in Ireland. He travelled all around Ireland to find young talented musicians to put a new band together. You can see what happened when all the musicians met for the first time, when they had to chose a singer etc. Each episode consists of two parts. You can view it at:

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Robert Tincher plays a nice version of this well known emigration song. Filmed on Sept. 27,2009 at the Lousville Irish Fest at Bellarmine University.
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There are a few more songs on which he plays the bouzouki.

This is what is written about him on his Profile:

Robert Tincher has been singing the ballads of Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1973 and has played with several well-known Celtic music groups in Kentucky and southern Ohio. The first, Mad Catherine and the Moondog Pirates, gave many fans their first taste of the music back in the early 1980's.
More recently, Robert was part of Pale, Stout and Amber, who Lexington Herald-Leader music writer Walter Tunis once called "the top local pick for Irish and Celtic music." Although they never widely toured, their 2004 Pale, Stout & Amber CD received international radio airplay and favorable reviews in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
In June, 2007, Atlanta's Southern Arts Federation selected Pale, Stout and Amber as one of two Spotlight Artists of the Month from a registry of 752 performers, writers, and visual and media artists from the southeastern United States who have been recognized for the outstanding quality of their work.
When Pale, Stout and Amber dissolved in September, 2008, Robert relaunched himself as a solo performer. In July, 2009, he was selected for artistic excellence to participate in the Peforming Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Some coversongs on the irish bouzouki

gn0coach posted some covers of well known songs during the last months. Here is a little collection to show that it sounds really good if you play pop-folk songs on the zouk.

First a Cover of Billy Joel's Downeaster Alexa

Tall Ships

White Hare (Seth Lakeman)

Aragon Mill

Eamonn Coyne, Clare Mann, Aaron Jones

Some videos from a TG4 programme. There is no information, when this session was recorded.

First Dennis Ryan's and The Cock and Hen

Roscommon reel, Toss the feathers and Cregg's pipes

And finally here's Jarlath Henderson (Uillean Pipes), Ross Ainsley (smallpipes) & Aaron Jones (cittern) at the Gordon Duncan Memorial Concert in Celtic Connections 2007 with thanks to my friend Tom