Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Beth Patterson - Some new videos

One of my favourite bouzouki players from the US. These are videos from a house concert from 7/2/2010

1. Buzzer, a cover of a Dar Williams song

2. Range Rover

3. Tom Sawyer Cover of a Rush song

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Online Academy Of Irish Music

Did you ever thought of learning your instrument with an online teacher? Here's the possibility. The Online Academy Of Irish Music offers several courses for instruments used in Irish Folk Music. Look here:

These are the offered courses and tutors:

* Bodhrán Tutor: Brian Flemming
* Bouzouki Tutor: Billy Mag Fhloinn
* Concertina Tutor: Ernestine Healy
* Fiddle Tutor: Majella Bartley
* Flute Tutors: Kirsten Allstaff, Majella Bartley,Niall Keegan
* Song Tutor: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
* Tin Whistle Tutor: Thomas Johnston
* Uilleann Pipes Tutor: Mikie Smyth
* Piano Tutor: Stephen Markham

Here is the chance to watch some free lessons:

The cost of membership is:

€19.95 per month
£17.95 per month
$25.95 per month

I did not subscribe but watched the free lessons and think they are great. If you subscribe please leave a comment if you think it's a good offer or not.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Dervish - Traditional Irish Music from

Here is supergroup Dervish playing an intimate session at Hargadon's Bar in the centre of Sligo, Ireland. The entire session was broadcast live worldwide over the internet.

More videos of this session here:

O'Connor's Pub OAIM Launch Clip 4 - Traditional Irish Music from

A live performance from O'Connor's bar in Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland, during the launch of the Online Academy of Irish Music in April 2011. This session was webcast on

A lovely song, does anyone know the name of it?

Donal Lunny solo

No description available on youtube. But a stunning solo performance of Donal on his 10 string blarge.

Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny

Paddy and Donal at the Steeple sessionsat the Unitarian Church on St. Stephens Green in Dublin on Tuesday 24th of May 2011. What a performance!

Here's another video from "solidarity with Japan gig"

Ale Carr - Solo Cittern

Just discovered this video. What a player. What a groove. What a joy to listen to this music and to see this man play. He is 19!

Here you can visit his myspace site:
and here, too:

Here are two more videos of Ale och Elna, who were former winners at Swedens largest music competition for youngsters.
The first tune, "Lieman (... och Lärkan)" is originally a tune called "Ängstunden" composed by Bill McChesney. The second tune "Jigen" is composed by Ale Carr.

Another Tune called "Ales Engelska"

And here's something really special:
Dreamers Circus - Mozart

Friday, 1 July 2011

Andy Irvine - Come to the bower and more

An old song Andy used to sing in the late 70s. On his new tour he's playing it again. Andy is playing a Drifter Promotions show at the Prince Albert, Brighton, 27/06/11.

The Braes Of Moneymore

Arthur McBride

Andy Irvine - Live Prince Albert, Brighton, 27.06.2011

A new concert recording of Andy. 11 songs in total.

1. Mother Jones

2. Reynardine

3. Braes of Moneymore

4. The Close Shave

5. Empty Handed

6. O'Donoghues

7. Brackagh Hill

8. My Heart tonight's in Ireland

9. The three Huntsmen

10. Oslo

11. The Highwayman

So now all is complete. Many thanks to americanrootsuk for uploading these gems.