Thursday, August 30, 2012

McGoldrick-McCusker-Doyle, Live in Lorient 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Irish Whistle Tutor Book

Tin Whistle

A Complete Guide to Playing Irish Traditional Music on the Whistle

286-page pdf ebook and 420 accompanying mp3 files
Free sample download here
Price : 29€ / 35 USD
Buy Here
(420MB zip file containing pdf book & mp3 files)

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This tutor book and its accompanying multimedia files will give a complete practical introduction to playing Irish traditional music on the tin whistle. Each part of the tutor contains graded lessons, exercises and tunes, and
they are meant to be used back-to-back, giving a complete introduction to the whistle in Irish traditional music.

As a novice, you can expect by the end of this course to be familiar with the Irish traditional repertoire and style, and to master some typical music from the repertoire.

The course is in 2 parts : the basics of the whistle in part 1 (Units 1-5), Irish traditional music on the whistle in Part 2 (Units 7-16). It is designed to be accessible to complete beginners. No prior musical knowledge is necessary to begin the Basic tutor. Both musical notation and tablature are used in the tutor books; so no knowledge of musical staff notation or sight reading is necessary, although those who prefer using staff notation may do so.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Local flute player returns home to release her third album - Dundalk Democrat

Dundalk born flute player Nuala Kennedy has recently released her third solo album titled ‘Noble Stranger’ in local venue the Spirit Store

The album was launched in Dundalk’s popular music venue the Spirit Store. A large crowd attended this wonderful event and the atmosphere was electrifying. Her repertoire included some well-known Irish songs, tunes and ballads and also a number of her own compositions.

During her performance Nuala spoke of the many musicians who have influenced her playing over the years including Fermanagh flute player, Cathal McConnell.

Pakie Duignan, Patsy Hanly, and Martin Dolan, at 'HAMROCKS' Brideswell, ...

Monday, August 13, 2012

John Wynne, John McEvoy and Paudie O'Connor Live in Passionfruit, Athlone

Playing as part of Thursday Trad Sessions
The weekly Trad. Sessions continue this Thursday 16th August at Passionfruit Theatre, 7pm.
This week's act includes the well-known John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle) and Paudie O'Connor (accordian).
Admission is only €7/€5 concession, children only €2. A great evening's entertainment for all the family. Light refreshments provided. No booking necessary.
Phone 086 333 8457.

Conal O Grada flute recital in Miltown Malbay