Irish Music
Joe Mooney Summer School on TG4

Tunes

Saddle the Pony, Leitrim Jig,
Blind Mary, Si Bheag Si Mhor,Insiheer (Guitar)
Siúil a Rún

LC Irish Essays
  1. Intro to Irish music: http://www.treelight.com/music/irishmusic.html
  2. www.rte.ie/radio1/inconcert/

  3. http://thepuredrop.com.au/

  4. www.**irish-music.net**
  5. The Session: http://www.thesession.org/sessions
  6. http://comhaltas.ie/
  7. http://sites.google.com/site/leitrimmusicproject/

TV Programmes

Anam an Amhráin

Instruments

Lists of instruments & players http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/carlow/122/irish/gear.html#low%20whistle


Traditional
The Bodhrán: Junior Davey (Questions) John Joe Kelly
Banjo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6o_zpb2N44
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Play-the-Banjo-An-Introduction-2459018
Fiddle, How to Play http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-play-St-Patricks-Day-on-an-Irish-Fiddle-126853206
Concertina: Breda Shannon http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_315_5_breda_shannon/
Concertina The Plains of Boyle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNQbnE4JVHQ
Mandolin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdYaoG5zYA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blmwMaWDj-w
How to Play http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Play-the-Mandolin-Tremelo-2459747
Uilleann Pipes - notes - http://www.pipers.ie/home/Resources_History%20Pipes.htm
Making reeds http://source.pipers.ie/Section.aspx?id=133
Bouzouki http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmg5ac-DSg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTu01U-ST40
http://www.5min.com/Video/Learn-the-buzukis-different-rhythms-1528
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTcN0zVg9YA

Performers


Matt Molloy, Flute, Roscomon Reel (2nd tune),
From the album, The Long Black Veil
Mo Ghile Mear (with Sting) With Sinead O'Connor, He Moved through the Fair, The Foggy Dew
With The Rolling Stones The Rocky Road to Dublin

Clare Bohan
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_361_4_claire_bohan/
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_361_4_claire_bohan/
Brian McNamara http://www.piperbrian.com/about/about_musician.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D9_KsX07IQ&feature=related
http://source.pipers.ie/Media.aspx?mediaId=4635&categoryId=149

John Carthy, Fiddle http://www.johncartymusic.com/pagex.asp?bioid=2060

Ben Lennonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Z0P2bcbr8
http://www.mauricelennon.com/ben.htm
Lisa Ward http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_338_4_lisa_ward/
Ceolus Céilí Band http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_331_2_the_ceolus_ceili_band_play_a_selection_of_reels/
The Moylurgh Céilí Band http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_358_7_the_moylurgh_ceili_band/
Liam O'Flynn, Pipes (O'Rourke's Reel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rm1G0uW3UI
Tommy Keane, pipes http://source.pipers.ie/Media.aspx?mediaId=4702
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Piano Woodbrook
John McKenna http://comhaltas.ie/blog/post/john_mckenna/
http://www.johnmckenna.ie/john-mckenna/
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/mckenna.htm
Groups
The Chieftains Lots of Drops of Brandy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaOJOZYKtq4
I Know My Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-HU2Xh7PE

Collectors & Preservation


Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann
http://wikis.engrade.com/collectors
http://comhaltas.ie/music/treoir/detail/irelands_music_collectors/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_music_collectors
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/arts-literature/irish-traditional-music/Irish-traditional-music/collectors-1/
Bunting http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/sources/bunting.htm
Bunting and Lynch, part 1,part 2,
Francis O'Neill
George Petrie

Sean Nós Singing

TG4 Sean Nós Station
http://wikis.engrade.com/seannsandtraditionalsing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean-n%C3%B3s_song
http://comhaltas.ie/music/treoir/detail/amhranaiocht_ar_an_sean_nos/
http://leavingcertmusic.weebly.com/sean-noacutes-singing.html
http://leaving-cert-helpnotes.blogspot.ie/2012/06/leaving-cert-irish-traditional-music.html
Una Palliser, Mo Ghile Mear on Specsavers' Ad
Fionnuala Maxwell
Eleanor Shanley
Róisín Elsafty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuh91RlcTFI&feature=related

Love Songs: Bríd óg Ni Mháille

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3CASoOw5AA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T6jREgmQeg
Work Songs: Tuirne Mháire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y0cDYvqsuQ
Lullaby: Hó-Bha-in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG1Jr77BzhA
Gartan's Mothers Lullaby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkbiDlvxMnM&feature=fvsr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9nHtEQLKb0
Macaronic: Siúil a Rún (also a love song), Celtic Woman, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTXrdt7piyc
Comic: An Poc ar Buile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFHO2gVeiN8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsMIJAn5PM
Drinking Songs: Níl sé 'ná Lá http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD6c-spsULM
(Luke Kelly, Preab San Ól) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyFoT7HgIr0
Religious Songs: Caoineadh na dTri Mhuire (also a lament) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Yu3HESuXc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY7edACmuuA

Lament Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrf-C5teQA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alTA5ge7tcM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL03D660285C38F0B2

Aisling: Róisín Dubh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGelrimeD7c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdskdLV4MWY

Patriotic Songs:

Óró sé do Bheatha Abhaile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7rrorzOkaA
Boolavogue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHNHhQ1Q_nk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hHq-jlj6zQ
Kevin Barry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE8rsDLHb98

Children's Play Songs:

Beidh Aonach Amárach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYDikGIRs2E

Tune Search

http://www.irishtune.info/search.php

http://www.thesession.org/

http://www.freesheetmusic.net/dance1.html

Dances

Info http://www.irishtune.info/rhythm/

The Leitrim Jig (Uilleann Pipes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaHe7FjPo3Y&feature=youtu.be

The Roscommon Reel (Trad Flute) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dONrymY4Tcg&feature=youtu.be

Hornpipes: The Plains of Boyle, Concertina, Willie Clancy on Pipes.
Plains of Boyle Harvest Home

Fusion version by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLHWUqFDEI

Slip Jig: The Whinney Hills of Leitrim ,( also called L eitrim Town) From O'Riada as Gaiety

The Leitrim Polka

//The Leitrim Fancy// (Hornpipe) The Plains of Boyle is the first tune on this recording.

Fusion version by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLHWUqFDEI
Slip Jig: The Whinney Hills of Leitrim,(also called Leitrim Town) From O'Riada as Gaiety
The Leitrim Polka
//The Leitrim Fancy// (Hornpipe) The Plains of Boyle is the first tune on this recording.

Slow Airs

Lament: Davy Spillane Caoineadh Cu Chulainn from Riverdance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwxga8udIio

Sean O'Riada

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%A1n_%C3%93_Riada Mise Eire, 2 (Other versions of Róisín Dubh2)
O Neill's March

Ornamentation and Regional Styles

Regional Style, part 1, part 2 (Donegal),part 3 (Clare),part 4 (Fermanagh),part 5 (North Connaught),
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean-n%C3%B3s_song#Regional_variation

http://hspeek.home.xs4all.nl/irishbox/ornamnts.html
Listen to Ornamentation
Some Tin Whistle Ornaments
Morrison's Jig with Rolls
John McSherry, Harvest Home (Triplets), Conemara: "Coinleach Glas an Fhómhair” Róisín Elsafty
Munster:"Caoineadh na dTrí Muire" (The Lament of the Three Marys), Iarla O'Lionaird
Donegal: Lillis Ó Laoire

Essay http://leavingcertmusic.weebly.com/ornamentation.html

Fusions

Essay http://leavingcertmusic.weebly.com/fusion.html
James Galway: Brian Boru's March
Jazz; Lewis Nash Quintet, Eleanor Plunkett,
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin; Woodbrook (The Plains of Boyle hornpipe)
Dé Danann "Teacht na Banríona Sheba" (Baroque Piece) , 2,,
Kila
The Corrs & The Chieftains
The Horslips: The High Reel
Sean O'Riada, Mise Eire, 2
Thin Lizzy: Whiskey in the Jar, Metallica

Regional Style

Fiddle http://www.irishfiddle.com/article_on_styles3.html

Riverdance

Riverdance, First Ever Broadcast, Michael Flatley and Jean Butler : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf1f5V_PeYY
Riverdance was first performed during the 7-minute interval of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre, Dublin on April 30, 1994. This first performance featured Irish Dancing Champions Jean Butler & Michael Flatley, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Celtic choral group Anúna. The score was written by Bill Whelan. Riverdance was converted into a full length musical show first performed in February 1995 which travelled all over the world.

The Irish Harp


1.

Early Irish Harp, 2, Walls of Liscarrol on the early Irish harp


2.

3.


4.
5.
Paul Dooley
Michael Rooneywith Alan Kelly

Other Essay Topics

Changes http://leavingcertmusic.weebly.com/changes-developments.html