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

Clare Bohan
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_361_4_claire_bohan/
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_361_4_claire_bohan/
Matt Molloy (go to 1.30 for the solo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtSjM3YU7Qw
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

The Plains of Boyle, Concertina, Willie Clancy on Pipes.
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)

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
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEAlOHhIL0k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AriFvZrnSD8

2.

3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJswc2pATMc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkDguYkhyBU&feature=relmfu

4.
5.
Paul Dooley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEymeFxWhx0
Michael Rooney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzZRocKt4x4
Quiz http://flashcards.engrade.com/belfastharpfestival

Other Essay Topics

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