Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Seasons Greetings!

A favorite song for this time of year! Fairytale of New York by the Pogues!

Something more traditional to come.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Little Christmas Humor

Happened upon this in my search for Scottish or Irish music to post for Christmas.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dead Irish Blues at Huey's Midtown this Sunday from 4-7

Just got this in the email from Greg Faiers of Dead Irish Blues!

Hey -- Greg Faiers of Dead Irish Blues ( here. Marty and I playing this Sunday at Huey's Midtown 4-7 pm. As usual, when we're in Memphis, Jimmy Crosthwait will join us. We usually perform a mix of Blues/Jugband, Celtic, Hillbilly, and original tunes when we're at "non-Irish" venues, as will be the case Sunday. If the crowd is into the Celtic material, we play more of it!
Below are a couple of links to video clips of the entire band playing up here in PA.
Roddy McCorley

Brian Boru's March / Ray's Favorite
Kelly the Boy From Killarne
Thanks...and Happy Holidays!
Greg Faiers

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let us remember the great Liam Clancy

It's not a feel-good Friday after hearing the news of the passing of the legendary Liam Clancy, aged 74. Thanks to Mairtin de Cogain for the tip.

Along with his brothers and singer Tommy Makem, he helped revive traditional Irish music worldwide during the 1960s, making it possible for us to enjoy this music today. He will be deeply missed; please remember his family, including his brilliant musician son Donal in your thoughts.

Here they are playing Old Orange Flute.