Monday, March 15, 2010

Everyone's Irish.. at least this week.....

*Liz Carroll and John Doyle*

This week, being St. Patty's week and all, I thought I'd focus on bringing some traditional Irish music from some of my favorite players. I may even get into a little history here and there for those of you who may be interested on how all this "Irish" stuff came about.

To be honest, I have a hard time pinning down favorite players. True to the tradition, all players have their own styles and interpretation. With that being said, the picture above shows probably my two most favorite players - Liz Carroll and John Doyle. Individually they are top notch players and performers. Put them together and it's down right explosive..

Go give them a listen. You'll be glad you did.

A wee - disclaimer... no Danny Boy, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, or Riverdance will be found in the upcoming posts this week. I'm going with true traditional music.

Although Danny Boy (written by an Englishman, btw) is a beautiful air (also known as the Londonderry Air), most musicians can't do it justice. The one player I do know who interprets this air with grace is fiddle player Eugene O'Donnell.

Tomorrow - more great traditional players, the cuaird, and dancing at the crossroads.


  1. I shall definitely go and give the Irish musicians a listen.
    Happy St Paddy's Day!

  2. Dont rule out some good Scottish music either. Im a big Battlefield Band fan.

    When is the next Ceilidh at O'Lordans? Ill make sure we are there. I needs me some live traditional Irish music and good Catholic whisky.

  3. I can see why you like thier music. Very good.

  4. I love the Irish music!
    Looking forward to your posts this week.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    I'm always surprised by the things I find on the net.
    How about this to hold eggs?

    I don't have enough counter space, but it is cute. The kind of rack on my post I think was used in the old large manor house kitchens.

  5. Mike - not ruling out Scottish at all. I just don't know a darn thing about it other than I like to listen to it. Love Battlefield Band, too. O'Lordans is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month. No ceili, just a session. Next one is 3/24 - we start around 8ish.