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.