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Welcome - Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

Welcome - Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

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IdentitAirs Québécois The music I wish to talk about here is often named «Trad» by the younger generation. «Identitairs» is a pun; a mixture of «identity» and «airs» (which means «tunes» in french). A word to coin the fact that traditional music often helps to define a people's identity. The term «Québécois» is also relatively new — late sixties, with the awakening of Quebec's nationalism. Before this, the descendents of the French settlers of the St Lawrence valley(1) called themselves «French-canadians», and before that, simply «Canadians».

Interactive Scores - Ryan's mammoth collection 1 – 300 , published in Boston in 1883, was – and is – an important collection of traditional music, though comparatively little known among Irish traditional players today. Most of its content was long available in the United States as , commonly known as simply ‘Cole’s’, named after its publisher. Recently, an annotated edition of Ryan’s original edition, edited by Patrick Sky, was published by Mel Bay publications. Ryan’s collection contains more than a thousand tunes. It was a forerunner and model for the now much better known collections of Francis O’Neill. Ryan’s book features music in a wider variety of keys and degrees of difficulty than are prevalent in the Irish tradition today.

Irish-American Acetate Discs, 1940–50s Acetate discs were originally used in recording studios from the 1930s to the early 1950s, before the introduction of tape recording, for making test copies of recordings. They consisted of aluminium plates covered with a thin layer of lacquer, and sound was cut directly onto the lacquer. They were only intended for temporary use and became inaudible after many playings. Acetates were also used in radio work, and some commercial companies recorded performers on acetate disc for a fee. The eight acetate recordings presented above come from the collection of the late John Brennan, a Ballisodare, Co Sligo, flute player resident in Dublin, and they were donated to the ITMA in 2008 by his son John who lives in Denmark, per Peter Sorenson. John Brennan was friendly with the Sligo fiddle players James ‘Lad’ O’Beirne (1911–80) and Martin Wynne (1913–98), who were resident in New York and whose playing is featured on the discs.

Index of /~jc/music/abc I've been experimenting with a few tools to do useful things in directories full of .abc tune files: [Session directory] - Session lister - Tune lister - Collection lister These are "works in progress" that I've included here to get ideas for making them more useful. ABC education: Indexes of ABC tunes Traditional Irish Music in Connacht Sligo Michael Coleman (1891-1945)(Fiddle)Old 78rpm recordings of Michael Coleman in Mp3 format 78rpm History of Michael Coleman Article1 CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5 CD6 CD7 CD8 Jim Coleman (Fiddle)Reference to Jim Coleman in this Article1 James Charles Morrison (1893-1947)(Fiddle)History of James Morrison Article1Old 78rpm recordings of James Morrison in Mp3 format 78rpm CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5 CD6 CD7 Tom Morrison (Flute) Reference to Tom Morrison in this Article1 John Morrison (Flute)Reference to John Morrison in this Article1

The Otter's Holt Good traditional music sessions around Northumberland This isn’t a definitive list, but if you can sing a song, or play a few trad tunes, you’ll be more than welcome at any of these venues. I’ve not visted each and every session listed but I’ve heard good reports from musicians who have. This is nowhere near a full list of all the sessions currently active in Northumberland – I’ve stuck to the ones that seem to be the most popular or well known. Most of the music played will be Northumbrian, but quite a few English and Scottish tunes, even a few Irish, have been absorbed into the Northumbrian repertoire. Irish trad music isn’t that well represented in Northumberland though there are a few enthusiasts (including me!).

Free English Traditional Music Workshops English traditional music workshops – Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent The tunes for these classes are posted below! Learn to play traditional tunes for music sessions and dancing in the company of other beginners. Play slowly and practice whatever’s causing difficulty for you. Irish Folk Dance Music: for Violin, Flute, Guitar, Banjo and Accordion / Compiled and Arranged by Jerry O'Brien. Roxbury, Massachusetts: E. O'Byrne DeWitt's Sons, 1952 [tune titles listed below on left]

July 2013 Lesson One: Beginning Irish Tenor Banjo One of the most difficult things about learning a new instrument is that you get bombarded with information right off the bat - most of which is not germane to the level of skill that you have. Children and teens are able to handle this chaos, but adult learners have a harder time with it. I hope to simplify things a little by starting with the very basics. tune search To give the best user experience, the default settings at allow all cookies. If you continue without changing them, you consent to these settings. You can find out more, or change your cookie settings at any time, by clicking on privacy at the bottom of any page. The abc tune search / tune finder gives you access to thousands of folk & traditional tunes from across the web - use the search form below or browse the tunes or visit the collections they are drawn from. [Currently the index contains around 550,000 tunes in 270,000 files.] You can also browse the tunes by the initial title letter:

Bunting — Music of Ireland (1840) Edward Bunting (1773–1843) was eighteen years old when he was engaged by the organizers of the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792 to write down the old tunes they expected would be performed. Ten harpers came to the festival, and Bunting wrote down the music he heard, thus beginning a life-long passion of collection Irish music. Bunting published three books of this music, arranged and adapted for the piano–forte. Transcriptions of Joe Cooley's playing. The "Cooley" recording. There only exists one album of playing of Joe Cooley, the charismatic button accordion player from Peterswell, Co. Galway - the album simply titled "Cooley", on the Gael-linn label (originally as an LP - cat. #CEF 044 - in 1975, later re-issued on CD as cat. #CEF CD 044).

LeSession: Steve Mansfield's Abc music tutorial How to interpret abc music notation A tutorial by Steve Mansfield Part one : the basics Last revised : 18 October 2006