Online Academy of Irish Music | Home 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». Where does it come from ? For those who want to learn more on the subject, you will find a page (here) where interesting links are collected ― links to pages from which I have blithely plundered information.
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. In the ITMA versions presented here, obvious mistakes and doubtful readings in the original are corrected in order to give an optimal interactive experience to you, the user. At regular intervals over the coming months, ITMA will provide music from in batches of 100.
Chris Peterson's Traditional Music Traditional Music This is a collection of (mostly) traditional music to look at, listen to, or download at your convenience. The emphasis is on traditional Celtic tunes, but there are some others you may find interesting, as well. Tunes marked with a dot are basic repertoire tunes, generally considered useful for beginners to know, at least where I live (it varies somewhat by region). As far as I know, all of these tunes are in the public domain. Remember, this is folk music. Click on the title to hear the tune, and click on [sheet music] to see it.
La fatigue vocale : les gestes à adopter - Le Chanteur Moderne 12 Avril 2014 Je viens de terminer une semaine d'enseignement à la British Kodaly Academy en Angleterre (j'y suis encore pendant deux semaines pour faire d'autres ateliers et voir un peu les amis et la famille) et une question revenait assez souvent pendant la semaine à la BKA : "Comment éviter la fatigue vocale et que faire si j'ai la voix fatiguée ?" Lorsque les gens parlent de fatigue vocale, généralement ils parlent d'une sensation de devoir travailler un peu plus que d'habitude pour chanter ou parler, parfois ils veulent dire que le son de leur voix est légèrement modifié (un peu soufflé ou un peu sourd) ou qu'ils ont simplement une sensation de sécheresse dans la gorge. Le clé ici se trouve dans les cordes vocales - les deux petits plis dans le larynx qui se mettent en vibration pour créer le son. Qu'est-ce qui provoque ce surplus de friction ? 1. Alors que faire pour éviter la fatigue ? 1. Que faire si vous avez la voix fatiguée ? Chantez bien !
tuneworks1 Welcome to Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí A Traditional Music Library of folk music, tune-books, songbooks and sheet music 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 There are a number of efforts underway to build indexes of the growing ABC sites on the Net. Chris Walshaw's search page This is mostly an index of several large online tune collections. John Chambers' ABC index This is the results of my ABC search robot. Richard Robinson's Tunesearch Compiled from index sent to him from several large ABC sites. In addition, some people have produced indexes to their own collections: Henrik Norbeck's index This is an index of Henrik's impressive tune collection. Frank Nordberg's ABC list Frank has listed a lot of online music sites. Send corrections, contributions, and comments about copyrights to: Copyright:
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 Charlie Dolan (Dancer)Reference to Charlie Dolan in this Article1 Tom Johnston (Fiddle)Reference to Tom Johnston in this Article1 Paddy Killoran (1904-1965)(Fiddle)Old 78rpm recordings of Paddy Killoran in Mp3 format 78rpm CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5 John Joe Gardiner (1893-1979)(Fiddle & Flute)Reference To John Joe Gardiner in this Article1Comhaltas Archive Archive1 Kathleen Harrington (1903-1984)(Fiddle)CD1 K. John Egan (1903 - 1989)(Flute)Reference to John in this Article1 & Article2
New Tune a Day Free English Traditional Music Workshops | Sing, dance and play 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. Please feel free to join us at any point through the year – we do play our tunes very slowly to begin with, and play only a two or three over and over again on any given evening! Admission is free. In addition to the classes we run tunes sessions (see the Sessions page) and in the spring and autumn also put on a dance in which the class is joined by friends to form a band to play for dancing. Please tell your friends and especially anyone who’s starting to play and really should know about these classes! ‘Gavin is a sympathic, fun and engaging tutor who will help build your confidence with patience and good humour!’ For information, call Gavin Atkin on 07985 522734. Music for these workshops 1. Long notes
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] Accordion player Jerry O’Brien, a native of Kinsale, Co Cork, came to Boston in 1921, and as accordionist with the recording group O’Leary’s Irish Minstrels was a leading exponent and teacher of Irish music in the city. The success of O’Brien and Derrane’s Copley recordings, and their repertory, gave rise to two Boston book publications by E. This tune book, though advertised as being suitable for several instruments, is heavily influenced by the expressive possibilities and repertory of the two-row accordion in D and C sharp, i.e., one of the two ‘press-and-draw’ systems used by accordion players in the Irish tradition. These tunes were set from a copy of Jerry O’Brien’s tunebook kindly donated to ITMA in 1995 by dancer Ed Reavy Jnr of Philadelphia.