Links for “articles”
Comhaltas na Breataine (Comhaltas in Britain)
This is the website for the British Province of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann# Added by Paddy_box .
Lower Valley Beginner Irish Session
Conceived and plotted by Mark B. and other anonymous ninja collaborators, the Lower Valley Beginner Irish Session is a tune-teaching slow session based in Holyoke, Massachusetts.# Added by Jeremy .
Cape Breton’s Magazine
Here are all of the 74 issues of Cape Breton’s Magazine, editor Ronald Caplan, including a complete index to the editions (author / volume / subject) compiled by Brian Tennyson and Sandra Atwell. Preface - http://capebretonsmagazine.com/modules/mastop_publish/?tac=Preface - "In the autumn of 1972 Ron Caplan, an American who had discovered the charms of Cape Breton, established Cape Breton’s Magazine, partly because he thought the island’s unique character, history and folklore should be preserved but also partly - as he cheerfully admits - because he had to find a way to make a living that would enable him to remain here. - - - "# Added by ceolachan .
The Irish Tune Composers’ Pages
A New Website Dedicated to Composers of Traditional Irish Music from O’Carolan to Reavy to Fahey to McGoldrick# Added by Dave Flynn .
Multilingual online repository of European cultures— text, pictures, videos, audio, it’s there. Access to music from the Irish Traditional Music Archives among other archives and libraries across the continent.# Added by Daemco .
A search for "fiddle" for example will yield as it’s 2nd result "Parlophone Irish 78s, 1929," which will give you information about the collection. Click on the blue audio symbol and you’ll get the actual material, including ‘Clonlara Quadrilles’ and ‘Tipperary Flings’ from Sean Madden on accordion, not to mention jigs, reels, airs and other tunes by other players on other instruments. Anyway, I’m excited about it. ;)
Kyle Gann Introduction To Historical Tunings
A comprehensive explanation of the different types of scales and how they came to be.# Added by gam .
Celtic Rambler - Celtic Art & Design
Following the trail of the Wild Geese and taking a wrong turn or two, "Celtic Rambler" ended up in the Celtic heartland of France and found a home-from-home, complete with green grassy fields, brown cows and blight on his potatoes. This site is a showcase for artwork inspired by the shared mythological culture of Ireland and central France fused with modern technology. These Celtic-style patterns can be adapted to a wide range of projects and materials, offering you the chance to buy custom-made gifts or commission a truly unique image for your personal projects.# Added by CelticRambler .
Tie the Ribbons
Closet Confessions of a Wannabe Traditional Irish Flute Player. Playing traditional Irish music on a Boehm flute.# Added by Eden .
The Session (Photos)
The Session on Flickr is a place for photos taken at Irish Traditional Music Sessions. It doesn’t matter whether they are taking place in a pub, somebody’s house, on a boat or elsewhere.# Added by Ah, Surely! .
We also welcome good shots of sessions from other traditions (breton, scottish, english, acadian, Cape Breton, etc.).
The photos should preferably not be of gigs or staged events and if possible they should not have been taken with a flash (unless the flash is not noticable) to retain the atmosphere.
Please add some information such as who is in the shot and where & when it was taken.
A website dedicated to the whistle and flute..# Added by JULES .
Interesting info and tunes : notation+ mp3’s
Presentation of ‘Whistle Basics’ : audio-visual whistle tutorial.