Links for “regional guides”
The Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music
At the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music, we are 100% committed to providing Irish Music enthusiasts with a unique holiday experience in a part of Donegal steeped in musical heritage and history .# Added by TradMad1 .
We are passionate about our music and culture. Our aim is to provide all our visiting guests with an opportunity to learn and immerse themselves in Traditional Irish Music in its natural environment.
Ardara is a town renowned for its friendly people, lively pubs and music festivals in particular. It was voted ‘Best Village to Live In Ireland’ by the Irish Times in 2012!
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ardara is ideally located to explore the beautiful, breathtaking, natural wonders that are dotted along this stunning coastline. Approximately 2500kms long, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal touring route in the world. Meet the people, hear the stories, enjoy the scenery and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this truly amazing place.
While the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music centers mainly around music we also promote the other aspects of Irish culture and heritage. We can also arrange short classes and demonstrations in the Irish language, Set Dancing, Weaving, Basket Making, Story-Telling and Poetry to name a few. For those who enjoy the great outdoors we can provide Guided Walks, Boat Tours and Fishing, Bicycle Hire, Golf, Kayaking and much more. Our classes finish at 4pm giving you ample opportunity to explore all of these hidden gems on the Wild Atlantic Way… making your stay unforgettable.
Comhaltas na Breataine (Comhaltas in Britain)
This is the website for the British Province of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann# Added by Paddy_box .
Irish Traditional Music in London
A website that lists sessions in London. You can search in East, West, North, South or Central. Musicians can submit their own sessions.# Added by melodica .
Zahatar: Acoustic String Band’s “The Little Country”album on Kickstarter through July 4th!
We want to have the opportunity to record an album version of The Little Country song cycle, which began as single melody lines in the appendix of one of Charles de Lint’s urban fantasy novels from the early 90’s. These tunes had never before been arranged for string band in their entirety, until now. Zahatar recently held a sold-out performance of the song cycle, and recording an album is our next endeavor.# Added by Christopher Grano .
We love playing Celtic music, and The Little Country is a project that’s very near and dear to us. We want to share this experience with the world!
Please check out our Kickstarter page and consider a pledge - most reward tiers include either a digital copy of the album or a physical copy or both!
San Diego Folk Heritage
San Diego Folk Heritage preserves and promotes acoustic music, storytelling, and Contra Dances in greater San Diego. We provide an opportunity for members of the community to see, hear, and take part in these activities.# Added by JesseW .
(quoted from http://sdfolkheritage.org/our-mission/ )
Ottawa Folklore Centre
A store & more, a resource for Ottawa traditions:# Added by ceolachan .
Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
firstname.lastname@example.org (general inquiries)
email@example.com (OFC School of Music)
Traditional Tunes from Leitrim | Fund of Music
Flute, tin whistle and fiddle audio recordings in the Leitrim style. Searchable database with accompanying notation and midi. Features locally popular tunes played by Brian O’Callaghan.# Added by obneb .
Also includes browsable and downloadable ABC tunebooks. Tune settings by music collector and teacher the late Mick Clancy from Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim comprise one collection.
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 .
Tobar An Dualchais
"This website contains over 26,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information." ~ from the website…# Added by ceolachan .
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This is a marvelous and generous source of inspiration for the ears, a great example of how the Internet can educate and further the propagation of those things we share a passion for, how it too can be part of that exchange of riches we call ‘tradition’, as has other media in the past, from print to audio recordings, radio and television… But, fully understanding the limitations when something is taken out of context. Such things can be valued as aids but are akin to supermarkets in comparison to the farms and families that do all the hard work beforehand to stock the shelves. While the contents might still be nutritious, more is needed to understand the connection to their roots, the earth, the people, families and communities who make it all possible.
Paddy O’Brien - Community Residencies
Button accordion master musician Paddy O’Brien is now offering multi-day residencies, expanded master classes along with his usual workshops and house concerts.# Added by firstname.lastname@example.org .
Paddy is most interested in working with fellow traditional musicians on interpretation—exploring what gives music from West Clare a different flavor from the music of Donegal, for example—and sharing some of the secret notes that impart that flavor, or blas.
A residency could range from 2-5 days in length, and be sponsored by a local session group or Irish music or cultural organization. Costs are negotiable. Interested community groups should contact Paddy by phone or email (+1 651-698-2258 or email@example.com) to chat about what they have in mind.