Links for “solo musicians”
The Joe Cooley Tapes
An archive of tape recordings made in the 70s of Joe Cooley in San Francisco. The tunes are available for streaming or can be downloaded in .zip files.# Added by Jeremy .
Furls of Music—The Michael McNamara Sound Collection
A digital exhibition based on field recordings made by Leitrim flute player Michael McNamara from 1959 to mid-1990s.# Added by Jeremy .
John Kelly Capel Street
This project presents the music & life of John Kelly, a fiddle & concertina player from Rehy in West Clare, who later lived in Capel Street in Dublin. John was a pivotal figure in traditional Irish music throughout the 20th century and still has an influence on musicians to this day.# Added by Jeremy .
The website had been researched and created by John’s granddaughter, Aoife Kelly who is a musician and website designer, in order to share her families knowledge with the wider Irish traditional music community.
The Craic Was Ninety - Irish Traditional Music at 78 RPM
Some interesting 78 RPM recordings here by a variety of artists.# Added by Daniel Parker .
The Music of Julia Clifford
This was posted some months ago in the Discussions section, so I thought I’d transfer this very cool resource on the Sliabh Luachra–London fiddler over here. Some great tunes in here, recorded and transcribed. I don’t think they’ve all made it onto commercial recordings of the Cliffords, Denis Murphy, or Pádraig O’Keeffe..# Added by Daniel Parker .
Ed Palmer Old Time Music
Ed palmer plays old time folk and country music on his guitar, harmonica and piano. also his three daughters sing vocal www.edpalmer.com# Added by Ed palmer .
Irish Fingerpicking Guitar Vol.1 and Vol. 2 - Jean Banwarth
Two books for fingerstyle Guitar, with tabs and scores for DADGAD and standard tuning# Added by Jean2 .
Every tune is given in both classical writing & tabs, fingerings are indicated if necessary.
Bilingual edition (French / English). The books includes DVDs with videos from
Paul Bradley on YouTube
Paul Bradley Violin maker’s youtube channel ‘irishviolinmaker’# Added by Paul Bradley .
with videos of paul playing fiddles he has made. A good place to hear fiddle playing and to hear newly hand made irish fiddles.
Paul Bradley on Facebook
FB page of Paul Bradley Violin Maker.# Added by Paul Bradley .
Regular updates on Paul’s violin making activities.
Pictures of the processes with commentaries.
Pictures of finished instruments.
Paul Bradley on Flickr
Paul Bradley Violin Maker’s photostream on flickr - pics of new instruments in completion and under construction.# Added by Paul Bradley .