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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    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.

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  • Oldtime Records

    The website of a record label specializing in reissues of old 78 RPM recordings on CD. I believe Alan Ng has catalogued their entire discography up to now on irishtune.info. Some very interesting stuff here.

    # Added by Daniel Parker .
  • The Craic Was Ninety - Irish Traditional Music at 78 RPM

    Some interesting 78 RPM recordings here by a variety of artists.

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  • 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 .
  • Kaleis Session’s

    Fondé en 2017, Kaleis Session’s est un collectif de musiciens installés à Calais et centré sur la musique traditionnelle (Folk ou Celtique). Il a pour objectif de se rencontrer dans diffèrent lieu de manifestation (PUB, Café, Estaminet, Restaurant, Fête & Festival, Scène libre) en organisant des sessions musicales.

    Le site WEB = BLOG permet de diffuser l’actualité du groupe mais pas que. C’est aussi un espace de partage d’information très utile pour tous les passionnés de musique trad. Ou simplement les curieux qui désirent découvrir le mouvement folk.

    Vous y trouverez tous les liens pour écouter les radios Folk/Celtic en DIRECT et aussi des cartes sur les manifestations ( Fête et Festival ), Lieux de session, Lieux de Stage …

    En cours de développement la carte de FRANCE pour la Saint Patrick Day 2019

    Vous pouvez y participer en nous contactant par mail sur kaleissessions@gmail.com

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  • 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

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  • Connie O’Connell

    Original Compositions from a Master Fiddle Player.

    The Department of Music, University College Cork, is delighted to host this exciting initiative by one of the great masters of Irish traditional music, the fiddle player Connie O’Connell. Connie’s teaching has been at the heart of traditional music studies at University College Cork for nearly forty years and his profile as one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players has brought great honour to the University throughout that time.

    Here, Connie shares a collection of over sixty recently composed jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides and polkas, and a few of his older compositions which have become popular. We hope the collection will become a valuable source of new traditional music for musicians and scholars, and that the tunes will give pleasure to many players and listeners for years to come.

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  • 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.

    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!

    # Added by Christopher Grano .