Rasher O'Houlighan ’s nine comments

  • Flynn’s pub

    New Sunday session from 6-9p.m. starting Easter Sunday and hosted by The Dublin Mixer, with himself on vocals, guitar and accordion and Rasher O'Houlighan on banjo and mandola among others. All trad musicians welcome. more…

  • Re: the silver flute is not suitable for Irish traditional music

    Rasher agrees wholeheartedly with Michael Moriarty, who is one of the great players of the wooden flute dating back to the 70s revival of Irish traditional music in Ireland and England. Michael's own playing on the wooden concert flute has the "pure drop"... more…

  • Re: Inspiration with tin whistle playing style

    I fully agree with Professor Moriarty's comment about the superb playing of the late Micho Russell. He was a pure traditional tin whistle player, some of whose tunes the Rasher plays on the banjo, including The Boy in the Gap and Sean Sa Ceo. more…

  • Re: playing irish music fast in london sessions

    Professor Moriarty is quite right about London sessions being generally too fast. Rasher's head begins to spin when he hears the breakneck speed merchants who dominate most London sessions. He has to bring ear plugs to avoid getting a headache. more…

  • The Cock Tavern

    A great new weekly Sunday Irish session starting 5 June 2016 in sunny County Kilburn from 7pm till late. The Cock is a proper Irish pub with reasonable prices for drinks. All musicians are very welcome. more…

  • Re: The Ox And Gate

    This session has been cancelled, but we are all now playing and having the craic at a new session at "The Cock" in Kilburn High Road, London NW6. See our separate listing. more…

  • Re: The Ox And Gate

    This session will now be on alternate Sundays. The next session will be on Sunday 1 May 2016 and every other Sunday thereafter. The craic will continue to be mighty. more…

  • The Ox and Gate

    A great new Sunday Irish session from 16 April in sunny Dollis Hill from 6pm to 8.30pm in a proper Irish pub run by Galway men. All musicians very welcome. more…

  • Re: Mick Moriarty, whistle and flute player on Tyneside in the early seventies.

    Yes, Mick is still playing very sweet concert flute and whistle at "The Harrison" sessions in London's King's Cross. He also leads a fine traditional band, "Professor Moriarty's Shamrock Band," (named after Sherlock Holmes' nemesis) playing the London an... more…