bobgordon’s fifty-four comments

  • festivals/events/workshops

    Hi, What is the conventional wisdom here about the "must-attend" traditional Irish music festivals, events and workshops that are staged in the U.S.? Is there a "Merle Fest" or a "Telluride" of Irish music in the U.S.? What instrumental workshops are thin... more…

  • Re: Chords? / Sample Recordings?

    check out "Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar more…

  • Great CD

    Check out the Schanchie CD called "Masters of the Irish Guitar" Great album!!! Wish there was tab for it more…

  • Re: Exploring Broadway’s Early Irish Period

    Well, though I am not a Michael Flatley fan, I imagine that Riverdance has done more to promote ITM/Celtic music and dance awareness to the mainstream than just about anything since the great Irish migration. I imagine that beforehand, the most the averag... more…

  • Re: Exploring Broadway’s Early Irish Period

    well I haven't heard his album. I listened to this NPR story which includes alot of documentary info about the role of Irish music in the development of the American Broadway Musical. That opening paragraph was just the intro to the piece on the NPR webpa... more…

  • Re: Exploring Broadway’s Early Irish Period

    well it is not a recording, it is an internet radio streaming address, but put it where you want it more…

  • Exploring Broadway’s Early Irish Period

    Singer, musician and folklorist Mick Moloney's new album, McNally's Row of Flats, centers on theater songs by an Irish songwriting team from the late 1800s. In those days, Vaudeville and minstrelsy were giving way to American Musical Theater in New York C... more…

  • Corrs new CD - Home

    This is a traditional irish music this time around. Any opinions? more…

  • Re: Why is this particular instrument in your hands?

    I have a 1998 Lowden 0-25 (jumbo cedar/rosewood). I pick this because I love how it resonates and how one can get so many different timbres out of it. I play fingerstyle, in several altered tunings. I play for my own enjoyment and don't perform out. So, I... more…

  • Re: Digital Recordng Devices—Whats the latest?

    the new 5th generation ipod can now record in 22 mhz mono or 44 mhz stereo which is greatly superior to the 8 mhz on earlier models more…