Bannerman’s two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-five comments

  • Re: Losing contributions to the discussions.

    It's happened to me several times and it's so frustrating! I must get into the discipline of putting the piece together in Word (I suppose Notepad offers the same facility) in the first instance and that way you can't go wrong. more…

  • Re: Flook/Beoga vs The Kilfenora/The Chieftains, A tradition Lost?

    Thanks Slainte for that Comhaltaslive clip with John Carlos and Paddy Ryan. Not only is it good old music but it's very appropriate to this thread in that you can see the development of a musician throughout his lifetime. Last night's RTE programme star... more…

  • Re: Flook/Beoga vs The Kilfenora/The Chieftains, A tradition Lost?

    Have to agree with you Slainte to a certain extent but only that whenever there's a large quantity of anything there will always be a certain amount of dross. One example that immediately comes to mind is "O'Neill's 1001" which in my opinion contains many... more…

  • Re: Flook/Beoga vs The Kilfenora/The Chieftains, A tradition Lost?

    Premier flute you beat me to it - were you watching Nicholas Carolan's RTE1 programme last night? more…

  • Re: Is trad music becoming too academic

    I didn't say "Music degree = musical snobbery" - see first part of my post "As for "a class society" with some musicians this has and always will be there. We all know these musicians who for various reasons (perhaps fleadh success, long time teachers, ... more…

  • Re: tommy peoples concerts

    As far as I know he's living in his home place in Donegal for some time now so it would probably be worth checking out that county first. I have seen him listed for performances in Letterkenny a few months ago - think it was An Grianann Theatre or simila... more…

  • Re: Is trad music becoming too academic

    Just going back to the original question, I don't think degrees make for better musicians (Joe Cooley, Tommy Peoples, Matt Molloy are all examples of musicians par excellence who I don't think have done third level courses in trad). more…

  • Re: Is trad music becoming too academic

    Sorry thread is too long to read so I may just be stating someone elses opinion. However, like Rufus my own view is that trad is first and foremost for playing and enjoyment. Having said that I don't think we can get too many resources thrown at it whet... more…

  • Re: Sonny Murray – An Inspiration!

    Omission from original piece - I met someone in Ennis today who said that one of the nicest pieces of music at the funeral was the concertina duet at the very start. As I was seven or eight minutes late for the funeral I missed this completely. The two... more…

  • Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Irish Harp

    Lovely playing Michelle but then what else would we expect from a member of the Mulcahy family. more…