Tradmadguy’s thirty-three comments

  • Re: Skipper’s Alley

    Yet another wannabe super group. Nothing we all haven't heard before. Nothing new here, Bothy Band, Danú, Bonnie Men etc. etc. Boring, Boring, Boring. more…

  • Re: Best button accordion for accompanying fiddle tunes?

    Get yourself a nicely tuned Paolo Soprani B/C accordion. They simply cannot be beaten. Just look at the legendary Fiddle/Box duets recorded with fiddle and Paolo Soprani accordions and I think that fact speaks for itself. Paddy O'Brien/Seamus Connolly, Jo... more…

  • Re: Summer Schools in Ireland

    For flute players, the best one's definitely are Miltown, Drumshambo and Tubbercurry. The tutors at Kilmovee are pretty weak in comparison in all instruments really. (At least they were last year when I attended) more…

  • Re: Musicians: what’s the best way to get gigs?

    If you need to go and look for gigs then evidently you're not that good. If you are really good then the gigs will come to you. Looking for gigs looks desperate. more…

  • Re: Making jigs sound "more Irish" on the fiddle?

    If you are seriously asking this question then you have no buisness playing a fiddle or Irish Traditional Music. Nobody can answer this all you can do it listen, listen listen and listen some more, that's the only way you'll learn. more…

  • Forgotten gems

    A top class album of the best of traditional irish music, Padraig McGovern is surely the best current piper in ireland by far and Peter Carburrys subtle and remarkably tasteful accordion playing is a combination made in Heaven. This must surely be the bes... more…

  • The fiddlers choice

    This is a beautiful album from Eileen O'Brien. Joined by some of irelands best this is a must have for all fans of traditional fiddling amd accordion music. The tracks of her joined by her late Dad the lengendary Paddy O'Brien on accordion are the highlig... more…

  • The New Road

    Quite an enjoyable mew piping album from Lenoard Barry. Technically great pipering from Lenoard but rather poor rhythmically. A common problem with many new releases. Some nice tunes here but overall nothing really outstanding in my opinion. It is an albu... more…

  • The Sunny Banks

    Fantastic new album for two master musicians. Great tunes, pace and phrasing throughout. Their choice of tune selections are well thought out and researched. It's a joy to listen to and a must have for any fan of "real authentic" traditional Irish music. ... more…

  • Cuz

    As someone who listened quite a bit to Cuz Teehan and had the pleasure of meeting him at a fleadh cheoil in buncrana with piano box player Jimmy keane way back in the 70s, I think it is wonderful that this master musician has been commerated at long last.... more…