Traditional Irish Music From Belfast

By Alan McCartney, Paul Bradley, Jason O’Rourke, Brendan O’Hare and Ray Gallen

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Traditional Irish Music (traditional Music Session From Belfast)

Jason O’Rourke, Concertina;
Alan McCarney, Guitar;
Paul Bradley, Fiddle;
Breàndan O’Hare, flute;
Ray Gullen, bodhran.

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Great album for learning tunes, or just listening…..thx GM

Album - Traditional Irish Music (traditional Music Session From Belfast) by Various Artists

Hiya Kids,
Would anyone out there happen to know where I might find a copy of this album: Traditional Irish Music (traditional Music Session From Belfast) by Various Artists.
Thanks a million!
Lauri

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Re: Album - Traditional Irish Music (traditional Music Session From Belfast) by Various Artists

I would also recommend this one Lauri, but then you probably have it already:

Jason O’Rourke & Ruadhrai O’Kane - ‘Roguery Road’
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/orourkeokane

Traditional Irish Music Sessions From Belfast

Yes, that’s the one to which I’m referring. Am having no luck finding it on the ‘Net and it sounds like it’d be a great resource. Thanks!

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“Traditional Irish Music: traditional Music Session From Belfast” 🙂

Jason O’Rourke - Concertina ~ ( http://jasonorourke.info/ & poet )
Paul Bradley - Fiddle ~ ( http://www.paulbradleyviolins.ie/ & poet )
Breàndan O’Hare – flute
Alan McCartney – Guitar
Ray Gullen – bodhran

Engineer – Rod McVey

Chyme Music - Outlet Recording Company Limited - Belfast
PTICD1095 - 72 minutes

Note from the back of the CD: "This recording is a fine collection of well-known and popular traditional Irish dance tunes. The idea of the album was to reproduce the informality and energy of a traditional music session - the sort of music that can be found in pubs and dances all over Ireland. Although the music was recorded in the studio, it was recorded live ( how else? 😏 ) in order to keep the spontaneity and flow that is the essence of a good session.

The musicians are all frequent performers at sessions throughout Ireland, and especially in Belfast where they live. If you have enjoyed the music and atmosphere of a pub session or ceilidh you ae sure to enjoy this selection."

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Full of classic session standards played admirably by the five involved, and there’s snatches of solo playing so you can appreciate more clearly the talents involved. There is a bit of pump & grind now and then, pushing the tempo envelope, but that’s also not unusual for a session. Here they at least manage to keep pretty much together, a blend that throughout is an appreciated listen. It’s also further proof of the many talented Irish musicians up North that Belfast and Ulster can be proud of.

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I came across this album on Spotify and I thought, "Hey, I know Alan McCartney—great guitar player!"

Sure enough, this album (dating back to 2009) is packed with lovely playing from everyone involved. This is a fun one to play along to.