Clarinbridge Banjo Gathering
Enda Scahill Banjo Player/Teacher/
Enda Scahill has been at the forefront of Irish banjo playing for some time. A multiple All- Ireland Banjo and Mandolin Champion, Enda has taught and performed all over the globe with many of Ireland’s finest musicians.
Enda Scahill Paul Brock
The much awaited new CD from Paul Brock (melodeon) and Enda Scahill (banjo).
The first ever full recording of banjo and melodeon music. Humdinger draws its inspiration from the early recordings of melodeon and banjo music produced during the golden era of Irish music in North America in the early 1900’s.
Gerry O'Connor / Banjo
Hello everybody and welcome to the Gerry O'Connor website.
Throughout the year I will provide information and news on various events, concerts and projects that I'm involved in. I hope you will enjoy the photo page with some interesting family and backstage snaps from various concerts. I will give some technical specs for the musicians among you and I'll also be giving some hints and tips that some of the young musicians might find helpful.
Her debut album is out!
"…another milestone album in the journey of this instrument….She has honoured the wellsprings of her own heritage….nurtured the growth of piano technique and piano style…"
Professor Micheál Ó Súilleabháin,
Irish World Music Centre,
University of Limerick
Singer / songwriter who represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997.
|Mick Moloney combines the careers of folklorist, arts presenter and advocate, professional musician, and radio and television personality. In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts — the highest official honor a traditional artist can receive in the United States.
||Reviewer Earle Hitchner called Mick's concert a "moving musical feast" in this review in The Irish Echo. In this site, you can learn more about Mick Moloney, listen to his music, preview his book, read more articles about him, see his tour schedule, or contact him for performances.
Grainne Hambly Irish Harp
Grainne comes from County Mayo in the west of Ireland, and is a music graduate of Queen's University Belfast. She began to play traditional Irish music on tin whistle at an early age, before turning to the concertina and later the harp.
<p>Check out Grainne's CDs
Irish Music Links
Traditional Irish Music CDs, festivals, musicians, summer schools, and much more . . .
See some of Pat's CDs in the CD section
Hand Crafted Guitars of the Highest Quality.
Check out Doc Watson's guitar.
It is my pleasure to hold the Irish Agency for Gallagher Guitars
Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival
The Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival is a "Celebration of Irish Traditional and American Bluegrass Music".
Each year during the festival, the town of Longford , in the centre of Ireland , is transformed into a haven for musicians and music lovers.
There are jams, sessions, busking, and concerts. Music is available in abundance all weekend long....on the streets, on the 'Market Square' stage (in the centre of town), in the pubs and in our nightly concert venue.
There are also master class workshops available for musicians of all levels.
Banjo Bills Homepage
List of Banjo related facts and trivia
Chris Smith..... Coyotebanjo
Traditional Irish Music from America.
Welcome aboard! This is a website for Chris Smith music, scholarship, recordings, gigs, educational materials and presentations, and the occasional free pint. Glad you've stopped by; do sign the guestbook so I know you've been here.
coyotebanjo - maps.google.com
Welcome to Shaskeen's new web pages
Tom Hanway 5 string banjo
Tom Hanway began playing the 5-string banjo in 1985, studying with Tony Trischka and Bill Keith. After a few years playing guitar and banjo in roadhouse bands, he established himself as one of New York City’s most solid and creative players and composers
(1) Stelling "Tom Hanway" SwallowTail Deluxe and (2) Standard models, co-designed with Geoff Stelling in 1998, and (3) Nechville Meteor (acoustic/electric) with the "Galaxy" inlay pattern. I also have a 1918 Van Eps tenor which I inherited from my grandfather, John Hanway, who got it as a freshman and played it in the Yale Mandolin and Banjo Club. It has recently been restored by Tom Cussen (Clareen Banjos) of Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, Ireland."
Website dedicated to the Traditional Irish Harp
See CDs section
Irish Tenor Banjo Site
A collection of Banjo related links
Bernunzio Vintage Instruments
Bernunzio Vintage Instruments is a home based, international mail order business specializing in vintage and stringed musical instruments and related parts and ephemera.
Niall Toner Band
The Niall Toner Band, comprising Clem O'Brien, Dick Gladney and Niall, have been playing together as a unit for the past seven years. During that time they have released three all-original, all-acoustic CDs, There's A Better Way, Mood Swing and NTB3, all of which have been well-reviewed. All three of the lads write, sing and play, and the best way to experience their music is at a live gig. Don't miss the Niall Toner Band, and their brand of Bluegrass and Traditional Country, when they play Clifden and Kinvara in November, 2008.
World Bodhran Championships
Major Weekend of Music In Milltown, Co. Kerry.
June 2nd to 5th
Carlow Session & Traditional Irish Music Club
Carlow Session & Traditional Irish Music Club
Pick Ups for Banjo, Guitar, Mandola etc
Clarinbridge, Co. Galway
Clarinbridge is situated in South Galway on the main route from Galway to Limerick, at the mouth of the Clarin river and at the head of one of Galway Bay's most easterly inlets Dunbulcan Bay from which come the world famous Clarinbridge oysters. Here exists the perfect combination of natural elements required to produce the perfect oyster.
In bygone times the local benevolent landlords, the Redingtons of Kilcornan, were responsible for the development and original design of the village which has at it's heart a walled village green in which stands a monument to Thomas N. Redington. Clarinbridge is famous for it's sporting prowess and world renowned hospitality and our traditional village is centre focus for a thriving active community.
Traditional Irish Music & Song from Denmark.
See Cd in CD section
Western Mini Owners Club
Nothing to do with Banjos, but everything to do with Mini Cars in Ireland.
Eagle Music Shop
Traditional Music Specialists (UK)
Rough Deal String Band
See CD section
The World Fleadh
The World Fleadh promises to be on a grand scale and turn into the highlight of the festival calendar each year in Ireland where Irish music, song & dance and performances of a Celtic nature are concerned.
The World Fleadh 2006 will take place in a specially constructed Festival village in Ballybunion, Co Kerry over looking the Atlantic Ocean. A newly built 550 seated theatre, 2 Domes and an outdoor stage setting which will accommodate up to 10,000 people will be used to stage the event. The World Fleadh will feature
the most revered Irish traditional and contemporary Irish performers in the world as well as special guests from other celtic and world music traditions.
Banjo Player & Custom knive maker.
Hello and welcome to my web site.
Findajo Vintage Banjos
A selection of vintage banjos etc from Kevin Scott.
Who are Barleycorn Concertinas?
Barleycorn Concertinas began in 1972. Over the last 25 years, thousands of instruments have reached the hands of players from this company and we boast some of the greatest exponents of the instrument among our customers.
Bodhrans & Irish Musical Instruments
A selection of instruments available from my friend Paraic McNeela
Great Irish Ballads Music Book Series
Great Irish Ballads Music Book Series - sing and play your favourite Irish ballads, songs and traditional tunes.
Bernd Kuerschner Musical Instrument Strings
CAROLAN HARP STRINGS
* MEDIEVAL HARP
* GOTHIC HARP
* CELTIC HARP
* HOOK HARP
* FOLK HARP (TIROLER HARFE)
The Canniffe Family, from Cork, have been playing together in public for over ten years. What started as a singing session to amuse each other on long car journeys grew to the point where they were the centre of entertainment for family functions and friends gatherings. The band have performed in public since 1992, attending festivals in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and regularly doing concerts all over Ireland. They have also performed in France, Spain, California and East Coast of the US.
Irish Music On Guitar
Learn Tunes with Tony O'Rourke and Gerry Gaffney by pod cast
O'Carolan Harp Festival
O'Carolan Harp Festival
& Summer School 2007
Keadue, County Roscommon, Ireland
Sunday Aug 5th
- Seán O'Riada Mass in Keadue Church - concelebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Cathal B Daly
- 3.30pm: Festival Parade. Official Opening of the Festival. Outdoor Entertainment. Craft Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Vintage Car Rally & other events
- 4.45pm: Traditional Music and song with Shaskeen
Jimmy Cox has been building banjos and bluegrass instruments for over forty years at The Five String Music Studio. In addition to his own line of banjos, Jimmy's wooden and metal parts are used by many manufacturers of top-quality banjos throughout the world.
It is my pleasure to use many of Jimmy Cox's banjo parts in the manufacture of Clareen Banjos. Tom Cussen
Set Dance in Germany
Join Bjorn at his set dancing workshops in Potsdam, Germany
Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uilleann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent
The Guitar Sherpa
The Guitar Sherpa is simply an organized online database of stringed instrument information. It is comprised of two major search mechanisms...The Guitar Sherpa Directory and The Guitar Sherpa Search Engine.
From the directory section homepage the user can browse down from the eight major category groups to over 100 specific categories (e.g. Acoustic Guitar Dealers). Where location is often a concern (e.g. Stringed Instrument Repair and Restoration), the user has the option to sort that page by state. Each listing contains editorial information specific to that category as it pertains to the directory section. All listed establishments are linked to the appropriate section (when possible) of their website, again, as it pertains to the directory section.
The Guild of American Luthiers i
The Guild of American Luthiers is a non-profit educational membership organization whose purpose is to facilitate learning about the art,craft and science of lutherie. Started by a group of budding craftsmen in 1972, the Guild has grown to become a driving force in the current "Golden Age" of lutherie through it's constant committment to a free exchange of information among luthiers of all areas and experience levels. Makers and repairers of guitars of all types, mandolins, violins, lutes, and other stringed instruments have found in the Guild's publications and meetings a place to share their expertise and developing techniques, and to learn from the experience, successes, and trials of others in the field.
Profile in the Galway Independent Newspaper
Dave Mallinson Publications
This site is solely dedicated to traditional music, song and dance. This is the place to come for reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and such. Celtic music, folk songs, country dancing, all abound within these pages. There's repertoire and tuition for all 'traditional' instruments including fiddle, tenor banjo, piano accordion and bodhran.
Publishing traditional music, song and dance books, often with accompanying soundtrack, is the cornerstone of mally.com, the very heart of the business. Over the years an extensive catalogue has been built up. In addition, the range is enhanced by books from several other publishers.
Tommy Keane, Jackie McCarthy
Classes begin in September each year and consist of three ten week terms. Classes are not held during school holidays - except for our Summer School - REEL 'N' ROLL (see below).
Traditional music: Tin whistle, flute, uilleann pipes, fiddle, concertina, banjo, mandolin and piano.
Pop & rock music: Guitar (leading to song writing and recording) and piano.
REEL 'N' ROLL is a summer school held each year for a week in July (19/7/10 to 23/7/10) and a week in August (9/8/10 to 13/8/10). It includes learning new tunes, technique, traditional songs, trying new instruments, recording and a daily session.
Úna Ní Fhlannagáin
Úna plays the harp. Very well. (There’s an unhealthy amount of harp-engraved crystal on the mantelpiece at home). She wears many different shoes, and accessorizes accordingly…
Dance Instruction Video
Check out these amazing dance instruction videos by Louis! Learning dance was never so easy!
`Endless Time` is a celebration of the global success of Irish people over the past 200 years. Throughout its history this resilient race has proven itself worthy to face a great variety of challenges, which united they withstood and subsequently flourished”
- Violin Maker and Restorer
Banjo Makers Around the World
Over the past ten years, Seán has worked as a sound engineer on a number of commercial albums of Traditional Irish music and song – many of them highly critically acclaimed
Irish Musical Instruments
Welcome to Irish Musical Instruments. I started by making bodhráns and have been trading since 1985, supplying the traditional Irish music market with designed and tunable bodhráns