Coming up after the break.

I have a bit of a surprise for those of you who read the blog that are music lovers. For the next two weeks, I will write about my ten favorite Irish musicians. Each blog post will explain why I like them, the kind of music they play, their styles and I’ll...

Go move shift!

I wrote this post on the 1st of September 2008. I dragged it out of the archives because it got lost but I like the message that it sent. It was written as a result of an incident that I had in Stephens green in Dublin. Looking back I was possibly naive to think that...

Pulling.

It’s amazing I’ve been playing the Uilleann pipes for over twenty years now and I have never in all that time pulled a muscle by pumping the bellows too hard. That is, until last night. I’ve been playing a lovely gig on Sunday night with two friends of mine in a small...

Beginning with the Cajon drum.

I’ve been promising my self for about a year now that I’d buy a Cajon drum. It’s a very versatile instrument but I admit, it’s not particularly suited to the standard Irish traditional music session. After window shopping for low-cost drum kits...