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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 11:50 PM
With St. Patty's Day coming up Saturday, i've been listening to a few discs to get me in the "green" mood. The Crossing & Fiddler's Green from Tim O'Brien, which both have several cuts of Irish/Celtic flavored traditional folk music, as well as Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder's new Instrumentals CD. 3 great discs.

So let's talk about our favorite Irish music OR Irish artist(non Irish music), over a pint of green ale, shall we! And if you're going to an Irish/Celtic concert this weekend post about that also, ay.


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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 11:54 PM
Van Morrison, hands down....

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 11:59 PM
If you're in the middle TN area:

ACOUSTIC CAFE 3
FRI – MAR 16 – 8PM
Grace Chapel in Lieper’s Fork

Celtic Celebration
Tony McManus & Friends
with members of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra


* Tony McManus – “The best Celtic guitarist in the world"

* Beppe Gambetta – “Possesses superhuman grace on the guitar"

* Bruce Molsky – “Musiciality with few peers"

This St. Patrick’s Day celebration brings together three of the most versitale and formidable acoustic musicians on the planet. Join us for an inspiring evening with guitar masters Tony McManus and Beppe Gambetta, fiddler Bruce Molsky, members of the NCO and special guests.

$25 General Admission

For tickets call the NCO at 615-256-6546 ext 3

Grace Chapel directions and map:
http://nco.org/season/documents/GraceChapeldirectionsandmap .pdf


This'll be my first full blown Celtic show. I saw the NCO(string quintet) with Sam Bush & Darrell Scott back in Jan & it was a wicked night of music. Looking forward to this one!


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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 12:01 AM
Van Morrison... good pick.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 06:09 AM
Connie Dover
The Elders
some guy named Rory

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 06:20 AM
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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 06:59 AM
The Pogues. I saw them live last week.

I pulled Astral Weeks off the shelf last night, but fell asleep before I listened to it.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 07:30 AM
A good place to find contemporay Irish music is to peruse and sample the Compass REcords page- http://compassrecords.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23

Some contemporary Irsih groups that tilt toward the tyraditional include Altan, Danú, Déanta, Lúnasa, Kíla, Noel Shine and Mary Greene, and Border Collies.

Ricky Skaggs latest album, (other than the upcoming album that Skaggs has recorded with Bruce Hornsby that I've been sipping on for a week or so and is incredible) called "Instrumentals" is more Celtic that bluegrass, and is very good and just won a Grammy. It all goes back to what Bill Monroe called the "Ancient tones," the Scots-Irish music that, along with the influences of blues and swing and African music and the African instrument known as the banjo, is the source of the roots of country and bluegrass music.

As for the Chieftains, it is hard to go wrong with ANY of their albums. I would recommend the wonderful "Plank Road" recordings from the last five years. They have the Chieftains jamming with the best of the bluegrass and country worlds,

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DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD: THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS

A host of new and established country, bluegrass and roots music artists have joined forces with the world renowned Chieftains for a series of historic Nashville sessions celebrating the ties tht bind Ireland's enduring musical heritage to the heartland of America.

Titled 'Down the Old Plank Road' and set for release on RCA Victor, September 17, the album's fourteen tracks feature performances by Vince Gilll, Martina McBride, Lyle Lovet and Patti Griffin. Legendary instrumentalist Earl Scruggs as well as the eclectic Bela Fleck are also highlighted, as are the bluegrass virtuosos Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Alison krauss and Jeff White. 'Down the Old Plank Road' also spotlights special guests john hiatt along with the duos Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings and Buddy and Julie Miller. The album is produced by Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney.


Track Listing
1. Down The Old Plank Road . - John Haitt, Bela Fleck , Jeff White and Tim O' Brien

2. Country Blues. - Buddy and Julie Miller
3. Sally Goodin. - Earl Scuggs
4. Dark As A Dungeon. - Vince Gill
5. Cindy. - Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder
6. Molly Ban. - Alison Krauss
7. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down. - Lyle Lovett
8. Bela's Reels. - Bela Fleck
9. Whole Heap Of Little Horses. - Patty Griffen
10. Rain And Snow. - Del Mc Coury Band
11. I'll Be All Smiles Tonight. - Martina Mc Bride
12. Tennessee Stud. - Jeff Whiteo
13. Katie Dear. - Gillian Welsh and David Rawlings
14. Give The Fiddler A Dram (Finale). - Various




The current Chieftains album Live from Dublin ­ A Tribute to Derek Bell is also very good.

The Chieftains were at merlefest a couple of years ago, and they were incredible. The Chieftains rocked the house and recreated some of the "Down The Old Plank Road" albums with guests Jerry Douglas on squareneck Dobro, Bela Fleck on banjo, Ricky Skaggs on mandolin, Jeff White on guitar, Allison Moorer on vocals, Mike Bubb on upright bass, and Earl Scruggs on banjo, all rockin'. It was very cool to see Earl and Jerry and Bela watch the Chieftains do their thing from where they were, sitting onstage amongst them. Earl was smiling every few seconds as he watched this good time jam unfold. The Chieftains obviously know how to kick in the Celtic slam. A blast. For the last number the Chieftains rocked out on a stompin', rollicking Irish party tune in which they stopped to let each musician on the stage do a short solo. Each guest was to do something of their own, whatever they wanted to play, during their opening in the jam. And then, after their solo, Paddy Maloney would count off, "one,two,three..." and the groove would kick in again, and then on the next verse they would stop so that the next guest musician could add something. The crowd was up and dancing and clapping, and the Irish step dancers that they brought along were cold kickin' it right on cue, working hard for the crowd. The solo interludes on the finale went as follows, Jerry Douglas rendered some riffs from his song "Lil' Ro Ro," Ricky Skaggs offered up a fat sliver of "Bluegrass Stomp," Earl Scruggs chimed in with "Sally Goodin," Jeff White let rip a bit of "The Rich Gal," Allison Morrer sang a sultry "Blues For Dixie," and as for Bela Fleck, nothing in particular as he improvised on the spot and cranked out the usual head turner. It was beyond a standing ovation, and was as good a show as I have seen at Merlefest. A great moment in time for me.

I think Bruce Molsky is simply amazing. I was talking with young phenom Andy Leftwich at Tall Stacks festival last October, (Andy of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and Three Ring Circle bands) and he was ate up with listening to Bruce Molsky and his amazing tone and unique double stops.

My sister Sheridan's birthday is on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, and she has always had red hair and an Irish flair about her, and even a four leaf clover tattoo on her leg. God bless the Emerald Isle, and have fun this weekend.


Derek H

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 08:15 AM
Irish folk songs - various
Irish pub drinking songs - various
Celtic Tides - various (Putumayo)

for Rock:

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Best of Taste
and anything of Rory Gallagher's I can throw on


[Edited on 3/15/2007 by lonomon]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 08:57 AM
For St. Pat's Day its gotta be the Clancy Brothers or the Dubliners.


 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 09:07 AM
Larry, if you ever get the chance to hear Maura O"Connell, don't pass up the opportunity. Her appearances are rare, but then so are her talents. Listen to her and you'll swear God lives in Ireland.
 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 10:36 AM
Van Morrison indeed and always!!!
The Coors
(love hearing Irish folk music but have none in my collection...better fix that)

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 10:38 AM
Audie O'player.

By the way, the Pogues are Brits!

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 12:24 PM
I like Derek O'Trucks and Warren McHaynes.And some guy named O'Teil.

They sound good while sipping some Jaimoesons

[Edited on 3/15/2007 by Uponthe2ndfloor]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 12:40 PM
Van Morrison is the Man - bar none.

King of Soul for me

Prolific, meaningful writer, soulful singer - still touring, still making great albums every couple of years or so...

When it comes to talent, the Celts produced the lions share

U2

Stiff Little Fingers

The Pogues

Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy

Rory

The Chieftans

Cranberries

Them


James Joyce



edited to add Sinead!

[Edited on 3/15/2007 by curry]

BoomTown Rats

Dexy's Midnight Runners

[Edited on 3/15/2007 by curry]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 12:42 PM
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By the way, the Pogues are Brits!


sorry man, no Pogues I ever heard sounded anything like a Brit!

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 01:38 PM
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sorry man, no Pogues I ever heard sounded anything like a Brit!


Only 3 of the Pogues were born in Ireland - Shane McGowan, Phil Chevron and Terry ????. The others are mainly of Irish parentage but born in England.

Sharron Shannon is someone to listen out for.

To expand the Celtic connection, and as I don't want to wait til St Andy's day, can I recommend Scots artists Eddi Reader and King Creosote.


[Edited on 15/3/2007 by JimRudge]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 02:03 PM
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Larry, if you ever get the chance to hear Maura O"Connell, don't pass up the opportunity. Her appearances are rare, but then so are her talents. Listen to her and you'll swear God lives in Ireland.



I agree with Maura. In fact, Jerry Douglas has produced many of her albums.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 02:16 PM
Dropkick Murphys = Best Green Beer Drinking Music
 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 02:21 PM
My Mother's maiden name is MacIvor... I've been wearing Orange on St. Pat's Day for 35 Years.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 02:49 PM
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I've been wearing Orange on St. Pat's Day for 35 Years.


That's just plain stupidity. You must be a Glasgow Rangers supporter.

Seriously, there's no excuses for promoting bigotry. As a Glaswegian I saw the consequences of this at first hand regularly. So sorry if you think this is an over-reaction, but I have no time for it. BigV - please think again.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 03:44 PM
RORY

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 05:24 PM
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That's just plain stupidity. You must be a Glasgow Rangers supporter.

Seriously, there's no excuses for promoting bigotry. As a Glaswegian I saw the consequences of this at first hand regularly. So sorry if you think this is an over-reaction, but I have no time for it. BigV - please think again.




I'm with you on that one, Jim. And, I'm not Catholic. Blokes out.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 07:37 PM
Rory
Van the Man
Clancy Brothers
Luka Bloom
Stewart and Lunny (Scots?)

[Edited on 3/16/2007 by TanDan]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 07:58 PM
Theres a folk band fron Newfoundland called "Great Big Sea" and they have an Irish influence, but they are unique in their own way. They are playing the Hammerstein on April 14 and I highly recommend checking them out. They are really big in Canada, but no one really knows them here, but they are excellent check out "GreatBigSea.com"
 
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