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Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

Chicago Reel (Ador)

The “Chicago Reel” is tune #797 in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland (1907), often just called “O’Neill’s 1001” since it has 1001 tunes in it. As it does not appear in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) – which is called “O’Neill’s 1850” since it has 1850 tunes in it – we can guess that between […]

Congress Reel (Ador)

The previously unrecorded concertina player Gerard Commane (1917-2005) and often recorded Inagh fiddler Joe Ryan (1928-2008) – Co. Clare musicians who first met at harvest time in 1941 – recorded some tunes in 1999 at Gerdie’s house, and released a CD entitled Two Gentlemen from Clare (Ennis: Clachán Music, 1999 and 2002). The release was held […]

Seisiún Etiquette

A few words about . . . Seisiún Etiquette per request of past Gaelic Roots students By Myron Bretholz At Gaelic Roots, students have the opportunity to meet and play with musicians of their own level and experience. So, Seamus has asked me to put down a few words as a guide for those of you who […]