Category Archives: Irish Music – 101

The Gospel Accordion Zebadiah

“Why the pouty lip Bridget?” Marcie asked her obviously chagrined daughter who had wandered into the kitchen. “Dad’s hogging Accordion Hero again!” Bridget lamented, adding with a rather disconsolate shrug, “I’m never gonna be a Feis musician”. “BOB! Let Bridget … Continue reading

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I Dance, Therefore iPod

At a recent Feis I was listening in on a pair of dancers chatting in front of me (refer to my post called “Eavesdropping 101” for techniques and tips). They were discussing various Irish tunes on their iPods, the gist … Continue reading

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Irish Music 101 – The Bodhrán.

A couple three years back my wife and daughter, both gifted musicians, took it upon themselves to instruct me in the art, skill, and nuance of playing a musical instrument. Knowing I lacked any talent in that arena, and being … Continue reading

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