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Irish Traditional Music

A group devoted to the discussion and learning of Irish Traditional Music.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2013

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uilleann pipes

Started by Eddy Hudson and Julie Mavity-Hudson Jan 4, 2011. 0 Replies

serving too many masters

Started by Barry Nelson. Last reply by Barry Nelson Oct 12, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Cheryl Abigail MacPherson on October 4, 2011 at 9:30am
I need to learn the penny whistle fast. Anyone know a good teacher? My brother has taught me a bit but he lives in Canada and I am in Nashville!
Comment by Franko on September 13, 2010 at 10:24pm
2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Donalson at McNamara's Irish Pub-

**Seisiun Ceoil Gaelach** (Irish Music Session)
7 pm
Friends, come on down to McNamaras to hear the finest traditional Irish Musicians in Nashville!
A wee bit o'Ireland right here in Donelson! Hope to see you there!
http://www.facebook.com/mcnamarasirishpubnashville

contact them for more details. btw, family-friendly atmosphere, plenty good food and drink, non-smoking.
~Franko
Comment by Veronica Schuppan on September 10, 2010 at 12:47pm
Are there any Mid TN area players getting together to play?
Comment by Dick Glasgow on March 14, 2010 at 6:27am
Fans of Irish Fiddle playing & Music might like to check out my new:
The Irish Fiddle Forum

Cheers
Dick
Comment by Dick Glasgow on March 2, 2010 at 3:58am
One of the greatest resources on the Net. for Irish Music must surely be:

The Session

If you can't find what you are looking for in the Tunes section there, there are plenty of helpful forum members just ready, willing & able to give you expert advice.
Cheers
Dick
Comment by Steffan Gilbert on February 8, 2010 at 3:10pm
Looking for players in the Cookeville TN area to sit and jam with two expert players.,Fiddlers and bouzoukiists in particular. Contact Steffan: steffangilbert@moonglade.com
Comment by tanya dennis on November 10, 2009 at 11:04pm
Fair to middlin irish fiddlin.....would enjoy hearing about any gatherings out there amongst ya!!
Comment by Dennis King on May 29, 2009 at 10:44am
Just joined today ! Looking forward to hearing and hopefully meeting people who love Irish music !. Just heard a gal named Marianne Knight who used to sing with Celtic Crossroads and now is with Ceide. Anyone ever heard her sing?
She has a very haunting voice.
Comment by Sharon Carl on May 19, 2009 at 8:58am
I had a great time at the session on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming! I will most likely return next year!
Comment by Eddy Hudson and Julie Mavity-Hudson on March 27, 2009 at 1:07pm
Kirk, look to the right under latest activity, it should be there. That was how I found it.
 

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Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

Set Dance Class

It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
Mar 31
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

Set Dance Class

It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
Mar 31
Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
Mar 28
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
Mar 28
David Wilhite updated their profile
Mar 16
Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
Mar 15
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
Mar 15
Sheri Willis and Diane Runnells are now friends
Mar 2
Douglas Curnutte posted a blog post

Is there bluegrass gospel in heaven?

Fred and Silas picked some bluegrass gospel every morning before lunch at the retirement home. One day Fred asked Silas if he thought they would be able to pick bluegrass gospel when they got to heaven. Silas was sure he didn't have a clue but he hoped that they would.After they had eaten lunch they retired to their respective rooms for their afternoon naps. Well, that same afternoon, Fred passed away in his sleep. That very night Fred appeared to Silas in a dream."I've got good news and bad…See More
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Warren Bone updated their profile
Jan 31
Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
Jan 27
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
Jan 27
Bobby Owen replied to Joseph Lipman's discussion Is there a Bluegrass Rookies Class on Thursday 1/23? in the group Bluegrass Rookies
"Yes, it is scheduled for tonight. Come early and join the slow jammers as well. It is always fun and starts at 6pm. See Ya, Bob."
Jan 23
Joseph Lipman added a discussion to the group Bluegrass Rookies
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Is there a Bluegrass Rookies Class on Thursday 1/23?

I've lost track for the status of this class. Is it still on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays?ThanksJoeSee More
Jan 22
Joseph Lipman joined Stan Lawrence's group
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Bluegrass Rookies

A blog for the folks attending Stan Lawrence's Bluegrass Rookies class on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.Post suggested material for study: songs, performing skills you'd like to develop, questions, etc. Comments on the previous classes welcome.  See More
Jan 22
Debbie Rhoden posted a status
"I bought a dulcimer at the recent Music Festival and couldn't be happier. Lee Cagle was a wonderful instructor and made it seem so easy."
Jan 15
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Jan 15
Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

Interesting article

Here goes:This is a great article I would like to share. At the center I watch multiple levels of players and even great musicians that get excited to learn about a new genre.  I LOVE that excitement because I have it too. There is an underlying problem occasionally, which is that often a musician thinks that just because they are very fluent with one style (Jazz, rock, classical or any other style) that they automatically think they are an advanced player in a new style that they know nothing…See More
Jan 5
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

Interesting article

Here goes:This is a great article I would like to share. At the center I watch multiple levels of players and even great musicians that get excited to learn about a new genre.  I LOVE that excitement because I have it too. There is an underlying problem occasionally, which is that often a musician thinks that just because they are very fluent with one style (Jazz, rock, classical or any other style) that they automatically think they are an advanced player in a new style that they know nothing…See More
Jan 5

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