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Category: Ireland

Thursday, July 20th

sounds of Ireland

Gerry O’Beirne (guitar, vocals), live

“Tír na nÓg” (trad.)/”Angel Angel” (G. O’Beirne), Whidbey Island, Wash., 2015

 

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“Marbhna Luimnigh” (trad.), Ireland, 2010

 

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lagniappe

other day, Ireland (outside Dingle)

 

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Wednesday, July 19th

sounds of Ireland

Danú, live, Ireland, 2015

 

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lagnaippe

random sights

other day, Ireland (outside Dingle)

Tuesday, July 18th

sounds of Ireland

Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals) & Tim Edey (guitar), “Maidin Luan Cinches,”  “Tomáisín a’ Rí,” live, Ireland (Donegal), 2010

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Ireland (outside Dingle)

Monday, July 17th

sounds of Ireland

Sean Leahy (guitar) & Jeremy Spencer (violin), live, Ireland

“Darley’s” / “Bógan Nua,” 2014

 

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O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub, Dingle, 2013

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Ireland (outside Dingle)

Friday, February 26th

sounds of Ireland

“The Bucks of Oranmore,” “Come West Along the Road,” live, Dublin (The Ferryman Pub), St. Patrick’s Day, 2011


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lagniappe

reading table

The narrative got punctured.

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. . . picking up crumbs like there was no tomorrow, which
there isn’t.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “Tall Order” (excerpts), Breezeway (2015)

Thursday, 7/1/10

looking back

Today, celebrating our 300th post, we revisit a few favorites.

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3/12/10

Both Chicago blues artists. Both guitar players. Both influenced by other kinds of music.

Musical personalities? They could hardly be more different.

Buddy Guy, “Let Me Love You Baby,” live

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Fenton Robinson, “Somebody Loan Me A Dime,” live, 1977

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Back in the 1970s, when I was at Alligator Records, I had the pleasure of working with Fenton, co-producing his album I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (a Grammy nominee). He didn’t fit the stereotype of a bluesman. Gentle, soft-spoken, serious, introspective: he was all these things. He died in 1997.

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3/3/10

What other pop star has made such stunning contributions as a guest artist?

Sinead O’Connor

With Willie Nelson, “Don’t Give Up”

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With the Chieftains, “The Foggy Dew”

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With Shane MacGowan, “Haunted”

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5/28/2010

two takes

“La-La Means I Love You”

The Delfonics, live, 2008 (originally recorded 1968)

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Bill Frisell, live, New York (Rochester), 2007

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Music . . . carr[ies] us smoothly across the tumult of experience, like water over rocks.

Vijay Iyer, liner notes, Historicity (2009)

Thursday, 3/25/10

street music

Dublin

On Grafton Street

Wednesday, 3/3/10

What other pop star has made such stunning contributions as a guest artist?

Sinead O’Connor

With Willie Nelson, “Don’t Give Up”

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With the Chieftains, “The Foggy Dew”

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With Shane MacGowan, “Haunted”

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