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Traditional Irish Music

Below is a list of famous Irish traditional musicians.
I have used the division of provinces to aid in web-site navigation.

Where possible I have given links to video or audio sound samples  
(
I have also made links from some  musicians to any    CD’s    they may have made.)
 

To select players by COUNTY,
 please click on the county name below
 

 Ulster
Cavan            Donegal     Monaghan
Antrim        Armagh           Down
Fermanagh      Derry           Tyrone
Belfast
 

Connacht

Galway
Leitrim
Mayo
Roscommon
Sligo
 

Irish Provinces

Leinster

Carlow             Dublin
Kildare        Kilkenny
Laois          Longford
Louth              Meath
Offaly    Westmeath
Wexford      Wicklow

 

Munster
Clare                  Cork
Kerry              Limerick
Waterford        Tipperary
Sliabh Luachra
 

To select players by NAME
use the
Index of musicians
 


Irish music Radio Channels 


Instruments played in Irish music 


Books on Traditional Irish Music 


Traditional Irish Music Groups 


Interesting Trad music websites


Irish Music CD’s with
sheet music  and  ABC  format.


 

Regional styles in traditional Irish music
  Documentary   Mov1  Mov2  Mov3

Regional Irish Fiddle Styles  by  Caoimhin Mac Aoidh
Article
 



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Irish Traditional music Groups

The Bothy Band
Fionnghuala  recording from 1977    Mov1
Old Hag you’ve killed me   Dinnie Delaneys    Morrisons   
Mov1
The Morning Star, The Fishermans Lilt & The Drunken Landlady. 
Mov1
Martin Wynne's  Reels   
Mov1
The Green groves of Erin  
Mov1
The Laurel Tree   
Mov1
Tiocfaidh an Samhradh   
Mov1
1975  CD 
Samples1
After Hours (Live in Paris) CD 
Samples2
Out of the Wind into the Sun  CD 
Samples3
The Best of the BothyBand CD 
Samples4


 
Planxty
From the Abbey tavern in Howth 1980    
Mov1
Cold BLow and The Rainy Night  CD  Samples1
Planxty  CD 
Samples2
The Well Below The Valley  CD 
Samples3
The Woman I Loved So Well  CD 
Samples4
Words and Music  CD
Samples5




The Dubliners
Donegal Reel & Longford Collector  Mov1
Dublin   CD   Samples1
The Dubliners   CD  
Samples2
Alive Alive O    CD  
Samples3
Further Along   CD  
Samples4
Live At The Gaiety   CD  
Samples5
Live At Vicar Street   CD  
Samples6



Shaskeen
A Collection of Jigs and Reels   CD    Samples1
Atlantic Breeze  CD
Samples2
Traditional Irish Music for Set Dancing  vol2  CD  Samples3
Irish Traditional Music and Song  CD 
Samples4



Patrick Street
 Street Life  CD 
Samples1
On the Fly  CD 
Samples2
The Best Of Patrick Street   CD 
Samples3
All in Good Time  CD 
Samples4
 Irish Times   CD 
Samples5
 Made In Cork   CD 
Samples6
Patrick Street    CD 
Samples7
CornerBoys   CD 
Samples8



Lunasa
LÚNASA -TWIST OF FATE  Article1 by Cindy Reich
RTE Radio 1   The Rolling Waves 18th & 25th July-2007   Audio1 Audio2
Lunasa  CD 
Samples1
The Merry Sisters of Fate  CD 
Samples2
The Kinnitty Sessions  CD 
Samples3
SE  CD 
Samples4
Red Wood  CD 
Samples5
Other World  CD 
Samples6
La Nua CD
Samples7



Altan
Altan - Same Mountain, New View 
Article1  by Fintan Vallely
The Red Crow  CD 
Samples1
The Horse with a heart  CD 
Samples2
Island Angel  CD 
Samples3
Harvest Storm  CD 
Samples4
The Blue Idol  CD 
Samples5
Altan  CD 
Samples6



The Chieftans
Archive program       
MovMovMovMovMovMovMov7
Chieftans 1   CD 
Samples1
Chieftans 3   CD 
Samples2
Chieftans 10   CD 
Samples3
Live From Dublin   CD 
Samples4
Water From the Well   CD 
Samples5



Providence


Teada
Teada-  Ril Liadroma, Green Cockade, Drummond Lasses     Mov1
Teada -  League Reel, Peter Horan's, Flannel Jacket   
Mov1
Teada  
Mov1 Mov2
lnne Amarach   CD 
Samples1
Teada   CD
Samples2
 Give us a penny and let us be gone  CD 
Samples3



Dervish
At The End of The Day  CD 
Samples1
Playing with Fire  CD 
Samples2
Mid Summers Night  CD 
Samples3
Thrush in the Storm  CD 
Samples4
Decade   CD 
Samples5
Spirit  CD 
Samples6
Traveling Show  CD 
Samples7



De Dannan
Anthem  CD 
Samples1
How the West Was Won  CD 
Samples2
Star Spangled Molly  CD 
Samples3
Hibernian Rhapsody  CD 
Samples4
The Mist Covered Mountain  CD 
Samples5






 
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Traditional Music of Scotland


Traditional Music of The Isle of Skye




 
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Musical Instruments
 in
Traditional Irish Music


The Tin Whistle                                                          
  
Mary Bergin and Micho Russell   


The Fiddle/Violin       
 
Dermot McLaughlin
 

The Uileann Pipes                                                        
 
Gay McKeon & Liam O'Flynn



The Flute                                                             
     Tom McElvogue and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh    


 The Concertina            
 
Kitty Hayes and Noel Hill  


The Accordion               
  Paudie O'Connor and
Joe Burke 



The Harmonica                                                               
 
Mick Kinsella


The Bouzouki                 
  Johnny Moynihan,
Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny


The Low Whistle                  


The Banjo         



The Bodhran         
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5


The Harp                                                         
  
Michael Rooney   
Laoise Kelly



The Piano    
Geraldine Cotter    




 
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Traditional Irish Music Radio Programs

Clare FM Radio Coisle an Cheoil
On Monday’s at 7 pm Presented  by
Joan Hanrahan


Clare FM Radio Music in the Glen
On Tuesday’s at 7 pm Presented  by
Clare Keville


RTE Radio 1   Ceili House
On Saturday’s at  9.02pm Presented by
Kieran Hanrahan


RTE Radio 1   The Rolling Wave 
On Wednesday’s  9 pm  Presented by
Peter Browne


RTE Radio na Gaeltachta Beal Maidine
On Sunday’s at 7am. Presented by Neansai Ni­ Choisdealbha



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Irish Traditional Music Books and References


O Neills Music of Ireland book
O Neills Music of Ireland
By
Francis O Neill
RTE Radio 1   The Rolling Waves 18th-April-2007
100th anniversary of the publication in 1907 of  "O'Neill's 1001"  
Audio1
SheetMusic & ABC versions of the Book



Francis O'Neill
Irish Minstrels and Musicians
By Francis O Neill
Chicago, Regan Printing House, 1913
- Out of Print -




The Companion to Irish Traditional Music
The Companion to Irish Traditional Music
By
Fintan vallely
ISBN   1 85918 148 1
Book Review




The Irish Music Manuscripts of Edward Bunting
 The Irish Music Manuscripts of
Edward Bunting (1773-1843)
 An Introduction and Catalogue (Taighde ar cheol dúchais Éireann)
Edited  By 
Dr. Colette Moloney
ISBN 0953270424




The Complete Collection of Irish Music George Petrie books
The Complete Collection of Irish Music Parts 1, 2 & 3
By
George Petrie
ISBN  1 897853 44 0
Google Book




The Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore
The Irish Melodies     of   Thomas Moore
By
Charles Villiers Stanford 
Published in 1895




A History of Irish Music Book
A History of Irish Music
By
William H. Grattan Flood
Published in 1902




The Leo Rowsome Collection of Irish Music Book
The
Leo Rowsome Collection of Irish Music
 by
Helena Rowsome Grimes 
ISBN  1 857201 38 8




John Boss Murphy Book
The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy
Irish Music from the Churchtown area of North Cork 
Edited  By 
Dr. Colette Moloney
ISBN 0952493128




The Collected compositions of Ed Reavy book
The Collected compositions of Ed Reavy
by 
Ed Reavy
ISBN   0 9528370 0 5




The Dance Music of Seamus Ennis book
The Dance Music of Seamus Ennis
By  
Pat Mitchell
 ISBN   978-0-9509743-6-1
Pat Mitchell talks about his new book  “The Dance Music of Seamus Ennis"   Audio1




Johnny OLeary of SliabhLuachra book
Johnny O Leary of sliabh Luachra
Dance Music from the Cork- Kerry boarder
by
Johnny O Leary
ISBN   1 874675 42 2




The Irish Fiddle Book by  Matt Cranitch
The Irish Fiddle Book
The Art of Traditional Fiddle Playing
By 
Matt Cranitch
ISBN   0 900 428 90 3




Micho Russell book
Doolins
Micho Russell a Portrait
By Dennis C Winter




The Northern Fiddler book
The Northern Fiddler
Music and musicians of Donegal and Tyrone
By
Eamonn O’Doherty & Allen Feldman
ISBN   0 85640 155 2
RTE Radio1  Frozen Music   14th-Oct-2000  
Author of the “Northern Fiddler”, 
  Talks about the Dohertys 20 min 40 sec  into the interview
       Audio1
 


 
Between the Jigs and the Reels book
Between the Jigs and the Reels
By
Caoimhin Mac Aoidh
ISBN  1 873437 08 0


  
 
The Donegal Fiddlers Tutor Book
 Cairdeas Na bhFidleiri An Ceol
Donegal Fiddlers summer School Music Tutor
Vol 2 & 3




A Dossan of Heather Book
A Dossan of Heather
The life of  
Packie Manus Byrne
ISBN  0778653752





Frank Custy Music Book

Frank Custy Tutor Book2 CD
The Frank Custy Irish Music books 1, 2 & 3  with
CD’s 
by
Frank Custy
Available from
Custys music shop Ennis





The Compositions of Paddy O Brien
The Compositions of Paddy O Brien
by
Paddy O’Brien




The HiddenIreland SeanRyan book
The Hidden Ireland
Compositions of
Sean Ryan
ISBN    0 9513415 0 2




MikeRaffertybook
300 tunes from 
Mike Rafferty
Edited by 
Lesl Harker



MikeRaffertyBook2
“Second Wind”  300 more tunes
 from 
Mike Rafferty
Edited by 
Lesl Harker




The Living Note Heartbeat of Irish Music book
The Living Note Heartbeat of Irish Music
By
Christy Mc Namara and Peter woods
ISBN    0 86278 550 2




Blooming Meadows book
Blooming Meadows
The world of Irish Traditional Musicians
By
Fintan Vallely & Charlie Piggott




Hidden Fermanagh book
Hidden Fermanagh
Traditional music and song from Co. Fermanagh
By
Cyril Maguire
Transcribed by 
Sharon Creasey
ISBN   0 9546200 0 3
Book Review

 


The Roche Collection book
 
The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music
by
Frank Roche
ISBN  0825602920



  
Tunes of the Munster Pipers
Tunes of the Munster Pipers
Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts.
ISBN    0 9532704 1 6
 RTERadio1 The Late Session  2002 -- The
James Goodman Manuscripts
“Tunes of the Munster Pipers”    
Audio1 Audio2
 


Traditional Music of Ireland
Traditional Music of Ireland
By
Tomas O’Canainn
ISBN  0 946005 73 7
Google Books Copy



Traditional SlowAirs of Ireland
Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland
By
Tomas O’Canainn
ISBN 0 946005 84 2





Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol1
Ceol Rince na hÉireann  1
[The Dance Music of Ireland  1]
collected and edited  by
Breandán Breathnach
First published 1963.
Irish translation of Book 1  by
Paul de Grae


Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol2
Ceol Rince na hÉireann  2
[The Dance Music of Ireland  2]
collected and edited  by
Breandán Breathnach
First published 1976.
Irish translation of Book 2  by Paul de Grae


Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol3
Ceol Rince na hÉireann  3
[The Dance Music of Ireland  3]
collected and edited  by
Breandán Breathnach
First published 1985.
Irish translation of Book 3  by Paul de Grae


Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol4
Ceol Rince na hÉireann  4
[The Dance Music of Ireland  4]
collected and edited  by
Breandán Breathnach
&  edited by Jackie Small
First published 1996.
ISBN's  1-85791-143-1
 
Irish translation of Book 4  by Paul de Grae


Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol5
Ceol Rince na hÉireann  5
[The Dance Music of Ireland  5]
collected and edited  by
Breandán Breathnach
&  edited by Jackie Small
First published 1999.
ISBN's for 1-85791-278-0
Irish translation of Book 5  by Paul de Grae





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Traditional Irish Music
Web-Sites of Interest

Na Piobairi Uilleann

Irish Traditional Music Archive

A Guide to the irish Flute                     Lots of resources  

Uilleannobsession.com    Lots of Archive radio programs and more

Irish Flute Tunes     Great  Mp3 flute recordings of many popular tunes

The Session          collection of tunes in both ABC & sheetmusic format

78 RPMs & Cylinder Recordings  The Internet Archive website

British Library Sound Archive           Recordings of Irish Musicians.

The Living Tradition             Irish traditional music Articles and Reviews

Irish Music Reviews                                            Reviews articles and more

Library Ireland     A great source of old Documents Music  and Books

Clare People                                                          Articles

All-Ireland Fleadh champions

Irish music collectors

Summer Schools

Traditional Music Festivals

Custys Music Shop 
Ennis , co. Clare




 
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 Musicians From England
- Europe & The rest of the World


Reg Hall  (b.1935)(England)(writer & Melodion & Fiddle & Piano)
Reference to Reg Hall in this   
Article1 &  Article2  &  Article3  &
 
Article4 &  Article5  &  Article6  &  Article7  &   Article8

The British Library Archive Recordings of Reg Hall    Mp3 1   &  Mp3 2  &  Mp3
 
Mp3 4  &  Mp3 5 &  Mp3 6  &  Mp3 7 &  Mp3 8  &  Mp3 9   (And Many More)
Reels 
Mov1
Reg on the fiddle 
Mov1



Sean Mac Namara  (Fiddle)
Reference to Sean Mac Namara  in this   
Article1 &  Article2  &  Article3



Michael McGoldrick (flute)
 Jigs    Mov1
Fused  CD  
Samples1
 

Dezi Donnelly  (fiddle)
 Reels  
Mov1
 
Dezi Donnelly & Mick McGoldrick  
Mov1
Farewell to Wallgrange   Johnny Mc Donalds  
Mov1
The Gold Ring 
Mov1



Martin Frain  
(Sheffield)

Seamus Casey (London)

Brian McComb, Blackburn   (Lancashire)

Andrew Murphy    (Lancashire)


Roddie MacIsaac
(fiddle)
Mov1


Louis Boudreault
(fiddle)
Mov1


Jean Carignan
(Fiddle)
The Devils Dream
Mov1




 
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