Celtic Folk Night this Saturday – Oldenzaal

We are playing our Celtic Folk Night in Oldenzaal (NL) this Saturday the 3rd of november, will you join us? Tickets available here Continue reading “Celtic Folk Night this Saturday – Oldenzaal”

Video: Cooley’s – Maid Behind the Bar – Two Irish Reels

Two of the most famous Irish reels

The Maid behind the bar and Cooley’s reel. These tunes are played in sessions throughout the world!

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Concert Preview – EM2 Groningen

We are playing a very special Celtic Folk Night in our home town of Groningen (NL) on saturday the 29th of September, will you join us? Tickets available here Continue reading “Concert Preview – EM2 Groningen”

Video: “I’m Into Folk” from Bart Peeters, The Radios

Bart Peeters komt op de proppen met I’m into folk.

Tijdens een optreden van The Pogues op Pinkpop had Bart Peeters gezien hoe een duidelijk door de folk geïnspireerde groep als The Pogues het publiek kon begeesteren, beter nog dan de Red Hot Chili Peppers. Als het mij nu eens zou lukken, dacht Bart, al die folkclichés in één liedje te vatten. Hij ging op zoek naar een geschikt doordeweeks riedeltje op zijn gitaar, zo eentje, of het nu folk is, of flamenco of wat dan ook, dat vlot in het gehoor ligt. Daarmee zou de song moeten beginnen en dan zouden de clichés de revue mogen passeren. I’m into folk moest , dat wou Bart , cabaretesk klinken, grotesk zelfs. Het nummer werd uiteindelijk een pastiche, een doelbewuste slechte nabootsing van de oerdegelijke Ierse folkmuziek. Begin 1989 geraakten The Radios met I’m into folk tot in de staart van de BRT Top 30

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Celtic Folk Night this Friday – Losser

We are playing our Celtic Folk Night in Losser (NL) this Friday the 13th of july, will you join us? Tickets available here Continue reading “Celtic Folk Night this Friday – Losser”

Video: “The Stride” at Dieb’s home

Today we play ‘The Stride’ for you.

This is one of my favorite pieces, because I can play my violin really wild.

Have fun!

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Video: Two Irish Reels: Rakish Paddies & Sheila Coyle’s – Live recording at O’Ceallaigh Irish Pub

Live recording at O’Ceallaigh Irish Pub

RAKISH PADDY REEL
Also known as Cabar Feidh, Cabar Feigh, Caber Feidh, Caber Feigh, Caberfeidh, The Deer’s Antlers, Fainne Gail An Lae, O’Halloran’s, Rakish Pat.

SHEILA COYLE’S REEL
Also known as Shiela Coyle’s, Shielded Coils.

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Video: Mrs. McCloud Irish reel

“Miss MacLeod” was popular as long ago as 1779 in Ireland

as its playing is mentioned in an account by a foreign visitor named Berringer or Beranger of a “cake” dance (i.e. where the prize was a cake) he participated in while visiting in Connacht. O’Neill (1913) relates Beranger’s observations somewhat differently and gives that it was one of six tunes played by Galway pipers in 1779 for the entertainment of the traveler. Irish violinist R.M. Levey includes the reel (as “Miss M’Cloud”) in his first collection of Irish dance tunes (1858), but notes its Irish provenance is “doubtful.” In modern times in Ireland the tune was included in a famous set of the late Donegal fiddlers, brothers Mickey and John Doherty, who played it as the last tune after “Enniskillen Dragoon” and “Nora Chrionna” (Wise Nora), though sometimes they substituted “Piper of Keadue (The)” for “Miss McLeod’s.” The whole set was played in the rare AAae tuning, which required playing in position (Caoimhin MacAoidh). See also “Foxhunter’s Reel” and “Grey Plover” for a related tunes in O’Neill. (Wikipedia)

Also known as Dance For Your Daddy My Little Laddie, Did You Ever Meet The Devil, Uncle Joe?, The Dun Cow, Eighthsome, Hop High Ladies, Iníon Mhic Leóid, May Day, McCleod’s, McCloud’s, McLeod’s, Miss MacLeod, Miss McCleod, Miss McCleod’s, Miss McCloud, Miss McCloud’s, Miss McLeod, Miss McLeod’s, Mrs MacLeod Of Raasay, Mrs Mc Leod’s, Mrs Mcleod Of Raasay, Mrs McLeod’s, Mrs McLeods, Mrs. MacLeod’s, Mrs. Mc Cloud, Mrs. McCloud, Mrs. McCloud’s, Mrs. McClouds, Mrs. McLeod, Mrs. McLeod Of Rasay, Mrs. McLeod’s, Mrs. McLeods, Ms McCloud’s, Old Mammy Knickerbocker, Uncle Joe’s.

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Video: “Bog Down in the Valley-o” at Dieb’s

Welcome at my place!

The song we will sing for you now is amazing, but also very difficult: Bog Down in the Valley-o.

Can you sing along?

Yours, Dieb

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