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This show is (mostly) a weekly podcast that explores the likely repertoire of eighteenth and early nineteenth century bagpipers, using historic music collections (written for bagpipes or not), performed on Uilleann pipes, Highland pipes and whistles. Every episodes notes include links to the historic sheet music when available.
 
The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast is a weekly journey to the heart of Irish music. We interview players of Irish music about how they first came to the music and the place it occupies in their lives now. We use the word ‘heart’ intentionally, because heart is what this music, and the people who play it, are all about. It’s a funny, warm and often unexpected journey – and the tunes are crackin' too. Dominic Black has made radio shows for the BBC and NPR stations in the USA. He's also an oral histo ...
 
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S5E26 20,000 Download Special and update Tunes…Quite a few, but mostly chat. Thanks for listening and subscribing everyone! New intro tune is Bannocks Of Barley Meal, I’m using Aird/MacFadyen’s setting: https://archive.org/stream/selectionofscotc00rugg#page/n69/mode/1up I’m getting new Jon Swayne Bagpipes, if you aren’t familiar with his work and a…
 
Tunes: Johnson and Ritson and Ramsay: General Lesly’s March To Longmaston Moor Wright: Lashley’s March James Aird: Leslie’s March James Oswald: Lasly’s March O’Farrell: Highland March from Oscar and Malvina Edward Bunting: Dirty James Cannon James Goodman: Unnamed (Shitty James who Lost Ireland) J & R Glen: Leslie’s March William Ross: All the Blue…
 
Tunes: From James Moyar: Windsor, Conditor Alme Siderum, Cheshire, Llangloffan, Bereden Vag for Herran, Detroit Alexander Campbell: In the Breach of the Garden (Mackintosh’s Lament) Kilberry Ceol Mor: Mackintosh’s Lament From Chris Gray: MacKintosh’s Lament/ Cumha Mhic an Toisich. ¬+X+X+X+ This episode wouldn’t be possible without the contributions…
 
Tunes: From Ronan Browne: Lady in the Desert John and William Neal: Da mihi manum (Give Me Your Hand) Daniel Dow: Lads Wi The Kilts, Luinnag ferramh Bata (The Boatman’s Song), Thainig a ntuisga beatha (The Whisky). Patrick McDonald: Tune 179 A St. Kilda Girl’s Lamentation on the Death of her Lover, Tune 180 Tha Guillan agam fhin, A St. Kilda Song a…
 
Tunes: From Joe Hughie McIntyre courtesy of the Barry Shears Collection: Tulloch Gorum, Sandy Cameron, Eight Men of Moidart, Miss Proud. ++X++X++X++ This episode is a discussion between myself, Keith Sanger, Matt Seattle, Barry Shears and Pete Stewart with Patrick McDonald's Collection of Vocal Airs as the starting point. email me at wetootwaag@gma…
 
The Preface and Article were Read by Anthony Smith. Get in touch with him about any voiceover projects via email: 2acanthonysmith@gmail.com You can watch his excelent Bodhran Videos on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithpercussions/ If you would like to see the Patrick McDonald Original book you can read it here: https://www.google.com/b…
 
This is basically a mini album. I've been listening to old episodes and wanted all the tunes in Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes in one place. What do you think of the new fonts and background? The font is as close as I could find for Robert Bremner's font in his printed collection. But I'm not sure the History nerd-ness of Marble paper and eightee…
 
Tunes: Litten: Prince of Wales Minuet, The Goose’s Minuet, Kissing and Flirting, Kissing and Drinking, The Royal Hunt, They Royal Review, St. Catherine’s Lane at Five, Duke Gordon’s Reel, Cotillion. Fox: Lament of a Druid Neal: I’m asleep and Don’t waken me Set from Dave Barret: Red Haired Boy, and Paddy’s Leather Breeches. Piobaireachd: The Vaunti…
 
Tunes: Patrick Sky: Many A Mile Joey Abarta: Eibhli Gheal Chiuin Ni CHearbhaill (Fair Gentle Eily OCarroll) Please Consider Supporting the Show by Joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag ++++XXXX++++ Joey Abarta Huge thank you to Joey Abarta for Chatting with me. You can Buy the Album Copley Street on Bandcamp here: https://copleyst…
 
Tunes: Thomas Marsden: Mr. Preston’s Hornpipe Fitzmaurice: I’m Asleep and Don’t Wake Me, Mount the Stage, Donald Bran, Loose the Belt, Fitzmaurice’s Trip to Rosline Castle Walsh: Petticoat Loose, Petticoat Tight Nixon: Petticoat Loose Allan Ramsay (Stuart): Cha mi ma chattle Wright: Past One O’Clock McGibbon: Cold Frosty Morning Oswald: Cold Frosti…
 
Tunes: Patrick MacDonald: Fisherman’s Song For Attracting Seals, Sister of Loves, Chiu-ri-ruo, Wet is this night and cold. Iain Gelston: Hop Pole, Shields Bar, St. Mary’s Hornpipe, Pegwhistle Barn Niel Gow & Sons: The Highland Watch, Now the 42nd Regt or Royal Highlanders O’Neill: Wind That Shakes the Barley Harrison: Largo’s Fairy Dance Litten: Th…
 
Tunes: Colclough: Colclough’s Hornpipe, Rakes of Westmeath, Llewellyn Burke Thumoth: Rakes of Westmeath O’Farrell: Waterford’s Waltz, O’Farrell’s Hornpipe, Gahagan: Gahagan’s Frisk, Humours of Westmeath, Ravencroft’s Fancy, The Chocolate Pot William Dixon: How She Will Never Be Guided Robert Riddell: How She’ll ne’er be guided William Bingley: The …
 
Tunes: William Dixon: Have a Care of Her Johnny Daniel Dow: Sandy Gow’s Three Pints John Machlachlan: Sandy Gow’s Three Pints O’Farrell: The Douraling, The Gobbyo, Murphy: Kate Martin, Mrs. Boswell’s Jigg, That’s My Way Edward Bunting: The Beardless Boy John Rook: Kate Kearney ++++++++++++++++++ Please consider joining the Patreon to support the sh…
 
Tunes: Fitzmaurice: A Connaught Air, Spatter the Dew, Moggy Will you Come Again, Billy O’Rourke. Francis O’Neill: Spatter the Dew Goodman: Spatter the Dew Roche: Spatter the Dew William Vickers: Why Did you Promise to Marry? Bruce and Stoke: Jockey up in the Hayloft William Dixon: Hacky Honey From David Greenberg and Chris Norman: a John Reid Piece…
 
Tunes: Angus MacKay: The Campbells are Coming James Aird: The Campbells are Coming Thompson: Hob and Nob Vickers: Hob a Nob O’Farrell: The Cambles are Coming, Mrs. McLeod Goodman: Miss McCleod’s Reel N. Stewart: Kelso Lasses Gunn: Inundation Patrick McDonald: North Highland Country Dances and Reels #8 and #10. Howe: Pig Town Fling Unknown: Clan Cam…
 
Tunes: James Aird: Three 6/8s called North Highland Reel, Three Tunes called Highland Dance, A skye Dance, three tunes called “A Jig”, A Western Isle Air. Robert Miller: Two Highland Dances one Western Highland Dance and a Highland Jigg from Ross’s Music Page and North Highland Jigg (9/8) From Keith Sanger Reverend R Harrison: Western Isles Air My …
 
O’Farrell: Jackson’s Lake, Maids in the Morning, Sheelina Gra Will You Be Mine Broadside: The Price of My Pig Goodman: Jackson Over the Water Jackson: Jackson Over the Water, Humours to Listivain, Maids in the Morning, Jackson’s Turret, Bouner Bougher Dixon: Cut and Dry Dolly New Way Sutherland: Jackson’s Lake ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++…
 
William Dixon: Apprentice Lads of Alnwick Jackson: Jackson Over the Water, Jackson’s Dream, Jackson’s Night Cap, Jackson’s Morning Brush, Jackson’s Humours of Panteen, Jackson’s Cummilum, Jackson’s Dream O’Farrell: Jackson’s Dream, Cummalum with variations Angus MacKay’s Drops of Brandy, The Isle of Skye Local Militia’s March David Young: Drops of …
 
Tunes: Trad: (Feels absurd to use “trad” on this podcast as a source, these are both just versions I’m playing from memory: When the King Enjoys His Own Again, Auld Lang Syne, A conversation with Death. Matt Seattle: Green Brackin, Small Drink Won’t Comfort Me William Dixon: Cock on the Midden James Aird: The Feathers, Dribbles of Brandy, Grace’s F…
 
An absolute stoater! A Great Session = 'The maximum fun possible, every night!' From Dundalk to Belfast, and finding freedom in Edinburgh. Hamish Henderson and the wild nights in Sandy Bell's. Mike One-Shirt and Luke Plumb; Deaf Shepherd and the great encouragers like Cathal McConnell. The consolations of music. House sessions in Venice Beach, meet…
 
Tunes: William Dixon: Cuddy Claw’d Her O’Farrell: Blush of Aurora, St. Patrick’s Day, Princess Royal (Air by Carolan), Hen’s Concert, Carolan’s Farewell to Music, Fall of Paris, Quck-Step, Gobyo,The Happy Mistake, Pay the Reckoning, Carolan’s Concerto Hibernian Muse: St. Patrick’s Day Ennis: Bucks of Oranmore Order: 1806: O’Farrell’s Quick Step: ht…
 
'I could play reels all night if I knew enough of them.' Country Sligo in the '50s and '60s, to London then Sydney. Father, mother and uncle playing the fiddle, learning at country house dances and 'having a go myself.' Ceili House on Radio Athlone, and looking forward to Friday night house dances. Falling in love with the accordion. Listening to t…
 
Tunes: James Aird: Mucking Geordies Byre, Lads Wi the Kilts William Dixon: Hey for Newbiggin, Stool of Repentance, Minuet: Edward the Second, Over the Dyke and Till Her Laddy, David Young: Border Reel David Rowlands: Jim Harding’s Waltz Billy Pigg: Skye Crofters David Glen: Dr. Bett’s Super If you want to listen to the Dungeons and Dragons podcast …
 
From Cavan to Glasgow. Party houses and late night tapes. Finding your feet in sessions that suit. Creating your own space to play. The Navvy poet Patrick MacGill, The Road Across The Hill, Newcomer and The Children Of The Dead End. In this episode we play: The Road Across the Hills Newcomer By and By Atone To listen, stream or download simply clic…
 
Tin whistle with Marian Egan (Flannery) in Hulme. Touring New Zealand and Australia. First banjos and joining Curragh. Toss the Feathers and choosing work over the road. The social side of learning. Joe and Jack Cooley and the lost tapes from America. The Love of Lucia, Kitty’s Twelve Roses and The Gort Mile. In this episode Angela plays: Port Chui…
 
On this week’s Episode I drink a bit of whisky and have a chat with Isaac Walters about kilts, tartan and a bit of myth busting about the Acts of Proscription. We also chat about the value of living history interpretation in general, and the material culture of great highland bagpipers of the 1790s specifically. Tunes: William Dixon: The New Way to…
 
Irish Fenian rebellion prisoners and the songs of the last convict ship to Australia. Ned Of The Hill, John Boyle O'Reilly and Exile In The Kingdom. The Stardust Hotel and the birth of Drogheda Boxing Club. The London squat scene, Jamaican sound systems and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Secret Family Recipes and looking back at tr…
 
TUNES: William Dixon: The New Way to Bowden (Athol Braes) (though I say Morpeth in the Podcast) Walker Jackson: Jackson’s Morning Brush Martin Freeman: One Tree Vale. I Ngleaun A Chruing Canon James Goodman: Jackson’s Snack, The Bright Dawn of Day James Aird: The Dawning of the Day Canon Goodman, Courtesy of Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhri…
 
Buying your first guitar with your confirmation money. Playing 182 tunes in two hours. Winning Réalta agus Gaolta. Cutting your teeth in Raglan Road Orlando. Finding a mentor in Kíla's Rónán Ó Snodaigh. Translating the craic. Avoiding the abyss of lockdown and a casual Disney Princess flex. In this episode Maċa play: Devil's Den Something Blue Feel…
 
Season 5 Episode 4 Drummond Castle Manuscript Tunes: David Young’s Drummond Castle Manuscript: Athol Braes, Kiss’d Yestereen, New Bigging, The Malt Man, Kick the World Before You William Napier: Braes of Athol Neil Gow & Sons: Oh as I was Kiss’d Yestreen James Rook: Oh as I was Kiss’d Yestreen William Gunn: Oh How I was Kiss’d Yestreen Donald MacDo…
 
Finding Michael Jackson in the Blue Mountains after ten years in a Buddhist Bush community. A year of four hour nights. Mozart with a Sligo lilt. Ten hour train trips for one hour lessons. Scottish baroque music, modal tunes, violin d'amore, and combining art music and folk music. Catch Shane Lestideau in Queenscliff during the Boxwood Festival fro…
 
Tunes: Anderson: Mail Coach Jackson: The Figure 3, The Cossey Jig, Pither in Enough O’Farrell: Jackson’s Maid at the Fair, Jackson’s Punch Bowl Angus MacKay: The Braes of Tullymet William Dixon: Hit her between the legs Sutherland MS: Whip her and Gird Her Be Sure to Check out Oyster Wives Rant Released on Bandcamp today! https://jeremykingsbury.ba…
 
Stiff Little Fingers, punk rock, rebel songs and finding your tribe. Getting your head shard. Good listening makes good music. An Achill Island session and a musical awakening. Losing good friends and finding solace in music. GameStop, countercultures, DIY creativity, Inflammable Material, and of course, The Irish Mandolin... 1-2-3-4! In this episo…
 
Tunes: William Dixon: Saw ye Never a Bonny lass Vickers Manuscript: Kiss’d her under the Coverlet Fitzmaurice: Loose the Belt Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book: The Berlin Waltz Fitzmaurice’s Trip to Roslin Castle William McGibbon: Rosline Castle James Manson (David Glen): Roslin Picnic Donald MacDonald: Roslin Castle, MacPharlane’s lilt Angus MacKay:…
 
Tunes: James Aird: Irish Hautboy Jar and Innes: Top Gallantsail (Comp Innes Watson), John Stephen Of Chance Inn (Comp Angus Fitchet), Travers Jig (trad), Gustys Frolics (trad: Mick Dohertys Version) O’Farrell: Roys Wife of Aldivalock O’Farrell: Rothemurchus’s Rant Paul Anderson Playing: The Rothiemurchus Rant (Bremner) , Dogs Bite Chapmen (Traditio…
 
Digging into tunes. Paddy Jones. The Draoicht. Sports and music, and finding your place in both. Coaching basketball in Ireland and the Tralee Tigers. Carl Hardebeck, The Blind Bard of Belfast. The fiddle as an old person's instrument. Sliabh Luachra. Padraig O'Keeffe. Paddy on the Hardwood. Slow airs in sessions and New Mexico polkas. In this epis…
 
The Liam O'Flynn Award. Digging into the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Ulster hunting songs and mummers. Hare coursing. Life in Lurgan County Armagh. The Ceili House and legend of Seamus Tansey. Prehistoric cairns and building on the tradition. The magic of the session and finding inspiration in the music. In this episode Barry Plays: The Holy T…
 
We ARE the source.' John Kelly of Capel Street and Scattery Island. Hiding the fiddle under your jacket in Dublin in the rare oul times. Strange hornpipes, slip jigs, slides. Patsy Geary, Jimmy O'Donahue and Kilfenora's three bakeries. The memory palace and preserving a life. Ireland, Australia, Tommy Potts posters and the evocative power of seagul…
 
A bit of beach time, and the third of our compilations from the year of 2020. Featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Una Monaghan, Jason Rouse, Emma Lewis, Joanie Madden, Rita Farrell, Daithí Gormley, James Keane, Tara Howley, Sean Lally, Cathy Custy, Hajime Takahashi, Catherine McEvoy, Ciaran Kelly, Cameron Mather, Áine Tyrrell, Sean Mathews, Liam Thom…
 
S4 E 37: Jackson’s Tweedside Season Finale! Tunes: 1828 Donald MacDonald: The Celtic Society Quickstep, The Weaver 1800s O’Farrell: Marinda 1744 John Johnson: The Skimmer 1775 Straight and Skillern: The Cave of Enchantment, The Exeter Change 1770s Thompson: Jackson’s Morning Brush 1796 Cooke: Jackson’s Bottle of Claret 1790 Walker Jackson: Jackson’…
 
Ahh, the week between Xmas and NYD. Sure what else would you be doing but watching classic TV and making best of 2020 lists. Here's part 2 of our SMASH HITS 2020 to help you through. Don Meade -The Haunted House and The Lark on The Strand Shannon Heaton - P. Joe Hayes Number 2, The Cottage in the Grove and The Mother and Child Reel (with Matt Heato…
 
All the best of the tunes and songs from the last year of Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. And by way of thanks, the conferring of titles on the Patron Saints who've supported the podcast over the last year and a half. 'Out of the blue, maybe thirty, forty birds come and they all start singing beautiful, that was the feeling it had like, you know...' Than…
 
Tunes: O’Farrell: Lewellynn, A Piper o’er the Meadows Straying, Black Joke John Parry: Nos Calan Matt Seattle: Christenmiss Day in the Morning My Setting?: Mill Mill o, Baloo Lammy Donald MacDonald: Bodachan a gharidh (The Jolly Old gardener) Aird: Bodachan a garidh (The Merry old gardener) Be Sure to Head over to Ryan Kirk’s Youtube Channel to cat…
 
The legend. 'We just kept climbing up that mountain.' The hardest working woman in folk music. Hearing Mary Bergin and the beginnings of a career in the entertainment business. New York, the drive to succeed and picking up the phone thirty times a day to get a gig. Balls, weddings, county dances, and the circuit. An American in Ireland. Tour(s), in…
 
Tunes: Robert Bremner: Stadholders Minuet, Moorish Tunes, Mill Mill O, Willy was a Wanton Wag, and Black Joke. William McGibbon: Mill Mill O, Willie Was a Wanton Wag James Oswald: Burlesque on a Black Joak: Miscellaneous: Clare Dragoons, Braes a Mar Big Thanks To Ryan Kirk for the performance and write up. Head over to the Facebook page to tell him…
 
So much in here: piping as meditation and not setting fire to the old Ganley flute. Starting on the whistle but falling for the pipes despite the danger. The eternal conversation: reeds, drones and regulators. The session spaces of Belfast, open piping closed piping, Tommy Reck and saying 'I Love You' to Liam O'Flynn. Being a girl and running an al…
 
S4 Bandamp Friday Reminder Tunes: Straight & Skillern: The Nabob Quick late reminder that you should buy people’s music on Bandcamp today! Friday December 4th. You can Check out my favorite Bandcamp purchases by looking at my profile. (Note I don’t do most of my listening on Bandcamp so it is a pretty small list that has really only started growing…
 
Stories of a life in music, so far. Ancient tunes and new ones, losing a loved one and finding her again through tunes. The Irish connection. Out of The Wind, Into the Sun: depression, loss, and the therapeutic power of psilocybin mushrooms. Recovery into music. All of everything in a single tune. 'Keeping myself in the air as an artist.' Country s…
 
Tunes: Robert Bremner, Loch Ness, Feg for a kiss, The Cross Well of Edinburgh & Watermen’s Rant, Open the Door to Three & Invercaul’s Reel, Straglass House. James Bremner (By Way of Francis Hopkinson), Lady Coventry’s Minuett Robert Millar: Lady Coventry’s Minuett, St. Paul’s. Misc: Wha Saw the Forty Twa Kerr: Wha’ Widna Fecht Levey: Milk the Churn…
 
A chat to mark passing the 100K download mark, with Gerry McKeague of Belfast and Geelong. About what we've learned so far and where we're going. Seriously great fun, and a lovely chance for us to think out loud about what this all means to us. And to say thank to all of you who've travelled with us this far. Tunes: Darren plays Sandy River Belle a…
 
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