Tag - Irish Music

M&V – What We Saw at Folk Alliance, Day 4

Yes, indeed - we heard a ton of music! Today we kick off our fourth (and final) 'What We Saw at Folk Alliance'  with The Armagh Rhymers, one of Val's absolute favorites from the Conference. The Armagh Rhymers need to be seen to be believed. One of the most...

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Get Your Irish Music Here! (Irish Tune Types)

Irish instrumental music is by and large dance music, at least until comparatively recently. Now, except for isolated communities of interest, it’s mostly listening music, notwithstanding the vestigial audience participation – hand clapping, foot stomping, thigh slapping, etc. Arthur Young wrote in A Tour of Ireland (1776-1779): "Dancing is very...

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