What's New on Ceolas and other celtic sites: Feb-Dec 1995
New musician's home pages include
Ceili House Band and
Mary Jane Lammond.
Brodie Lockard has put together a very nice page on fiddler extraordinaire
The New Road are a new Irish/Scottish band from Atlanta, Georgia, with
a nice Web page.
Art Edelstein has written a book about the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan, and
has put some excerpts up on his web page.
Richard Darsie has extended his TuneWeb to create
Tune of the Week with a new
tunes in gif format, plus background information, every week.
ScotsWeb looks like a new
marketing site for companies involved in Scottish folk music. It's a bit graphics-heavy
for such a slow link, but promises lot of new material soon.
Top Scottish band Capercaillie
have their own promotional pages now. As with ScotsWeb, lots of slow graphics, so you
may wish to turn off automatic graphics loading.
New York's punk/rock/trad band Black '47 not
only have their own Web page, they even have their own internet domain.
Griffin Music, makers of Hammered
Dulcimers are now on the Web, with dulcimer information galore.
Chris Ricker has a collection of
fiddle tunes popular in Canada,
in abc format.
An updated profile of Sweeney's Men, the groundbreaking instrumental group of the
late sixties, by Jeff Rice.
The North Texas Irish Festival, one of the biggest Irish music festivals in the world
now has it's own Web site.
Yet another Pogues website.
New Scottish music sites for folk singer and songwriter
and pop/folk group Runrig.
Other groups with new home pages include
from Newfoundland, Claddagh Ring,
from Wichita, Kansas, and Chicago-area Celtic Rock Band
Noel Fahy has a discography of his favorite 100 Irish CDs on the Web.
Drew Ivan has written a handy guide to drawing celtic knotwork.
The Fianna Rua homepage has
moved, and its author, Liam Hart has started an
(currently) small archive of Irish songs, with words and abc notation.
New collections of abc tunes from Kevin Derrane, and arrangements by Paddy O'Brien
(in abc and postscript formats) are
available from the tunes page.
George's Music in British Columbia,
Canada specialises in acoustic and celtic instruments, and has their catalog online.
The Irish Weavers are a folk/cabaret
group from Cork. Beware of slow link and heavy graphics in this page!
House of Musical Traditions a shop/mail order
business in Maryland, USA. Their Web pages have catalog information and bits and
pieces about various instruments, recordings and local concerts.
Clarke one of the original brands of
tin whistle, now has a page on the net.
The Scottish group Old Blind Dogs now have a fairly comprehensive Web site
maintained by Brodie Lockard.
The Irish World Music Centre at University of Limerick, the re-incarnation of Micheal O Suilleabhain's
famed traditional music program at University College Cork, is now on the Web.
New Anglo Concertina site, by David Glenn, with fancy graphics, fingering and all kinds
of other goodies.
Jim Vint has created abc2win a new
Windows programs that transforms abc notation to regular staff notation, and displays and
prints it. To go along with it, Bernie Stocks has contributed a collection of 99 lesser-known
Irish traditional tunes in abc format.
Distant Oaks of North California now have a Web site with a bunch of
information and some cuts from their debut album.
University of Massachusetts are having their annual Eisteddfod at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Sep 22-24.
Laura Risk & Athena Tergis
are the makings of a fiddle duo based in Northern California. Their home page has
sound clips from their album as well as the usual other info.
Fianna Rua is a 5-piece celtic
group from Kentucky. This page has some basic information and promises pictures and
sound clips soon.
Tory Voodoo is a Florida-based
vocal/guitar duo playing celtic/folk music with everything from electric to Hawaiian
influences. This promo site has a biography, reviews and sound clips.
Results of the 1995 Fleadh Ceoil, the largest
festival/competition in Irish traditional music, courtesy of David James.
Loreena McKennitt FAQ in Web format.
The TuneIndex has been updated and now indexes over 35,000 tunes in about 200
Dan Beimborn now has a classified used instrument sales page going on the Web.
Web page for Susan McKeown/Chanting House.
An embryonic listing of places to hear celtic music around the world. Contributions
A truly beautiful new website for the Irish group
Clannad, by John Whatmough.
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann,
the main organisation for Irish traditional musicians, now has a Web site.
Sony Music have a Web page for Davy Spillane's album,
A Place Among the Stones.
Heather Alexander, the Californian celtic singer and fiddler, late of
Phoenyx, now has her own comprehensive Web site.
New tune page, bringing together information on tune collections and software at
Ceolas and elsewhere.
All-Ireland champions, Karen and Kevin Devane have their own
with an audio sample of Karen's playing.
A guide to the music of Brittany.
A searchable index of trad tunebooks, with over 30,000 entries,
courtesy of James Stewart.
Guide to the instruments used in celtic music.
New Pogues Web site.
All bagpipe.tex tunes now available in postscript format.
New Web sites for the
and young Irish players Maureen and Brendan Browne.
All bagpipe.tex tunes now available in postscript format.
The first edition of a list of
bagpipe teachers around
Updated discographies for the
Many new bagpipe tunes in postscript (ps) format in
[Note: postscript files were deleted on July 1998, to save space]
Profiles of the
Four Men and a Dog and
Micheal O Suilleabhain.
Review and Sound Samples of Narada's two celtic music
Our tour schedules are now available as individual files for each
Major update to the list of Internet Sources for celtic music.
Update to the sessions list.
New collection of 85 abc-formatted tunes from John Walsh in
List of musical festivals in Ireland for 1995.
Updates to the radio, session and magazine listings.
A Discography of Scottish singer Dick Gaughan.
A guide to some celtic music resources in Spain.
A sample sheet of old and new images of celtic art (~50kb).
Over a dozen new tunes in Peter Rayner's collections of abc tunes.
A Harmonica Discography, from Rick Gagne.
A report on the Celtic Connection
megafestival in Edinburgh, by Candy Schwartz and one on the
San Francisco celtic
music festival by Gerard Manning.
Not quite musical, but in the US, President Clinton has declared March to be Irish-American heritage month. Here's his
Get a calendar of celtic music events for your state delivered for free by email
every month, or check out the current listings for each state.
Craig Cockburn, longtime contributor to rec.music.celtic is throwing his voice out
on the netwaves! Here is a 450kb sound file of Craig singing a song which he introduces
in Gallic, in
Program for the 1995 convention of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann in New York at the
end of April.
Guide to making your own tin whistle.
A package of files that let you view and print tunes in abc notation on a
Windows PC without using TeX, from Alan Ng.
A new release (1.4) of abc2mtex.
The collection of bagpipe.tex tunes are being gradually converted into
postscript format by Walt Slac - look for the .ps files in this
David James has written a guide to
accompanying Irish traditional music.
Also new versions of the
radio programs listing and the
Christy Moore discography.
An anonymous contribution of monochrome
celtic art designs.
Updated Corries discography.
Updated sessions list
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