Tomorrow evening, Thursday 25th June, 7:00 PM CDT (8:00 EDT, 5:00 PDT, 0000 UTC), join me for a live streaming concert on ConcertWindow.com. Toss some requests, or just kick back with your Kool-Aid, Bushmills, Guinness, coffee, or what have you. The show is FREE, yep. So, just snuggle up with your beloved and/or your kids, and enjoy almost an hour of music and laughs. If you hate Irish Music, then, well, be prepared to loath my show.
This morning, I recorded and video-recorded my session performing the late Kirsty MacColl’s and Philip Rambow’s “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”. Kirsty MacColl recorded this song as a Rockabilly, and a Country, song. I’ve reimagined Chip Shop as an upbeat Irish folk song.
Please take a look/listen to the video, and let me know what you think. I’m doing more, so I’d greatly appreciate any and all of your feedback.
I recorded with my Macbook Air with video using the Canon 7D.
This Thursday, 28th May, join me for another live, streaming concert at ConcertWindow.com. I’ll take requests, and even honor them, when I can. For tipping, I’ll have some song downloads, Skype (or FaceTime, etc.) guitar lessons, maybe even some videos, or a house concert (for those who go too crazy). These will be things not available freely elsewhere.
Heres a bit of my first concert…
Tell your friends, or have them come over and watch together with you. Pour a little Irish coffee, stout, warm milk, or what have you, and let’s make it a party.
Paul Murphy of MurphyOfIreland.com sent this wonderful graphic depicting the history of Irish Music from about 500 B.C.E to the present. School teachers, and music teachers of all stripes ought to find this a great overview to bring up discussion of the history of music with students.
The timeline includes the pre-Roman Celts of Ireland, the history of the harp and Irish harpists, through Irish dance music, and modern folk revivals.