Music, is no doubt mostly for the ears, but one would
be missing the whole experience if we didn't get out once and a while and actually SEE
somebody play. It is in this spirit that this section is born. Our first video is the
master builder himself, Mike Doolin. Simply Click on each image to watch
and listen to these unfolding audio/video treats. This is one of Mike's interpretations of
a Turlough O'Carolan melody from the 18th century entitled "Si Bheg
and Si Mhor." There are a number of spellings including "Shebeg - Shemore"
but they are all O'Carolan. So ignore the Riverwind title and enjoy the music. Thanks to
Seve McWilliam from Liverpool and many others for researching the origin of the tune and
subsequently sharing that information with us.
Our next treat is from the talented Nancy
Conescu. An accomplished player and singer, she tours the world imparting her
critically acclaimed Irish flavor on songs from many genres. "Wild Blossoms",
written by the talented and prolific Lisa Aschmann (sorry about the
spelling in the photo, Lisa) and Joni Bishop, has been recorded by a
number of well known artists including one of my favorites, Sara
Watkins of Nickel Creek. This is a beautiful performance of an exquisitely
Again click on the image to see and hear the
performance. For information on any of the performances, writers, or artists you will see
here, drop us a note by going to the Contact Page and filling out and submitting the short
form. And do yourselves a favor - get a good sound system for your computer. There's a lot
of great stuff a'comin!
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