In some Chinese folklore, it is believed that the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. I love this concept. I envision a red string attached to me throughout my life and … More The red string
One of things I love about Irish music, and most Celtic music in general, is it makes me want to get up and dance. After all, it is dance music. Dancing is such a big part of this tradition and learning the dances actually helps in learning the tunes. This weekend, whether you’re a musician … More Music that makes you want to dance
As I get older, I realize that we can’t take anything for granted. Today on this day of remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr., I’m reminded of how we should take better care of our neighbors, our country and our community. We might think that our little gestures of kindness don’t mean much in the … More Lending a helping hand
Valentine’s day is not just for lovers, it’s also for music lovers. And this Valentine’s Day there is tons of Irish music to love. Grab your date and start your day at 10am with an Irish music workshop (see details below) from FullSet, then hit the Bagitos session in Montpelier from 2-5pm, and then at 7:30pm FullSet, will … More Irish music the right way on Valentine’s Day
When I was first taking fiddle lessons I said to my teacher at the time, “I want to play fast.” She said “start listening to Liz Carroll.” So I did. And I fell in love with her music. It’s not the speed of Liz’s playing that makes her such a brilliant player though, it’s the preciseness … More Liz Carroll Returns to Vermont
Renowned Irish musicians Mick Conneely (fiddle/bouzouki) and David Munnelly (accordion/melodeon) will be performing at the 3 Bean Cafe, 22 Pleasant St in Randolph, VT this Saturday, August 9 at 7:30pm. These are two of Ireland’s great musicians! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in an intimate setting.
by Katrina VanTyne Last summer I was lucky enough to go to this fiddle school in Glencolmcille County Donegal, Ireland (feel free to check out the posts from my trip to Ireland). The style of Donegal music is very similar to the Cape Breton style of music which is probably why I love it so … More A Little Donegal in Vermont