I’m not an Irish traditional music player - I may be the only person to ever flunk out of a Noel Hill school. Not really, but the point stands: I have little to no expertise in this genre.
That doesn't mean I don't like the music; there are some truly fantastic tunes out there in ITM land, and some amazing players, Noel being just one of them, and more than a few right here on concertina.net. I enjoy tunes played in genuine ITM style - and Irish tunes adapted to other genres.
So that's this month's challenge: record and share the Irish tune of your choice- jig, slip jig, slide, reel, hornpipe, air, waltz, a common session tune or an obscure one, something from O’Carolan - in short, whatever interests you. If you need inspiration, spend some time onThe Session Web site, which has a fantastic collection of Irish tune notation.
And it doesn’t have to be in true ITM style. So choose your tune, choose how you want to play it, and let’s see what turns up!
Edited by Jim Besser, 30 October 2014 - 10:50 PM.