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Irish Fiddle Story Telling
A Tune is Always Better With a Story!
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Gotta love the anticipation of having to wait thru a story just to hear a tune! 

Actually, the stories are usually very entertaining - and the bonus of a fiddle tune isn't necessarily an ending, but more than likely a beginning to more robust festivities. 

Love some of these old ones, like "Mickey Doherty and the Fairy Reel", and "Con Cassidy's Taibhse Chonail Jig" (aka. Conall's Ghost), at Gravelwalks.

The Fairy And The Fiddler - Mickey Doherty

Conall's Ghost - Con Cassidy

Sheet music for both "Fairy Reel" and "Taibhse Chonail" can be found at thesession.org - GREAT Reel & Jig!

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...hooked on the Taibhse Chonail Jig! 

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Not really an Irish story but a story from an Englishman about a couple of Irsh tunes.  This is a good album that includes all the spoken intros and thoughts he has before playing a particular concert.

 

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@ABitRusty -

Thanx!  Kevin Burke always seems to have a story about everything he plays. 😊  

This is a good place to again suggest your favorite Podcast, 'Adam Sutherland's Interesting People' - everyone should check out the archives here, too! 

Adam Sutherland's Interesting People Podcast

So, wasn't exactly my intention to share stories that are about fiddlers, but I couldn't pass this one up. (lol) 

"The Sligo Tunesmith - the story of Lad O'Beirne in music" at Omedia.  LOVE this - some GREAT tunes! 

James (Lad) O'Beirne

I LOVE how Irish music has been traditionally paired with the art of storytelling! 

Here's some stories from Eamon Kelly, along with some Irish music played by Tony McMahon, Kevin Glackin and Paul McGrattan (joekilgobinet). 

Eamon Kelly Stories From Ireland, No.1

Eamon Kelly Stories From Ireland, No.2

Eamon Kelly also has a set of 6 more stories (no music) recorded on CD, called 'Stories From an Irish Fireside' - see on YouTube or find at Amazon. 

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- Emily

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