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Irish Traditional Music fans: how do you currently purchase new recordings?

Compact Disc? 14
Digital Download (iTunes, Amazon, etc)? 3
Subscription Streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, etc)? 6
23 responses
 A sporadic, sometimes periodic, and quite possibly idiotic bits of info, thoughts, and musings about music and other stuff...


Ed Ward...

Just learned the sad news that Edward J. Ward passed away earlier this morning. 

Two weeks ago Ed and Catherine Ward opened their home and hearts to Mick Moloney, Liz Carroll, and myself to be with Ed as…

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My lovely Kerrywoman...

My dear Mom, Mary, the "Kerrywoman" passed away on Monday morning. We spent a lot of time together over the past few years as she entered this final journey with dementia as her backpack. She was a delight to…

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In the "now for something completely different" category -- musician, historian, and my buddy Bucky Halker interviewed me a few years back as part of the "Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project" for…

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John Fron (1945-2018)

It is often said that you can’t choose your neighbors - but if you are as lucky as Susie and I were in this regard, you may end up with the best as we did with John and Vicki Fron…

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Jimmy Keane CelticMKE interview

Artist Spotlight: Piano Accordionist Jimmy Keane 


You grew up around music & your parents encouraged you to play, but what drew you to the piano accordion? 

J: It is a bit odd…

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The Horse Keane and Sean McGuire...

Liz Carroll recently sent me an article written by Martin McGinley about the late great fiddler Sean McGuire (1927-2005). Liz asked me to make sure I read it all the way through. And lo and behold, there was a Sean…

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Trad Music Survey May 27-29, 2017 

Trad Music Survey May 27-29, 2017 

Surveyor/Pollster: Jimmy Keane 

100 Participants 

This was a non-scientific survey posted on social media and by direct outreach to some of my musician friends. 

Aside from cleaning up some text…

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Margie Dennehy (1936-2017)

Saddened to learn of the passing of Margie Dennehy on Sunday evening. Margie, along with her late husband Dennis, were co-founders of Dennehy Irish Dance. Margie was its heart and soul and was one of the nicest and kindest people…

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oom... '-)

If womb is pronounced "woom" and tomb is pronounced "toom" -- shouldn't bomb be pronounced "boom"?? 

Oh wait... :-)