I’m on a roll, I’ve done (nearly) all of my weekend chores, this afternoon I’m off to poke my nose – and possibly camera – into other peoples gardens, and I’ve still time to post to Furious Music. Woo-hoo!
Last night, for want of anything better to watch, we revisited Folk Hibernia – a BBC programme about, you guessed it – Irish folk music. I enjoyed it the first time round in 2007, and I enjoyed it again last night. Great music, great characters and interesting historic clips.
Amongst loads of great music I particularly enjoyed the playing of Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill. Martin Hayes is the son of PJ Hayes, who by reputation is one of the best fiddle players ever. His son is no slouch either and in the programme is most articulate when discussing the permanence of traditional music in Ireland.
My favourite celtic music CD in my collection is Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill – Live in Seattle. I thought that I had posted a track from it but apparently not. So here is Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill playing Martin Rochford’s / Green Gowned Lass.