2008/09/06

Uilleann Pipes

talking about the Pogues on Dissensus, conversation turned to traditional Celtic music (an entirely new area for me), and someone posted up these videos... dead in my tracks, instant zone-out, hooked after first 3.7 seconds of first one. anyone with knowledge (or links) to expansive abstract psychoactive mystical bagpipes filled with overtones please leave a note.



16 comments:

wtc said...

look no further than seamus ennis - he`s the king of uilleann pipes -

`the fox chase` is a 15 minute epic and guaranteed to clog up any mp3 pub juxebox with amusing results.

for solo vocal irish folk check joe heaney / seosamh o`heanai -

margaret barry is also well worth checking

sorry for lack of links - still internetless - this might be useful tho - www.bbc.co.uk/music/folkhibernia/

thatguy said...

Tryout listening to the Japanese Sho(not the Chinese variant), amazing overtones!
It's very hard to find it, but you can hear it in Japanese Gagaku music, there are some recordings on youtube...

Anonymous said...

try duduk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoT28Xiwuso

Rob Mullender said...

Piobaireachd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG42CtJmOjE

Anonymous said...

Mark Sanders in New Zealand. Excellent self-taught Uilleann pipe player. Can play anything.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2QZIuFPrTo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR_fSM_jWm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN9Y3ChP1go&feature=user

Chris said...

Hey all, great posts !!!!!
here's a link to an album " the wandering minstrel " by seamus ennis

http://pamrapo.blogspot.com/2008/08/seamus-ennis.html

Anonymous said...

On an unrelated note, any chance of getting either of the following titles from the Musicaphon labels: "Music of Oceania: the Iatmul of Papua Niugini" or "Papua Niugini: The Middle Sepik" or both? The first sounds particularly intriguing from what I have read. Thanks for this and all the other great recordings.

zhao said...

thanks for the link to the seamus album!!! :D

will look into the requests but i am moving and also leaving for morocco in 4 days so it will be after that...

cheers everyone. watch out for yourself in these fucked up times and fight ignorance everyday...

tia o'c said...

I thought Liam O'Flynn was the king of this instrument :-). We heard him a couple of times live here (invited by the Irish embassy for St. Patrick's). There is a very nice CD that he issued together with the Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize for literature).

dweller said...

my mum always used to listen to the chieftans.

I was once in the Stags Head pub in london when these two guys stepped in both carrying the pipes.
They said they'd just played Carnegie Hall a night or so before and heard that this was a good pub. Its true the Stag's Head was a fine pub for impromptu Irish music sessions. Anyway these guys just sat there at the table and blew our minds for a good twenty minutes or so. I never caught their names.

I have a nice LP of pipe music called The Drones And The Chanters.

Isaac said...

wonderful footage! "expansive abstract psychoactive mystical bagpipes filled with overtones" - I think you've described the music of Yoshi Wada to a T! Look into him if you aren't already familiar. (his titles appear in Alan Licht's Top 10 lists of minimalism alongside that Remko Scha record you've recently posted) His record "Off the Wall" has recently been reissued, and you can DL "Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile" here: http://lamaraba.blogspot.com/2008/05/yoshi-wada-lament-for-rise-and-fall-of.html

cheers!

Isaac said...

PS. you may also be interested in this post from Steve Roden's blog: http://inbetweennoise.blogspot.com/search/label/foughaballagh

happy listening and solidarity,

The Irate Pirate said...

Zhao - I'll up you another seamus ennis album. and some others (Johnny Doran!), which I swiped off the computer of a friend i met here in ireland who's learning the uillean pipes. the only problem is, they're in wma format...and i don't have anything that can play or convert wma's, so if you can play them or direct me to something that can convert them to mp3s, please let me know and you can have 'em. you can contact me via my blog or sfrp.. in fact there's a couple of irish trad albums on Wrath of the Grapevine. Check out Joe Cooley, if the link still works. And while I'm thinking of it, there's a whole multi-post topic of uillean pipes at highqualitymp3.com forum, iirc.

The Irate Pirate said...

and my post on Willie Clancy
and this one

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