IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC VOLUME 1 

"It's a fine selection, the songs in particular are good, it is music to listen to, learn from and play along with" "Cavan Girl is magical" O Carolan's Dream in Alistair's hands is a well-arranged and thoughtful piece"

 IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE 2017

Ideal CD for newcomers to the Irish Tradition.

Great to Play Along with, some chords are included on Alistair's Website.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Alistair Sherwood sings Folk Songs and plays Irish Music. The Cliffs of Moher features on his latest album Irish Traditional Music Volume 1, there is also a beautiful Cliffs of Moher Picture on this album cover taken by Roland Mey.

This Celtic Music especially the slow airs may also be defined as Meditation Music and there are tunes popular in the Irish Dance Tradition. Two Irish Songs feature on this new release called Nancy Spain and Cavan Girl.

Guitar and Ukulele Accompaniment are flat pick and melody incorporated arrangements, which include the Irish Drum Bodhran.

HISTORY OF TURLOUGH O CAROLAN

Turlough O Carolan was a blind early Irish Harper, composer and singer famous for his gifted melodic compositions. He was born in 1670 in County Meath his father was a Blacksmith. O Carolan's Style was Classical Celtic and he wrote tunes for people all over Ireland "guess that's a good way to get people to come to your gig"

It is said that folk would wait for O Carolan to come to their weddings and funerals in order to hear him perform. He married a Mary Maguire at the age of 50 and had seven children, six daughters and a son. There is an annual O Carolan Harp Festival held a his birth place of Nobber Co. Meath where a statue was erectd in 2002. A picture of O Carolan's statue can be seen at the link below. Turlough O Carolan died in 1738 at the age of 68. "I love his melodic music so I recorded O Carolan's Dream on Guitar"

 

 

Picture of Turlough O Carolan Statue

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Play Along with Album Tunes

Chords to O'Carolan's Dream and The Star of the County Down at Chords and Lyrics Page  Have Fun :-)

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Irish Traditional Music Collectors

This New "Irish Traditional Music Release Volume 1" by Alistair Sherwood features tunes from Ireland's distinguished Trad Catolag. Both Songs Nancy Spain and The Cavan Girl are sung by Alistair to an arpeggiated chordal harmonic backdrop performed on guitar. Irish tunes are played on Guitar and Ukulele with varied accompainment.

Some would be described as Celtic/ Spiritual in music, while others are in the treasury of Transatlantic Sessions. Alistair says "I wanted to explore the deep soul of these melodies and channel their charms into the margins of gradualism, unlike a time I may have flogged them to the finish line, fulled with the froth of ten pints. I guess I played them with the might of Minimalism. As a purist you may disagree with the tempo but that's the way the felt to me :-)"  

 

American Singer Songwriters Covers Available 2018

The American Singer Songwriter Covers Album will feature a selection of Hits between 1968 - 1978 Songs like

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