Acoustic Routes Shares Ten Must-Hear Sets of Irish Tunes

 03/17/2017 - 10:26

Acoustic Routes Concerts of Saline has compiled a list of Irish trad music videos in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, with a special emphasis on musicians from County Clare in the west of Ireland, where the Irish language, folk music and dancing have thrived for generations thanks to talented players like Kitty Hayes (concertina), Eoin O’Neil (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper and Kevin Griffin (tenor banjo) and Mary Custy and Yvonne Casey (fiddle).

Also included are award-winning American musicians Duck Baker (guitar) and Liz Carroll (fiddle), as well as expatriates like Kevin Burke (fiddle), all of whom Acoustic Routes has hosted at venues like The Ark in Ann Arbor.

The next Acoustic Routes concert in Saline, featuring singer-songwriter Miriam Pico of Traverse City, is March 25 at 8 p.m. at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E Michigan Ave.

Joe Cooley: The Wise Maid 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzJdoMeoQY

Liz Carroll: Four Reels 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPoIosUBr9Y

Bua:  The Mountain Boy/Cronin's/Banish Misfortune 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZX5mneA5gQ

Kevin Burke with Cal Scott: The Doon Reel/The Reel of Mullinavat/Maud Miller 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ4kkGAkAEs

Duck Baker: Pretty Girl Milking a Cow 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPoTtYbX7Y

Eoin O’Neill, Quentin Cooper & Kevin Griffin: The Floating Crowbar, The Humours of Castlefin/Hughie Gillespy's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-EvT2BOSqM

Kitty Hayes with Yvonne Casey, Eoin O’Neill, Quentin Cooper and Ger Hoyne: The Galway Rambler/ London Lassies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL12FC_wRXs

Sharon Shannon: Blackbird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bWqZQ-Ebw8

Mary Custy, Sharon Shannon, Maire Breatnach & Siobhan Peoples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duF2ePd1q4E

Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: Kitty Lie Over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kW4E6bRrdw