I pretended I knew what the heck I was doing this past session and taught the crowd a tune–a polka called The Breeches Buttoned On, which I learned from Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly’s album.
This is the only decent youtube vid I could find to share, but it’s probably the best one could ever hope for anyway!
The tune’s page on thesession.org
In honor of the show I missed out buying tickets for this evening, here are a couple videos of Irish music greats Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly:
Two great slides:
Ag labhairt na Gaeilge!
Port na Seachtaine means “Tune of the Week” in Irish Gaelic. It’s also the title of an experiment I’m doing on YouTube lately, for the last 4 weeks so far, in which I pick a tune, record and post a video of me playing it on the fiddle on Monday, then practice it during the week. The following Sunday I’ll post a new video of myself playing it to see what a week’s worth of practice has given me. I’m also experimenting with video overlays–an editing technique that makes it appear that I’m playing along with another version of myself. I’ll do concertina first, then record myself playing along on fiddle. Paste the two videos together and VOILA! I always say I wish I could clone myself.
Let me know what you think, either here, or in the comments sections under my videos on YouTube!