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    Just wondering if you guy's could recommend be some irish/celtic cd's. I really enjoy the celtic tunes with mandolin picking. Im new to the mandolin and Irish/ Celtic music so I dont really know where to start to find some good cd's. Also If you know anywhere i can get downloads for free. One more thing I found a website called chieftains radio which plays celtic songs does anyone know about this good/bad?

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    Here are a few good MC threads on the topic that should give you plenty of ideas to burn through your music budget, INPO:
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?46817
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?160
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?15362
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?5718

    Also, here are two gratis on-line options available to you with many MP3 tunes each:
    MC forum member Aidan Crossey's An Maindilin collection
    The Celtic tab of the mandolincafe's MP3 collection
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    My current "most played" CD is the recently released Three Mile Stone. I love Marla Fibish's mandolin. This is just one of many great Irish/Celtic CD choices.

    Can't seem to get enough of Tim O'Brien lately as well.
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    Hi henry2010,

    You're sure to get a mountain of cd recommendations from the wise folks here! When I first got involved with Irish/Cape Breton/Shetland/Scottish tunes, one thing that helped me get the feel for how the tunes want to be played was to listen to old recordings. This music has such a long history and hearing tunes I learned via Planxty, Altan, etc. played by the likes of Michael Coleman, Paddy Canny or Joe Cooley really enhanced my appreciation of the tradition.

    A few good sites for old recordings that you can download:

    http://ceolalainn.blogspot.com/
    http://www.tedmcgraw.com/recimages/fset2.html - Irish
    http://www.tedmcgraw.com/recimages/ScotsPage.html - Scottish
    http://www.raretunes.org/

    For contemporary downloads, Randal Bays has a great tune learning page - http://www.randalbays.com/tunepage.html - the soundclips/video link has additional files.

    http://www.nataliemacmaster.com/ - just clips but some are pretty generous.

    http://comhaltas.ie/ and http://comhaltasarchive.ie/search has great info and downloadable files, both old and new.

    Enjoy your journey into Irish!

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    Check out: John Carty, Martin Hayes, Angelina Carberry, Noel Hill, Paddy Keenan, The Bothy Band, Altan, Three Mile Stone to name just a few....

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    Second the Three Mile Stone thing, also the Cafe's mp3 section - Dan Beimborn's Sliabh Russel set is about one of the first I learned on my then new Fylde OM.
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    Echo Dan's stuff, also check out the wonderful CD's by Kevin Macleod.

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    Jill's list will get you off to a good start! Mick Moloney's "Strings Attached" was/is an inspiration to me. Dan Beimborn has two excellent CDs out as well, "Shatter the Calm" and "Torch and Fire."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta Callahan View Post
    My current "most played" CD is the recently released Three Mile Stone. I love Marla Fibish's mandolin.
    Ten years later, I'll add her solo album The Bright Hollow Fog, which she released last year. It's pretty bare bones, with little accompaniment, so you really can dial into her playing, which has such a gorgeous lilt to it. I've had the cd for a few months, and I'm still playing it a few times each week.
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    One could hardly go wrong listening to The Chieftans. On Pandora I’d also recommend the Liz Carroll Radio, Liz Carroll and John Doyle.
    CDs, Ye Vagabonds are great

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    Listen any early Dubliners to hear Barney and John playing geat Irish dance tunes on fiddle, tenor banjo and mandolin.

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    I particularly like this Facebook video of Ye Vagabonds playing this two mandolin set.

    https://www.facebook.com/yevagabonds...87669088358087
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    Great stuff.

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