Welcome   to   IrishOldTime ’,   dedicated   to   promoting   awareness   of   Appalachian   Old   Time music   and   musicians   in   Ireland.   This   is   the American   equivalent   of   ‘sean   nos’   from   which springs ‘folk music’, ‘country music’ and ‘bluegrass’. There   are   Appalachian   music   enthusiasts   and   some   very talented   musicians   scattered   around   Ireland.   Regular   old- time    sessions    can    be    found    in    Dublin,    Belfast,    Cork, Galway,   Sligo,   Clare   and   elsewhere.   In   North   America, similarly,   old   time   musicians   have   regular   ‘jams’,   as   well as   dances   featuring   callers   and   Appalachian   string   bands (the equivalent of Irish and Scots céilís). However   musicians   also   collect   in   larger   ‘Gatherings’,   lasting   a   weekend   or   more,   at various   locations   across   the   US.   (The   most   famous   is ‘Clifftop’    in    West    Virginia,    going    for    nearly    30    years, attended   by   around   5000   musicians   who   spend   up   to 10 days in camp side jams from early to very late.) IrishOldTime      is      convening      the      first      all-Ireland Appalachian   music   gathering   on   16-18   February   2018, with    the    intention    of    bringing    together    Appalachian music    enthusiasts    from    across    Ireland,    Great    Britain and   experienced   old-time   musicians   from   the   US   and   UK   including   the   world   renowned musician, author and historian, Dan   Levenson .   Dan   will   be   hosting   workshops   for   fiddle,   banjo,   and guitar    as    well    as    a    workshop    on    learning    various    tunes    for    all instrumentalists.    In    addition,    Dan    will    be    performing    on    Saturday night before the dance. Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths from Galax, Virginia. They are married - in life and music. Southern song-duets and powerful fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes comprise their diverse sets. They will be offering workshops in guitar, mandolin and flat foot dancing. Click here for more information on the Gathering
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