Traditional Irish Music by “The Ghillies”

Traditional Irish Music by “The Ghillies” danse Kesh jig , Eddy kelly (jig) et Drowsy Maggie.

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Traditional Irish Music by “The Ghillies” danse Kesh jig , Eddy kelly (jig) et Drowsy Maggie (reel).
Ghillie’s,crée en 2012, est un groupe de cinq musiciens tourangeaux qui se sont retrouvés autour de leur passion pour la musique traditionnelle.
Ils abordent actuellement le répertoire de danses irlandaises et françaises, tout en s’ouvrant à d’autres influences musicales.
Le groupe est composé de Marine Bouzat , flûte traversière et piccolo , de Ombeline Collin , violon ,d’ Alexandre Luquet ,guitare, De Philippe Carrillo ,Harpe celtique et de Dominique Chanteloup , bodhran, cajon et clarinette basse.
Dans cette vidéo Ghillie’s interprète une suite de danses : Kesh jig , Eddy kelly (jig) et Drowsy Maggie (reel).
Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the island of Ireland.
The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. It has remained vibrant through the 20th, and into the 21st century, despite globalizing cultural forces. In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music influences from Britain and the United States, Irish music has kept many of its traditional aspects and has itself influenced many forms of music, such as country and roots music in the USA, which in turn have had some influence on modern rock music. It has occasionally been fused with rock and roll, punk and rock and other genres. Some of these fusion artists have attained mainstream success, at home and abroad.
Irish traditional music includes many kinds of songs, including drinking songs, ballads and laments, sung unaccompanied or with accompaniment by a variety of instruments. Traditional dance music includes reels (4/4), hornpipes and jigs (the common double jig is in 6/8 time).[4] The polka arrived at the start of the nineteenth century, spread by itinerant dancing masters and mercenary soldiers, returning from Europe.[5] Set dancing may have arrived in the eighteenth century.[6] Later imported dance-signatures include the mazurka and the highlands (a sort of Irished version of the Scottish strathspey).[7] In the nineteenth century folk instruments would have included the flute the fiddle and the uilleann pipes.
A revival of Irish traditional music took place around the turn of the 20th century. The button accordion and the concertina were becoming common.[8] Irish stepdance was performed at céilís, organised competitions and at some country houses where local and itinerant musicians were welcome.[9] Irish dancing was supported by the educational system and patriotic organisations. An older style of singing called sean-nós (“in the old style”), which is a form of traditional Irish singing was still found, mainly for very poetic songs in the Irish language.

More and more people play Irish music and many new bands emerge every year Téada, Gráda, The Bonny Men, Caladh Nua, Dervish, Lúnasa being some (to name a few).

In recent decades Irish music in many different genres has been very successful internationally. However, the most successful genres have been rock, popular and traditional fusion, with performers such as U2, Enya, Westlife, Boyzone, Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Horslips, Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, Clannad, Stiff Little Fingers, Altan, James Kilbane, Frank Patterson, The Corrs, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, Planxty, The Bothy Band, De Dannan, Stockton’s Wing, The Divine Comedy, Josef Locke, The Irish Tenors, Van Morrison, Therapy?, The Saw Doctors, The Wolfe Tones, Snow Patrol, The Cranberries, In Tua Nua, The Undertones, Ash, B*Witched, Nadine Coyle, The Hothouse Flowers, The Script, Two Door Cinema Club, Something Happens, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Dana, Mundy, Sinéad O’Connor, Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny.

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