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Milwaukee Irishfest: Banjo and Mandolin

Milwaukee is my backyard and as such Irishfest is a don't-miss for me.  This year was no exception as our band, the Drowsy Maggies, played two gigs in harp tent and I was a volunteer for the festival.  I also went to the Summer School in order to take a banjo class with Enda Scahill and a mandolin class with Martin Howley.

I took these classes last year and reported on them in this blog but you can never get enough schooling from such great players and teachers.

But first, I saw a great band, Dallahan, that I want to share with you.

And it's not because  they are playing one of my banjos.  This is a hot band with lots of new material.

WeBanjo3, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, John and Maggie Carty, Alasdair Fraser, Tony McManus, Carlos Nunez, and Different Drums of Ireland were just a few of the great acts present.It was a great festival, as usual. If you ever get a chance to go, take it and try to get to the Summer School as you get a lot of perks including free access to the festival.

Here is Martin Howley playing the slip jig "The Good Wife."…


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Clumsy lover jig and reel.Charlie Lennon's Reel

"Nice!  I heard Clumsy Lover during the Dublin Irish Music Pub Crawl a month ago.  The accordian player was kind enough to play it for me to video on my phone so I could learn it on whistle and mandolin at home.  Soon after I got home,…"
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