The Irish Gift is dedicated to the preservation of the music of Eddie Kelly & the East Galway Irish Music Tradition.
LEARN EDDIE KELLY'S COMPOSITIONS
Sign up for monthly membership to The Irish Gift to access 72 music video tutorials to learn all 72 tunes featured on both albums and access to view the book This Is Your Life and the sheet-music of all of Eddie Kelly's compositions. ABC notation also available in the monthly membership. Read below for more information
Music Video Tutorials
1. 72 music video tutorials. This is all the tunes from both albums (The Lonesome Fiddler and Searbh Siúcra)
2. Each music video features a tune that is played at a very slow pace with repeated sections so that it can be learned by any intermediate or advanced musician.
3. Original track from the respective album
4. ABC notation for all 72 tunes
5. Access to the book This Is Your Life: A Celebration of Eddie Kelly and the East Galway Irish Music Tradition via online reader which makes available all the sheet-music for all Eddie Kelly's compositions
5. 1 hour Skype call per month
6. Unlimited email access for questions or feedback on audio/video submission.
7. Access to our Facebook and Whatsapp group 'The Eddie Tune Community' where you can share videos of your progress with the tunes for feedback and tips.
This Is Your Life: A Celebration of Eddie Kelly and the East Galway Irish Music Tradition
Eddie Kelly has enthralled many musicians with his flair and mastery of both the fiddle and button accordion. The Irish jig that is widely known as Eddie Kelly’s jig is actually called The Meelick Team. It was composed by Eddie to commemorate a victorious hurling team from the village of Meelick in East Galway. And the reel known as Eddie Kelly’s reel is called The Lonesome Fiddler.
Searbh Siúcra makes available for the first time, all 21 of Eddie Kelly's music compositions. Eddie Kelly is from Ireland and is a preeminent composer, fiddle-player and button accordionist of the East Galway Irish Music Tradition (EGIMT) style.
The Lonesome Fiddler
The Lonesome Fiddler album features the music of Eddie Kelly and his unique versions of old and familiar tunes. Eddie played the East Galway style and for many years he taught me this music tradition adding his rare touch to jigs, reels and hornpipes alike. A true maestro if ever there was one.