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percussion bands/musiciansretailIrish sitespublicationsorganizations festivals




Drums on the Web
Róisín Dubh Productions
Drums Net
Bodhrán World
The Ceolas Bodhran Page



Glen Velez
Frame Drummer Extraordinaire

Celtic rocker Tom Lenahan and the gang.

Live Irish/Celtic Music
a comprehensive band listing by those wild and crazy guys in Celtic Clan

Eamon Flynn
a wonderful musician (fiddle, accordion, whistles) and composer




The Music Meister
A great assortment of CD's, tapes, sheet music, and a whole lot more!

Ossian USA
A large assortment of CD's, tapes, sheet music, and a whole lot more! Give my regards to Mary Lou and Charlie...

The Harp and Thistle
Another great place to choose from over 2000 titles of Celtic, Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton Music.

Plaide Palette
Irish and Scottish merchandise galore!

Ray Sloan
maker of Irish Pipes, Smallpipes and Lowland Pipes



Irish sites

Information on Co Mayo, Ireland

Irish Chat
for anyone interested in Ireland and the Irish

Irish Family History Foundation
for your Irish roots.
for Festivals, Summer Schools, Irish Harp Organizations, Albums, Magazines and a Harp Bulletin Board.




Irish Music Magazine
for news, views and more on the Irish Folk and Trad scene.

Celtic Beat Magazine
for news, reviews and calendar of performances and festivals. Click here for the artical on Mance, reprinted with their permission.

Celtic MP3s Music Magazine
A free weekly Celtic Music magazine featuring free mp3 downloads from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Nova Scotia, and beyond. Listen and download free and legal Celtic mp3s now.




Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
for traditional Irish Music and Culture




Cape Cod Celtic Festival
concerts and workshops in June - check out the web site


Albums: come.


The Grady's Favorite Movies: See list here.

I and my family have made a list of our favorite movies...




Early 19th c. calligraphy verse:
"Men who purchase distinctions at the expense of sincerity merit contempt rather than applause." Tho. Biggs Seripfet

Click on the link above to read and find out more about this inspiring poem written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. We had erroneously posted this poem, like so many others, because of misinformation regarding its origin -- the most popular belief being that it was found in Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.A.) dated 1692. For those of you who are currently using this poem on your websites or on printed or recorded media, contact the current copyright holder to this work. He is:
Robert L. Bell
427 South Shore Drive
Sarasota, FL 34234 USA
Telephone: 941-355-8743


There's some lines in the movie Jurassic Park that I liken to the approach of many self-appointed bodhrán gurus in regard to their hawking their "product" whether it is a physical product or themselves-

Ian Malcolm: "I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here: it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you even knew what you had, you patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you're selling it, you want to sell it!

I've maintained that those who laid the foundation should be given the proper credit and respect in regard to opportunites to perpetuate the craft. I think it's shameful that a lot of newcomers have the audacity to proclaim their "mastery" of an instrument when all they've attained is mere "mimicry."



Grady Design
Print and Web design services - also custom painting on bodhráns.

Threads of Time
Costumes for Medieval and Period Events

Animassage - Celeste Ryfa
Sportsmassage therapy for human, equine and canine clients - aaahhh!

Coastal Home Architects
Michael McKinley and Associates - THE ones to call for any of your coastal home design needs.

Fantasy Works Youth Theater -
Ann O'Grady has created a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn theater craft in Southern Rhode Island.

Ed LeDoux Freelance Photography
Fine photographer for weddings, corporate events, product photography, portraits, landscapes and celebrity photography.

Atlanta Cutlery
Factory-made knives and other cutlery.

Museum Replicas
Historically accurate replica knives and weapons. Also movie pieces.


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