Post by Dick Glasgow on Nov 1, 2010 18:03:27 GMT 1
I got a chance to play a set of tunes on my Hammered Dulcimer last Thursday night, for a recording of BBC 2s Traditional Music show Blas Ceoil
The show was filmed in my local Session Pub, the House of McDonnell, Ballycastle in Co. Antrim & I was asked to gather up 3 other regular musicians to form a House Band for the night. They recorded 4 sets of tunes from us, but if we are lucky, they might show two on the TV show, which is to be broadcast on Thursday night 18th of November at 10pm. I'm confident that one of those sets will be my Dulcimer one.
Anyway, they usually use the other two tracks during the Radio Show, which will be broadcast on the following night.
Both TV & Radio broadcasts are then available to view on the Blas Ceoil website's iPlayer for 6 days after that. While the four tracks remain on the website after that under each artist involved.
Unfortunately, I think this iPlayer only works in the UK.
Still, it was great to get the chance to play even one set on the Dulcimer on Northern Irish TV.