Promoting the Traditional Music and Song of North Antrim.
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A warm Causeway Coast welcome to Musicians visiting North Antrim.
Please note that passing musicians are always welcome at our Sessions, so if you are coming to this area and are hoping to play some music or sing a few songs with us, please do get in touch. We'd love to meet you & share some tunes, songs & crack. To see which musicians have joined us recently, visit our 'Friends'
I have been playing Scottish & Irish Traditional Music for over 40 years. I work as a professional musician, teaching Traditional Irish and Scottish Music in a number of Primary Schools during the week and Scottish Music in the Ulster-Scots Ullans Centre in Ballymoney. I also promote traditional music in the evenings, in a number of local bars, including an Irish session in Ballycastle, a Ballads & Tunes session in Bushmills & an Ulster-Scots session in Ballymoney, each week.
Dick Glasgow ~ Fiddle, Hammered Dulcimer, Nyckelharpa, Mandolin & Concertinas.
Dick Glasgow, a Scotsman, born in Edinburgh by the way, just to confuse everyone, has played the Traditional Music of Scotland and Ireland for nearly forty years.
Dick, whois the founding member of Scad the Beggars, is a full time musician who spends his days tutoring children in local Primary Schools, encouraging them to learn to play music and is keen to promote Traditional Music in North Antrim.
Dick giving a school presentation
His Grandfather was a Highland Piper and his Great Grandfather was a Fiddler so I guess you could say music is in his blood. Naturally enough he plays the Fiddle, but he also plays the Hammered Dulcimer, an instrument which has a long history in Co. Antrim, but nowhere else in Ireland. So Dick is keen to play his Dulcimer at every opportunity, to help keep alive this dying Antrim tradition.
Another of his musical passions is theConcertinaand unusually, Dick not only plays the Anglo Concertina but also the English Concertina. The former is the Concertina of choice for Traditional Irish musicians while the English Concertina is the instrument favoured by Concertina enthusiasts in Scotland.
Anyway, here is Dick playing a selection of Traditional Scottish Tunes on his Hammered Dulcimer.