Ben Power
Irish Traditional Music and Dance, Ethnomusicology

CDs and DVDs

 Mouse in Mug CD

A recording of Irish traditional music on the Irish wooden flute (and a couple of songs) with James Riley, guitar; Sarah Blair, fiddle; Dan Lowery, F flute; Amelia Brannigan, wooden flute; and Isaac Alderson, uilleann pipes.

$15

 

Musical Feet DVD

Kieran Jordan: Musical Feet

A Sean-nós Irish Dance Tutorial DVD

A really fine video by my great friend Kieran Jordan, artistic director of Atlantic Steps, who I first danced with in Boston (and play and dance with as often as I can). It builds steps gradually from simple to complex. Easily digestible and excellent for beginners.

$30

or buy directly from Kieran

 

Dance Sean-Nós DVD

Dance Sean-nós: steps for traditional improvised dance

Maldon Meehan and Ronan Regan

This is another excellent sean-nós dance tutorial video by Maldon Meehan, founder of sean-nós Northwest, who I first danced with and played for when I was in Limerick. It has some really interesting and eventually somewhat complex steps on it. Great stuff.

$35

or buy directly from Maldon

 

Secrets of the Sole DVD

Secrets of the Sole: Irish Dance Steps and Stories with Kieran Jordan, featuring Kevin Doyle and Aidan Vaughan

A really charming DVD in which Kieran discusses traditional Irish dance with two of her favourite dancers, while showing off the dancing of Kevin, Aidan and Kieran herself.

$20

 or buy directly from Kieran