Slide - Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music
The Irish Times calls SLIDE “traditional musicians with attitude" and credits the group with “bringing drawing room grandeur and high spirits together” with it’s diverse songs, which range from soulful and sorrowful to contagiously energetic. Folk Roots Magazine proclaims, ”There’s plenty of action and flamboyance in Slides’s music,” which merges “swagger with traditional expertise.”
This rollicking band’s origins date back to Ireland in 1999, when Slide performed in various pubs for a local music festival in Bandon, Co. Cork. The group’s intoxicating music easily won over the crowd, which demanded more of the unique and colourful sound. The positive reaction inspired Slide to release The Flying Pig, which Irish Music Magaize hailed as “beautifully recorded, to preserve the brilliance and clarity of solo and ensemble playing that is positively mind-blowing.” The publication awarded Slide its Best Newcomer distinction in 2001, leading to gigs for the band throughout Europe.
We are pleased to announce our new album "MENDICITY"
Mendicity is full of depth and creativity, and is arguably Slide's finest work to date. Every track adds a newly discovered colour to a meticulously selected palette.
This is the first studio album to feature the silken vocals of Dave Curley, and includes the hit song 'The Bird', penned by Irishman Martin Denning.
Download Slides CD's Onilne
You can now purchase all of Slides CDs online. We sell all of our recordings in digital form and as physical CDs. Go to the CD Shop menu at the top of this page and select the album you wish to purchase.
Learn Traditional Irish Music Online.
I’m Éamonn de Barra, and on behalf of the whole team at Trad Irish Music I’d like to welcome you to our site.
Here at TIM we strive to provide the most comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience on the web. With a long history of teaching credentials and professional performance, all our tutors are perfectly placed to deliver the most insightful tutorials available online. The TradIrishMusic team is working hard to bring the full range of Irish traditional instrumental tutorials to the web.
Slide around Ireland in 2016
Come on an unforgettable tour with Slide around Ireland in 2016
“Experience the best of Ireland's culture, music and heritage on an unforgettable adventure to Ireland's most famous places and hidden gems with Trad Irish Tours”
Trad Irish Tours is Ireland’s premier Traditional Irish Music and Cultural tour operator. We bring 20 years of experience in the tour operating and music businesses together to provide an unforgettable tour which focuses on Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage.
We value the personal touch, something that sets us apart from other tour operators. We travel with you on your tour, visiting important historical and cultural sights located throughout this wonderful island by day, and by night we enjoy the great atmosphere that accompanies traditional music sessions so often excluded from regular tour itineraries, bringing you to traditional pubs and venues that are Ireland’s hidden gems.
Éamonn de Barra is one of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians and has performed all over the world with artists including Tom Jones, Liam Clancy, The Chieftans and is currently performing with Slide and the Damien Dempsey band.
Gerry Nolan is a renowned performer and has collaborated with artists including Paddy Keenan (The Bothy Band) and the UK boy band The Wanted. In 2005 Gerry set up ‘The Irish House Party’ show which has become one of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions. The show is based in Dublin and has toured all over the world, continuing to draw large audiences wherever it goes.
An evening at The Irish House Party is included on this tour for your enjoyment.