After pounding on coffee cans and the like, I ended up in a garage band with Ludwig drums and Zeldian cymbals back in the 60's.. Experimented 40 years later with YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/Mickthebridge. Today it's Irish trad and 'Sean Nos' singing, as a result of researching for the Irish Song podcast at the Irish Roots Cafe. Most of my songs are on my home page, along with the books I have written, here: http://www.Irishroots.com
What gear do you use?
Voice; slaptop laptop Cajon; bodhran; iMac computer; garage band software; Axiom 25 keyboard now and then.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Artists and fans of old style Irish 'Sean Nos' song and the like. Partial to the Blues too!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
The Irish Roots Cafe floating house band, plays ancient and traditional Celtic song. Solo or accompanied, often in Irish, learned by ear, respecting the lost heritage of Ireland. A performing group currently centered around Stevie Wilson, Megan Illidge and myself. Band info: http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe
My first album can be sampled for free on spotify; soundcloud; or at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Our Irish Song and Recitation Podcast with a monthly audience of 10,000 and yearly audience high of 100,000 (see below)
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?