ComhaltasLive #258: Paddy O’Brien and Music from Cavan (Full Programme)

This week we present music composed by Paddy O’Brien, along with some musical selections recorded in Cavan in 2003. Featuring the fine musicians Muireann Egan, Aoife O’Brien, Mairéad Corridan, Pat Tierney, John McCartan, Danny McGovern, Martin Smith, Donal Reilly, Deirdre and Eimear Reilly and Catriona Cullivan.

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00:00 All-Ireland U15 Duet champions in 2004, Dublin musicians Muireann Egan on concert flute and Aoife O’Brien on fiddle play two reels: “The Swallow’s Nest” composed by Paddy O’Brien and “Fred Finn’s”.
02:39 From Templeglantine CCÉ, Co. Limerick, Mairéad Corridan (concertina) plays a Paddy O’Brien composition, “Mike Cooney’s Fancy”, which is this week’s tutorial. Mike Cooney was the drummer in Paddy O’Brien’s Ormond Céilí Band, which won four All-Ireland titles, including the three-in-a-row 1979/1980/1981 and again in 1984. The band played newly-composed tunes by Paddy, which is surely a record.
06:23 Whistle player Pat Tierney from Ballyjamesduff plays three reels ending with “Seán sa Ceó”. He is joined by John McCartan from Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim on guitar and Danny McGovern on bodhrán from Rostrevor, Co. Down. The music was recorded in Cavan on 8th December 2003.
10:51 Next up we present three jigs: “The Coolea Jig”, “The Mist-Covered Mountain” and “Cathal McConnell’s” played by Martin Smith from Burren, Co. Cavan (flute), Donal Reilly of Killeshandra, Co. Cavan (accordion) and John MCartan from Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim (guitar). The music was recorded in Cavan on 8th December 2003.
15:27 Deirdre and Eimear Reilly from Drumcalpin, Co. Cavan on piano accordion and fiddle play “The Mossy Banks” reel. The music was recorded in Cavan on 8th December 2003.
17:32 Concluding the recording of music made in Cavan in December 2003, a piano solo by music teacher Catriona Cullivan from Stradone, Co. Cavan. She plays two reels: “The Baltimore Salute” and “Crehan’s”. Our sincere thanks to accordion player Martin Donohoe for arranging the recording.

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8 June, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Muireann Egan Flute
Aoife O'Brien Fiddle
Mairéad Corridan Concertina
Pat Tierney Whistle
John McCartan Guitar
Danny McGovern Bodhrán
Martin Smith Flute
Donal Reilly Button Accordion
Deirdre Reilly Piano Accordion
Eimear Reilly Fiddle
Catriona Cullivan Piano

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