ComhaltasLive is the daily internet video programme of Irish traditional music produced by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Each week's 20-minute programme is divided into daily segments featuring musicians from around the world, young and old.
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You may also see the weekly list of ComhaltasLive programmes listed chronologically on the 'Programmes' page.
Whatever your tastes, enjoy the music, and be sure to check back soon, as we upload new videos frequently.
- ComhaltasLive #304-8: The Old Bay Céilí Band Reels
- 13 January 2010
Band members are: Rosie Shipley, Jim Egan, Danny Noveck, fiddles; Laura Byrne Egan and Brendan Bell, flutes; Bob Smith, banjo; Séan McComiskey and Peter Brico, accordion; Matt Mulaueen, piano and Joshua Dukes on drums.
- ComhaltasLive #304-7: Ceolus Céilí Band from Co. Leitrim
- 12 January 2010
Musicians are: Michael McNamara and Olive McTigue, flutes; Irene Gukian, Pádraig Reilly, Enda McNamara and Conor Ward, fiddles; Ray McNamara, pipes; Maeve Reynolds, accordion; Brian Ryan, piano and Martin Murphy on drums.
- ComhaltasLive #304-6: Reels from the Botha Céilí Band
- 11 January 2010
The Botha Céilí Band from Co. Fermanagh play a set of reels at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009: “St. Patrick’s Night” (composed by Paddy O’Brien) and “The Fox on the Prowl” (composed by Vincent Broderick).
Members of the band are: Ashling McPhillips and Lorena Maguire, flutes; Maggie McGuire, Moira Connelly and Micky Keer, fiddles; Eoghan Maguire, banjo; Catherine Mulligan and Chris Maguire, accordions; Ronan Warnock, piano and Charlene Bradley on drums.
- ComhaltasLive #304-5: The Pearl River Céilí Band plays a hornpipe
- 10 January 2010
From New York, USA, The Pearl River Céilí Band play “Jim Erwin’s Hornpipe” composed by Ed Reavy.
Band members are: Dylan Foley, flute; Erin Loughran, Maeve Flanagan, Margaret Dudasik and Deirdre Brennan, fiddles; Lyndsey Beatuex, concertina; Blaithín Loughran and Pamela Geraghty, button accordion; Emily McShane, piano and Michael Fee on drums.
- ComhaltasLive #304-4: Templeglantine Céilí Band Jigs
- 9 January 2010
Members of the band are: Eibhlín Healy, Patricia Wright and Bríd Ní Mhurchú, fiddles; Siobhán Ní Chonnaráin and Jackie Healy, flutes; Willie Larkin, accordion; John Larkin, banjo; Maireád Corridan, concertina; Aileen Dillane, piano and Pat Buckey on drums.
- ComhaltasLive #304-3: Mairéad Hickey plays two reels in a street session
- 8 January 2010
During one of the many informal street sessions at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, All-Ireland U-12 fiddle champion for 2008, Mairéad Hickey from Cork City played two reels: “The College Groves” and “Paddy Fahy’s”.
- ComhaltasLive #304-2: Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert Jigs
- 7 January 2010
The tutors are: Emma Woods (fiddle) and Sara Jane Woods (flute), both from Dublin; Sharon Carroll (concertina), Maria Ging (fiddle) and Adrian Brady (piano), all from Co. Offaly. Scoil Éigse 2009, held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, was attended by more than 800 pupils with tuition provided over a week by more than 80 tutors.
- ComhaltasLive #304-1: The 2009 Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert
- 6 January 2010
From the Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, a selection of reels played by a group of the tutors. They play “The Moving Pint” and “Dog Big and Dog Little”, which were recorded by Frankie Gavin in the 1980s.
The tutors are: Pádraig McGovern from Co. Leitrim, pipes; Oisín MacDiarmada (fiddle) and Maíre NicDhiarmada (flute), both from Co. Sligo; Pádraig King from Co. Limerick, accordion; Sabina McCague from Co. Monaghan, fiddle; Maura Walsh form Co. Kerry, concertina and Eileen Gannon from St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on the harp.