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.
Here are a few ways to browse the music:
|By Instrument||By Tune||By Venue|
|Concertina||Slow Air||Fleadh Cheoil|
|Banjo||Slip Jig||Céilí Band|
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 #325-4: Margaret Dudasik Plays a Hornpipe at the Fleadh
- 5 August 2010
From New Jersey, USA, Margaret Dudasik plays the “Galway Bay Hornpipe” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2003 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, where she was a competitor in the under-12 fiddle competition. Download Audio
- ComhaltasLive #325-3: Majella Bartley and Denise Kelleher play two jigs
- 4 August 2010
Limerick-based fiddle players Majella Bartley and Denise Kelleher play two jigs: “An Lorgadán” composed by Junior Crehan and “Larrissy’s”. The clip was recorded at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2003 in Clonmel. Download Audio
- ComhaltasLive #325-2: Aoife Geoghegan plays a reel
- 3 August 2010
Recorded in Boylan’s pub in Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan, on 13th of July 2010, banjo player Aoife Geoghegan from Killygarry plays a reel. Download Audio
- ComhaltasLive #325-1: Fiddle player Carmel O’Dea
- 2 August 2010
Co. Clare fiddle player Carmel O’Dea from Ballynacally plays two jigs - a slip jig called “Nice and Easy”, which she composed herself, and a double jig which she learned from fellow Clare fiddler Michael Kelleher. The recording was made in 2004. Download Audio
- ComhaltasLive #305-3: Lisa Ward plays “The Trip to Nenagh”
- 20 January 2010
Lisa Ward, CCE Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim in the Under-18 Fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 plays the reel “The Trip to Nenagh”, composed by Seán Ryan who, incidentally, came from Nenagh. The tune is this week’s Tutorial.
- ComhaltasLive #305-2: Three-Part Jig by Niall Ó Murchú
- 19 January 2010
Niall Ó Murchú, CCÉ Ring of Scullion, Co. Armagh plays a three-part jig in the Under-18 Fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.
- ComhaltasLive #305-1: Bronwyn Power at the U18 Fiddle
- 16 January 2010
- ComhaltasLive #304 (Full Programme)
- 14 January 2010
Here are some summer tunes to chase away these winter storms! This week we bring you music from the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, held in August at Tullamore, Co. Offaly. This week’s programme includes selections from the Scoil Éigse tutors’ concert, Mairéad Hickey in a street session, and the Templeglantine, Pearl River, Botha, Ceolus and Old Bay Céilí Bands from the senior competition.