ComhaltasLive #203 - 2: Mike Rafferty

Even though he emigrated to the USA fifty-eight years ago, Mike Rafferty’s native East Galway style of music has remained intact. Residing in New Jersey, Mike released a much-acclaimed CD a few years ago: “Mike Rafferty Speed 78” and relates that he learned one of the featured tunes “Fr. John’s Jubilee” composed by John Brady from ComhaltasLive. Mike is also an accomplished Uilleann Piper.

Here Mike plays on concert flute two reels — “The Reel of Mullinavat” which is this week’s Tutorial and “Mama’s Pet”. Note the interesting difference in Mike’s setting of “Mamma’s Pet” and last week’s version, played by Antón MacGabhann.

3 April 2007
The Reel of Mullinavat, Mama's Pet
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Mike Rafferty Flute

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #203: Music from North America

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Mike Rafferty, Flute, Reel, ComhaltasLive