ComhaltasLive #213: Music from Scoil Éigse (Full Programme)

This week we present music from the Scoil Éigse Tutors of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2006. Scoil Éigse is a week-long residential summer school featuring some of the best teachers in Irish traditional music, and attended by hundreds of students from around the world.

Time Segment
00:00 Donegal uilleann piper and fiddler Ciarán MacFeidmhlimidh plays a selection of three reels on uilleann pipes: “The Boys of the Lough”, “The Green Fields of America” and “Sunny Banks”. Ciarán was a tutor at Scoil Éigse 2006.
05:24 Originally from Dublin and residing for many years in Inisheer, Micheál Ó hAlmhain, well-known piper and concert flute player, teams up with harper Janis Harbison, who runs the prestigious Irish Harp Centre in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Micheál plays a slow air on whistle, then both play “The Belfast Hornpipe”. Micheál and Janet were tutors at Scoil Éigse 2006.
10:20 A flute and piano accordion duet by Dublin-based musicians Aine O’Connor and Colin McGill. They play two reels, the first one being “The Torn Petticoat” composed by fiddle player Connie O’Connell. Aine and Colin were tutors at Scoil Éigse 2006.
13:16 Now a selection of jigs, “The Scotsman Over the Border” and “The Tenpenny Bit”, which is this week’s Tutorial, played by Fintar McGreevy (on flute) from Co. Roscommon, Fiona Doherty (on fiddle) from Co. Donegal and Fiona Lavin (on fiddle) from Co. Mayo. Fintar and both Fionas were tutors at Scoil Éigse 2006.
15.57 Members of St. Cecilia’s Céilí Band from New York attended Scoil Éigse, and now play a hornpipe. Their teacher is Anne Marie Acosta, also an Éigse Tutor.
17:47 A duet from brothers Eoghan and Oisín Conway from Boston, USA on flute and fiddle. They play “The Boys of the Lough” and “Morning Dew”.

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17 June, 2007
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Ciarán MacFeidmhlimidh Uilleann Pipes
Micheál Ó hAlmhain Whistle
Janet Harbison Harp
Aine O'Connor Flute
Colin McGill Piano Accordion
Fintar McGreevy Flute
Fiona Doherty Fiddle
Fiona Lavin Fiddle
St. Cecilia's Céilí Band
Eoghan Conway
Oisín Conway Fiddle

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