ComhaltasLive #229: Under-18 Fiddle (Full Programme)

This week we present a variety of music from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 2007, including a street session outside the Bridge Hotel and some of the under-18 fiddle competition.

Time Segment
00:00 One of the many attractions of Fleadh Cheoil ha hÉireann are the impromptu sessions in pubs, hotels and on the streets. This marathon session of reels is led by one of the masters of the piano accordion, Karen Tweed. 
07:06 Taking 3rd place in the U-18 Fiddle competition, Bronwyn De Paor from CCÉ Cr. Na Coradh,  Co. Clare played this jig, also playing a lovely setting of the four-part tune “Kit D’Mahoney’s jig” in the key of C. That tune was a favourite of the great West Clare concertina player Paddy Murphy; our tutorial this week is the setting which Paddy used to play in the key of G. 
09:54 From the USA, Brennan Brooker played the reel “Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie” in the under-18 fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. 
12:42 This jig was played by Dara Ó hÉalaí from CCE Caisléan a’Bharraigh, Co. Mayo. in the Under-18 fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
14:15 “Dowds Favourite” was the reel choice of Emer O’ Reilly from CCE Cavan town in the Under-18 fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. 
16:27 We conclude the programme with another selection from Bronwyn De Paor from CCÉ Cr. Na Coradh, Co. Clare. These tunes, a hornpipe followed by “The New Road” reel, were recorded at the Fleadh Cheoil Co. Clare prize-winners concert at Cois ha hAbhna, the magnificent Comhaltas Regional Centre and theatre in Ennis, Co. Clare. 

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29 Oct, 2007
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Karen Tweed and Friends Piano Accordion / Various
Bronwyn De Paor Fiddle
Brennan Brooker  Fiddle
Dara Ó hÉalaí Fiddle
Emer O' Reilly  Fiddle

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Fleadh Cheoil, Fiddle, Competition, Session, ComhaltasLive