ComhaltasLive #236: Musicians from Ireland, England and the USA (Full Programme)

This week we bring you music from West London, Scoil Éigse and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2007.

Time Segment
00:00 All-Ireland Senior Accordion Champion of 1991 Michael O’Connell plays a selection of reels, commencing with “The Bunch of Keys”. Michael played this music at the West London Branch of Comhaltas’ 50th Anniversary Concert at The Irish Centre, Hammersmith on 27th April, 2007. Michael’s uncle Tom, who hails from West Limerick, won the title in 1981.
03:11 From St. Louis USA, harper Eileen Gannon and Kelly Winter on piano accordion, master tutors at Scoil Éigse, play two reels: “Paddy Mill’s” and “The Boy in the Gap”.
06:09 The full group of Master Tutors at Scoil Éigse at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2007 play a selection of reels: “The Shaskeen” and “The Bag of Spuds”, appreciated by a standing ovation.
08:47 Traditional singer and lilter Séamus Brogan, originally from Co. Wexford and living for many years in London, lilts the multi-part reel, “The Mason’s Apron”. This segment was recorded at the West London Comhaltas 50th Anniversary Concert on 27 April, 2007.
10:51 Recorded at the West London 50th Anniversary Concert, harper and singer Katie Crean playing “The Derry Air” on harp. Katie’s parents were originally from Co. Kerry. A DVD of the full concert is available from John Burke (tel: +44 1582 529945), one of the concert organisers.
13:14 All-Ireland 2007 Champions the Allow Céilí Band play “The Flowing Tide Hornpipe”, which is this week’s tutorial. They are then presented with their trophy by the President of Comhaltas, Jim Teevan.
15:18 Today, representing the host county of Offaly, former All-Ireland Champions the Long Ridge Céilí Band made a guest appearance at the 2007 All-Ireland Céilí Band competition. They played these jigs, ending with “The Haunted House.”

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26 Dec, 2007
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Michael O'Connell Button Accordion
Eileen Gannon Harp
Kelly Winter Piano Accordion
Master Tutors of Scoil Éigse
Séamus Brogan Lilting
Katie Crean Harp
Allow Céilí Band
Long Ridge Céilí Band

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