ComhaltasLive #241: Final highlights from 2007 (Full Programme)

This week we present a final look back at some of the highlights of ComhaltasLive during 2007.

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A ComhaltasLive favourite, fiddle player Carmel Ó Dea from Ballynacally, Co. Clare playes a selection of reels. She learned the first one from the playing of PJ Crotty and James Cullinane, and composed the second reel, “The Ballcarriers” herself.  This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #207 - Music from Fleadh Nua.
04:14 Another ComhaltasLive favourite, here is a selection of jigs played by Dublin concert flute player James Mahon, who holds All-Ireland Senior titles on concert flute, whistle and uilleann pipes.  This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #207 - Music from Fleadh Nua.
06:41 A ComhaltasLive favourite from Ennis, Co. Clare, Bronwyn De Paor here plays a hornpipe followed by a lovely interpretation of “The New Road” reel. Our tutorial this week is a setting of this reel as played in New York around 1959/60 by Andy Mc Gann, Paddy O’Brien, Larry Redigan and others. This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #229 - Music from Fleadh Cheoil 2007.
10:45 Another of our favourites from ComhaltasLive, “The Monaghan Jig” played here on tin whistle by Emma Sweeney from Manchester, England. This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #205 - Music from Britain.
13:12 A ComhaltasLive favourite, here is one of the big street sessions at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2007 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. This session is led by banjo player Mick O’Connor from London and accordionist Oliver Diviney from Galway. Adding to the international dimension is guitar player Tony O’ Rourke from Melbourne, Australia. The reels include: “Bell Harbour”, “The Flax in Bloom” and “Come West Along the Road”.  This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #230 - More Music from the Fleadh Cheoil 2007.
19:04 The programme ends with traditional singer Seamus Brogan from West London CCÉ lilting “Honan’s Hornpipe”, also known as “The Rover Through the Bog”. Séamus is a native of Co. Wexford. This clip originally appeared in [ComhaltasLive #208 - Music from West London] “ComhaltasLive #208 - Video”).

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4 Feb, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Carmel Ó Dea Fiddle
James Mahon Flute
Bronwyn De Paor Fiddle
Emma Sweeney Whistle
Mick O'Connor and friends
Séamus Brogan

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