ComhaltasLive #253: Limerick music at the Munster Fleadh (Full Programme)



This week we bring you music recorded at the 2007 Munster Fleadh, along with a special piece from Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

Segment Description
00:00 West Limerick flute player Francis O’Connor plays two barn dances learned many years ago from the playing of John Joe Hartnett. This music was recorded at the special concert of West Limerick music organized by the Munster council of Comhaltas at the Munster Fleadh in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick in July 2007.
02:05 A selection of jigs for a rare performance of the the brush dance by John Collins. The music is provided by fellow West Limerick musicians John and Willie Larkin (banjo and accordion), Patricia Wright and Anita Deely (fiddles) and Aileen Dillane on piano. This music was recorded at the special concert of West Limerick music organized by the Munster council of Comhaltas at the Munster Fleadh in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick in July 2007.
04:16 A set of jigs played by the Templeglantine Céilí Band at the Munster Fleadh in 2007.
06:36 Next up, two hornpipes played by the Arrabawn Céili Band, Ballycommon, Co. Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Fleadh.
09:20 Former President of Comhaltas Donal De Barra on accordion playing the slow air “Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna”, which is this week’s tutorial. Piano accompaniment is by Aileen Dillane. This music was recorded at the special concert of West Limerick music organized by the Munster council of Comhaltas at the Munster Fleadh in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick in July 2007. Our setting of the sheet music comes from Tomas Ó Canainn’s excellent book, “Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland” published by Ossian Publications.
13:11 Playing in the 2007 Munster Fleadh, the Cluain Chreadail Céilí Band from Limerick plays a set of reels.
15:47 Next we present the multipart “Lord Gordon’s Reel” played by Peter Horan on flute and Gerry Harrington on fiddle. They were recorded at the Comhaltas regional centre, Ceoláras Coleman in Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

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Date
4 May 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Source
ComhaltasLive
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Francis O'Connor Flute
John Collins Dancer
John Larkin Banjo
Willie Larkin Button Accordion
Patricia Wright Fiddle
Anita Deely Fiddle
Aileen Dillane Piano
The Templeglantine Céilí Band
The Arrabawn Céili Band
Donal De Barra Button Accordion
The Cluain Chreadail Céilí Band
Peter Horan Flute
Gerry Harrington Fiddle

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #253: Limerick music at the Munster Fleadh

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