ComhaltasLive #256: Music from Fleadhanna (Full Programme)

This week we present music from several fleadhanna, conventions and events around the world, including the 2004 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, North American Convention and Fleadh Nua, and the 2007 Munster Fleadh.

Time Segment
00:00 Dublin button accordionist Donal Regan plays two reels: “Paddy Mill’s” and “The Maids of Castlebar”, joined on harp by Eileen Gannon from St. Louis, USA. Incidentally, Eileen features on a recently-released CD called “P.J. Gannon, Harmonica and Harp”. The recording features slow airs and Irish recitations by her father P.J., who won the All-Ireland on mouth-organ in 1981 and 1982. This recording was made at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in August 2004.
04:06 Erin Loughran, Maeve Flanagan and Deirdre Brennan, three fiddlers from Pearl River, New York play a set of hornpipes. The hornpipes are: “Across the Fence” composed by fiddle player Brendan McGlinchey (which is this week’s tutorial) and “Galway Bay”. This item was recorded at the Comhaltas North American Convention in April 2004.
08:35 Maeve Flanagan form Pearl River, New York plays a fiddle solo: a set of reels finishing with “Jackson’s”.
11:23 A group of fiddles: 5 in line with two reels: “The Bird in the Bush” and “The Skylark”. The musicians are Bernadette and Antón Mac Gabhann, Emma Woods, Garry Lynch and Anne Marie Mc Gowan who presented many of the early editions of ComhaltasLive. This music was recorded at one of the many open-air sessions of Fleadh Nua 2004 in Ennis. Co. Clare. Fleadh Nua 2008 commences this weekend in Ennis, Co. Clare from May 18 - 26.
14:28 All-Ireland Under-18 Céilí Band champions Tigh Na Coille Ceíli Band from Co. Clare playing a selection of reels: “Miss Monahan’s” and “Miss Mc Donald”. They were recorded at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick in July 2007.
17:07 The Innis Óg Céilí Band from Co. Clare took 2nd place in the Under-18 competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2007. This selection of reels was recorded at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in 2007 where they took first place. The Munster Fleadh takes place this year in Kenmare, Co. Kerry from 18th to 20th July.

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25 May 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Donal Regan Button Accordion
Eileen Gannon Harp
Erin Loughran Fiddle
Maeve Flanagan Fiddle
Deirdre Brennan Fiddle
Bernadette Mac Gabhann Fiddle
Antón Mac Gabhann Fiddle
Emma Woods Fiddle
Garry Lynch Fiddle
Anne Marie Mc Gowan Fiddle
Tigh Na Coille Ceíli Band
Innis Óg Céilí Band

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