ComhaltasLive #257: Music from the four provinces of Ireland (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive #257: Music from the four provinces of Ireland

This week we present music from the four provinces of Ireland. We feature: A whistle solo by Clodagh Holland, Martin and David Howley playing the Flogging Reel, jigs and reels from concertina player Kylie Moynagh, a set of jigs from a Clare trio concluding with a set from Darren Moloney, John McCartan and Danny McGovern.

Time Segment
00:00 A whistle solo by Clodagh Holland from Eglish, Co. Tyrone, who learned her music from Sharon Mc Dermott. She plays two reels: “The Swallow’s Tail” and “The Curlews” which was composed by Josephine Keegan and is this week’s tutorial). The music was recorded at the Ulster Fleadh at Warrenpoint, Co. Down in July 2004.
02:58 The Howley brothers from County Galway, with Martin on banjo and David on guitar, play a set of reels: “The Flogging Reel” and “The Contradiction”.
05:13 A set of jigs played on concertina by Kylie Moynagh of Dublin, who learned them from the playing of the group Turas.
08:27 Dublin musician Kylie Moynagh continues on concertina with a set of reels, commencing with “Kitty Goes a’Milking”.
11:32 Three Co. Clare musicians, Séamus Bugler on accordion, Mícheál O’Rourke on piano and Paddy O’Donoghue on flute play a set of jigs: “Scatter the Mud” and “The Luck Penny”. Mícheál is also an accomplished fiddle player, having won the All-Ireland Senior title in 2004.
14:30 Recorded in Cavan on 8th December 2003, Darren Moloney plays three reels on banjo: “The Broken Pledge”, “The Whistler of Rosslea” (by Ed Reavy) and “The Piper’s Despair”. He is joined by John McCartan from Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim on guitar and Danny Mc Govern from Rostrevor, Co. Down on bodhrán.

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1 June, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Clodagh Holland Whistle
Martin Howley Banjo
David Howley Guitar
Kylie Moynagh Concertina
Séamus Bugler Button Accordion
Mícheál O'Rourke Piano
Paddy O'Donoghue Flute
Darren Moloney Banjo
John McCartan Guitar
Danny McGovern Bodhrán

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