ComhaltasLive #259 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #258, featuring musicians from around Ireland. This week we feature: Róisín McDonald, Aoife Donnnelly, Sheila Rooney, Claire Quinn, Mary Kelly, Chris Maguire, Jim McGrath, Ursula Finnegan, Damien Mullane and Gerry Harrington.

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00:00 A tin whistle duet by Róisín McDonald from Burren, Co. Down and Aoife Donnnelly of Rostrevor, Co Down with bodhrán accompaniment by Sheila Rooney, also from Rostrever. They play two reels: “Famous Ballymote” and “The Ivy Leaf”, which is this week’s tutorial. We also include another setting of the tune played many years ago by the late great Paddy O’Brien, accordion player and composer.
02:17 Co. Tipperary fiddle player Claire Quinn is joined on harp by Mary Kelly from Co. Kilkenny. They play an O’Carolan composition: “Planxty Joe Burke” followed by two reels.
07:38 Button accordionist Chris Magruire from Derrygonnelly, Co. Armagh plays two reels: “Billy McComiskey’s” and “Come West Along the Road”. Chris is joined by Jim McGrath on guitar.
09:47 A fiddle solo by Ursula Finnegan from Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. She plays the reel “Maudabawn Chapel” composed by the late Ed Reavy. who was also from Co. Cavan.
11:17 All-Ireland senior button accordion champion (2005 and 2007) Damien Mullane plays the four-part jig, “The King of the Pipers”, which he played in the 2005 All-Ireland Fleadh. Damien is one of the outstanding tutors at this year’s Meitheal Residential Summer School held in Limerick from 14th to 18th July. A small number of vacancies are still available. Contact co-ordinator Garry Shannon at for more details.
14:09 Fiddle player Gerry Harrington plays a slow air: “Her Mantle so Green” which was recorded by the famous singer Maggie Barry.

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15 June, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Róisín McDonald Whistle
Aoife Donnnelly Whistle
Sheila Rooney Bodhrán
Claire Quinn Fiddle
Mary Kelly Harp
Chris Maguire Button Accordion
Jim McGrath Guitar
Ursula Finnegan Fiddle
Damien Mullane Button Accordion
Gerry Harrington Fiddle

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #259

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