ComhaltasLive #262 (Full Programme)

This week we present traditional Irish music from Paddy Ryan, John Carlos, Erin McGeown, Breda and Aidan Shannon, Colin Greene and Shane Meehan.

Time Segment
00:00 From Co. Roscommon, fiddle player, tutor and broadcaster Paddy Ryan is joined by flute player John Carlos for a selection of jigs. The first is the double jig “Fasten the Leggin”, and the second is a single jig, “Adam and Eve.” Paddy presents weekly traditional music programmes on Shannonside Northern Sound Radio (104.1 and 94.8 FM), and John has featured on several Comhaltas tours.
03:53 A five-part reel known as “The Spinning Wheel” played by fiddle player Erin McGeown from Craigavon, Co. Armagh. Erin originally heard a two-part setting from fiddle player John Kelly and subseuently learned this five-part version.
06:07 Concertina player Breda Shannon from Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon plays two jigs, the second being a composition of Ed Reavy. Breda won the All-Ireland Under-12 title in 2003.
08:34 Banjo player Colin Greene from Cahir, Co. Tipperary plays three reels. The first is “The Small Hills of Offaly”, composed by Paddy O’Brien of Offaly, the second is “Around the House and Mind the Dresser” composed by Charlie Lennon and the third, “Ríl na Glaise” was composed by Limerick banjo player Marcus Maloney.
12:26 Erin McGeown from Co. Armagh plays a single reel known as “McKenna’s”, which is this week’s tutorial.
14:29 With an unusual style of fiddle playing, Shane Meehan from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim plays two reels: “Bonnie Kate” and “Jenny’s Chickens”. Shane learned his music from his grandfather, John Meehan.
18:03 Concluding the programme, concertina player Breda Shannon from Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon is joined by her brother Aidan on flute. They play two jigs: “The Man in the Bog” and “Munster Bacon”.

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6 July, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Paddy Ryan Fiddle
John Carlos Flute
Erin McGeown Fiddle
Breda Shannon Concertina
Aidan Shannon Flute
Colin Greene Banjo
Shane Meehan Fiddle

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Fiddle, Flute, Concertina, Banjo, Reel, Jig, ComhaltasLive