ComhaltasLive #264 (Full Programme)

This week we present traditional Irish music played by Breda Shannon, the Hurley family, Eddie Whelan, Aidan Shannon, Enda McGreevy and Keith Gildea, along with some regulars from the Wednesday night session at Cultúrlann na hÉireann.

Time Segment
00:00 All-Ireland champion Breda Shannon from Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon plays two jigs on concertina: “The Hungry Rock” and “The Belford Jig.”
02:55 Switching now to the whistle, Breda Shannon of Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon continues with two reels: “The Trip to Birmingham” composed by Josie McDermott and “The Baltimore Salute”.
05:09 From Ballymote, Co. Sligo, the Hurley family — Dermot on guitar, Deirdre on whistle and Eileen on banjo — play a set of jigs: “The Galway Miner’s Jig” (also called “Tommy Mulhaire’s”) and “Deirdre Hurley’s Jig”, which was composed by their father, Michael.
08:22 A whistle solo by Deirdre Hurley of Ballymote, Co. Sligo, recorded shortly after she won the All-Ireland U-12 title in 2003. Deirdre plays “The Mystery Reel”.
10:05 Banjo player Eddie Whelan from Birr, Co. Offaly learned this three-part reel from the playing of Clare banjo player Kevin Griffin.
11:56 From Elphin Comhaltas, Co. Roscommon, a selection of jigs by Aidan Shannon on flute, Enda McGreevy on fiddle and Keith Gildea on button accordion. The jigs are: “Apples in Winter”, “The Hag with the Money”, which is this week’s tutorial, and “The Kilmovee jig”.
15:57 A selection of polkas from one of the big sessions which take place every Wednesday night at Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown, Dublin. These sessions have resulted in the publication of three books of session tunes, compiled by fiddle player and Comhaltas Projects Officer Brian Prior. Each book contains over 100 tunes arranged in session sets and is accompanied by a CD. Books and CDs are available for purchase from the Comhaltas website.

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21 July, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Breda Shannon Concertina & Whistle
Dermot Hurley Guitar
Deirdre Hurley Whistle
Eileen Hurley Banjo
Eddie Whelan Banjo
Aidan Shannon Flute
Enda McGreevy Fiddle
Keith Gildea Button Accordion
Brian Prior and friends

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #264

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