ComhaltasLive #272 - Full Programme

This week we bring you more from the Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2008, including Ernestine Healy (concertina) with Geraldine O’Callaghan (fiddle), Janet Harbison (harp) with Mícheál Ó hAlmhain (whistle), Sabina McCague (harp), Máire Nic Dhiarmada (flute), Pádraig McGovern (uilleann pipes) and Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle) with Pádraig King (button accordion), Eileen Gannon (harp) and Kelly Winter (piano accordion) with Seán Cleland (fiddle), seán-nós dancing by Brian Cunningham and an item from the full complement of tutors.

Time Segment
00:00 A selection of reels from the Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2008 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Ernestine Healy from Co. Mayo is on concertina and Geraldine O’Callaghan from Co. Cork on fiddle play the reels: “The Lobster”, “Kitty in the Lane” and “Jack Coughlan’s”.
03:21 A suantraí composed by harper Janet Harbison followed by another tune, “A Leap of Faith”, also composed by Janet, concluding with a slip jig by Janet with Mícheál Ó hAlmhain on whistle. They were recorded at the tutors’ concert concluding Scoil Éigse 2008 at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
07:32 Scoil Éigse 2008 was conducted by over 80 tutors. Five of these were Sabina McCague on harp from Co. Monaghan, Máire Nic Dhiarmada on flute from Co. Sligo, Pádraig McGovern on uilleann pipes from Co. Leitrim, Oisín Mac Diarmada on fiddle from Co. Sligo and Pádraig King from Co. Limerick on button accordion. Here they play two reels: “The Golden Keyboard” composed by New York button accordionist Martin Mulhaire, which is this week’s tutorial, and “The Fourpenny Bit”.
10:27 Several of the 2008 Scoil Éigse tutors came from overseas, including harper Eileen Gannon and piano accordionist Kelly Winter, both from St. Louis, and fiddle player Seán Cleland from Chicago, USA. Together they play three jigs: “The Pipe on the Hob” (three-part version), “The Castle Jig” and “The Battering Ram”. The music was recorded at the Tutors’ Concert at the end of Scoil Éigse.
15:04 Scoil Éigse 2008 featured the sean-nós dancing of Tutor Brian Cunningham. Here Brian does a spectacular performance to “Miss McLeod’s Reel”, played by accordionist Tommy Doherty, recorded at the Tutors’ Concert.
17:51 Next we present a rare treat, only to be experienced at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann: approximately 80 of the Scoil Éigse tutors playing a selection of jigs together. They were recorded at the 2008 Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert at the Fleadh in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Download Audio

21 Sep, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Ernestine Healy Concertina
Geraldine O'Callaghan Fiddle
Janet Harbison Harp
Mícheál Ó hAlmhain Whistle
Sabina McCague Harp
Máire Nic Dhiarmada Flute
Pádraig McGovern Uilleann Pipes
Oisín Mac Diarmada Fiddle
Eileen Gannon Harp
Kelly Winter Piano Accordion
Seán Cleland Fiddle
Brian Cunningham Dancer
Tommy Doherty Button Accordion
Pádraig King Button Accordion
The 2008 Scoil Éigse tutors

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

Programme: ComhaltasLive #272

RSS Feed (What is this?)

Keywords for This Entry

Concertina" title="Concertina">Concertina, Fiddle, Harp, Whistle, Flute, Uilleann Pipes, Piano Accordion, Dance, Button Accordion, Scoil Éigse, Concert, Duet, Fleadh Cheoil, Reel, Jig, Slow Air, ComhaltasLive