ComhaltasLive #282 (Full Programme)

This week on ComhaltasLive we feature the fine playing of the Under-18 Trio champions Niamh Keegan (fiddle), Siobhán Rafferty (piano accordion) and Áine Hogan (flute), the Scoil Éigse tutors Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina) and Danny O’Mahony (button accordion), duet champions Gearóid (concertina) and Seán Keane (fiddle), the playing of Fionnán Mac Gabhann (uilleann pipes) with Conor Hanrahan (guitar), the trio of Dylan Foley (fiddle), Blaithín Loughran (button accordion) and Céitlin Finlay (banjo), concluding with Sean Nós dancer Brian Cunningham at the Scoil Éigse 2008 tutors’ concert.

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00:00 2008 All-Ireland Under-18 Trio champions play a set of reels: “The Belles of Tipperary” and “St. Ruths’ Bush”. The musicians are: Niamh Keegan (fiddle), Siobhán Rafferty (piano accordion) and Áine Hogan (flute), all from the Castleconnell/Ahane/Herbertstown branch of Comhaltas in Limerick. Incidentally, all three were members of Carraig Áille Grúpa Cheoil, which also won first place.
03:04 A selection of four reels by Scoil Éigse Master Tutors Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh on concertina and Danny O’Mahony on accordion. The reels are: “Larkins’ Beehives” (composed by Paddy O’Brian), “The Colliers”, “The Green Groves of Erin” and “The Boys of Ballysodare”. They were recorded at Scoil Éigse in Tullamore, Co. Offaly in August 2008.
08:04 From Celbridge, Co. Kildare, 2008 All-Ireland senior duet champions Gearóid and Seán Keane on concertina and fiddle play a selection of jigs ending with “Dingle David”.
10:40 Uilleann piper Fionnán Mac Gabhann from Ballinteer, Dublin plays two jigs: “The Lark in the Morning” and “The Lark’s March”. He is joined on guitar by Conor Hanrahan.
14:44 2008 All-Ireland under 18 fiddle champion Dylan Foley and accordionist Blaithín Loughran are joined by Céitlin Finlay on banjo for a set of reels, including “Dr. Gilbert’s” and “The Ash Plant”.
17:12 The full group of almost 80 master tutors at Scoil Éigse 2008 are joined by Sean Nós dancer Brian Cunningham for a set of reels: “The Jolly Tinker” and “The Pretty Girls of Mayo”. They are treated to a standing ovation at the end.

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28 Dec, 2008
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Niamh Keegan Fiddle
Siobhán Rafferty Piano Accordion
Áine Hogan Flute
Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh Concertina
Danny O'Mahony Button Accordion
Gearóid Keane Concertina
Seán Keane Fiddle
Fionnán Mac Gabhann Uilleann Pipes
Conor Hanrahan Guitar
Dylan Foley Fiddle
Blaithín Loughran Button Accordion
Céitlin Finlay Banjo
Brian Cunningham Dancer
Scoil Éigse Tutors

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #282

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