ComhaltasLive #287 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive 287 features the fine playing of Ned Kelly (button accordion), Alex Reidinger (Fiddle, Harp and Concertina), Michael Harrison (Fiddle), John Culhane (Lilter), Pádraig Synnott (Uilleann Pipes) with the 2008 Irish Tour group.

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00:00 Ned Kelly, All-Ireland senior button accordion champion in 1992, from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, plays a seleciton of reels: “Eddie Kelly’s”, composed by fiddle player Eddie Kelly, and “The Dawn”. The music was recorded in 2003 and features Ned playing a G/G# accordion which was tuned by accordion maker & tuner Tom Lawlor, also from Nenagh.
02:56 A selection of jigs played by Alex Reidinger, 17, a multi-instrumentalist from Asheville, North Carolina. On fiddle, Alex plays “Mc Intyres Fancy”, composed by Co. Offaly flute player John Brady, and “The Knockwinna Jig” composed by Mícheál Ó hEidhinn. The music was recorded at the North America Comhaltas Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA in March 2008,
05:52 Alex Reidinger of North Carolina plays “Lad O’Byrne’s Reel” on harp. She learned much of her music on harp and concertina from Gráinne Hambly.
07:30 A duet by two All-Ireland champions from Co. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary: Ned Kelly (1992 winner) on button accordion and Michael Harrison on fiddle (2005). They play three jigs - the first from the playing of concertina player Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, “Paddy Fahy’s”, and “The Hole in the Hedge”. Michael is grandson of famed East Galway fiddle player Aggie White.
11:14 A selection from Alex Reidinger of North Carolina on concertina: “The Ebb Tide” hornpipe, followed by the set-dance “Séan Ó Duibhir An Ghleanna”. Incidentally, Alex has released her first CD called “The Pleasures of Hope", on which she plays fiddle, harp and concertina.
14:54 Lilter John Culhane from Glin, Co. Limerick, with a lovely rendition of the jig “An Lorgadán” composed by Junior Crehan. During the 1990s, John won five All-Ireland senior titles.
18:01 Co. Wexford uileann piper Pádraig Synnott, playing a piece during the Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland. He was recorded on Oct 24, 2008 at Clasaċ, the Comhaltas Regional Resource Centre in Clontarf, Co. Dublin.

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6 June, 2009
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Ned Kelly Button Accordion
Alex Reidinger Fiddle, Harp and Concertina
Michael Harrison Fiddle
John Culhane Lilter
Pádraig Synnott Uilleann Pipes
The 2008 Irish Tour ensemble

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #287

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