ComhaltasLive #303: Full Programme

This week we present music from the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Time Segment
00:00 All-Ireland Senior button accordion champion for 2008, Darren Breslin takes the direct route to a session in the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. From Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, Darren joins his grandfather Brian (on fiddle), Michael Curran (button accordion) and Gerry McMahon (guitar), both from Co. Tyrone. They play a set of reels: “The Boys of Ballysodare” and “The Bucks of Oranmore”.
03:11 From Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, here are the reels “The Caucus” and “The Durrow Reel” played by the Triogue Céilí Band of Portlaoise, who took third place in the Senior Céilí Band Competition. Band members are: Blaithnid NicCába, concertina; Erin McGeown, Paula Grant, Phil Clarkeard and Susan Miller, fiddles; Niamh Eurlong and Pauric Stapleton, flutes; Martin O’Connell, button accordion; Lindsay Moynagh, piano and Colm Phelan on drums.
05:57 St. Roch’s Céilí Band from Glasgow, Scotland, with a selection of jigs at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. Members of the band are: Katie Boyle, Eileen McArdle, Johny Canning (who had earlier won the senior fiddle competition) and Louise Hunter, fiddles; Mairéad McManus and Julia Reid, flutes; Paddy Callaghan, button accordion; Maritna Callaghan, piano accordion; Róisín McArdle, piano and Mark Maguire on drums.
08:13 From Slough Comhaltas in England, the Herschel Arms Céilí Band play “Niamh Dunne’s Hornpipe” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. Band members are: Niamh Gallagher, Sam Proctor and Laura O’Grady, fiddles; Orlaith McAuliffe and Catherine O’Grady, flutes; Brian Kelly, banjo; Kiernan Brady, uileann pipes; Liam O’Sullivan, accordion; Chris O’Malley, piano and Steve Burn on drums.
10:11 An impromptu session by four musicians from Boherbuí, Co. Cork: Billy Herlihy, concertina; Bill O’Gorman, banjo; Bill’s brother Mikey O’Gorman, fiddle and Michael O’Connor on guitar. They play “Fly by Night” hornpipe and “M and M” reel at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.
13:43 Two reels commencing with “The Broken Pledge”, played at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 by Darragh Horan from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, who took the second place in U-15 banjo and mandolin competitions.
16:08 The Shannonvale Céilí Band from Ballyduff CCE, Co. Kerry (who took second place at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009), with a selection of jigs: “The Nightingale” (by Séan Ryan) and Nora Chriona. Band members are: Sheila Garry, Diarmuid O’Brien and Geraldine Callaghan, fiddles; Marianne Brown and Eamon Riordan, flutes; Alan Egan, concertina; Brian Mooney, banjo; Danny O’Mahony, accordion; Jimmy Sparling, drums and Patsy Broderick on piano.
18:23 The Tempo Céilí Band from Co. Fermanagh play “The Dapper’s Delight” hornpipe (by Paddy O’Brien) at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. Members of the band are: Marissa Nolan, Sarah Shannon and Danika O’Rourke, fiddles; Collette McNulty and Áine Murphy, flutes; Shauna Moore, concertina; Catherina Dunne, accordion; Kevin Kilmurry, banjo; Claire Leonard, drums and Claire McGrath on piano.

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10 November 2009
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Darren Breslin Button Accordion
Brian Breslin Fiddle
Michael Curran Button Accordion
Gerry McMahon Guitar
Blaithnid NicCába Concertina
Erin McGeown Fiddle
Paula Grant Fiddle
Phil Clarkeard Fiddle
Susan Miller Fiddle
Niamh Eurlong Flute
Pauric Stapleton Flute
Martin O'Connell Button Accordion
Lindsay Moynagh Piano
Colm Phelan Drums
Katie Boyle Fiddle
Eileen McArdle Fiddle
Johny Canning Fiddle
Louise Hunter Fiddle
Mairéad McManus Flute
Julia Reid Flute
Paddy Callaghan Button Accordion
Maritna Callaghan Piano Accordion
Róisín McArdle Piano
Mark Maguire Drums
Niamh Gallagher Fiddle
Sam Proctor Fiddle
Laura O'Grady Fiddle
Orlaith McAuliffe Flute
Catherine O'Grady Flute
Brian Kelly Banjo
Kiernan Brady Uileann Pipes
Liam O'Sullivan Button Accordion
Chris O'Malley Piano
Steve Burn Drums
Billy Herlihy Concertina
Bill O'Gorman Banjo
Mikey O'Gorman Fiddle
Michael O'Connor Guitar
Darragh Horan Banjo
Sheila Garry Fiddle
Diarmuid O'Brien Fiddle
Geraldine Callaghan Fiddle
Marianne Brown Flute
Eamon Riordan Flute
Alan Egan Concertina
Brian Mooney Banjo
Danny O'Mahony Button Accordion
Jimmy Sparling Drums
Patsy Broderick Piano
Marissa Nolan Fiddle
Sarah Shannon Fiddle
Danika O'Rourke Fiddle
Collette McNulty Flute
Áine Murphy Flute
Shauna Moore Concertina
Catherina Dunne Button Accordion
Kevin Kilmurry Banjo
Claire Leonard Drums
Claire McGrath Piano

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