ComhaltasLive #308 (Full Programme)

More highlights from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, including some footage from the Senior Fiddle Competition.

Time Segment
00:00 Taking 2nd place in the Senior Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉirean 2009, Tara Breen from Doora/Barefield CCE, Co. Clare plays “Dowd’s Reel”.
02:12 Barn dance played at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 by Róisín-Anne Hughes from Glasgow, Scotland.
04:43 Reel played by Courtnaigh Ní Chulainn from CCE Cualann, Co. Wicklow at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
06:24 From Arcata, California, USA Blake Ritter plays a jig at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in the Senior Fiddle Competition.
07:45 Eoghan McKenna from CCE Loch Beag, Co. Antrim plays a reel - a version of “The Maid Behind the Bar” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.
09:21 A selection of reels - “The Drunken Landlady” and “The Bird in the Bush” - played at the Scoil Éigse Tutors’ Concert at Fleadh cheoil na hÉireann 2009 by Danny O’Mahony, accordion and Mícheál O’Raghallaigh on concertina.
12:57 The Triogue Céilí Band from Portlaoise, Co. Laois play “Bantry Bay” hornpipe when they took 2rd place in the Senior Céilí Band Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. 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 (drums).
14:45 From New Jersey, USA, the Old Bay Céilí Band play two jigs - “The Lark on the Strand” and “Dan Collin’s Jig” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. Band members are: Rosie Shipley, Jim Egan, Danny Noveck, fiddles; Laura Byrne Egan and Brendan Bell, flutes; Bob Smith, banjo; Séan McComiskey and Peter Brico, accordion; Matt Mulaueen, piano and Joshua Dukes on drums.
17:05 The Ceolus Céilí Band from Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim play a selection of reels at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. The band often feature old/unusual settings of tunes as well as an old style of fiddle tuning. Musicians are: Michael McNamara and Olive McTigue, flutes; Irene Gukian, Pádraig Reilly, Enda McNamara and Conor Ward, fiddles; Ray McNamara, pipes; Maeve Reynolds, accordion; Brian Ryan, piano and Martin Murphy on drums.

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25 February 2010
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Tara Breen Fiddle
Róisín-Anne Hughes Fiddle
Courtnaigh Ní Chulainn Fiddle
Blake Ritter Fiddle
Eoghan McKenna Fiddle
Danny O'Mahony Accordion
Mícheál O'Raghallaigh Concertina
Triogue Céilí Band
Old Bay Céilí Band
Ceolus Céilí Band

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