ComhaltasLive #309 (Full Programme)

This programme contains some of the winning performances from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, which was held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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00:00 Chicago based fiddle player John Daly plays two jigs, which he composed - “The Currach” and “Jack Allen’s”. This recording was made at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2003 in Listowel and guitar accompaniment is by Eddie Whelan from Birr, Co. Offaly.
02:23 The Dartry Céilí Band from Co. Sligo with their All-Ireland winning performance at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.Sligo native and president of Comhaltas Seamus McCormack presents the trophy to Philip Duffy, band leader. The reels are “Down the Broom” and “Gregg’s Pipes”. Band members are Declan Folan, Philip Duffy, Mossie Martin and John Kilkenny (fiddles), June McCormack and Noelle Carroll (flutes), Michael Rooney (concertina), Seán Carroll (accordion), Kevin Brehony (piano) and Damien McGuinness (drums).
05:16 Three Generations of fiddlers at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 - from left of picture - John Hamilton from Co. Monaghan, Austin Dawe and Tadhg Mulligan from Dundalk. They play “The Butchers’ March” jig and “Miss Monaghan’s Reel”. We extend our best wishes to Austin for a full and speedy recovery from his recent accident.
08:38 From Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion for 1992 Ned Kelly and All-Ireland Fiddle Champion for 2005 Michael Harrison play a selection of reels commencing with “Trim the Velvet”. This recording was made in 2003.
11:22 In the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Competition 2009 Mairéad Ní Mhocháin from Ballincollig, Co. Cork plays a reel composed by Ed Reavy - “Leddy from Cavan”.
13:45 Enda McGreevy from Elphin CCE, Co. Roscommon plays a jig - a two-part version of “Tell Her I Am” in the Senior Fiddle Competition 2009.
14:22 Hornpipe played by Kathleen Sheerin from CCE Moate, Co. Westmeath in the Senior Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.
16:27 All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion 2009 Johnny Canning from Glasgow, Scotland with his winning performance of “Black Pat’s Reel”. Johnny is presented with his trophy by adjudicators Geraldine Smith and John McHugh.

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6 March 2010
Performers/Subjects Instruments
John Daly Fiddle
Eddie Whelan Guitar
Dartry Céilí Band
John Hamilton Fiddle
Austin Dawe Fiddle
Tadhg Mulligan Fiddle
Ned Kelly Button Accordion
Michael Harrison Fiddle
Mairéad Ní Mhocháin Fiddle
Enda McGreevy Fiddle
Kathleen Sheerin Fiddle
Johnny Canning Fiddle

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #309

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