ComhaltasLive #311 (Full Programme)

This programme features more highlights from Fleadh 2009 as well as a recording from the Comhaltas Convention 2004 in New Jersey, USA.

Time Segment
00:00 New York musician Brian Conway on fiddle and Felix Dolan on piano play a selection of reels - “Never Was Piping So Gay” (by Ed Reavy), “Lord Gordon’s” and “Seán Maguire’s”. This recording was made at the Comhaltas Convention in New Jersey, USA in 2004.
03:50 Taking second place in the Under-18 Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 Bronwyn Power from CCE Craobh na Coradh, Co. Clare plays “Peach Blossoms Barn Dance”.
06:24 All-Ireland Under 18 Fiddle Champion 2009 Aoife Ní Bhroin from CCE Beaumont, Dublin plays “Tom Billy’s Jig”.
08:22 Scoil Éigse tutors at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009. Garry Lynch (Co. Fermanagh) on fiddle, Sharon Connell (Galway) accordion and Peter Staunton (Dublin) accordion play three reels - “Jack Coughlan’s”, “The Tempest” and “Five Mile Chase” (in the unusual key of C).
11:54 All-Ireland Céilí Band Champions for 2009 the Dartry Céilí Band from Sligo play “The Pride of Erin” march. 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).
14:19 The Bridge Céilí Band from Sligo play two reels, ending with “The Spirit of Wine” at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.Band members are Catherine O’Driscoll, Ciara Brennan, Sinéad Cole, Denis Ryan, and Robert Gleeson (fiddles), Michelle Allen and Eugene Nolan (flutes), James Kinsella (accordion), Pat O’Meara (piano) and Liam McCormack (drums).
16:44 All-Ireland Under-15 Tin Whistle Champion for 2009 Kieran Flavin from Knockanure, Co. Kerry plays two reels, commencing with “Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel”
19:11 In a street session at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly Rory McMahon (Co. Clare) on concertina and Alan Finn (Co. Cork) on accordion play a selection of reels. Guitar accompaniment is by Michael O’Connor from Cork.

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24 March 2010
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Brian Conway Fiddle
Felix Dolan Piano
Bronwyn Power Fiddle
Aoife Ní Bhroin Fiddle
Garry Lynch Fiddle
Sharon Connell Accordion
Peter Staunton Accordion
Dartry Céilí Band
Bridge Céilí Band
Kieran Flavan Tin Whistle
Rory McMahon Concertina
Alan Finn Accordion
Michael O'Connor Cork

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #311

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