ComhaltasLive #315 (Full Programme)

This programme features some great solo performances as well as sean nós dancing.

Time Segment
00:00 Fiddle player Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O’Mahoney on accordion are joined by sean nós dancer Paul Moran for a selection of reels commencing with “The Pigeon on the Gate” and “Last Night’s Fun”. Recorded at the Cooley-Collins 25th Anniversary Concert in Gort, Co. Galway on the 25th of October, 2009.
03:50 A combination of three Céilí Bands - The Táin from Dundalk and The Ennis and Kilfenora from Co. Clare with a selection of reels - “The Maid Behind the Bar” and “Lucy Campbell’s”. Recorded in Clonmel at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2004 at a concert featuring several bands who had won three All-Ireland’s in a row.
06:13 An old jig played by flute player Bernard Flaherty from Boyle, Co. Roscommon and rarely heard outside the south Sligo/Roscommon area where it is associated with musicians Jimmy Murphy and James Murray.
08:07 A selection of jigs played by fiddle player Erin McGeown from Craigavon, Co. Armagh at a session at Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown, Co. Dublin in 2005.
11:19 A concertina solo by Breda Shannon from Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon in 2005. Breda plays “Paddy Kelly’s Four Part Reel”.
14:10 Fiddle player and broadcaster Paddy Ryan from Co. Roscommon plays “The Rathcroghan Reel” reputed to have been composed by a local musician, John Powell, many decades ago.
15:37 Recorded in 2003, “The Monaghan Jig” played by Fiona McKiernan from Moyne, Co. Longford on tin whistle.
18:01 At the Scoil Éigse Tutor Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, sean nós dancers Irene and Brian Cunningham dance a reel with music by Tommy Doherty.

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27 April 2010
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O'Mahoney Fiddle
Paul Moran Dance
The Táin Céilí Band
The Ennis Céilí Band
The Kilfenora Céilí Band
Bernard Flaherty Flute
Erin McGeown Fiddle
Breda Shannon Concertina
Paddy Ryan Fiddle
Fiona McKiernan Tin Whistle
Irene and Brian Cunningham Dance

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