ComhaltasLive #317 (Full Programme)

Highlights from the Comhaltas North America Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA.

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00:00 All-Ireland Champion on fiddle, flute, tin whistle and concertina Aidan O’Neill from Dromore, Co. Tyrone plays a selection of reels on the Comhaltas Tour of Britain in February 2003. Harp accompaniment is by Shauna Davey.
03:01 A selection of jigs from Dublin uilleann piper Neil Mulligan recorded in May 2003. The jigs are “I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave”, “Down the Back Lane” and “Six Penny Money”. Incidentally, the pipes being played by Neil once belonged to Séamus Ennis.
07:59 Playing the fiddle since she was three years old and now sounding like a veteran at seven years of age Haley Richardson from Pittsgrove, New Jersey plays three reels - “Blackberry Blossom”, “The Silver Spire” and “The Dawn”. Haley’s teacher is Brian Conway and the recording was made at the Comhaltas North America Convention in April 2010.
11:15 Fiddle player and Comhaltas stalwart in North America, Bill McEvoy, Long Island, New York lilts the reel “My Love is in America”. Attentive listeners include Paul Keating (Convention Programming Committee), Tomás Ó Maoldomnaigh (National Secretary of Comhaltas) and his wife Eileen as well as members of the St. Louis branch of Comhaltas USA.
13:43 Fiddle players Rose Flanagan and Dylan Foley from Pearl River, New York play a selection of jigs - “Gráinne’s” and “The Reverend Brothers”.
17:01 Mouthorgan maestro Don Meade plays “O’Dwyers Hornpipe”, recorded at the Comhaltas North America Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey 2010.
19:12 Lisa Ward, Drumshanbo Comhaltas, Co. Leitrim plays a three-part jig at the Under-18 Fiddle Competition, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
21:16 Niall Ó Murchú, from CCÉ Ring of Gullion plays a multi-part reel at the Under-18 Fiddle Competition, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.

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14 May 2010
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Aidan O'Neil Fiddle
Shauna Davey Harp
Neil Mulligan Uileann Pipes
Haley Richardson Fiddle
Bill McEvoy Lilting
Rose Flanagan Fiddle
Dylan Foley Fiddle
Don Meade Harmonica
Lisa War Fiddle
Niall Ó Murchú Fiddle

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