ComhaltasLive #341 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #341.

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00:00 Recorded in his native Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on 19th of October 2004, banjo maestro Gerry O’Connor plays two reels: “Niamh’s Capers” and “Fiach’s Fancy”. Both tunes were composed by Gerry (called after his daughter and son) and were featured on his first CD - “From Time to Time”.
02:44 Two hornpipes: “Kilcooley Wood” (composed by Seán Ryan) and “Joe Donovan’s 85th” (composer by Martin Power) played by three Scoil Éigse tutors at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 in Cavan - Seán Walsh (piano accordion), and Dathaí Kearney (banjo), Cork/Kerry and Eileen Gannon (harp), St. Louis, USA.
05:43 Four fiddle players (left-to-right): Gavin Collis, Joe O’Connor, Tony Smith and Dessie Collis play a selection of reels in a late-night street session at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 in Cavan. Appropriately, the reels were composed by Ed Reavy, who was born in Co. Cavan, and are named “The Fisherman’s Island” and “Never Was Piping So Gay”.
08:15 Dublin harpist Aoife Ní Argáin plays two jigs - “Kit O’Mahoney’s” (five-part) and “The Humours of Glin”. Aoife took second place in the Under-18 Harp Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010.
11:01 Taking 2nd place at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2004 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, the Turloughmore Céilí Band from Co. Clare play reels “The Dublin Reel” and “The Bird in the Bush”.
13:44 Selection of jigs played by Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band, Co. Meath when winning their first of three All-Ireland titles in a row at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2004 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
15:51 Winning the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2004 Michael O’Rourke plays a jig.
17:17 Concert flute tutor at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2004, Sara Jane Woods, Dublin plays a selection of reels. The first was popularised by Leitrim flute player John Blessing, the second is “The Duke of Leinster” and the third is “Peig McGrath’s Reel” composed by Josie McDermott.

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12 February 2011
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Gerry O'Connor Banjo
Seán Walsh Piano Accordion
Dathaí Kearney Banjo
Eileen Gannon Harp
Gavin Collis, Joe O'Connor, Tony Smith and Dessie Collis Fiddle
The Turloughmore Céilí Band
Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band
Michael O'Rourke Fiddle
Sara Jane Woods Flute

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #341

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