ComhaltasLive #351 (Full Programme)



ComhaltasLive Programme #351

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00:00 Selection of reels played by Paddy Gavin, Dublin ( who was All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion in 1971) at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore on the 29th of April 2011, which featured some All-Ireland Champions from 1951 to the 1980s. Piano accompaniment is by Frank Kelly.
02:33 From Galway, Seán Gavin, All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion for 1971 played this selection of reels - a Paddy Fahy version of “Never was Piping so Gay” (composed by Ed Reavy, and “Lillies in the Field” recorded by the Flannagan brothers in the early 1900s - at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore on the 29th of April 2011. Guitar accompaniment is by John O’Connor.
04:56 “The Blackwater Polkas” played by Jackie Daly (who was All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion 1974 at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore on the 29th of April 2011.
08:25 All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion 1976, Deirdre Collis from Sligo played this selection of reels at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore on the 29th of April 2011. Deridre was presented with a special commemorative medallion by fellow Sligo native Seamus McCormack, President of Comhaltas, as were all the other performers on the day. Guitar accompaniment is by Deirdre’s husband Sylvie Golden.
11:39 At the Munster Fleadh Cheoil 2006 in Lismore, Co. Waterford the Knockfennel Céilí Band from Co. Limerick play a selection of reels starting with “The Hunter’s House” by Ed Reavy.
14:15 Taking 1st Place at the Munster Fleadh Cheol 2006 in Lismore, Co. Waterford, the Allow Céilí Band from Co. Cork play a selection of reels: “Shaskeen” and “The Old Bush”.
16:42 Selection of barn dances played at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore, Co. Offaly by Antóin Mac Gabhann from Co. Cavan, who was All-Ireland Fiddle Champion in 1971 and 1972. The tunes are “The New Broom” and “Down the Old Boreen”, both composed by Vincent Broderick. The concert, held on Saturday, 30th April, 2011 featured several All-Ireland Fiddle Champions from 1951 to the 1980s. Kieran Hanrahan (of RTÉ Céilí-House fame) was Fear an Tí.

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Date
12 June 2011
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Source
ComhaltasLive
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Paddy Gavin Button Accordion
Frank Kelly Guitar
Seán Gavin Button Accordion
John O'Connor Guitar
Jackie Daly Button Accordion
Deirdre Collis Button Accordion
Sylvie Golden Guitar
The Knockfennel Céilí Band
The Allow Céilí Band
Antóin Mac Gabhann Fiddle

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