ComhaltasLive #357 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #357

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00:00 Recorded at the North American Comhaltas Convention in San Antonio, Texas in March 2011, fiddle player Erin Loughran from Pearl River, New York, plays a jig: “Oham’s Law”, composed by accordion player Billy McComiskey. Best of luck to Erin, who represents New York in the Rose of Tralee contest on the 23rd of August.
01:53 The Awbeg Céií Band from Cork, winning the Munster title 2011 in Ballincollig. They play two reels: “Patsy Touhy’s” and “The Bermingham”.
04:31 The Dalgais Céií Band, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary play a selection of jigs: “The Bow-Legged Tailor” and “Tumble the Tinker”, at the Munster Fleadh in Ballincollig, Co. Cork in July, 2011.
06:34 Selecion of jigs played by The Shannonvale Céií Band, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry when they took Second Place at the Munster Fleadh 2011.
08:51 All-Ireland Accordion Champion 1978, Martin Connolly, Ennis, Co. Clare plays two reels: “Bonny Kate” and “Jenny’s Chickens”. Recorded at a special Comhaltas Concert featuring accordion champions from the 1950s-1980s in Tullamore, Co. Offally on the 29th of April, 2011. Piano accompaniment is by Frank Kelly.
12:38 All-Ireland Fiddle Champion 1987, Brendan Larrissey from Co. Louth, recorded in Tullamore in April 2011, plays two hornpipes: “The Cookoo’s Nest” and “The Peacock’s Feather”. Accompaniment on guitar by John O’Connor.
16:29 Recorded at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2002 in Listowel, Co. Kerry, flute player June McCormack, Brian Fitzgerald on banjo and Mícheál Rooney on harp. They play a selection of reels ending with “The Caucus Reel”.
19:24 Dublin piper Mikey Smith plays “The Boys of Ballinahinch” reel at the Scoil Éigse Tutors Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2002.
20:58 Selection of jigs starting with “An Lorgadán”, composed by Junior Crehan, played at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2002 in Listowel by concertina player Dymphna O’Sullivan, Co. Clare and harpist Gráinne Hambly, Co. Mayo.
24:37 Winning the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle title in 2002 in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Fergal Scahill, Corofin, Co. Galway plays the reel “Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie”.
25:14 In a street session at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2002, fiddle player John Daly plays a selection of jigs which he himself composed A native of Co. Cork, John spent many years in Chicago, USA and returned to Ireland a few years ago. Guitar accompaniment is by Eddie Whelan from Co. Offaly.
30:02 Cathair Phoirt Láirge Céilí Band, Waterford playing at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Ballincollig, Co. Cork in July 2011. A selection of reels ending with “Fred Finn’s”.
32:45 From Mountmellick, Co. Laois, Shane Furlong winning the Under-12 Accordion Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2002 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Shane plays a reel.

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27 August 2011
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Erin Loughran Fiddle
The Awbeg Céilí Band
The Dalgais Céilí Band
The Shannonvale Céilí Band
Martin Connolly Accordion
Brendan Larrissey Fiddle
John O'Connor Guitar
June McCormack Flute
Brian Fitzgerald Banjo
Mícheál Rooney Harp
Mikey Smith Uilleann Pipes
Dymphna O’Sullivan Concertina
Gráinne Hambly Harp
Fergal Scahill Fiddle
John Daly Fiddle
Cathair Phoirt Láirge Céilí
Shane Furlong Accordion

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