ComhaltasLive #362 (Full Programme)

Highlights from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011 in Cavan.

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00:00 All-Ireland Champions for 2011, the Shannonvale Céilí Band from Ballyduff, Co. Kerry play a selection of reels: “Molly Bawn” and “The New Mown Meadow”. Band members are: Sheila Garry, Colm Kissane and Geraldine O’Callaghan, fiddles; Marriane Browne and Joe O’Sullivan, flutes; Danny O’Mahony, accordion; Alan Egan, concertina; Michael Collins, banjo; Patsy Broderick, piano; John Collins, drums.
02:33 At a session at the Cavan Crystal Hotel at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011; Dylan Foley (on fiddle) and Dan Gurney (accordion), both from New York, USA and Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina) from Co. Meath play a selection of reels: “Josie McDermot’s” and “Trip to Nenagh” (by Seán Ryan).
06:58 Taking third place in Senor Button Accordion at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011 in Cavan, Martin O’Connell, CCÉ Cúl an tSúdaire, Co. Laois plays a jig. Competitors are required to play four contrasting pieces.
08:32 In the Senior Button Accordion Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011 Ronán Ó Ceannabháin, CCÉ Carna, Co. Galway plays “The Thomond Bridge Hornpipe”.
10:23 All-Ireland Under-18 Fiddle Champion 2011 Rebecca McCarthy-Kent, Tramore CCÉ, Co. Waterford plays the reel “Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie” in a recall in the competition.
13:31 Taking third place at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011 in Cavan, The Triogue Céilí Band from Co. Laois play a selection of reels: “John Blessing’s” and “Mulvihill’s”. Band members are: Erin McGeown, Phil Clarke, Susan Miller, and Paula Grant, fiddles; Niamh Furlong and Pauric Stapleton, flutes; Martin O’Connell, accordion; Bláthnaid Nic Cába, concertina; Lindsay Moynagh, piano; Liam McCormack, drums.
16:35 One of the organisers of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 and 2011 in Cavan, Martin Donohue plays a reel in the Senior Button Accordion Competition 2011. Incidentally, the reel - “The Lane to the Glen” - was composed by fellow Cavan man Ed Reavy.
18:00 Taking second place in the Senior Fiddle Competition 2011, Niall Ó Murchú, CCÉ Ring of Scullion, Co. Armagh plays a hornpipe.
20:03 All-Ireland Fiddle Slow Airs Champion 2011, Lydia Warnock, CCÉ Fred Finn, Co. Leitrim plays an air in the Senior Fiddle Competition 2011.
24:05 Selection of Reels - “Patsy Tuohy’s” and “The Bermingham” - played by The Awbeg Céilí Band, CCÉ Craobh Chrónain, Cork when they took second place at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2011 in Cavan. Band Members are: Mairéad Fitzgibbon, Tara Breen and Aileen O’Callaghan, fiddles; Siobhán Hogan and Humphrey Murphy, flutes; Alan Finn, accordion; Rory McMahon, concertina; Eoin O’Sullivan, banjo; Francis Ward, piano; Noel Clancy, drums.

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28 October 2011
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
The Shannonvale Céilí Band
Dylan Foley Fiddle
Caitlín Nic Gabhann Concertina
Dan Gurney Button Accordion
Martin O'Connell Button Accordion
Ronán Ó Ceannabháin Button Accordion
Rebecca McCarthy-Kent Fiddle
The Triogue Céilí Band
Martin Donohue Button Accordion
Niall Ó Murchú Fiddle
Lydia Warnock Fiddle
The Awbeg Céilí Band

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