ComhaltasLive #407 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #407.

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00:00 At a special reception in the Irish Embassy in Washington, USA to honour the holding of the North American Comhaltas Convention 2013, a group of musicians and dancers from Tulla, Co. Clare provide the entertainment. They play and dance a three-part jig - “Miss Walsh’s”.
01:23 An impromptu session at the North American Comhaltas Convention 2013 in the Bethesda Marriott Hotel in Washington, USA, 10-year-old Haley Richardson from Pear River, New York plays “The Dawn Reel” on fiddle. Last year (2012) Haley took second place in the All-Ireland Under-12 Fiddle Competition.
02:51 On the hammered dulcimer, Mark Ballard, Rochester, New York plays a selection of reels - “The New Riggit Ship” and “The Flowers of Edinburgh” at the Comhaltas North America Convention in Washington in April 2013.
04:54 A reel danced by sean nós dancer Rob Byrnes from the Shannon Dunne Dance Group, at the North America Comhaltas Convention 2013 in Washington. Music is provided by Graham DeZarn on Fiddle and Keith Carr on Bouzouki.
06:51 A reel played by eight members of the Pearl River Under-12 Céilí Band, New York, who won the All-Ireland title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 in Cavan. Musicians in this performance recorded the 2013 Comhaltas Convention for North America in Washington are: Ronan Mulligan (drums), Fiona Flannagan (flute), Alanna Wamsley (concertina), Ciara Gill (fiddle), Cian McGeever (accordion) and Thomas Wilson (keyboard). Missing from the 2012 band were Kristin Conway (fiddle) and Sara Donovan (flute).
08:07 Selection of reels from fiddle solo by Brendan Mulvihill, joined later by Billy McComiskey on accordion and Andy O’Brien on guitar, collectively known as the group “Irish Tradition”. Recorded at the Comhaltas North America Convention in Washington in April 2013.

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2 May 2013
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Haley Richardson Fiddle
Mark Ballard Hammered Dulcimer
Rob Byrnes Dance
Graham DeZarn Fiddle
Keith Carr Bouzouki
The Pearl River Under-12 Céilí Band
Brendan Mulvihill Fiddle
Billy McComiskey Accordion
Andy O'Brien Guitar

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #407

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