ComhaltasLive #437 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #437.

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00:00 Fiddle player Jayne Pomplas from Rochester New York plays three jigs - “The Maiden who Jigs it in Style”, “Ahern’s Egg” and “Séamus Connelly’s” - at the North American Comhaltas Convention / Regional Fleadh in Parsippany, New Jersey in April 2014. Jayne is preparing to release her first solo album in the coming months with Alan Murray on guitar and bouzouki.
03:36 Camera-shy Finbar English, one of the great musicians with Brú Ború plays a rousing version of “The Mason’s Apron” reel on fiddle at the Comhaltas Convention Banquet in Parsippany New Jersey in April 2014. Harp accompaniment is by Mary Kelly.
06:42 From New York, All-Ireland accordion champion 1982, accordion craftsman and composer, John Nolan plays two reels - “The Boogie Reel” (which he composed) and “The Controversial Reel” (by Billy McComiskey) at the North American Comhaltas Convention in New Jersey in April 2014.
09:62 A jig - “The Visiting Kittens” - composed by Maurice Lennon played by the nine-year-old fiddle player Lexia Kennedy from the Murphy Roche School of Irish Music, Burridge, IL, USA. Lexia is taught by the Choles.
11:23 Renowned singer Nora Butler with the Brú Ború Group sings “The Cliffs of Dooneen” at the North American Comhaltas Convention, April 2014 in New Jersey.
14:35 Aaron Olwell (from Virginia) on flute, Dylan Foley on fiddle and Josh Dukes on guitar (both from New York) play a selection of reels - “The Maids of Mitchelstown” and “Blackberry Blossom” - at the North American Comhaltas Convention and Regional Fleadh in Parsippany, New Jersey in April 2014. Aaron made the flute which he is playing and he is the son of renowned flute maker Patrick Olwell.
17:16 Observed by two stunned and stunning admirers, accordion player John Ryan from Rochester, New York plays a selection of polkas at the 2014 Comhaltas North American Convention in New Jersey.

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26 May 2014
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Jayne Pomplas Fiddle
Finbar English Fiddle
Mary Kelly Harp
Lexia Kennedy Fiddle
Nora Butler Song
Aaron Olwell Flute
Dylan Foley Fiddle
Josh Dukes Guitar
John Ryan Accordion

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Programme: ComhaltasLive #437

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