ComhaltasLive #441 (Full Programme)

ComhaltasLive Programme #441.

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00:00 A selection of reels - “The Milliner’s Daughter” and “Stony Steps” - played by five Scoil Éigse Tutors at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 in Derry. Left-to-right: Carmel Burke (fiddle and accordion), Eileen Gannon (harp), Daithí Kearney (banjo) and Dean Warner (piano accordion).
02:24 A reel - “The Grouse in the Heather” - composed by the late John Brody from Killeigh, Co. Offaly and played by his daughter Attracta (fiddle) and son Adrian (flute) with bodhrán accompaniment by Kieran Leonard. Recorded at the Scoil Éigse Tutors Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 in Derry.
03:56 Multi-instrumentalist Tara Breen is one of the Tutors with TradTime (Comhaltas Schools Outreach) the exciting new scheme for the teaching of traditional Irish music, song and dance in primary schools around the country. TradTime is presently compiling a panel of potential Tutors for every county over the coming weeks (up to mid-August). Persons who have the necessary skills, expertise, reliability, etc. can get an application form and full details at Here Tara plays “The Caucus Reel” on the tin whistle.
05:44 Recorded at the Comhaltas North American Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey, 2014, a selection of jigs played on tin whistle by Conor Cronin a native of Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and residing in Toronto, Canada for the last two years. The jigs are “The Early Riser” (which Conor composed) and “Paddy Fahy’s”.
08:14 The current All-Ireland Under-12 Fiddle Champion Haley Richardson from New Jersey, USA plays a reel - “The Bunch of Keys” - at a session at the North American Comhaltas Convention 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
10:24 Nine-year-old Joseph Mannion, CCÉ Craobh na gCumarach, Co. Waterford plays an accordion solo - “Berehaven Reel” composed by the late Finbar O’Dwyer.
12:20 From the Comhaltas Concert Tour of North America, October 2013, a selection of jigs commenced by fiddle player Lorraine McMahon and joined by the other musicians as well as dancer Christine Mulcahy. The full tour group was Claire Heffernan (flute) and Christine Mulcahy (fiddle, dance & concertina), both from Co. Limerick; Emer Toale (harp and piano), Dublin; Róisín Broderick (concertina, fiddle and song), Galway; Joseph Keane (accordion), Co. Laois; Shane Keating (uilleann pipes and whistle), Co. Cork; Elaine Reilly (banjo and mandolin), Longford; Aisling Vaughan (concertina and dance), Cork; Lorraine McMahon (fiddle), Co. Louth; Seán Hanafin and Tomás Ó Sé (dance), Co. Kerry; Alice Fitzgerald (singer and Bean A’Tí), Co, Waterford; Martin Murphy (Tour Manager) Co. Longford.
19:15 From the Comhaltas Concert Tour of Britain, February 2014, a selection of polkas commenced by fiddle player Rebecca McCarthy Kent and joined by the other musicians. Full Tour Group members: Dick Beamish (Cork), Fear a’ Tí; James Hogan (Offaly), flute and piano; Sharon Connell (Galway), accordion, melodeon and concertina; Ronan Sweeney (Cavan), uilleann pipes; Cliona Halley (Cork), concertina and dancer; Clara Mannion (Waterford), concertina; Damien McGuinness (Sligo), accordion and bodhrán; Maggie Maguire (Fermanagh), fiddle; Rebecca McCarthy Kent (Waterford), fiddle; Eibhlín Ní Bhrúdair (Limerick) singer and lilter; Cliona Creedon (Kerry) fiddle and dancer; Alisha McMahon (Clare), harp and fiddle; Cara Hegarty (Cork), dancer; Fernando Marcos (Argentina), dancer; Conor Walsh (Mayo), dancer; Micheál Ó Fiach (Donegal), Tour Manager.

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5 July 2014
Created By
Willie Fogarty
Performers/Subjects Instruments
John Burke Fiddle
Carmel Burke Accordion
Eileen Gannon Harp
Daithí Kearney Banjo
Dean Warner Piano Accordion
Attracta Brady FIddle
Adrian Brady Flute
Tara Breen Tin Whistle
Conor Cronin Tin Whistle
Haley Richardson Fiddle
Joseph Mannion Accordion
Comhaltas Concert Tour of North America Group
Comhaltas Concert Tour of Britain Group

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