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Comhaltas Live 633

633.01 The Big Ridge 15-18 Céilí Band from Dromore Comhaltas in Co. Tyrone, play a Jig - “Strike the gay harp”, at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

633.02 The Reel “M & M” played by Síofra Thornton, Keelan McGrath and Blaithín Kennedy when taking 2nd place in Senior Trios at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. They are from Ballycommon and Ormond CCE branches, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

633.03 From New York, USA, Maeve Flanagan plays a Hornpipe “The lone bush” by Ed. Reavy, in Senior Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018. Maeve is from CCÉ Martin Mulvihill in New York.

633.04 Winning the Senior Button Accordion competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, John McCann, CCÉ, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, plays a Hornpipe - “The scent of the bog”.

633.05 “Brendan McGlinchey’s Reel” played by Áine Murphy when taking 2nd place in 15-18 Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. Áine is from CCÉ, An Tulach, Co. Clare.

633.06 Taking 3rd place in the Senior Duets competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, Cormac Mac Aodhagáin and Emmet Ó Tuathail play a hornpipe - “The goodnatured man”. They are members of CCÉ, Cr. Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, Kildare.

633.07 Two former All-Ireland U-12 Fiddle Champions from Nenagh Ormond CCÉ, Mairéad O’ Brien (2018) and Laoise Kennedy (2019) play 3 Jigs - “The Traditional”, “Paddy Fahy’s” and “Páidín Ó Rafferty”. Recorded at a seasion in The Half-Door, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in April 2022. Their Tutor is well-known local Fiddle player Liz Gaughan Quinn who, with her husband Brendan and colleagues, does so much to promote the music in the Nenagh area. Laoise recently won the “Up and coming Fiddler of London “ competition 2022.

633.08 Two Reels - “St. Ruth’s Bush” and “Jenny’s Wedding” - played by Uileann Piper Mark Dunleavy at a session in his local Comhaltas Branch in Ballymote, Co. Sligo in October 2021 organised by Tim Mulcahy and Michael Hurley.

633.09 Reel played by Áine and Ciarán Mac Gearailt when taking 1st place in Senior Duets at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018 in Drogheda, Co. Louth. They are members of CCÉ, Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, Kildare.

633.10 Eamonn Ó Cadhla, Tadgh Ó Súilleabháin and Ian Mac Sithigh play a Hornpipe - “The bee’s wing” - in the Senior Trios competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. They are members of CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin, Limerick and Cr. Chronáin, Cork.

633.11 The Hornpipe - “Slievenamon” - played by Seagda Coyle from CCÉ, Coleman - O’ Grady, New York, USA, in the Senior Button Accordion competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

633.12 St. James the Great CéilI Band from CCÉ, Scottish Region, UK, play a selection of Jigs commencing with “First night in America” in Senior Céilí Bands competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018. Band members are - Fiddles: Benedict Morris, Joseph Sheridan,Katie Sheridan and Michael Burns; Flutes: Tiernan Correll and Mhairi Sheridan; Accordions: Monica Sheridan and Daniel Doherty; Piano: Kathleen Evins; Drums; Rory Stark.

633.13 At the Fiddlers of Oriel Concert at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, Jim McKillop plays one of his own Compositions, a Reel “John Cunningham’s farewell”, in honour of John who was Jim’s accompanist for 17 years and who died about 12 years ago. The Concert, presented by Austin Dawe, was held in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland in Drogheda, Co. Louth, and guitar accompaniment was by Pat Conroy.

633.14 The Reel “Morning thrush” played in 15-18 Trios at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 in Drogheda, Co. Louth, by Kate and Meadhbh Ní Shé and Mary Coffey, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Ballincollig, Cork.

633.15 A Fiddle solo by Gerry O’ Connor with a selection of 4 Tunes - a Highlands and a Single Jig both called “Peter McArdle’s” (from Co. Louth and the Oriel Region), followed by another Highlands and a Reel, both associated with the Oriel Region. The Concert which was presented by Austin Dawe, was held in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

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