ComhaltasLive #662_1:A group of 28 All-Ireland Senior Button Accordion Champions

In a special Open Air Concert Tribute to the late great Joe Burke at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, a group of 28 All-Ireland Senior Button Accordion Champions from 1963 to 2022 played this selection of Reels - “Lord McDonald’s” and “Ballinasloe Fair” - with accompaniment by Adrian Ó Brádaigh. The excellent Concert was organised by Karen McCormack and presented by well-known Accordion player Martin Donoghue, who also joined in the group selections. During the Concert each of the Accordion players did a solo performance and there were several full group selections during the Concert. Further items will be included in upcoming Comhaltas Live Programmes. The participating players and their victorious years were as follows - John Bowe 1963, John Regan 1970, Seán Gavin 1972, PJ Hernon 1973, Deirdre Collis 1976, Gerry Hanley 1977, Willie Fogarty 1985, Michael Sexton 1987, Paddy Clancy 1988, John Bass 1989/90, Pádraig Kinsella 1995, Alan Costello 1997, James Kinsella 1999, Nuala Hehir 2000, Fiachna Ó Mongáin 2002, Oliver Deveney 2003, Marie Walsh 2004, Pa Foley 2006, Darren Breslin 2008, Pádraig King 2009, Conor Moriarty 2010, Chris Maguire 2013, Michael Curran 2014, Daithí Gormley 2015, Colm Slattery 2017, John McCann 2018, Séamus Tiernan 2019, Keelan McGrath 2022.

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