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Comhaltas Live 665

665.01 Glór na dTonn Céilí Band from CCÉ, Scoil Acla, Mayo, taking 2nd place in the Senior Céilí Bands Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 In Mullingar, playing a Barndance - “Memories of Sligo”. Band Members are - Fiddles : Marianna Tiernan, Kate Gavin and Jason McGuinness; Flutes : Alan Judge and Tom Gavin; Accordion : Séamus Tiernan; Concertina : Chloe Feeney; Banjo : Thomas Ahern; Piano : Kathryn Tiernan; Drums : Conal McCormack.

665.02 Two County Down musicians, Oisín Bradley on Concertina from Warrenpoint, and Rory McEvoy on Bouzouki from Newcastle, play 2 Jigs - “The Mist Covered Mountain” and “The Fox on the Thatch”. Recorded in a Session in the Greville Arms Hotel in Mullingar at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023. Rory took 1st place in the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, with Oisín providing the music for him. Also, Oisín, with colleague Aoibhin Morgan on fiddle, took 3rd place in the Senior Duets Competition 2023.( See Comhaltas Live Prog. 660.3).

665.03 Taking 3rd place in the 15-18 Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 In Mullingar, Dara Morley plays a Reel - “Martin Wynne’s”. Martin is a member of CCÉ, Admiral Brown in Mayo.

665.04 All-Ireland U-12 Duet Champions for 2023, Éabha (fiddle) and Caoilinn (concertina) Morrow from CCÉ, Cumann na bPíobairí Uileann, Dublin, play 2 Jigs - “The Woods of Caol Rua” (John O’ Dwyer) and “The Humours of Lisheen”. Recorded in Cultúrlann na hÉireann in Dublin on Saturday 21st October 2023, they’ve obviously inherited their wonderful music talent from their parents - outstanding musicians on fiddle and flute respectively - Tom Morrow from Leitrim and his wife Triona.

665.05 A Joe Liddy Reel - “The Red Bee”- played in The Fiddler of Dooney Competition in Sligo on 29th October 2023, by Sarah Fox from East Clare.

665.06 From New York, USA, the Pearl River 15-18 Céilí Band play a Jig - “Paddy from Portlaw” - at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 In Mullingar. They are members of CCÉ, Martin Mulvihill.

665.07 A selection of Reels - “Sergeant Early’s Dream” and “James Murray’s No. 2”, played on Banjo by Sinéad Johnson with piano accompaniment by Ryan Sheridan. Recorded in their local Ballymote in Sligo at the annual Paddy Killoran Festival in September 2023. Sinéad came 3rd in Senior Banjo Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 and with Conor McDonagh on Flute, Sinéad and Ryan took 1st place in the Senior Trios Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 in Mullingar.

665.08 Recorded in Cultúrlann na hÉireann in Dublin on Saturday 21st October 2023, Sorcha (on Whistle and Pipes) and Caoilfhionn Ní Scolaí (on Concertina) with a lovely rendition of the Slow Air - “Brón ar an mBás” (which was originally a Poem by Pádraig Pearse), followed by “Tarbolton” Reel.

665.09 Taking 2nd place in the 15-18 Céilí Bands Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, Lackagh Céilí Band from Galway, play 2 Reels - “The Ashplant” and “Speed the Plough”.

665.10 In a Session at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 In Mullingar, the Kelly sisters from CCÉ, Loop, Derry, - Marcella (fiddle), Mary Theresa (concertina) and Grace Anne (accordion), play 2 Reels - “Stony Steps” and “Sunny Banks”.

665.11 Taking 2nd place in The Fiddler of Dooney Competition in Sligo on 29th October 2023, Aodh Mac Murchaidh, Newry, plays a Mazurka - “The Walking Stick” (T. Peoples).

665.12 All-Ireland 15-18 Champion 2023 on Melodeon and Button Accordion, Aron Moore plays a Reel on the Melodeon - “The Blackthorn Stick”. Recorded in Cultúrlann na hÉireann in Dublin on Saturday 21st October 2023. Aron is a member of CCÉ, Cumann na bPíobairí Uileann, Dublin.

665.13 Two Reels - “The Tap Room” and “The Sailor’s Bonnet” - played by St. James the Great Céilí Band from Scotland, in the Senior Céilí Bands Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023. Band members were - FIDDLES : Megan Goldberg, Eilidh Patterson, Jacqueline Deveney and Rebecca Flood; FLUTES : Gemma Blevins and Niamh Deveney; ACCORDIONS : Michael Dudgeon and Mairi Molloy; PIANO : Kiera Simpson; DRUMS : Patrick Deveney.

665.14 In the Senior Fiddle Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, Cillian Ó Cathasaigh plays the Slow Air - “Port na bPúcaí”. Cillian is from CCÉ, Cr. Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Ballincollig, Cork.

665.15 The Ed. Reavy Hornpipe - “Quinn of Armagh” - played in The Fiddler of Dooney Competition in Sligo on 29th October 2023, by Tomás Ó Ceallaigh from Mullaghbane, Co. Armagh.

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