John Brosnan’s/Leitrim Lilter

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This track is from our 2006 CD, Concert Tour of North America 2006.

Well-known accordion-player John Brosnan composed this reel over thirty years ago and it became absorbed into what is termed core repertoire very quickly. At present living in Killarney,John Brosnan recorded this reel on his long awaited solo CD ‘The Cook in theKitchen’in 1999.

The second reel is yet another new composition,one of many tunes written by the highly regarded composer Charlie Lennon. In his publication Musical Memories, the renowned fiddler and pianist recalled his memories on hearing the clear sweet notes of a whistler while he worked in a nearby bog as a child. Charlie writes that when he wrote this reel he wanted to ‘capture the range and musical qualities of the whistler and to mark the occasion in a tune.’ Charlie Lennon’s compositions have long become part of the traditional repertoire in Ireland and the world over. In recent years Comhaltas tóirí has honoured an Ard-Ollamh at Cheoil na hÉireann,and the recipient for this highly regarded award in 2005 was Dr.Charlie Lennon.

5 December 2006
John Brosnan’s/Leitrim Lilter
Concert Tour of North America 2006
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Comhaltas Concert Tour 2006 Musicians
John Brosnan
Charlie Lennon

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