- ComhaltasLive #265-1: Fiddle player Bronwyn de Paor at Fleadh Nua
- 22 July 2008
From the Aos Óg Concert at Fleadh Nua 2008 in Ennis, Co. Clare, a set of jigs by fiddle player Bronwyn de Paor from Ennis. She plays: “Don’t Touch that Green Linnet” and “Dooish”, both composed by Tommy Peoples.
Bronwyn was runner-up in the U-18 fiddle at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2007 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
- ComhaltasLive #257: Music from the four provinces of Ireland (Full Programme)
- 31 May 2008
ComhaltasLive #257: Music from the four provinces of Ireland
This week we present music from the four provinces of Ireland. We feature: A whistle solo by Clodagh Holland, Martin and David Howley playing the Flogging Reel, jigs and reels from concertina player Kylie Moynagh, a set of jigs from a Clare trio concluding with a set from Darren Moloney, John McCartan and Danny McGovern.
- ComhaltasLive #257 - 4: Reels played by Kylie Moynagh on Concertina
- 28 May 2008
Dublin musician Kylie Moynagh continues on concertina with a set of reels, commencing with “Kitty Goes a’Milking”.
- ComhaltasLive #257 - 3: Jigs from Concertina Player Kylie Moynagh
- 28 May 2008
A set of jigs played on concertina by Kylie Moynagh of Dublin, who learned them from the playing of the group Turas.
- ComhaltasLive #256: Music from Fleadhanna (Full Programme)
- 24 May 2008
This week we present music from several fleadhanna, conventions and events around the world, including the 2004 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, North American Convention and Fleadh Nua, and the 2007 Munster Fleadh.
- ComhaltasLive #256 - 4: Outside Session at Fleadh Nua 2004
- 21 May 2008
A group of fiddles: 5 in line with two reels: “The Bird in the Bush” and “The Skylark”. The musicians are Bernadette and Antón Mac Gabhann, Emma Woods, Garry Lynch and Anne Marie Mc Gowan who presented many of the early editions of ComhaltasLive.
- ComhaltasLive #255: Music from West Limerick and Fleadh Nua (Full Programme)
- 17 May 2008
This week we present recordings featuring musicians from West Limerick, Dublin and Clare, including some selections recorded at Fleadh Nua in 2005.
- ComhaltasLive #255 - 5: Accordion player Darra Mulhearn at Fleadh Nua
- 16 May 2008
Recorded at the Fleadh Nua held in Ennis in 2005, button accordion player Darra Mulhearn from Ennis, Co. Clare plays the multi-part reel “The Mason’s Apron”.
- ComhaltasLive #255 - 4: Elvin Moynagh on Uilleann Pipes at Fleadh Nua
- 15 May 2008
Dublin uilleann pipes player Elvin Moynagh plays a set of reels, ending with “The Bucks of Oranmore”. He was recorded at Fleadh Nua in 2005. Fleadh Nua 2008 will be held in Ennis, Co. Clare May 18 - 26, 2008.
- ComhaltasLive #255 - 3: James Mahon (flute) and Niamh Denmead (harp) at Fleadh Nua
- 14 May 2008
From the Fleadh Nua Aos Óg concert in May 2005, we present two Dublin musicians and All-Ireland champions, James Mahon on flute and Niamh Denmead on harp. They play two jigs: “Eddie Kelly’s” and “Courtown Harbour”. Fleadh Nua 2008 will be held in Ennis, Co. Clare May 18 - 26, 2008.
- ComhaltasLive #241 - 1: Carmel Ó Dea on Fiddle
- 28 January 2008
A ComhaltasLive favourite, fiddle player Carmel Ó Dea from Ballynacally, Co. Clare playes a selection of reels. She learned the first one from the playing of PJ Crotty and James Cullinane, and composed the second reel, “The Ballcarriers” herself.
This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive #207 - Music from Fleadh Nua.
- ComhaltasLive #240 - 5: Some reels from Five Fleadh Fiddlers
- 23 January 2008
Five fiddlers with a selection of reels: “The Bird in the Bush” and the “Skylark”. The musicians are Bernadette and Antón Mac Gabhann from Co. Meath, Emma Woods and Anne Marie McGowan (a former ComhaltasLive presenter) from Dublin and Gary Lynch, now a music lecturer at the University of Limerick. They were recorded at Fleadh Nua, a music festival held in Ennis, Co. Clare.
This clip originally appeared in ComhaltasLive Programme #202, highlighting the fiddler Antón Mac Gabhann.
- ComhaltasLive #240 - 3: Mícheál Ó Rourke on Fiddle and Larry Gavin on Box
- 21 January 2008
A favourite ComhaltasLive clip, here are two reels composed by Josephine Keegan: “The Gates of Mullagh” (which is this week’s tutorial) and “Ronnie Cooper’s”. The tunes were played by 2004 All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion Mícheál Ó Rourke and button accordionist Larry Gavin,both from Tulla, Co. Clare. Piano accompaniament is by Deirdre McSherry from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
- ComhaltasLive #207: Music from Fleadh Nua (Full Programme)
- 5 May 2007
This week’s programme is from the Fleadh Nua, an annual festival of music and culture held in Ennis, Co. Clare. These recordings were made at performances in the 2004 festival.
- ComhaltasLive #207 - 6: Bronwyn Power
- 4 May 2007
One of our very old Slow Airs, “The Wild Geese”, played on fiddle by Bronwyn Power from Ennis, Co. Clare. She concludes her performance with “The Bunch of Keys” reel popularised by button accordion maestro Joe Burke.
- ComhaltasLive #207 - 3: Tara Breen
- 1 May 2007
A great selection of tunes on fiddle from multiinstrumentalist Tara Breen from Ruan, Co. Clare, who plays nine instruments very competently. Tara has won several All-Ireland titles on fiddle and concert flute as well as on saxophone in th emiscellaneous instruments category.
- ComhaltasLive #207 - 1: Carmel O’Dea
- 29 April 2007
From Ballynacally in West Clare, fiddle player Carmel O’Dea has the dinstinction of having played with three of Clare’s great Céilí Bands - Ennis Céilí Band, the Kilfenora and the Turloughmore. Carmel performed at the Fleadh Nua in Ennis in 2004 and recorded these two reels for ComhaltasLive.