Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Irish Harp and Fiddle Duet

Co. Tipperary fiddle player Claire Quinn is joined on harp by Mary Kelly from Co. Kilkenny. They play a Charlie Lennon composition: "Planxty Joe Burke" followed by two reels.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Séamus Creagh and Rob Murphy Play a Set of Sliabh Luachra Po

From the Nyah 2007 festival, a selection of Sliabh Luachra polkas played by fiddle player Séamus Creagh (who hails originally from Co. Westmeath) and Rob Murphy of Cavan on flute. Séamus names the second and third polkas as "The Lonesome Polka" and "Dan Mack's" respectively.

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Set of reels with Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington

Under its development strategy, Comhaltas has over several years been establishing Meitheal Regional Resource Centers around Ireland, each including performance theatres, tuition facilities, archives, etc. Recently in the Sligo Centre - the Ceoláras Coleman in Gurteen - we recorded the legendary Sligo fiddle and flute player Peter Horan and fiddle player Gerry Harrington playing these three reels: "The Trip to Portobello", "The Old Blackthorn Stick" and "The Green Groves of Erin".

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