Saturday, December 8, 2012

Seo Áine

This video was directed, shot and edited by Edel Fox in November 2012 as part of the Árd Diploma in Television Production with WIT/Nemeton Productions. Áine Ní Dhálaigh is a 12 year old girl from Co. Waterford who loves Irish Traditional Music. She and her brothers, Tomás and Eoin, attend weekly music lessons with Edel Fox (concertina) and Neill Byrne (fiddle) in Waterford. They all love sessions and festivals where they can meet their friends and play music together.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Edel Fox & Niall Byrne

Kitty O'Shea's, barndance / Edel Fox, concertina & Niall Byrne, fiddle. Recorded in the Community Hall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, at the 40th Willie Clancy Summer School, July 2012. REFNO: 623-ITMA-MP4.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Accordion star Sharon to play in Leamington

Sharon Shannon
Cover of Sharon Shannon
IRISH accordion icon Sharon Shannon will be performing at Leamington’s Assembly on next Monday (November 26).

The folk musician has played with Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Alisson Krauss and Shane McGowan, performed in front of US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and released the biggest selling album of Irish traditional music.

The band will feature Jim Murray on acoustic guitar, Dezi Donnelly on fiddle and Jack Maher electric guitar and mandolin.

Support is from Andrew O’Brien. Tickets cost £17.50.

Accordion star Sharon to play in Leamington - Entertainments - Leamington Courier

Rosa Carroll and Lily O Connor at Tulla Trad

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The McCarthy Family play Sligo Live

Members of The McCarthy Family play a set of tunes during the 'London Calling' concert at Sligo Live 2012. They are Marion (uilleann pipes), Jacqueline (concertina), Bernadette (fiddle) and Tommy (fiddle).
'London Calling' is an Irish Diaspora-led concert which is an initiative of the Sligo Live Festival. This entire concert was streamed by with funding from the Arts Council. The concert was streamed on October 28th 2012 from The Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kitty Hayes

Kitty Hayes (Concertina), Eoin O'Neill (Bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (Mandolin), Yvonne Casey (Fiddle), Ger Hoyne (Bodhrán). At Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare - for TG4 'Geantraí, May 2002.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The McCarthy Family play Sporting Nell

The McCarthy Family playing a reel "Sporting Nell" associated with their father at the 2012 Willie Clancy Memorial Concert, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Ireland. Marion (pipes), Tommy (fiddle), Jacqueline (concertina), Bernadette (fiddle), Lucy (concertina).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Colin Botts

Colin Botts performing Matthew's Waltz and set of jigs Barrell Rafferty's, Kilfenora, & Donnybrook Fair on a Lachenal concertina at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Louisa Bennion & Loic Blejean, a transatlantic duet...

Originally from rural Utah, Louisa Bennion fell in with the wrong crowd and began playing Irish traditional music during her university years in Ithaca, New York. She studied concertina with Noel Hill, Micheál O Raghallaigh, Tim Collins and Michael Rooney, and during 6 years spent living in New York City she learned as much as possible from the wealth of Irish musicians who live in and pass through that great crossroads. She was particularly influenced by Patrick Ourceau and the other regular musicians at the Mona's session, who were in turn drawing on the strong presence in New York of an older generation of musician immigrants from Clare and East Galway. Louisa currently lives in the Alps of Haute Provence, where she is a member of the traditional Irish trio Bonaparte's Retreat.

Loic Blejean is a French piper from Brittany. He started with the uilleann pipes in 1989, and often traveled to Ireland for sessions and festivals, where he met and was influenced by many great musicians, in particular the piper Brendan Ring. In 1996, he joined fiddler Paul Flynn and singer/guitar player David Muldrew for the first of several residencies at McGurk's, the famous Irish venue in St. Louis, Missouri. Then he toured Europe with the trad/pop band Glaz, and the Quebec trad group Gwazigan. Since 2002 he has been part of Herve Lesvenan's Ars'Ys project, and is a current member of Breton super-group Carre Manchot. He also plays with his brother, box player Ronan; whether as a duet, or in trio with guitar player Hervé Cureau, or with the band Mercedes O’Keeffe. Together the brothers Bléjean created the Irish Rendez Vous festival in Tréméven in 2009.