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Copperplate Podcast 170
presented by Alan O'Leary
1. Gerry Diver:The Bath Set. Diversions
2 . John McEvoy :
Paddy The Piper/Master Henry's/Sporting Days of Easter.
Trad Irish Fiddle
3. Damien Mullane:
Master Crowley's/MaudMiller/Musical Priest. 13
4. Leonard Barry:
The Cauliflower/Seanduine Doite/A Tailor I Am. New Road
5. Naimh Dunne: Shanagolden. Portraits
6. Tommie Potts:
Boil The Breakfast Early/Bunker Hill. Tommie Potts
7. Brian Hughes:
Maids of Mt Cisco/Lady on the Island. The Beat of the Breath
8. Seamus Begley & Jim Murray:
The Mountains of Pomeroy. Eiri Go La
9. Maurice Lennon:
The Road to Garrison/Blackberry Blossom. The Little Ones
The Shores of Lough/Tom Carthy's. 2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
11. Neil Mulligan: Morning Thrush/Colonel Fraser. An Tober Gle
12. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:
An Buachaill Caol Dubh. The Small Hours
13. Gavin Whelan: Ae Fond Kiss. Catch The Air
14. Niamh Nic Charra: The Big Furze Bush. Cuz
15. Gerry Diver: The Bath Set. Diversions
Duration 1.10 mins
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Music for Maggie
Benefit for Maggie Boyle who is unwell
Thursday Dec 5th 7.30pm
140, Hartfield Road,
Tommy Keane & Jacqueline cCarthy
Paul Brennan & Michael O'Connell
And many more.
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SAT 12th JANUARY 2013 8.00pm
WOODSIDE HALLS, GLENFARG ST, GLASGOW
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15th Return to Camden Town Festival
Fri 25th - 27th October
Concerts, Sessions, Music events & Workshops
Fri 1st Nov _ Sunday 3rd Nov
Set Dancing, Ceilis, Sessions, Song & Dance Events and workshops.
Full details at
at foot of this page.
Leonard Barry: New Road
John McEvoy & Friends: Traditional Irish Fiddle
Gavin Whelan: Catch The Air
Niamh Dunne: Portraits
Maurice Lennon: The Little Ones
Brian Hughes: The Beat of the Breath
Hanz Araki & Claire Kathryn: The Emigrant's Song
Muireann Nic Amhlaobh: The Small Hours
Fleadh: The Cleggan Bay Disaster
Niamh Nic Charra: Cuz, A Tribute to Cuz Teahan
Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire: As I Roved Out
John Carty & Brian Rooney: At Complete Ease
Damien Mullane: 13
Seamus Begley & Jim Murray: Eiri go La
Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire: A Winter Solstice Celebration
The Outside Track: Flash Company
Mick Conneely & David Munnelly: 'Tis
What It Is
Michelle Mulcahy: Suaimhneas
Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke
Sean O'Driscoll: So There You Go
Gerry Harrington: At Home
Karen Ryan: The Coast Road
Kevin Crawford: Carrying The Tune
Louise Killeen: Brilliant Tease
Luke Daniels: The Mighty Box
Raw Bar Collective: Millhouse Measures
MacDara O'Raghallaigh: Ego Trip
Shaskeen: Walking Up Town
Various Artists: Geantrai CD & DVD
Danny Meehan: Drimalost & Beyond
Michael Coleman 1891 - 1945
Paddy O'Brien: Mixing The Punch
DVD Various Artists: Come
West Along The Road vol 3
Various Artists: Come
West Along The Road vol 2
Various Artists: Come
West Along The Road vol 1
Basque Irish Connection: Euskeirea
Michael Hynes/Lennon & Cooney: Ceol
Oonagh Derby: Harmony Street
Daithi Sproule: Lost River Vol 1
Cathal Clohessy & Eamonn Costello: Bosca
Ceoil & Fiddle
Tyrrell/Glackin/Browne: And So The Story
Paddy O'Brien: The Sailor's Cravat
Mairtin O'Connor: Inside The Box
Various Artists: Tuning The Radio
Edel Fox : Chords & Beryls
Rita Gallagher: The May Morning
The Kane Sisters: Side by Side
Peter McAlinden: Happy to Meet Sorry to Part
The Outside Track: Curious Things Given
Hendry, McSherry & Nodlaig Brolly: Stringtones
Ni Charra: Súgach Sámh
/ Happy Out
Billy Clifford: Echoes of Sliabh Luachra
McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Mícheál
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Caladh Nua: Happy
Larry Gavin, Micheal O'Rourke & Charlie
Lennon: 2 Miles from Tulla
London Lasses & Pete Quinn:
By Night & By Day
Rig The Jig: Live
in Dublin DVD & CD
Peat Turf Fire DVD
Paddy Glackin: Music
on the Fiddle
Willie Clancy: The Gold
Le Chéile: Out of the West
Niall & Cillian Vallely:
Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford: On
Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon: Knock
Colum Sands: Look Where I've Ended Up Now
Kev Boyle: Palestine
Mulcahy Family: Reelin'
A Song for Ireland
Liam Kelly (Dervish): Sweetwood
Like The Wind
Larry Gavin & Michaél O'Rourke:
Two Miles to Tulla
Various Artists: Irish Whistles
Kilfenora Ceili Band
An important album and a great musician are on the scene now. Top drawer all the way."
"it brings the supreme talents of Leonard Barry back into the public eye once more on one of the years best piping albums".
John McEvoy & Friends
Traditional Irish Fiddle
Catch The Air
Traditional Slow Airs
"Niamh's CD is something else - just listened to it right through again for the third time - every track a gem." Mike Harding
The Living Tradition
"All told, this is a quite sublime record,
one that's been worth the wait". David Kidman
The Little Ones
Leitrim Fiddler/composer Maurice Lennon,
releases his first solo album.
The Beat of the Breath
Tin Whistle virtuoso Brian Hughes follows up Whirlwind.
this is a ﬁne selection of evocative and expertly played tunes by a real master of the art". Colin Bailey
Hanz Araki & Claire Kathryn
The Emigrant's Song
Continuing their 4 seasonal releases in 1 year, Hanz & Claire Kathryn release The Emigrant's Song, the third in their seasonal music cycle and
their very successful stage show.
"The Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire CD is likewise a cracker".
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
The Small Hours
Irish Music Magazine
"If we gave stars this would be a galaxy".
"There's something for everyone on this album. It'll appeal to a wide audience, fans and new listeners alike". Annemarie de Bie
The Cleggan Bay Disaster
"For all fans of Irish folk ‘ The Cleggan Bay Disaster' is definitely one for the collection".
Fatea web site
"Overall an undeniably brilliant album which should be a standard for any folk collection". Paul Rawcliffe
Niamh Ni Charra
CUZ, A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan
Irish Music Magazine June 13
"It is a triumph. Cuz would still be proud of Niamh. Very proud, indeed". Bill Margeson
"it is a modern classic", Iain Hazlewood
Fatea web site
"it's a combination that's heaven made", Neil King
Niamh Ní Charra's beautifully rough-hewn collection celebrates Sliabh Luachra's bounties with chutzpah…A fine and firely collection.
Siobhán Long, The Irish Times (4 Stars) 03/2013
"This is the immediate front runner for Album of the Year."
Chicago Irish American News 03/2013
“Cuz” and the recognition this brings to Mr. Teahan is long overdue. Thank goodness, the woman who pulled all this together is a stunningly gifted musician and archivist. This is one of the best. Ever. Good on Cuz, and good on Niamh! American Public Radio
FEMALE MUSICAN OF THE YEAR: Live Ireland Muzic Awards 2012
Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire
As I Roved Out: Songs Of Spring
Seamus Begley & Jim Murray
Eiri go La
Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire
A Winter Solstice Celebration.
The longest night of the year is made bright with the light of music, storytelling and wonder. Ancient carols and winter songs of the Celts are given new life with stunning harmony, and the collection of brisk dance-tunes are sure to keep you warm even on the coldest nights.
"Hanz and Kathryn have delivered a perfect seasonal package".
"They sound like seasoned veterans who can effortlessly find the heart of the music" R2.
Fatea Music Web Site
"This is one of those albums that's so easy to recommend, without a doubt this is traditional and contemporary Celtic folk music straight out of the top draw". Neil King
This is a stunning album from some of the most talented young performers out there on the tradtional music scene, Flash Company blazes the way forward bringing the freshest and most vibrant interpretation of tradtional music I've personally heard in a long time. Fantastic! Alex Gallagher
Conneely & David Munnelly
'Tis What It Is
This solo album immediately puts her on the inside track for Female Instrumentalist of the Year
Byrne & Floriane Blancke
There You Go
"So There You Go brings the focus back to the tune and the
energy it carries and that makes it something I would listen to
again and again". Eileen McCabe
"This CD should give pleasure to enthusiasts and casual listeners
and there's a lot of depth that will reward repeated listening".
Album of the Month July 12
Karen Ryan album will also now sit proudly putting London and Karen
on the map when it comes to touching the heart of traditional brilliance".
Carrying The Tune
The Living Tradition
minute is packed with the finest of Irish music".Alex
has a unique style and sings her own original material with a very
melodic and a great voice." - Mary Black
"Louise Killeen is a unique Irish woman. She has a unique
story to tell. On Brilliant Tease she tells her story with great
honesty, great songs and a sweet production. It is more brilliant
than tease, because it delivers." - Luka Bloom
Louise Killeen has a wonderful voice. It is warm and immediately
accessible. Open. Honest. What a wonderful talent! This is a major
star in the making and we want to follow this young lady closely.
The Irish Post
is an album that will delight her existing fans but should also,
if there is any justice, help establish her as a major artist".
This album has the wings to fly just watch it soar
. Tim Carroll
"On Brilliant Tease she tells her story with great honesty,
great songs and a sweet production".
cd & dvd from long running TG4 show
Drimalost & Beyond
2 CD set
MICHAEL COLEMAN 1891 - 1945
2 CD set remastered by Harry Bradshaw accompanied
by an 80 page informative booklet.
"Ireland's most influential traditional
musician of the 20th century"
'Coleman's records are now regarded as classics
and are among
the finest examples of recorded folk music in the early 20th century.'
The Companion to Irish Traditional Music
Mixing The Punch
Charlie Lennon & Steve Cooney
Beautiful mature music from 3 masters of our music,
The Livies Awards 2012
Album of the Year - Ceol Sidhe (Shee Music)
"Let's hope that isn't a one-off; I could do with one like
this every year". Mick Furey
" Are we listening
to the Instrumental Album of the Year? We think the answer is Yes!
Quite likely."USA National Public
If you love Irish traditional music, this is the perfect instrumental
Grace and charm, musicality, and plenty of expression:
that's the music of Micheal O'Hynes. Alex
Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin & Ronan Browne
And So The Story Goes
Tuning The Radio
Early traditional music recordings from the RTE Archives.
The May Morning Dew
is a real Irish woman singing wonderful music in a voice from God.
They're back with their first recording in 5 years
Hitchner's Top 30 of 2010 in The Irish Echo, Ceol column.
"Seanchas" by Danu (self-issued): Still among Ireland's
elite traditional bands, as this splendid album proves.
Gavin, Micheal O'Rourke & Charlie Lennon:
Two Miles from Tulla
The accordion & fiddle CD which is a worthy successor to The
Banks of the Shannon".
The Gold Ring 2CD set from RTE
release will be regarded as one of the most important of recent
times in the world of traditional music.
Best archival releases of 2009
2. The Gold Ring by
Willie Clancy (2 CDs; RTE):
65 tracks from the Miltown Malbay
uilleann piper (1918-73), an iconic figure in Irish music.
Chéile: Out of the West
Return after 34 years of legendary London
Vallely & Kevin Crawford
On Common Ground
TIR AWARDS in The Chicago Irish Newspaper
Instrumental CD of the Year: On Common Ground
tunes and terrific playing make "On Common Ground" one
of the recording triumphs of this still young year. It is a pinnacle
performance from Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford, two uncommonly
gifted Irish traditional musicians.
Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and Irish Echo, NY.
CARTY& CONOR TULLY
Traditional Music of Ireland
Legendary recording released for the first time of
The Irish Echo
Best archival releases of 2009
3. Traditional Music of Ireland
Paddy Carty and Conor Tully:
CD remaster of 1989 cassette by the flutist and fiddler, two of
East Galways finest.
The Spirit of West Clare
This is a wonderful recording and I'm delighted that this great
exponent of the old West Clare style has been captured for all
time on CD. Ken Keable
The Folk Diary
album is surely destined to become one of the all-time classics
of Irish traditional music. Vic Smith