Joe Ryan plays Paddy O’Brien’s and The Few Bob (hornpipes) during Maire O’Keefe’s fiddle class at the Willie Clancy summer school in 2002.
Caitlín Nic Gabhann (dance) & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle) in Galway, 2013.
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Fiachna Ó Mongáin plays 3 jigs on accordion. Fiachna comes from Dumha Thuama in the Mayo Gaeltacht, and received the Young Musician of the Year Award in 2007. His style is greatly influenced by that of the great Joe Cooley from Gort, Co. Galway.
Actor Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, Braveheart, Gangs of New York) will take up his fiddle for a 10-date tour of Ireland in January, with flute and uilleann pipe player Michael McGoldrick, Dirk Powell on banjo and fiddle, and Francis Gaffney on guitar. The programme will mix Irish traditional music with Cajun, Appalacian and American Old-Time.
The documentary, which will be shown on BBC One next Monday, December 2, at 10.35pm, follows young competitors as they take part in the histoiric Fleadh. Among the musicians featured are Una, a young saxophonist; seven members of the McKenna family, and banjo player Tomas Quinn. It also features composer Lorcán MacMathúna and his work on the specially commissioned piece, ‘From the River to the Sea,’ which opened the Fleadh in a ceremony in St Columb’s Cathedral.
Irish group the Chieftains have been awarded with an honorary degree from DIT for their role as cultural ambassadors. The group has been in existence for over 50 years and has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, James Galway, Bon Iver and Imelda May.
“It’s wonderful for The Chieftains to be recognised individually as well as collectively with this kind of tribute,” said founder member and uilleann piper Paddy Moloney.