Two jigs - “The Black Rogue” and “The Smiling Bride” (by Charlie Lennon) played by London-based musicians Matthew Tighe (fiddle) and Luke Daniels (guitar) together with Colm McGonigle (concertina) originally from Belfast and now living in Cambridge, England. Recorded in the Hershell Arms, Slough on the 16th of November 2012.
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The hornpipe “The Lass on the Strand” played by Michael Curran from Co. Tyrone when he took third place in the Senior Button Accordion Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 in Cavan.
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Recorded on the 20th of October 2012 in the Comhaltas headquarters, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry, a fiddle solo by Aoibhinn Loughlin from Derry. She plays two reels - “Jackson’s” and “The Lads of Laois”. Thousands of musicians, singers, dancers and lovers of our culture from all over Ireland and overseas are eagerly looking forward to visiting the magnificent city of Derry in August got its first ever hosting of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Two reels, commencing with “Paddy Fahy’s”, played by fiddlers Nicholas Long and Matthew Tighe, both from London. Recorded in the Hershell Arms on 15th of December 2012.
A mixed half-set danced by the Sandypit CCÉ Dancers, Co. Louth at an informal dancing session outside the Crystal Hotel, Cavan during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012.
A fiddle solo - “The College Grove Reel” - played by London fiddler Matthew Tighe. Recorded in the Hershell Arms in Slough on 16th of November 2012.
All-Ireland Under-18 Duet Champions 2012, Jason McGuinness (on fiddle) and Máire Hanley (on pipes), both from Sligo, play the multi-part “Derry Hornpipe”.
ComhaltasLive Programme #408.
As listeners wish her a happy birthday accordion player Ena O’Brien plays two reels - “I’m Waiting for You” and “The Bag of Spuds” - at the Comhaltas North America Convention in Washington.
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This session of music and set dancing captures the atmosphere of the many spontaneous and informal sessions at the Comhaltas North America Convention held in Washington on April 2013. The reels are “The Buck’s of Oranmore” and “Come West Along the Road” and the musicians include Margie Mulvihill, Ena O’ Brien, Oliver O’Connell and Tara Lynch.
[Download Audio](http://media.comhaltas.ie/audio/cl408_mp3/cl408_6.mp3 “Audio – An Informal Session at the North American Convention”]