The group Cruinniu playing at the Cooley/Collins festival, with 3 tunes : the Boys of Bluehill and 2 reels. With Jack Talty (keyboard), Ann Marie Grogan (flute), Caitlíin Nic Gabhann (concertina), Siobhán O’Donnell (bodhrán and vocals), Damien O’Reilly (accordion) and Áine Bird (fiddle).
Senan Shortell and Naoise Kettle play “Paddy Fahy’s Jig” on concertina and fiddle
Una & Aoife McGlinchey from Tyrone play a Paddy O’Brien jig, The Stormy Night. They won 2nd place in the 12-15 Duets at the Fleadh in Ennis.
Elizabeth Crotty, better known as Mrs. Crotty, was a famous concertina player from Kilrush, County Clare.
She was born in 1885 in Cooraclare in West Clare and grew up in a home that was filled with music. Her mother played the fiddle and her sister Maggie played the concertina; they played together for house dances and American Wakes.
3 jigs from Louisa Bennion: Danny O’Mahoney’s, The Cat’s Meow and The Queen of Mayo.
Louisa will teach concertina during our Irish music Summer School in August.
Louisa Bennion plays 3 reels on concertina: The Corofin Departure, Tom Moylan’s and The Widow’s Daughter