Great Fleadh Results

Big Congrats to three of my students Sinead Duggan (Ist Slow Airs, 2nd Dance tunes, 1st viola Rogha Glas, 12-15), Mary Duggan (1st slow airs, 15-18) and Aimee McCarthy (3rd Slow Airs, 12-15). Beautiful playing by all.
Sessions this weekend: have a look at gig calendar.

Mastering Session, Traidphicnic and Tunes

It was a busy busy week but also very rewarding. Mastering Session with Richard Dowling at WavMastering Limerick was a treat again; he sure knows his stuff! Some minor edits and final touches to the Cover design and then the CD will be off to the pressing plant; land in sight:-
Traidphicnic in Spiddal was a great weekend. Fantastic music, great atmosphere and the Connemara Gig on Sunday sure was fun; thanks to all that danced, sang and listened in the rain!img_3153







Busy week

All go here. Had a lovely rehearsal with the Connemara Gang for Sunday’s Traidphicnic Fest gig at 6.45 on Mainstage; Ceardlann, Spiddal. Couple more days to get mixes finalized before Mastering Session of the forthcoming CD with Lena Ullman. Phew!
Also, the end-of-year student concert in Tigh Giblin’s upstairs last Saturday was great; some fine music was played! Sessions in Donnelly’s in Barna and Padraigin’s in Furbo and Taaffe’s in Galway over the weekend. Check out the gig listing…. img_3048


Céili House Program/Traidphicnic brochure

If you missed Céilí House from An Droighnean Donn in Spiddal you can have a listen on the rte website…google rte and Céili House and select June 3rd on the program archive. Some lovely music, all promoting the Traidphicnic Festival May 30/July 1/2.. Music from Connemara will be celebrated with the final Sunday evening gig and I am looking forward to join Steve Sweeney and friends on the main stage!


Nice few gigs this weekend

check out gig calender— two sessions in Padraigin’s Friday and Sunday night; with Ged Foley and Steve Sweeney. In Loughrea Saturday afternoon with Murray & Falkenau playing for kids celebrating International Children’s Day. Taaffe’s Saturday night. And Sunday evening tunes in Blakes on Eglington Street with guitarist Kevin Hough and Philip Doddy on fiddle, tin whistle and songs. all lovely happenings :-121111s-005c

Congrats to my fiddle students

Big Congrats to my fiddle students for beautiful performances at The Galway County Fleadh in Portumna last weekend! Mary Duggan took 1st place in Slow Airs (age 15-18), Sinead Duggan placed 1st in Fiddle (12-15), also 2nd in Slow Airs, and in the Miscellaneous Instruments Category. Aimee McCarthy took 1st place Fiddle Slow Airs (12-15),  Shauna McCarthy came 2nd in Slow Airs U12. And after only 9 months of playing, Orna McCormack was awarded joint 3rd place in the U9’s. Well done to all!

A few Pix from Ceilidh House Recording

Here a few pictures from the lovely night last Saturday night: Ceilidh House recording in the Droighnean Donn in Spiddal. The Program will air on JUNE 3rd from 9pm RTE1. It featured a host of great musicians young and old. We had some lovely tunes in the bar afterwards.

Ceilidh House recording
Ceilidh House recording

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Dream Weather

It has been so beautiful here the whole week; feeling very lucky, to be surrounded by such stunning beauty! Inspiring. The House Band has the tunes organised for Saturday’s Ceilidh House recording; looking forward. Also, tomorrow night Ged Foley will be with us again in Padraigin’s; love the musical spontaneity and bounce between  the three of us! Not too often that is found! Sunday, session in Blakes. Great tunes! Hope see you at one of the events.

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