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Clare music: pipes and concertina and jigs

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

The concertina player Liam O’Connor and the uilleann piper Cian Talty live beside each other in Glendine, just outside Miltown Malbay, the unofficial capital of Irish traditional music. Liam’s mother is the well-known tin whistle player, Bríd O’ Donohue, and Cian’s grandfather was Martin Talty, a dear friend of the legendary West Clare piper, Willie Clancy. Nuff said. Scaoil amach an bobailín!


Peadar O’Loughlin, RIP

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 1 Comment

Born in the parish of Kilmaley in County Clare on 6 November 1929, Peadar O’Loughlin was a traditional musician’s musician. He happily shared his tunes with a younger generation, typified by Ronan Browne and Maeve Donnelly, eager to learn a style that was sparsely ornamented but powerfully rhythmic, and his playing, on fiddle, flute and pipes, reflected a gentle, generous personality that will be very much missed.


Welcome to Limerick

Saturday, 21 December, 2013 0 Comments

Given that we’ll be bound for Limerick later this morning, there can be no better way to start the day than with a sprightly slip jig from the Irish piping tradition in the form of O’Farrell’s Welcome to Limerick. The tune was published around 1800 in “O’Farrell’s Collection of NATIONAL IRISH MUSIC for the UNION PIPES, Comprising a Variety of the Most Favorite Slow & Sprightly TUNES, SET in proper STILE & TASTE with Variations.” Here, with variations, it’s interpreted by the tasteful Australian guitarist Steve Cooney.