Wednesday 29 December 2010

Riches of Clare (2009)

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Riches of Clare (Clare Arts Office - 2009)

Recordings from the 2009 Riches of Clare free lunchtime concerts, put together for a free CD which was handed out at the Riches of Clare concerts, and in libraries throughout County Clare earlier this year. It features brilliant playing, predominantly from Clare musicians, as well as a number of musicians from further afield. Hopefully recordings from the equally brilliant 2010 series will be available next year.

1. Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine Cotter, Charlie Harris & Conal Ó Gráda -
The New Mown Meadow/The Dublin/The Steampacket [Reels]
2. Chris Droney, Michael Kelleher, Francis Droney and Aine McGrath -
The Little Stack of Wheat/The Flowing Tide [Hornpipes]
3. Colm Healy, Eric Healy, Kieran Hehir and Seánie McGrath -
Martin Wynne's/Tom Ward's Downfall/The Silver Spear [Reels]
4. Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill & Quentin Cooper -
The Green Mountain/The Humours of Westport/The Bucks of Oranmore [Reels]
5. Paul Madden, Maria O'Donnell, Sinéad Heagney & Eimear Howley -
Fergal O'Gara's/The Duke of Leinster/The Cameronian [Reels]
6. John Moloney, Elaine Hogan, Sheila Garry & John Kelly -
Kiss me Kate/Mayor Harrison's Fedora/Liz Carroll's [Jigs]
7. Shane Mulvey, Siobhán Peoples, Murty Ryan & Martin Dermody -
Pat Mahon's/I Was Born for Sport/The Miller's Maggot [Jigs]
8. Tony Linnane, Jim O'Connor, Mick Conneely & Johnny McDonagh -
The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Reel with the Beryl [Reels]
9. Eimear Arkins, Damien O'Reilly, Brian O'Loughlin & Keith O'Loughlin -
The Enchanted Lady/The Shaskeen/The Sailor's Bonnet [Reels]
10. Seán Vaughan, David sanders, Eddie Moloney & Ian Lambe -
Lucy Campbell/The Green Gates/The Duke of Leinster's Wife [Reels]
11. Éamonn Cotter, Conor McCarthy, Oisín MacDiarmada & Padraic O'Reilly -
The Yellow Tinker/Tim Moloney's [Reels]
12. Kieran Kissane, Edel Vaughan, Brian Mooney & Liam O'Flanagan -
Jim Donoghue's/The Ashplant [Reels]
13. The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Ward's [Marches]
14. Pádraig Rynne, Noel O'Donoghue, Brian Mooney & Liam Murphy -
Connolly's/The Chattering Magpie/Martin Ainsboro's [Reels]
15. Karol Lynch, Cyril O'Donoghue, Samantha Morris & Mickey Dunne -
The Limerick Lasses/Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel [Reels]



  1. excellent ! comme l'ensemble de ce blog.
    De très bons musiciens et aussi un très bon preneur de son. On aimerait connaître les autres enregistrements ;-)

  2. tout est bon sauf le n° 15 qui déraille à 2:38...

  3. Ok, thanks Christian. I've fixed the problem and uploaded it again, so it should be ok now. Let me know if there are any problems...

  4. c'est parfait cette fois, merci beaucoup

  5. Another fine youtube video from this series of concerts can be found at:

    Colm Healy, Eric Healy,Kieran Hehir and Seanie McGrath, Riches of Clare 2009 Friday June 12th 2009.

  6. I've been downloading the contents of this blog for awhile now and never even dropped a wee note of thanx... How bloody rude of mine.

    So here you have it DR, and keep them coming!



  7. Thanks for the link Paul, lovely stuff.

    Nice one Fred.

  8. DR,
    in the list of performers and tunes from "The Riches of Clare" you missed a track. Track 6 is a combo of flute, fiddle, and harp. The second tune is "Mayor Harrison's Fedora". Who are the players, and what are the other two tunes?

    And thanks for the terrific resource.

  9. OK, my mistake. I see that the track is there. It just got mis-labeled as jigs instead of reels. Sorry for the confusion. Staying up too late playing tunes.

    And again, thanks for the great site.

    Bill T

  10. Great blog! Thanks for sharing! This album is awesome. Greetings from Argentina.