Thursday, 29 October 2015

Michael Tubridy, Mick O'Connor, Seán Keane, Peadar McLoughlin & James Keane

This is a picture from Miltown Malybay 2015, when I took part in the Wilie Clancy Summer School. We were there to celebrate and pay tribute to Mick O'Connor. Michael Tubridy is a regular at the week, and veteran of the Castle Céilí Band with Mick, myself and brother Seán. Peadar O'Loughlin -- the one and only -- is from Kilmaley. He's a veteran of the Tulla Céilí Band. He made an album recently with Ronan Browne called If You Dare. He remembered me since I was a kid, and he always thought me a great upstart. He was ill and came down despite difficulties. He has hero status in the music, winning the flute, fiddle and pipes at the Oireachtas. A great man, one of the old stock.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Dan Neely's artistic talents

Dan's original method of promoting his session, that is held after Saturday of the year from 4 - 7pm at Lillies on 17th street at Union Square in New York. Guaranteed good session every weekend.
This was the start of it all for Sean and myself.

The Mid-Day Session at Friels

It was nice to meet all these great musicians including my Brother Sean on the first day of the festival. As I pondered the moment I realised that on my last visit to Friel's whad been 45 years ago in the company of Aggie Whyte, Martin Talty, Jimmy Ward and Willie Clancy. Sitting there so many years later, the place so little changed, and the music continues.

Great Night in Philadelphia at the Commodore Barry

This is a picture of my nephew Paraic Keane on fiddle, young Donna Richardson on fiddle, Gabriel Donohue vocalist on guitar and myself playing a gig at The Commodore Barry Irish Center in Philadelphia. We were there in December of last year. It was a great night.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Myself and Paul Brady in 2004

This is a picture from my homecoming concert at Liberty Hall in 2004 with Paul Brady. The whole concert was broadcast on RTE in two parts and is still available for listening. You can find the link for the first part here, and the second part here. The event happened on Thursday, October 21st, 2004 with a full house that included the Prime Minister of Ireland, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Guests included: Seán Keane, Paul Brady, Seán Potts, Seán Óg Potts, Kevin Conneff and The Castle Céilí Band. All proceeds went to the Irish Centre, Camden Town. Ciaran Hanrahan MC-ed the great event.