Videos of Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, with Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Videos of Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, with Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

The musicians presented here on video are Co Meath concertina player and dancer Caitlín Nic Gabhann, accompanied on guitar by Caoimhín Ó Fearghail of Co Waterford (who also plays flute here), and joined on some tracks by fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh of Co Donegal. They were recorded by Irish Traditional Music Archive staff at the Frankie Kennedy Winter School / Scoil Gheimhridh in Gaoth Dobhair / Gweedore, Co Donegal, in 2012.

The Frankie Kennedy Winter School, set up in memory of the late Belfast flute player and unique among Irish traditional music schools in spanning the turn of the year, came to a natural end in 2013–2014, after 20 annual schools. It is being replaced this winter by a new event Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair (http://www.scoilgheimhridh.com). This will feature music concerts, classes and sessions, Irish-language classes, films, etc., in six venues around Gweedore from 27 December 2014 to 1 January 2015.

With thanks to the musicians for permission to use their performances.

NC & TH, 1 December 2014