Caity Brennan Interview (Fiddle) - The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast

Episode 51 · May 26th, 2020 · 1 hr 29 mins

About this Episode

On growing up with traditional Irish music, on taking ownership, on finding festivals, on 92.7 Fresh Fm, on Austral and creating a dance party, and losing yourself at Woodford Folk Festival .

Way, way back in June last year we caught up with Austral during the National Celtic Festival. During that interview we said we'd love to sit down and chat with Caity Brennan. Well, 12 months and one global pandemic later, we've finally done it and it's everything we'd hoped it would be.

In this episode Caity plays:
Roll Out The Barrel / Christmas Eve / Castle Kelly
The Orphan / Princess Nancy
Dr. Gilbert's / Siobhan O'Donnell's
The Sheiling Song
Original composition followed by two reels.

During our chat we drop a few names and many of those have also appeared on the Blarney Pilgrims. To make life a little easier we thought we'd list them here for your clicking pleasure.

Caity's Dad, Jack Brennan (Uilleann pipes, whistle):
Caity's partner, Angus Barbary (Fiddle):
Caity's band Austral:

Also, as mentioned in the episode, Austral just reached their pozible target which means there'll be an album coming sometime down the road - Watch this space! In the meantime here's a cracking video clip of the band recorded from last year's Lake School of Celtic Music Song and Dance.

If the playing during the episode doesn't convince you that Caity and Austral can bring the (MF) ruckus, then check out this instagram clip of them at the Melbourne Vic Night Markets earlier this year.

To keep up with Caity and Austral you can follow them here:


And most importantly, you can buy Austral's music here (including a craicin' live version of Hoedown Throwdown lifted from the episode we recorded last year:

I think that's about it for this week,

Right, go on. Goodluck!
Darren & Dom


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