A pause in pandemic times and what you hear when you hear Seamus Ennis; Phelim O'Reilly, Anton McGowan and doorway street sessions; holding onto infectious rhythms from youthful summers. Theoretical physics and musical headspace. 'What is it? What was it?' The irresistible core at the heart of a great session. Schrödinger's Irish tunes, the real music in the solo players and the liberation to be found in lilting. Getting things out of the way as you look for the joy in the music, and falling for the hardanger fiddle.
In this episode Caoimhín plays:
04:55 - Shéamuis Mhic a Bháird
(which, drawing on TheSession.org, is also known as An Chéad Phunnann, Clare, The Clare, The First Sheaf, Jim Ward’s, Jimmy Ward J.G., Jimmy Ward’s Favourite, Jimmy Ward’s J.G., Port Shéamus Mhic A Bháird, Seamus’s, Tom Ward’s, Ward’s, Ward’s Favorite, Ward’s Favourite)
24.50 - Kitty Lie Over (from the playing of Seamus Ennis)
52.22 - The Lonesome Jig ('or an echo of it, anyway')
01:27:00 - Easter Snow (from the playing of Seamus Ennis)
01:43.25 - And two reels, Paddy Sean Nancy's (from the playing of Johnny Henry) and one other.
You can find Caoimhín's recorded work via his website:
And then there's these:
This Is How We Fly
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett
Laghdú: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman
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