Music & Musicians of South Armagh
Ceol Camloch is currently researching the dances, music and musicians of South Armagh, with a main focus on the Ceili Band era of 1930’s-1960’s. Bands like the McCuskers, Malachy Sweeney , John, Lowe, Vincent Lowe and John Murphy Ceili Bands to name but a few.
We will be publishing a DVD of dances associated the area, eg Sweets of May original version(not the version in common use today), two CD’s, one a remasterd collection of various bands, one of present day musicians and a third will be the music used for the dance DVD. The third element will be a book about the tunes, the musicians and the dances. We are aiming to publish all three in October, and research, practices etc are all well underway.
We are keen to hear from anyone who has information of any kind on these subjects-stories, photos, tunes, commercial or non commercial recordings etc
Contact details for the individual researchers-Josephine Keegan, Sean O’Driscoll and Tom Quinn- etc are on our web site- www.ceolcamloch.co.uk- or members can post replies here.
Many thanks in advance.