The Kilfenora Céilí Band ~ a little history

The Kilfenora Céilí Band ~ a little history

This can also be used as your own recollections of the band, in whatever combination of musicians. But I stumbled across a VERY enjoyable read recently, and while some of you may already be familiar with this writer, it’s a first for me. Immediately after enjoying this read I’ve his non-fiction work on my want list: "Doolin: People Place & Culture"… Here follows a link to a read you might also enjoy as much as I did, but a little explanation first, the ‘about’…

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Onwards… a few words of a kind…
https://ballylara.wordpress.com/about/

ONWARDS… is a blog about whatever comes into Eddie Stack’s head. It may be fiction in one posting, a book or gig review in the next…maybe social commentary, bits and pieces picked up on the ether net… stories from music sessions, tales from cattle marts or the back of airplanes.

Eddie Stack is an Irish writer and an American Small Press of the Year Award recipient. He received a Top 100 Irish American Award in response to his book of short fiction, The West: Stories from Ireland, which was published by Island House (US) and Bloomsbury (UK). The West received excellent reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Thank you Eddie, enjoyed and much appreciated! ~ ‘c’

Re: The Kilfenora Céilí Band ~ a little history

I was chatting with another musician recently and he was telling me how his focus on learning tunes included the early recordings of The Kilfenora Céilí Band, one of his main inspirations. His start with this music included learning everything off of their recording "Clare Céilí with the Kilfenora Céilí Band" ~ except the songs…

https://thesession.org/recordings/3838

Re: The Kilfenora Céilí Band ~ a little history

That was the first ceili band I heard. Every now and then I realise that some tunes in my repertoire come from those recordings.

Re: The Kilfenora Céilí Band ~ a little history

For my wife and I, early on, our joy in dancing included earlier incarnations of "The Kilfenora Ceili Band" ~ dancing to, and with, some of its past members, including Chris Droney & family, fine musicians and dancers all, great people of generous spirit…

~ including in Kilfenora…