Trasna Ceilidh Band

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Trasna Ceilidh Band

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About the Band: The Trasna Ceilidh Band was formed in 2003 to cater for Irish and Scottish dancing where its members have, together, over 150 years’ experience in working with traditional dancers. Denis Sweeney (fiddle), Seán Quinn (piano accordion) formerly of Newcastle, Co. Down, with drummer Séamus McCullough are based in Belfast. The band’s name comes from Denis Sweeney’s childhood home, Derrytrasna, on the shores of Lough Neagh, but in Irish Gaelic it is also a word meaning “across”. In providing music for both the Irish and Ulster-Scots traditions, the band hopes to reach across Northern Ireland’s cultural divide.

On this recording the Trasna Band provides a selection of lively music for both Irish Céilí, Irish Sets, Scottish Ceilidh and Old-Tyme dances as well as a number of other items which provide more restful listening and give scope for demonstrating the musicians’ versatility