An Traidisiun Beo

By Angelina Carberry

  1. The Luachrachán’s
    Hardiman’s Fancy
  2. The Brown Coffin
    Paddy Lynn’s Delight
  3. The Girl Of The House
    The Dawn Chorus
  4. The Miller Of Drone
    Pauline Conneely’s
    Finbarr Dwyer’s
  5. Poll Ha’penny
    Seán O’Duibhir An Ghleanna
  6. Farewell To Gurteen
    John Joe Gardiner’s
  7. Paddy Kelly’s
    The Log Cabin
    Mayor Harrison’s Fedora
  8. Paddy Fahy’s
    The Buck From The Mountain
  9. Finbarr Dwyer’s
    The Dogs Among The Bushes
  10. Bold Doherty
    Kitty Come Down To Limerick
  11. Follow Me Down
    Rogha Thomáis Uí Dhubhda
  12. The Princess Royal

Twenty-five comments

New cd featuring:
Angelina Carberry - Banjo
John Blake - Guitar & Piano
Peter Carberry - Accordion
Martin Quinn - Accordion
Laoise Kelly - Harp
Martin Gavin - Bodhran

I really love her style. I only got this today but after a couple of listens already, i really like it. Like her other cd’s the more you play them the better they get.

info from her website:

Born in Manchester in the late 70’s into a County Longford family steeped in Traditional Music for Generations. It was not long before Angelina’s interest and keen ear for the music quickly developed.
Starting on the tin whistle she soon moved to the Banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and her Grand father Kevin. Angelina has since developed a highly personal style with an electric rhytmn that captivates anyone who is lucky to hear.
In 1998 Angelina moved to Galway and quickly established herself on the local music scene. Soon after she recorded a duet album with her father Peter on Accordion and accompanied by much sought after accompianist John Blake on Piano and Guitar. The CD received critical acclaim from leading newspapers and music journalists.
Angelina’s unmistakeable sound is at times dark and earthy, coupled with a weighted deeply grounded rhythm, the momentum, measured, unstoppable. Yet it is light-handed, deft, and deadly accurate, twinkling and sparkling, as on ‘The Starry Lane to Monaghan’, (‘Memories from the Holla’). Of this album (with her father, Peter Carberry), Mairtin O Connor said:“Simply a treasure to the ear and food for the soul”
Her style echoes uncannily that of her Grandfather Kevin, fifty years ago when he played for ceildhes and house dances with his brother Peter on pipes, around Keenagh, Co. Longford. Born after Kevin’s death, it was through her father Peter (Accordion/Banjo) that she imbibed this magic at their family home in Manchester during the nineties. On her return to Ireland, she was recognised as a descendant of Kevin’s by the older folk of Keenagh, sheerly because of the distinctive qualities of her playing.
An album with her husband Martin Quinn (Accordion) was acclaimed by musicians throughout Ireland and received top ratings by reviewers. It is regularly played on radio in Ireland and abroad. Among fans of their playing, the great melodeon player Johnny Connolly said: “If it gives other listeners half the pleasure it has given me then no music lover should be without a copy”.
Angelina’s forthcoming album promises to reveal a lot more of her musicianship, which is erudite in the ways of the Tradition but lives very much in the present, a present that will outlive the transient and fickle tastes that sometimes pervade.
Music for the serious and light-hearted alike, but certainly not for the fainthearted!!

I just got the Lunasa newsletter by email and they put this album in as a recommendation. Something they don’t normally do. Like to hear some other people’s comments about what they thought of the album.

An Traidisiun Beo by Angelina Carberry

Tremendous recording - needs repeated listens to fully appreciate. Great style and banjo tone. Guest musicians on this recording are also top notch.

I just ordered a double whammy of two of her albums - this one and another with her husband. It was a special offer of €25 for the two with €3 P&P. Not a bad deal if the albums are half as good as everyone says.

I bought her album today and on a first listen, I’m impressed. She has a lovely style without being too technical (like Enda Scahill, but don’t get me wrong, Enda is a great player).

What banjo(s) does she play on the album? It looks to me like it says “Oakwood” on the peghead on the front cover. Is that correct?

angelina carberry

I’m looking for the name of a reel angelina plays on her cd
An Traidisiun Beo, its the third tune on track 4 after pauline conneely’s, she calls it finbarr dwyer’s she learned it from a recording of liz carroll and tommy mcguire its a composition of box player finbarr dwyer, is it known by any other name any help would be appreciated, great cd by the way

finbar dwyers tune

Can any one tell me the name of the 9th tune on angelina Carberry s cd An Traidisun Beo .As ive done a search and ten finbar dwyers have come up Des

Uilleann Pipes on CD?

Hi! Are there any Uilleann Pipes on the CD? If so, how many songs have them? Thanks! Matthew

Peter or Noel Carberry isn’t on this recording though they are related to Angelina.

Finbar’ Dwyer’s reel

Hi im trying to find the tab to a finbar dwyer tune .Its on Angelina Carberry’s CD an Traidisiun Beo Track 9 .When i looked in tunes i found lodes under the same name .Does any one know the full name to this tune .Many thanks Des

Link to Finbarr Dwyer’s

Could somebody correct the link from track 4.3 so that it points to tune 8668 and not 5623?
I wish Finbarr gave his tunes unique names.


.. actually, if you’d looked above - as I should have - you’d have noticed that the link had already been made by “Laughtonb”, nearly 3 years ago.


Yes I saw Laughtonb’s comment. I’m talking about updating the link on the details page; maybe “Celtic1224” or webmaster can do it. Currently tracks 4.3 and 9.1 both still link to the same tune.

Doesn’t happen……

The only way is to create a link here in the “Comments”, as “LaughtonB” and I did, - and have done for many other recordings where the “link” goes to a different tune which happens to have the same name.

Dermot Crogan’s jig ?

The Dermot Crogan’s jig she plays doesn’t sound anything like the tunes posted on this website. Has anyone got the version she plays ?
Thanks !