All Ireland Champion Musicians Singers And Dancers On Tour Of Australia

By Na Ridiri

  1. Whistling Postman
    Kiss Me Kate
    St Ruth’s Bush
  2. Queen Of Fairies
    Tom Ward’s Downfall
    Mike Hanafin’s
  3. The Cabin With The Roses ‘round The Door
  4. Padraig O’Keefe’s
    Jim Ryan’s
  5. Pound Hill
    The Good Natured Man
  6. The Leaving Of Limerick
  7. The Silver Wedding
  8. George White’s Favourite
    Tom Hegarty’s
  9. The Wheels Of The World
    Mug Of Brown Ale
  10. Paddy Fahy’s Reels
  11. The Month Of January
  12. Ur Chnoc Chein Mhic Cainte
    The Traveller
    The Magpie’s Nest
  13. The Century
    The Sean Bhean Bhoct
  14. The Trip To Gougane
  15. The West Limerick
    The Teelin
    Padraig O’Keefe’s
  16. The Peeler’s Jacket
    The Providence
    I’m Waiting For You

Two comments


This was a tape that the group made prior to the tour of Australia in 1994.
1. Is the group
2.Seamus Connolly
3.Vincent Crowley
4.Anne & Nicholas McAuliffe
5. Willie Fogarty
6.Nora Butler
7.Eileen O’Brien
8. Donnia Nolan & Seamus Connolly
10.Nicholas McAuliffe
11.Nora Butler
12.Willie Fogarty & Eileen O’Brien
13.Anne McAuliffe
14.Vincent Crowley
15.Donnie Nolan

The Artistes…
Seamus Connolly Killaloe Co. Clare & Boston USA
With ten all-Ireland titles, is regarded as one af the all time greats. On the first Conhaltas tour of North America in 1972. Has issued a number of albums.
‘Na Ridiri (Translated as the"Knights") is the name given to a group of twelve musicians, singers and dancers - all champions in their own right, selected to tour Australia in October 1994 by Diarmuid O’Cathain, former Uachtaran of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirann, following many requests received on the occassion of his visit to that continent in the Spring of 1993.
The show, produced by Fr. Pat Ahern, the artistic director of the famed Siamsa Tire Folk Theatre in Tralee, depicts all that is best in the traditional music,singing and dancing of Ireland. The musicians and singers are complimented (sic) by star dancers - Celine Hession (Galway) Margaret Hogan & Michael Cooney (Tipperary)and choreographer and dancer Donncha O’ Muineachain, Cork and Dublin.

Vincent Crowley, Bantry Co. Cork Has won four All-Ireland titles. Has toured North America & Britain.
Anne Mcaullife, Castleisland Co.Kerry One of the most respected and versatile musicians playing Irish music. A former All-Ireland champion and member of Siamsa Tire Folk Theatre, Tralee.
Nicholas McAuliffe, Castleisland, Co. Kerry Like his wife Anne is a champion and versatile musician and is also a member of the Siamsa Tire Folk Theatre.
Willie Fogarty, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary A former All-Ireland Champion, he is an authority on the music of the late Paddy O’Brien.
Nora Butler, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Four times All-Ireland champion ballad singer. Toured North America and Britain on three occassions.
Eileen O’Brien, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Daughter of the late Paddy O’Brien, is a former All-Ireland champion on the violin and like her father is a composer of note.
Donnie Nolan, Ardagh, Co. Limerick. A star on the button accordion, he is a former All-Ireland champion ballad singer and leader of the Taylor’s Cross Ceili Band.

Many apologies - got interrupted before i could finish posting the bios…
Nox…this is the one I tried to palm to you on Sunday at 1:00am πŸ™‚