Music In Exile: A Celebration Of Comhaltas In Leeds

By Leeds CCE

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Music in Exile: A Celebration of Comhaltas In Leeds

This tape recording released in 1994 is basically "who’s who" of the musicians and singers in Leeds. Some people on it are actually living in Ireland or some other places in England, but not a few others are still active around the city. A nice mixture of the ceili band sets, duet or trio performances, songs and dance steps. It comes with a very detailed notes about the all the people who had been involved in this recording and the Leeds branch of Comhaltas.

I’m not sure if they still have many copies. If you are interested in this recording, contact the Leeds CCE: They actually have the new recording which features the younger generations of musicians.

Track Details

1. Jackie Dwyer, Tuesday night session group
2. Leeds Ceili Band
3. Tom Mulkean (lilting)
4. Des Hurley (fiddle), Michael Hurley (flute), and Chris O’Malley (keyboards)
5. Barbara Flaherty (vocal)
6. John and Susan Joyce (hard shoe steps), and John Ferguson (piano accordion)
7. Michael Tennyson (piano accordion)
8. Helen Gallagher (fiddle), and Bernadette Gaughan (flute)
9. Martin Walsh (vocal)
10. Leeds Ceili Band
11. Sister Ambrose (vocal), and Leeds Comhaltas Choir
12. Pat McNicholas (flute)
13. Leeds Ceili Band with Brian Aylward (pipes), Liz Gaughan (fiddle), Maureen Ferguson (flute), and Michael Tennyson (piano accordion)
14. Eddie Bolgor (button accordion)
15. Catherine, Patrick, and John Gillard (fiddles and flute)
16. Martin Joyce (vocal)
17. Maureen and John Ferguson (flute and piano accordion), Bernard Dwyer (bodhran), and Bernadette Igoe (keyboards)
18. John and Susan Joyce (hard shoe steps), Michael Tennyson (piano accordion), and Maureen Ferguson (flute)
19. Patrick and Paul Ruane (piano accordion and fiddle)
20. Tommy McLoughlin (vocal)
21. Leeds Ceili Band

Hope there’s no serious mistake or omission. I’ll try to find out the names of untitled tunes in the future.