Ceol Ar an bhFeadóg Stáin

By Donncha O’Briain

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CD: “Donncha Ó Briain: Ceol Ar An BhFeadóg Stáin” - Gael Linn, 2011

The first 16 of these tracks were originally released on vinyl and cassette, 1979 -

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1222

The last four tracks are courtesy of RTE Radio na Gaeltachta…

Thank you Gael Linn for this re-release of a prized recording by a talented musician and his friends. There’s much more said better than I can by Donncha’s brother Mick, with photos, in the included booklet.

This is highly recommended…

Here are some of the other musicians featured, and where no last name is given it’s Donncha’s family -

3.) Micheál (Mick) - uilleann pipes & Tomás - fiddle

5.) Micheál (Mick) - uilleann pipes

7.) Marcus Ó Ceallaigh - guitar

8.) Micheál (Mick) - uilleann pipes; Tomás – fiddle; Aindrias – bodhran & Donncha Senior – button accordion

10.) Micheál (Mick) - uilleann pipes

12.) Micheál (Mick) - uilleann pipes; Tomás – fiddle; Aindrias – bodhran & Donncha Senior – button accordion

15.) Donncha Senior – button accordion

20.) Johnny Connolly – melodeon & Charlie Lennon - piano

20.) “Port Tom Mór” / “The Flying Wheelchair”

Played by Johnny Connolly & Charlie Lennon, track 16 from the excellent and highly recommended recording "Johnny Connolly: An Mileoidean Scaoilte" -
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1375
CICD 157 – Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2004

“A great musician and friend, Charlie Lennon, composed ‘The Flying Wheelchair’ jig for Donncha. The title aptly describes Donncha’s life, he never let the grass grow under his feet. If there was a session of music anywhere, he was gone!!!”

& from Johnny Connolly’s recording -
"Port Tom Mór" - “composed by Johnny Óg in acknowledgement of the close friendship between his father and Tom Lydon from Carna”