The Tain Ceili Band

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Dundalk’s “The Tain Ceili Band” ~ All-Ireland Champions 1998, 1999 & 2000

& the musicians were ~

Fiddles ~ Brenda McCann, Brendan Needham & Geraldine Smith

Flutes ~ Kay Webster-Dooley & Catherine McEvoy

Uilleann Pipes ~ Padraid Donlon

Concertina ~ Micheal O"Raghallaigh

Accordion ~ Seamus Bellew

Drums & Accordion ~ Thomas Flood

Piano ~ Fidelma Bellew


Track 7 - special guest Peig Needham/McGrath, flute, All-Ireland Champion 1976

Tracks ~ tune forms and times

_1. ) reels (2:21)
_2. ) jigs (3:11)
_3. ) reels (3:36)
_4. ) march (2:20)
_5. ) jigs (2:37)
_6. ) hornpipes (3:50)
_7. ) reel (1:50)
_8. ) barndances (3:36)
_9. ) reels (3:35)
10. ) jigs (3:13)
11. ) march (2:19)
12. ) reels (3:33)
13. ) polkas (3:49)
14. ) reels (3:44)
15. ) jigs (3:13)
16. ) reels (2:39)

Well done, "c". I take it that Track 7 is an archive recording ?

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I was about to make that point too, Kenny, since Peig died in 1995. Didn’t Josie McDermott write ‘The Trip to Birmingham’ partly in her honour?

Also, it’s worth pointing out that the group’s name is The Táin Céilí Band (you’ve omitted the fadas, C) and that the album was released in 2004.

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Yes, Josie composed "The Trip to Birmingham" for Peig Needham/McGrath, as I understand it…

I have been trying to chase up a copy of this recording for both my own pleasure and to see if there are notes, and also because I was particularly interested in hearing track 7, and anything else by Peig…

I managed to link up every tune except "Sean Nugent’s March", which was another reason to want to chase up the recording. I knew the Nugent’s and have high respect for Sean and his family, and the auld "Pride of Erin Ceili Band’. I was interested in hearing and giving a go Sean’s march… I will keep looking. I was just about to purchase one copy of this CD when someone beat me to it. 🙁

"Sean Nugent’s March" now transcribed and linked.