Bothar Gan Briseadh/Down The Line

By Calua

  1. The Maids Of Mount Cisco
    Gan Ainm
  2. Finbar Dwyer’s
    Paddy Taylor’s
  3. Cornphiopa Franklin
    Paddy Fahy’s
  4. An Crann Cam
    The Monaghan Twig
  5. Paddy Fahy’s
    The Ewe
  6. Taimse Im’ Chodladh
  7. The Fly In The Porter
    Port Chuil Aodha
    Paddy Keenan’s
  8. Hopkins De Buenos Aires
    O Bheal Easa Go Beal Atha
  9. John Brady’s
    Nicky Leahy’s
    The Hag At The Churn
  10. The Steampacket
    The Holly Bush
    The Shoemaker’s Daughter
  11. Bill Malley’s
    An Bhean Cheile Nar Casadh Dhom

Seven comments

What happened to the band Calua?

Can anyone tell me what happened to Seamus MacConnaonaigh, the flute player
and also his band mate Damien Quinn, and also the guitar player Padraig O Broin?
They had an album out a while ago called:
Bothar Gan Briseadh / Down the Line
Calua (name of band)
Ceol Calua
they had a critique in Irish Music Magazine Sept. 1997 CD reviews. I caught a great MP3 of them playing and loved the tune:
O Bheal Easa Go Beal Atha and also the tune: Hopkins de Buenos Aires (it may have been on Brendon White’s Bodhran Website:

Damien Quinn performed with Donal Lunny as well around the same time??


You could ask Padraig himself.

Damien Quinn did play with Donal Lunny’s band, but I would have thought that about 10 years before “Calua”.

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Re: Bothar Gan Briseadh/Down The Line

Thank you very much for your feed-back
Sorry I hadn’t realized there were comments till now!

Re: Bothar Gan Briseadh/Down The Line

I’ve been listening to this again these past few days. In particular, I’d forgotten how good Padraig O’Broin’s guitar solo, “Taoimse Im Chodladh” is - absolutely steals the show. Nobody has actually said what a good recording this is, - a wee gem, - but as an “own-label” recording from 1997, you’re not likely to come across it these days.
PS - ignore the “Bandcamp” link above. Someone else altogether.

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