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Ma Kellys ~ Ballymoney

Scotch Nights at Ma Kellys!

As the name of this new Session implies, the emphasis will be on promoting the playing & singing of Scottish Music & Song, but as we all know here, there’s a lot of common ground, which we will of course be taking great delight in exploring, in this new venue.

Ma Kellys ~ Ballymoney

Just for the record, the propsed line up of regular instruments that’ll be used to kick start this new session will be Scottish Smallpipes, Fiddle, Mandolins, Whistle, Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina & Guitar.

Well thats you covered Ptarmi what will the others play 😉

Ma Kellys ~ Ballymoney

I’d just like to say that this quiet, relaxed, early in the week, session is still going strong.
As well as regular musicians & singers, we also have two regular North Antrim Rhymers who attend most weeks.
Their amusing poems, in the local dialect, add a wonderful dimension to our sessions.
Cheers,
Dick

Scotch Night at Ma-Kellys, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG4KzgCXV1E

A few more videos taken at our session in Ma~Kellys.

Hohner Club C/F played by Edward ‘Ted’ Stokes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLpsW-lDSO8


Wild Rose of the Mountain: Viola & Oboe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT5Wx-otqbc


Music of Spey: Viola & Oboe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SBp9dlDpNo


The Waters of Tyne: Viola and Oboe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9PEl96Luqk


Edward ‘Ted’ Stokes: Bicycle Pump Polka & Iron Legs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzIINyvIet4


The Wild Rose of the Mountain ~ on Oboe, Northumbrian Pipes, Nyckelharpa & Low Whistle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t9G40Gcjqo


3 Harmonicas in Ma~Kellys, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m4lQ7cQoWA


Chromatic Harmonica & Sobell Mandolin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut2KCzin_s0


Planxty Fanny Power on Oboe, Northumbrian Pipes & Nyckelharpor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEAJj9KbD-0


Da Slockit Light on Moothie & Nyckelharpor - Session Ma-Kelly’s, Ballymoney! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-wxrETpdw


Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ Eggs & Jigs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YSePpIIaaA


Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ Air & Reels! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0o7IzA0I0


Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ Lexy McAskill! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jT8140NxYg


Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ Jigs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftpYJPWxFmE


Cheers,
Dick

The Idle Road & The Coleraine Jig

Three members of north Antrim group ‘Scad the Beggar’ playing The Idle Road & The Coleraine Jig on Mandolins & Tin Whistle, from last Tuesday night’s session in Ma~Kellys, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

Cheers,
Dick

http://youtu.be/aWWUyoZy7mM

The joys of an Open Session!

Here’s another example of the sort of variety of instrumentation you might find at a truly Open Session, from last Tuesday night at our session in Ma~Kellys, Ballymoney!

We had: 5 sets of Northumbrian Pipes ( 3 G & 2 F sets ), 2 Nyckelharpor, 3 Accordions ( 2 Row, 3 Row & Piano ), 3 Fiddles, 2 Mandolins, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle, English Concertina, Harmonica & Guitar.

Cheers,
Dick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7AVjZnz7Nc

Re: The Diamond Bar

This Session will not take place, for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.
Cheers,
Dick