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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.

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


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.



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.



Re: The Diamond Bar

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