3 sessions today.
#1 At The Shoemakers with Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Connie O’Connell and Paudie O’Connor. Although I’m late I get a seat right beside Aidan Coffey. What an intersting msn; PHD in micro-biology and just released a new CD with homself, Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn. Here is Aidan plying with Frankie.
Jackie was up to his usual antics and jumped up to clown for the photo. Some beautiful slow airs by Matt. Jackie played the Orsa Waltz which is on the Buttons & Bows CD.
#2 Kearney’s Bar where i find Dennis O’Connor banjo, Con Moynihan fiddle and Mike Rice flute. This session continues until the next one starts.
#3 Kearney’s Bar withe the 30 year olds (or so) Donal Cullinane fiddle, Emma O’Leary fiddle, Eilish Murphy flute, Connor Mahoney guitar. I’m perched beside Donal in “the fiddle section”. Loads of slides, polkas and reels.