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McCollam's, Cushendall

Karen Kirby and Lynette Fay present Blas Ceoil from McCollam's in Cushendall, with music from Déanta, Ben Glover, The Rapparees and Éamonn Ó Faogáin.

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  Karen Kirby and Lynette Fay  
 
You can listen to Lynette Fay's hour-long music programme on BBC Radio Ulster every Friday at 7pm.
 
Meet the Bands
Déanta
  HotHouse flowers  

Déanta, Irish for made or done, is a traditional group, are based in County Antrim, and recently reunited for Portglenone’s ‘Gig in the Bann’ after a lengthy sabbatical, before appearing on Blas Ceoil.

   
Ben Glover
  John Spillane#  

Glenarm native Ben Glover turned his back on a career in the law to develop his song-writing skills. Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his tour band The Earls recorded his debut album among the world’s greatest producers and musicians. 

   
The Rapparees
  Lúansa  

An exciting folk band and household name in the north of Ireland and beyond, The Rapparees are a five-piece group of musicians based in Belfast who have released two albums and have supported Shane McGowan, Cara Dillon and The Wolfe Tones.  The band delights in giving a new slant to traditional folk songs, which they play in their trademark rousing foot-stamping style.

   
Éamonn Ó Faogáin
  Béag  

Éamonn Ó Faogáin is a renowned Antrim singer whose soulful voice has been heard in many a session in the tiny pubs dotted around the Glens.  He has also sung with the Glens of Antrim choir for several years, and has released a record of hurling songs; ‘Songs of Hurlers and Hurling’, something which is close to Éamonn’s heart, coming from such a hurling stronghold as he does.