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McKenna's Bar, Monaghan
 
 
 

Karen Kirby and Lynette Fay present Blas Ceoil from McKenna's Bar in Monaghan, with music from Téada, Ben Reel Band, Martin O'Donohue and the Cavan Nyah Band, At the Racket and Seamus Fay.

 
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Téada
Ben Reel Band
 
Téada
Ben Reel Band
- Babhta an phíobaire/
The Geese in the Bog/
Martin Connolly's

- The League Reel/Peter Horan's/The Flannel Jacket

- Ríl Liadroma/Green Cockade/Drummond Lasses

Martin Donohue
At the Racket
Martin Donohoe &
Cavan Nyah Band
At the Racket
- Hunters House Reel/
Humours of Ballyconnell
- Where Do We Go
From Here
- Sí Beag Sí Mór - Flings/Reels
- Maloney Puts His Name Above The Door
  - Adam and Eve
 
   
 
Seamus Fay
   
 
Seamus Fay
   
     
       
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  • At the Racket
  • At the Racket
  • Ben Reel Band
  • Ben Reel Band
  • Ben Reel Band
  • Martin Donohoe
  • Martin Donohoe
  • Martin Donohoe
  • Martin Donohoe
  • McKenna's Bar
  • McKenna's Bar
  • Seamus Fay
  • Téada
  • Téada
  • Téada
 
     
Vox Pops
 
Vox Pops
 
 
 
Radio Coverage
  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
Téada
  Téada  

The members of Téada bring their considerable and diverse musical styles and genres together in this young band, to create an exciting blend of sounds.
They are passionate about the re-invigoration of traditional Irish music. The band includes:
Óisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle
Paul Finn - accordion
Damien Stenson - flute
Seán McElwain - bouzouki, guitar
Tristan Rosenstock - bodhrán

   
Ben Reel Band
  Ben Reel Band  

Ben Reel has been making a name for himself as a top-class song-writer and musician in Ireland and beyond for some years now. He started the group Trim the Velvet and earned some success with them, before the band went their separate ways. With four solo albums released which won great critical acclaim, there is certainly more to come from this multil-talented musician.

   
Martin Donohoe and
Cavan Nyah Band
  Martin Donohue  

Martin Donohoe has been renowned as a remarkable accordion-player for some years, and has earned acclaim in Ireland for his two solo records. His infectious enthusiasm for local traditional talent has revitalised Cavan music.
He was integral to the foundation of The Cavan Nyah Festival, now in its fifth year.
On Blas Ceoil he is joined by a selction of top Cavan musicians who perform at this festival.

   
At the Racket
  At the Racket  

In this band an exciting blend of music is created using instruments not usually associated with traditional music, such as the saxophone. At the Racket weave diverse musical genres together cleverly, and the result is music that their audience cannot resist dancing to!
John Carty - fiddle and banjo
Brian McGrath - piano, guitar, banjo
Seamus O'Donnell -
flute, saxophone, vocals
Michael McCague - guitar

   
Seamus Fay
  Seamus Fay  

Four times All-Ireland Lilter Seamus Fay is a renowned lilter and musician who sticks closely to his local roots in Cavan. He learned his musical craft from his mother who also lilted, and he released an album of lilt tunes which contains a track recorded with his mother in the seventies. His former protégé Martin Donohoe produced the album as a tribute to his mentor.