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Charm Inn, Carrickmore
 
 
 

Karen Kirby and Lynette Fay present Blas Ceoil from the Charm Inn in Carrickmore, with music from The Session Band, Jim McKee, David Oliver and Cantain.

 
Extra Online Footage
 
The Session Band
Jim McKee
 
The Session Band
Jim McKee
- Great Eastern/
Lucy Campbell
/
That's Right Too!
- Port Gan Ainm/Cúil Aodha/
The Chicken Reel

- Hard Times
David Oliver
Cantain
David Oliver
Cantain
- Home To Me - An Maidrín Rua
- That's OK - Beidh Aonach Amárach
- Mairseáil Uí Néill
- Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cainte
       
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  • Cantain
  • Sam Maguire Cup
  • Charm Inn
  • Cat McGinty
  • David Oliver
  • David Oliver
  • Jim McKee
  • Jim McKee
  • The Session Band
  • The Session Band
  • The Session Band
  • The Session Band
 
     
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
The Session Band
  The Session Band  

The Session Band is made up of the cream of Irish traditional musicians, who regularly meet to play sessions in Hayden's Bar in The Rock, which attract a considerable following of traditional music enthusiasts.
Blas Ceoil line-up:
Stephen Óg Hayden - accordion
Clare McCrystal - fiddle
Stephen Hayden - fiddle
PJ McDonald - guitar/vocals
Mark Mohan - banjo
Charlie Rice - banjo
Séamus O'Kane - bodhrán
Cathal Hayden - fiddle
Gráinne McDonald - vocals

   
Jim McKee
  Jim McKee  

Jim McKee was born in Cookstown, but for the past ten years he has lived in the Burren in County Clare. Here he draws great artistic inspiration from the wild beauty of this landscape to write his unique songs. He made his debut solo appearance at the 2008 Ballyshannon folk and Traditional Festival and has released an album called 'Just a Piece Of'.

   
David Oliver
  David Oliver  

David Oliver was brought up in Strabane where he showed an early interest in music, joining the school brass band and forming musical groups of his own. He learned the guitar and piano, and he began writing songs. After studying music at Queen's University he began teaching music in England, before giving it up to follow his own musical ambitions.
Now married to fellow singer Cat McGinty, the couple are touring and promoting the album 'Gonna Make My Move'.

 
Cantain
  Cantain  

Cantain is made up of former members of the Donaghmore Convent Cór Gaelach. The all-female group take traditional Irish songs and give them an a capella twist, adding new rhythms and harmonies to invigorate old classics.