Family in Music

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAFrom Ballyporeen, in South Tipperary, the Gardiner family - Bobby, Ann, Kelley, Fíodhna and Lynda play accordion, whistles, melodeon and concertina with mother, Ann on vocals. While Bobby is an established accordionist, known for his unique, energetic, rhythmic Clare style and use of the single-button triplet, each in their own way, the Gardiner girls are carrying on the Irish music tradition, playing melodeon, whistles and concertina. Lynda, now living in Bahrain plays concertina with husband and flautist, Tom Murphy and Kelley, living in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford plays melodeon with husband and guitar player, Stephen Tutty. Both Lynda and Kelley are secondary school music teachers and are involved in directing musicals and school concerts.The Gardiner Family recording for TG4 Se Mo Laoch Programme

Over the years, the Gardiners have collaboratively played music for family parties, functions, special occasions, television and CD recordings. Beginning with an appearance on ’The BiBi Baskin Show’ in the late 80′s to supporting the Black Velvet Band while touring in Switzerland, musical collaborations for the Gardiner family include performances such as the ’1994 Fleadh Cheoil Programme Feature’ with Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin;  the ‘Tipperary’s Hills for Me’ album by Fiodhna’s mother, Ann in 2005 and ‘The High Level’ album by Fíodhna’s father, Bobby in 2010. In 2013, the Gardiners performed on the ‘Sé mo laoch’ programme, Season 7, Episode 4, featuring Bobby and most recently, Fiodhna, Padraig, Kelley and brother-in-law, Stephen Tutty played music on board the ‘Spirit of Killaloe’ boat, as part of the inaugural Kincora Traditional Weekend, Ballina, Co. Tipperary.

The Gardiner Family at Home

 

 

Se mo Laoch featuring Bobby Gardiner

Snapshot 1Sé mo Laoch’ programme Season 7, Episode 4, featured Fíodhna’s father, accordionist Bobby Gardiner from Co. Clare. Fíodhna along with Mother, Ann and sisters, Kelley and Lynda spoke about Bobby’s life as a traditional Irish musician and teacher. Fíodhna joined her Dad and sisters playing a selection of jigs in the video clip below:


Ceol, Craic ‘s Comhluadar sa Seomra Caidrimh

Glaoch On gColaiste Newsletter Mary Immaculate College Alumni Feb 11Mar is eol daoibh osclaíodh An Seomra Caidrimh, áis nua do phobal an Choláiste (lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ach go háirithe) go hoifigiúil an téarma seo caite agus tá ag éirí go hiontach leis an seomra ó shin i leith.  Tá An Seomra Caidrimh (L112) lonnaithe i bhfoirgneamh na leabharlainne, suíomh lárnach ar champas an Choláiste.

caidreamh1Tá an Seomra Caidrimh in úsáid mar Ionad Cruinnithe, mar Ionad Ceoil agus Rince, mar Ionad Seolta Leabhar agus mar Sheomra Ranga ach thar aon rud eile feidhmíonn sé mar áit inar féidir le baill uile an choláiste (mic léinn agus baill foirne) teacht le chéile in atmaisféar chairdiúil, neamhfhoirmeáilte chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt agus chun taitneamh a bhaint as comhluadar a chéile. Chun an misean seo a bhaint amach chinneamar sraith de choirmeacha ceol a chur ar siúl sa tSeomra ag am lóin. Cuireadh tús iontach leis an sraith seo ar an gCéadaoin, 15 Feabhra nuair a bhailigh slua ollmhór le chéile chun taitneamh a bhaint as bua agus ealaín na gceoltóirí seo a leanas: Bobby Gardiner (Bosca Ceoil & mileoidean), Nóra Butler (Amhránaí), Eileen O’ Brien (Fidil) agus Eoghan O’ Sullivan (Giotár, An Fheadóg Mhór & An Bosca Ceoil). Do sheinn an Dr. Fiodhna Gardiner-Hyland in éineacht leo chomh maith.

caidrimh2B’iad An Dr Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland (Oideolaíocht an Oideachais) agus Paul Collins (Roinn an Cheoil) a d’eagraigh an ócáid iontach seo. Bhain an slua an-taitneamh go deo as ceol agus amhránaíocht na gceoltóirí agus bhí atmaisféar thar a bheith speisialta le braith sa tSeomra Caidrimh an lá áirithe sin. Beidh seisiún ceoil, ‘Caidreamh na Céadaoine’ ar siúl sa tSeomra Caidrimh gach Céadaoin ag 1.10pm, bígí linn!! Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ó caitriona.breathnach@mic.ul.ie

 

Traditional Music Concert in Mary Immaculate College – Ceolchoirm Tradisiúnta i gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál

seomra_caidrimh1Ar an gCéadaoin, 15 Feabhra,  bhailigh slua ollmhór le chéile chun taitneamh a bhaint as bua agus ealaín na gceoltóirí seo a leanas: Bobby Gardiner (Bosca Ceoil & mileoidean), Nóra Butler (Amhránaí), Eileen O’ Brien (Fidil) agus Eoghan O’ Sullivan (Giotár, An Fheadóg Mhór & An Bosca Ceoil). Do sheinn an Dr. Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland in éineacht leo chomh maith ar an fheadóg stain.

B’iad An Dr Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland (Oideolaíocht an Oideachais) agus Paul Collins (Roinn an Cheoil) a d’eagraigh an ócáid iontach seo. Bhain an slua an-taitneamh go deo as ceol agus amhránaíocht na gceoltóirí agus bhí atmaisféar thar a bheith speisialta le braith sa tSeomra Caidrimh an lá áirithe sin. Le h-aghaidh tuairisc iomlán  faoin Seomra Caidrimh in ‘Glaoch ón gColáiste’, téigh go dtí leathnach ‘Media’ anseo: http://www.fiodhnagardiner.com/media/seomra_caidrimh2