Gala Concert – Kincora Traditional Weekend

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Here is a clip from the concert featuring Fiodhna playing The Lea Rig, followed by Jerry O’Sullivan’s and The Dimmers.

Gigging and Cruising on the Shannon

s_IMG_5121Fiodhna, husband, Padraig, sister, Kelley, brother-in-law, Stephen and friend, Michael Scanlon play a session with a difference – while crusing down the river Shannon from Ballina Quay, they played a variety of tunes on whistles, melodeon, guitar and keyboard. As part of the Kincora Traditional Weekend, held in Ballina/Killaloe, the Rolling Waves session was an afternoon session on board the ‘Spirit of Killaloe’ river cruises with James Whelan. With a full boat, they took sail down the river Shannon and after a while, some members of the audience sang and played music.

Gigging and crusing on the shannon- Rolling Waves Session

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Whistle Classes at the Kincora Traditional Weekend

master_class_concertFiodhna delivered master classes on tin whistle to both local and visiting players. With the class lasting for two and a half hours, students learned a few new tunes, techniques and theory. With other master classes on fiddle, accordion, song and flute, students performed in a finale concert. See this link for more details.

 

Fiodhna performs on Ceili House

Snapshot 8 (3-2-2013 12-12 PM)In preparation for the Kincora Tradidional Weekend from 19-21st April 2013, Fiodhna joins her father Bobby Gardiner and the house band to play a number of selections. Additionally, she speaks to Ciaran Hanrahan about her time in the Middle East, where she played with an Irish traditional group called Inis Oirr. She finishes up by playing a Scottish air which she learned from Marianne Campbell in Abu Dhabi, entitled ‘The Dreams of Old Pa Fogerty’. Fiodhna is accompanied on keyboard by her husband, Padraig.

Ceili House from the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co Tipperary, will be broadcast on April 6th 2013.