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Friday, 26 September 2014
"Riches of Clare Day 2 in conjunction with Fleadh Nua May 20, 2014. The musicians from your left to right are Eamonn Cotter, Blackie O'Connell, Meabh O'Hare, and Cyril O'Donoghue." Posted on Youtube on the 5th of June 2104 by Niamhaines.
"The Westbridge pub in Miltown Malbay turned into Sliabh Luachra territory for a day during the Willie Clancy Week. Bryan O'Leary, Jimmy Doyle, John Walsh et.al. playing away hornpipes to the polka set. Priceless moments! Miltown Malbay, County Clare, July 2014." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of July 2014 by Memories of Willie Week.
"Sandra and Winnie (the horse) went on an expedition to the Burren in West Clare (Ireland). They took the camera and a tent, and had a gentle adventure in this extraordinary part of the country. This is their video. We hope you like it." Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of September 2014 by WayOutWest Blowingblog.
Cuimhneamh an Chláir: Tomsie O Sullivan remembers Garland Sunday. "Tomsie recalls his memories of Garland Sunday in Lahinch. It was a special day, a day out for the local community and local farmers. Many arrived by train from as far away as Limerick. People walked up and down the street and the promenade all day long. It was often referred to as ‘Garlic Sunday’. A local man, Barney O’Higgins, called it Lughnasa. He said the Arannachs (people from the Aran Islands) come in for Lughnasa and visited The Well (St Brigid’s) and then came down to Lahinch. He describes in vivid detail the street scene that day. The Main Street was full of stalls from Hession’s Corner up as far as Kenny’s. Then there were several acts on show. One was a strong man show - he could balance a cart wheel on his chin. Tomsie says this was the act of the day. There was another fellow lying on a bed of nails..." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of August 2014 by Cormac McCarthy.
"The speed growth of native hazel in Ireland is incredible, as a natural part of the Irish ecosystem ... its uses demonstrated in basket making here in Tuamgraney Community Woodland, County Clare." posted on Youtube on the 28th of august 2014 by aodhfinn.
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
County Clare's Yvonne Casey & Eoin O'Neill performing live on the Fringe Festival Mainstage in The Victoria Hotel as part of the Galway Fringe Festival 2014. Posted on Youtube on the 13th of September 2014 by Galway Fringe Festival.
"Yvonne Casey on fiddle, Eoin O'Neill on bouzouki, Willie Cummins on bodhrán and Christy McNamara on concertina. It gives a person the greatest pleasure to listen to tunes that someone has put their own interpretation on, however it is infinitely more pleasurable when you find someone who puts their soul into their tunes. It gives a depth and a gravitas that holds your attention. In truth it is a reminder that these tunes started somewhere deep in a person. Tunes can also be played with measured or cautious or even clumsy crafting but sometimes a musician can bring you back to the place where the tune was born... Yvonne is one of those people. Accompanied here by the very generous Eoin O'Neill; his backing allows Yvonne’s playing to soar... these few minutes are a treat... Willie's gentle and insightful bodhrán playing shows a deep respect for the tunes. Christy McNamara is seen following along on concertina taking a well earned break for a drink half way through. Every Wednesday in Brogan's in Ennis... no cover charge... sure where would you get it..." Posted on Youtube on the 31st of August 2014 by Alan Hilliard.
"My First Day in Liscannor National School by Eilish Lund (nee McCarthy)." A Cuimhneamh an Chláir, The Clare Oral History & Folklore Group, recording under Childhood & Early Memories. Posted on Youtube on the 25th of August 2014 Cormac McCarthy.
"Andrew St.Ledger, of the Woodland League speaking about the Mountshannon Oak, a great oak in East Clare, and reminder to all who see the tree of the magnificence of the Irish ecosystem prior to the industrial landscape of modern Ireland today." Posted on Youtube on the 19th of August 2014 by aodhfinn.