Dartry Céilí Band
The Dartry Céilí Band, from County Sligo, released their first recording ‘The Killavil Post’. In August 2009 they won the All-Ireland Senior Céilí Band competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The Dartry Céilí Band made history as being only the second Céilí Band to bring the title West of the Shannon since 1953. The 11 members of the band hail from the counties of Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon.
Comprising of flutes, fiddles, concertina, accordion, piano and drums, the band plays with great energy and drive. In addition to the dance tunes, there are two songs on this recording, ‘The Piper’ by Cian Kearins and ‘Far Away in Australia’ by Noelle Carroll.
Fiddles: Philip Duffy, Declan Folan, John Kilkenny, Mossie Martin
Flutes: Noelle Carroll, June McCormack, Cian Kearins
Accordion: Seán Carroll
Concertina: Michael Rooney
Drums: Damien McGuinness
Piano: Kevin Brehony
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