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SAT 10th AUGUST
21.30 FESTIVAL LAUNCH / OPENING
Nothing too drawn out just a few nice words about this years festival and what to expect followed by some cheering and laughing.
21.45 MUSIC SESSION & SEAN NOS DANCING
The usual Scully's session with interludes of Sean Nos Dancing from our own local dancers.
SUN 11th AUGUST
21.00 FESTIVAL CONCERT
MONKS OF THE SCREW
Formed during the 80s by a group of friends who attended the Monday night session at Scullys. Between 1993 and 2000 they recorded three albums which are now an invaluable source of local music. Members of the band will reunite for a rare concert of their favourite selections from those three legendary albums.
Accordion player John grew up in Glenamuckla, Newmarket. His music steeped in the style of the great box players of the Sliabh Luachra area and much of his repertoire is sourced from his father, the fiddle player DD Cronin. In 2012 John recorded an album with banjo player Daithi Kearney called "Midleton Rare". The album is a snapshot of John and Daithi's Tuesday night session in Wallis' Bar in Midleton - where John is now exiled.
22.30 MUSIC SESSION
Open session until close
MON 12th AUGUST
20.00 MUSIC SESSION
Open music session until close.
22.15 Marking the 39th Birthday
A brief break in the music to mark the Monday Night Session's 39th birthday. A "short few words" with the cutting of the birthday cake followed by a rough rendition of Happy Birthday to You and then back to the session
As part of the 2013 festival we'll be setting up an improvised recording studio. In the weeks before and during the festival we hope to capture the sounds and video images of some of the stalwarts of the session playing their favourite tunes.
We'll be compiling a tutor CD of local music peculiar to the Monday Night Session or the Sliabh Luachra area. All the featured music will be played at an relaxed pace and repeated plenty of times allowing a student to play along and learn easily.
We taken inspiration for this project from some of the home recording made by musicians from the area since portable recording devices have become tool in the learning of traditional music. Bringing your recorder to a session can be a good way to remember and learn music but it can have mixed results. Many musicians playing several variations or the speed of the playing may obscure the basic tune. For those reasons a recording of a single musician always yields a better result. The best of these are made in an intimate setting like the players home. These private recordings are made for the benefit of a friend or student but often end up reaching far larger audiences. There was a tape made by John Walsh of Derrygallen in the late eighties and some others by Maurice O'Keeffe of Kiskeam in the mid nineties that went on to almost hit album status.
It's a celebration of the traditional music and culture of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra. This takes place annually on the weekend following the August bank holiday weekend. It began in 2004 to mark that the Monday night session had run since 1
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