Episode 72: Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin Interview (Sean-nós, concertina, flute)
Mitching classes to work on your music. Sean-nós: 'My granny would have just called them songs.' Tradition and change, art and technique and the soul of the thing. Writing in English, writing in Irish. Activism, collectivity and music as barriers against despair.
Two reels - The Green Bunch of Rushes and The Merry Sisters of Fate
Tá na Páipéir dhá Saighneáil
A song Eoghan learned from his father and grandmother - Meiriceá
The Monaghan Jig
Eoghan's song, The Deepest Breath
You can find the video for The Deepest Breath here, and it's unmissable:
Directed by Myles O'Reilly.
'Solas An Lae,' Eoghan's album with Ultan O'Brien, has one of my favourite covers of all time - and the music is cracking.
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Eoghan, thank you.
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