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Thurs 22nd March at Cruises, Ennis!

We had a really great night last Thurs (see pictures below taken by Andrew Lambert)! Join us this Thurs 22nd March from 8:30pm and we’ll see what tunes we’ll play and who will play them with us! We love company!!

#loveirishmusic #lovethecraic #alwaysdifferent #coclare #wildatlanticway

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Orla McGovern, Patricia Kerwin, Jim Maher, Lenka Hoffmanova, Bernie Kerwin, John Malone and Aoife. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Áine Heslin, Jimmy Clancy, Orla McGovern and Patricia Kerwin. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Orla McGovern, Jim Maher, Patricia Kerwin (dancing), Bernie Kerwin, John Malone and Aoife. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Orla McGovern, Patricia Kerwin, Jim Maher, Lenka Hoffmanova, Bernie Kerwin, John Malone and Aoife. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Lenka Hoffmanova, Brian Burke, Bernie Kerwin, John Malone, Aoife ? Yoshinori Fukuda, Misaki Fukuda and Mary Caldwell. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Áine Heslin, Misaki Fukuda, Yoshinori Fukuda,and Orla McGovern. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Lenka Hoffmanova, Brian Burke and Bernie Kerwin. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

 


Thurs Feb 22nd – Open session at Cruises Bar, Ennis

Lots of photos from last week – we were extra busy as we had a large contingent from the US of Old Time musicians warming up for their Old Time Festival in Lisdoonvarna last weekend!! How exciting our night was!! Come join us tonight at 8:30pm for our regular (??) Open Session of Irish trad music with Jimmy Clancy, Áine Heslin and friends.

This session means a lot to Jimmy and myself – we love and encourage the new friendships made every week – it is as important to us as the music.  Even though I have written over 100 tunes I don’t consider a session to be the place to demonstrate them (I usually play one or two popular sets though) and that was why I did my mini-summer concerts last year. People come to play, with others, tunes they have in common and we all appreciate the tunes that new instrumentalists bring that we might not have heard for years!

Having said that I love it when one or two of my tunes touch a chord with musicians and they take the time and effort to learn them – TUNES have a life of their own I’m convinced!!

#sessions #irishtraditionalmusic #oldtime #coclare #wildatlanticway #shannonairport #cruisesbar

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Emmy Truckenmiller, Dan Levenson, Howard Winrow, Jim on accordion, Paula and Patsy on concertinas!

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Jim, Paula, Patsy, Greg Smith and Bob Denton.

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Old Time Flatfoot dance meets old Irish Sean-nós dance!! Thanks Dan and Patricia.

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Greg Smith, Orla McGovern behind on keyboards and Bob Denton.

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Lorene Smith on double bass.

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Can’t decide which I love more – Bob’s bright banjo or his fab smile!!

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Andy Lambert (organiser of the Irish Old Time Festival last weekend in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare) and Lorena Smith.


Open session in Ennis tonight.

February 15th – (Thursday) from 8:30pm at Cruises Bar with Jimmy Clancy, Áine Heslin and friends. Had a great session of visiting musicians last Thurs – see photos below (missed some people, our apologies.) We also had some lovely sean-nós dancing from Patricia and a little from Mary – but no photos I’m afraid. Next time! Come join us tonight.

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Aoife from Kilmaley on concertina.

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Michael on fiddle and Jim on accordion.

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Aoife on concertina and Andy on bouzouki.

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Mary and Patricia discussing sean-nós steps and Patricia and Aoife playing concertinas.

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Sorcha on concertina, Mike on flute and Howard on whistle.


February 1st 2018 – a session in Cruises.

Well, last week’s session must have been our last in Jan because this one coming…..is

Join us at 8:30pm in Cruises Bar Thurs night… 1st Feb!

Last week there was Jimmy Clancy on accordion and myself, Áine Heslin on flute. As always we had lovely guest instrumentalists and we had tunes all evening even though for the previous two weeks we had four singers at least each night! But then, a young singer who had made her way up from Tipperary just to give us a couple of songs…..arrived as we were finishing and gave us a couple of beautifully-sung songs, accompanying herself on guitar. Ronán from Ireland’s Inner Beauty recorded some videos.

#enniscoclare #sessions #irishtraditionalmusic #accordion #flute #tinwhistle #irelandsinnerbeauty

Some photos below of last week.

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25th Jan in Cruises, Ennis.

Join us for tunes tonight from 8:30pm in Cruises Bar, Ennis. Jimmy Clancy and friends! I’m playing a few NEW tunes if there is time and we can relish this wonderful winter weather…or we can dream of sunny days……!!

Last week we had our friend Gerry for the last time before he headed back to Spain again – but he wants to return – often! 🙂 Gerry gave us a fine rendition of the song ‘She moved through the fair’ while accompanying himself on accordion!! Beautiful!

See photos below of our session last week and pop in to us tonight!

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Gerry playing his most recent instrument!

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Joe Curtin playing harmonica and singing.

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Brian, Siobhán and Matt.

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Joe, Jim and Brian.

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Gerry on fiddle.

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Siobhán and Matt – sister and brother! Both lovely singers.

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Matt singing.

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Jimmy Clancy.


Who would think it – in January?!:)

In Cruises Bar last Thurs at our open session there were at least ten musicians besides ourselves – isn’t that just a statement about Irish traditional music? We love to get together in a relaxed atmosphere and just play tunes here in Co Clare – and of course the bit of chat and fun helps but mostly, it’s the music. (Thurs 11th Jan 8:30pm Cruises Bar, Ennis)

Ronan did a bit of recording for his Facegroup Group, Ireland’s Inner Beauty and Andy Lambert took some great photos in between playing lots of bouzouki and singing too! Here are some, and a couple I took myself. (Colm Nestor was gone before the photos began but played lovely flute for the first half)

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Photo by Andy Lambert.

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Monochrome by Ronan Burrenn

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Fiona Kerwin. Photo by Andy Lambert.

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My friend Rosaleen came in to listen! 🙂

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Gerry Denis with Andy Lambert.


Thurs 28th Dec in Cruises, Ennis.

In between Christmas and New Year….tunes with Jimmy Clancy in Cruises Bar from 8:30pm! It’ll be an open session as usual and we welcome in/welcome back whoever wants to join our last Cruises session of 2017! Here are a few photos from last week – see you tonight maybe – and hopefully lots of you in 2018!

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Jimmy, Matt, Jim (hidden), John and Paula.

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John, Paula, Howard and Martha.

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Paula, Brian, Howard, Michael (hidden) and Martha.

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Matt, John, Paula, Brian and Howard.

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Colm and Patsy.


A New Year’s gift?

‘The Tunes Foundry’ CD. https://aineheslinmusic.com/shop/ for more info. Also for sale in digital download format at cdbaby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/aineheslin where you can hear short clips from each track!


Celebration time!! Christmas IS celebration. Music…..:)

Thurs 21st Dec at Cruises Bar, Ennis – Jimmy Clancy and I and of course Pat and Teresa (bar management!) will be hosting an OPEN session again – room for all at the inn! We had some lovely friends last week and very

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Great tunes with Pat, Jim, John, Patsy and Howard.

good tunes too! This week Jimmy and I would like to wish all the people who are away from home for Christmas the very best for the season – to look after yourself, maybe make contact even if it’s with just one person, to have a little moment for yourself even if you’re surrounded by lots of people and to remember that we’re thinking of you. We will play our traditional Irish music JUST FOR YOU this Thurs! Happy Christmas/ Happy holidays – just …some happy times!

#irishmusic #christmas #sessions #coclare #wildatlanticway #ennis #mentalhealth

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Howard on whistle, (Ronan getting ready to take some live video) and Colm on flute.

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Jimmy, Pat and Jim on accordions and John on banjo.

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Colm on flute and Andy on bouzouki.

Now, those photos above were taken by me with my phone but I’m going to upload some taken by Pat Keating (when he wasn’t playing the accordion!!) – they’re lovely I’m sure you’ll agree. Of course – he’s not in them.

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John, Howard and Ronan. Taken by Pat Keating.

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Colm Andy and Áine – taken by Pat Keating.

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Andy, Áine and Jimmy – taken by Pat Keating.

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Jim, (Ronan filming), John, Howard, and Patricia dancing. Taken by Pat Keating.

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Jim, Patricia enjoying the fun and John. Taken by Pat Keating.


Busy few nights ahead…(tunes! :))

Tonight(Thurs 27th) from 8:30pm in Cruises with Jimmy Clancy and our wonderful, forever-growing set of friends! Join us there!

Tomorrow night(Fri 28th) from 9:30pm in the Stella Maris, Kilkee, with Niamh Casey on fiddle and Matt on guitar and song – open session too!

Saturday morning (29th) meeting my Facebook friend Olaf Simpson for the first time 🙂 and bringing him to the Dan Furey Set Dancing Weekend, Labasheeda, where I’m hosting a kid’s session at 2pm (all welcome) and partaking in the commemoration concert at 3pm.

Saturday night (29th)from 9:30pm looking forward to having a lovely session in Fafa Considine’s, Parnell St, Ennis with Sorcha Curtin and Caroline Tubridy.

Sunday 30th July you will probably find us at the early evening open session in Labasheeda 6pm (with Singer’s Club after) to end the Dan Furey Set-Dancing Weekend! Join us somewhere this weekend!

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