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Thurs April 19th – Music!

Our usual weekly session is on this Thurs 19th in Cruises Bar, Ennis (https://www.facebook.com/cruises.bar/) and we’ll just have to wait and see who visits this week! Last week we had a great variety of musicians and singers too and I’ll upload some fine photos taken by our friend and musician, Patrick Keating who divided his time between the accordion and his zoom lens! Sarah Croker, a singer-songwriter with a wonderfully sweet voice travelled up from Tipperary and had encouraged a touring band called Swampcandy to come to the session too. We invited them to play naturally and wow, they were amazing! (http://swampcandy.com/) I can see by their videos that we only saw the tip of the iceberg!! We had plenty of musicians who visit us quite regularly too – we love seeing them return.

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Joey, member of Swampcandy on double bass. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Ruben, member of Swampcandy and Sarah Croker. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Gina, member of Swampcandy. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Ruben, from Swampcandy, Sarah Croker and Andy Lambert. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Ruben and Sarah. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Jim Maher on accordion, Ruben on guitar. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Sarah Croker on vocals/guitar. Singer-songwriter from Co.Tipperary. See https://www.facebook.com/sarahcrokersmusic/ Photo by Patrick Keating

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Áine Heslin playing one of her own tunes on tinwhistle with John Clancy, banjo, in background. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Hands of Brian Burke on flute, Bernie Kerwin on flute, Jim Maher on accordion Ruben on mandola and Joey on double bass. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Catherine Mulhearne on flute. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Ruben on mandola and Mary Caldwell on accordion. Photo by Patrick Keating

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Andy Lambert on bouzouki/vocals. John Clancy on banjo. Photo by Patrick Keating

 


Open session on International Women’s Day! Cruises Bar, Ennis – 8:30pm.

Join us for some music, song and whatever else comes up on Thurs 8th March at 8:30pm! Jimmy Clancy on accordion and Áine Heslin on flute/whistle and all of you taking part in the fun.

No photos from last week other than snow photos and you’ve probably enjoyed enough of them so I’ll post a video soon with sunshine (maybe) in the background..

We’ll play some lovely tunes with reference to ladies/girls and if you want to offer some ideas please do comment below! (See some archive photos!)

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Áine, Jimmy Clancy and Tony Illanes, fiddle. (Brian Burke on flute behind and Gerry Eustace on mandolin) Fleadh Nua May 2017 Cruises. Photo by Andrew Lambert.

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Áine Heslin on flute with Paula O’ Regan on fiddle. Photo by Betty Connor.

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Áine Heslin and Jimmy Clancy. Photo by Betty Connor.


Thurs night open session, Co. Clare.

Jimmy Clancy and Áine Heslin invite you to join the session from 8:30pm Thurs nights at Cruises Bar, Ennis – a great group of musicians come in whenever they can make it so there are nearly always old friends to meet – new people come in for tunes/songs too – so friends to make!

(A good time to make arrangements to come to Ennis and experience a 3 day Irish Traditional Music festival called Fleadh Nua which is held in May! See link:  http://www.fleadhnua.com/)

See some photos from last week:

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Damien on banjo, Jim on accordion and Howard on whistle.

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Orla on keyboards and Ronán recording the music for his Facebook group ‘Ireland’s Inner Beauty’.

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Seamus on flute, James on whistle and low whistle and Damien on banjo.

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James on whistle, Damien on banjo and Jim on accordion.


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.


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.


Friday 25th Aug/Sat 26th Aug

Tonight, Friday 25th it’s back West to Kilkee in Co Clare. O’Mara’s Pub from 10pm – I’m joining Paddy Mulcahy, guitar and vocals and Lenka Hoffmannova, dance, vocals, whistle and rhythm instruments! It’s usually lively so join us if you are near. #kilkee # coclare #tradsession #music #songs #irishdancing #flute #wildatlanticway

Saturday night 26th I’m looking forward to joining Mairead Considine (concertina) and Conor Keane (accordion) in Faffa Considines Pub in Parnell St., Ennis!! 9:30pm – Open seisiún. See you! #ennis #fleadh2017 #tradsession #accordion #concertina #flute #coclare

 


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!

https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Furey-Set-Dancing-Weekend-Labasheeda-164517380280892/


Thurs 20th July in Cruises, Ennis

Make your way into town tonight and join in with our open session at 8:30pm in Cruises Bar! I’ve a few photos from last Thurs (- some of you may have looked up the Facebook Group ‘Ireland’s Inner Beauty’ for the several Live videos taken that night;)) We had a lovely night with Andy, Paula and Patsy joining myself and Jimmy. We were delighted to have Andi again from NYC on fiddle and met David and his sister Angela on whistles and low whistles from Germany/Norway – friends of my friend Olaf Sickman! Maybe see you later. 🙂

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Andi Leahy from New York visiting and adding to our session!

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Paula on fiddle and Patsy on accordion.

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Andy Lambert on bouzouki and vocals.

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Paula and Patsy. Note in the foreground the wild rose from The Burren that Ronán brought in to us – with seed bulbs too!

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David Westphal with his sister Angela from Germany/Norway! ( Áine Heslin, centre)

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Áine on flute and Jimmy Clancy on accordion. Photo by Pat Keating.

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David Westphal with his sister Angela.


Sunday 2nd July 6-8pm (- before you head to Miltown!)

Sunday 2nd July 2017 ‘Áine’s New Tunes’ Summer Concert Series’  (No admittance charge) continues at ‘The Maguire Suite’ Old Ground Hotel in Ennis from 6-8pm! ‘Áine will play, on tinwhistle and flute, a selection of her recent compositions. From this extensive repertoire of tunes, each concert will feature a unique programme. Presenting also, some popular tunes from her album: ‘The Tunes Foundry’ (released 2014). She will be accompanied by her husband Matt, on guitar and he will sing some songs. Áine encourages people and musicians to ask questions and, any who know her tunes to play with them towards the end of the performance. She may have guests join her – more information will be shared on this website’s homepage or Áine’s Facebook Page (Aine Heslin Music) as it comes available.

“Thoroughly enjoyed playing yesterday at The Sanctuary at Cruises! Was joined by Patricia Kerwin – sean-nós dancer from Clare – who danced beautifully to some reels, and Brian Burke – flute player from Ennis – joined us for ‘Walking the Dog’ and ‘A Tribute to Michael Tubridy’ – two jigs from my album. Lovely playing Brian!! Matt’s songs went down really well too. Looking forward to next Sunday!”

Patricia Kerwin – sean-nós dancer from Co Clare with Áine Heslin at The Sanctuary at Cruises.

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Áine accompanying Matt, singing Sullivan’s John at ‘The Sanctuary at Cruises’

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Matt Heslin singing during the concert at The Sanctuary at Cruises.