Friday, November 12, 2010


A street session in progress at the fleadh in Mullinavat 2008. Notice the massive crowd of onlookers basking in the sunshine watching the cheerful looking musicians in their summer attire.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

LEO CARTY lilting a couple of jigs.

The late Leo Carty sitting at the fireside lilting some jigs


Tim Flood, Jim Murphy and the late Maurice Furlong playing at a session in The Cloc Ban many years ago.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fleadh cheoil na hEireann, Cavan 2010

Mick Murphy, Larry Kelly, Jim Murphy and Paddy Joyce performing on the street at the fleadh in Cavan.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The late Murt Walsh, Taghmon playing the flute followed by someone lilting the masons apron (sometime in the 1970's at a session in Carlow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TONY LINEEN. The Music of Tony Lineen

Tony(retired Garda) still plays but these clips are from early 70's when he was all-Ireland slow air champion which he won in Listowel 1973.Tony is a native of CO.WATERFORD now living in Enniscorthy CO.WEXFORD.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Cloch Ban trad.session on Monday nights. Part 1.

Session with Jim Murphy, John Cullen, Mick Tobin, Paddy Foley, Paddy Joyce and others.

VINEGAR HILL. the green lane

Second CD from Vinegar Hill with Mick Sinnott ,songs and guitar and John Cullen on banjo along with Jim Murphy and Paddy Joyce.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Herdsmen Folk Group -1967

A group that played around the south Leinster region during the ballad and folk boom years of the 60's and early 70's. Members were Martin Codd (R.I.P) John Codd, Martin (Slim ) Codd jnr., Peter Farrell (R.I.P ) and Paddy Joyce. Heard here rehearsing in the kitchen of a house near Castleboro on an old Grundig reel to reel recorder--accoustics bad -sound bad but very nostalgic.

Traditional music from Co. Wexford in the 60's

Co.Wexford musicians such as George Ross, Tom Byrne, Art Sinnott and the Ferns Ceili band along with many others.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The band was formed around the late 50's by Gerry Forde along with Larry Harrington, Tim Flood, Bill Simpson, Christy Murphy and Bill Canning. New members who joined later were John Kissanne, Billy Ronan, Tony Lineen,Maurice Furlong, Jim Murphy, the Ryan brothers Noel and Raymie and Paddy Joyce.They were still playing up to the late 70's and were often heard on RTE, Ceili House and the Job of Journeywork.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The songs and music of Jim Smith

Jim Smith (1912-2001) was a well known singer and fiddle player from Co. Wexford.These songs and tunes were saved on an old cassette recorder.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vinegar hill CD

CD made by "VINEGAR HILL" who are-- Jim Murphy (accordion), Paddy Joyce (flute & fiddle), Dave Harper (banjo &whistle), and Dick Cooper (guitar & vocals). 1996 and launched in The Cloc Ban pub in Clonroche, Co. Wexford.