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.