Show 194 – Accompaniment

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Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of music where the back line gets the spotlight. Most of the time, we play traditional Celtic music where the melody instruments are the primary focus. Historically, that’s the way the music has been played, where the melody itself and the lead instruments carry the rhythm to get people dancing. Other than the bodhrán, backup instruments are a relatively recent addition to the Celtic repertoire. This week, we feature the rhythm instruments where they make a difference to the lift and drive of the music.

This week we play: Grace Broadhead & Ben Williamson, Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer (The Murphy Beds), Jason O’Rourke, Cassie & Maggie, Adam Agee & Jon Sousa, Beth Patterson, Caroline Keane & Tom Delany, Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley, Guichen, Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley, Celia Ramsay & Shay Black, Nua, Sarah McQuaid, and Alan Kelly.

Our FairPlé score this week: 50


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 The Curlew-The Twisted Chimney Grace Broadhead & Ben Williamson Tipping the Scales
3 Annachie Gordon Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer (The Murphy Beds) Easy Way Down
4 I Will if I Can-Winnie Hayes’ Jason O’Rourke The Northern Concertina
5 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme Cassie & Maggie The Willow Collection
6 Foxhunter’s Reel-The Flowers of Red Hill Adam Agee & Jon Sousa Ceol na gCarad
7 Epona Beth Patterson Momotaro!
8 Paddy Taylor’s-Hold the Reins-Famous Ballymote Caroline Keane & Tom Delany Never Say Goodbye, Say Good Luck
9 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
10 The Dunedin Jig-Honeymoon Island Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley The Morning Star
11 Gougane Guichen BroZHers
12 The London Lasses-Follow Me Down (Reels) Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley The New York Connection
13 Leatherwing Bat Celia Ramsay & Shay Black Singer’s Request
14 Virginia Jigs Nua Flow
15 Johnny Lad Sarah McQuaid When Two Lovers Meet
16 Pipers Despair-Pretty Girls Of Mayo-Red Haired Lass (Reels) Alan Kelly Out Of The Blue