Ma Kellys

Ma Kellys
Ma Kellys, Church Street, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim BT53 6HS Tel: 028 2766 4477

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friends of the Ma Kellys Scotch Music Session!

As this new session develops, I will post photos here, of the various musicians, singers, storytellers, rhymers & others, who support our session in one way or another, including performers who may just be passing through, but who call in to help us on our way.
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This night, Dick & Riley were joined by Sabine on Harp & Fife.
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Here's Linda, one of our Whistle players, having a wee bash at the Bodhran.
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 Bodhran maker Paul McAuley often drops in for a few tunes.
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You just never know who is going to drop in for a few tunes.
This night, as well as visitors from Japan & America, we were joined by Hazel & Chris.
The are from Northumberland & they both play Northumbrian Pipes.
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Chris also plays the Swedish Nyckelharpa.
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Videos
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The night Hazel & Chris joined us,
we had visitors all the way from Japan & North America.
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Singer Patsy, in the white jumper,
 is a regular & always keeps us entertained with ballads.
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Some regulars at the bar, enjoying the nights crack.
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Matthew & Sam joined us on their Northumbrian Pipes.
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Time for a tune from Will on the Tin Sandwich (Harmonica)
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We were recently joined at our sessions in Portrush & Ballycastle 
by Champion Scottish Fiddler, from Campbeltown, Maurice Duncan
Maurice made such an impression on us all, with his brilliant playing, 
that I asked him to join us in Ma~Kellys, the next time he's over.
Also, in honour of his visit to Ballycastle, 
I composed this wee souvenir March for him.
I'm playing it on my
Fiddle, English Concertina, Mandolin and Nyckelharpa.
video
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The Oban Set!
A set of Scottish Tunes, 
Waltz, March, Strathspey & Reel, I composed on my Nyckelharpa,
in honour of the recent visit to North Antrim, of 
champion Scottish Fiddle player Maurice Duncan.
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Regular musicians at the Scotch Nights, Scad the Beggar
playing in Ballymoney Town Hall, at the launch of the Ullans book 
on local hero Kennedy Kane McArthur.
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Here are four video clips of 
Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo duets, 
played at a Scotch Night in Ma~Kelly's!

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 1

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 2

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 3 

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 4

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For the sheet music for this March, go to:
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Hazel & Chris joined us again from England, last night
playing Northumbrian Pipes.
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Chris also played his Nyckelharpa last night,
so of course I played mine too.
A Nyckelharpor Duet is a rare phenomenon in Ireland!
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Ian Sutherland joined us last week, over for a wee break frae Aberdeen.

He joined us with his Scottish Smallpipes & Whistles.
It was great to have TWO sets of Scottish Smallpipes going.

Here's Ian Sutherland with Riley on Guitar.
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Lovely wee Christmas Eve Session
We were joined for the first time by local musician Robbie Hunter on Fiddle & Moothie. Our good friend, Alan Wisener was with us too, in spirit, courtesy of a BT line.
Will, Robbie & Dick on Moothies & Fiddle.
Will, Robbie on Moothies.
Robbie & Dick on Fiddles
Dick, Deborah & Dan.
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Here's a video clip from last night's session in Ma~Kelly's with Edward 'Ted' Stokes on Melodeon, Robbie Hunter on Harmonica, Deborah Mairs & Alan Wade on Whistles, Linda & Dick Glasgow on Fiddle.

The Bluebell Polka made famous by Jimmy Shand

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Here are a few photos of a recent session, February 2014 & a video.
From L to R: Deborah, Alan, Jack, Robbie, Dick & Sam
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From L to R: Riley, LindaDeborah.
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From L to R: Dick & Sam

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From L to R: Alan, Jack, Robbie, Dick & Sam
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Video:
Featuring
Sam Fleming on HarmonicaDick Glasgow on Mandolin
Riley Piddington on Guitar
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Videos

Steven Wilson ~ Waltz for Kylin

Northumbrian Pipes & English Concertina

Da Slockit Light on Moothie & Nyckelharpor

Pipes, Nyckelharpa, Whistle & Guitar

Scad the beggars Playlist: 41 Videos 

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Ma~Kellys

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