Copperplate Time 223
  presented by Alan O’Leary



I. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:   High Spirits.   The Philosopher’s Stone
2. Trian:  The Poor Man’s Fortune/The Fiddlers Key/The Blessings of Silver.  Trian 2
3. Patrick Street: 
The Girls AlongThe Road.    All In Good Time
4. Le Cheile:       
The Bucks of Oranmore.       Lord Mayo
5. Brendan McGlinchey:  McGlinchey’s HP/The Acrobat.  Music of A Champion
6. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:   Brid Og Mhaille.    Foxglove & Fuschia
                       Lunasa:     Casu.     The Story So Far
7. John & Catherine McEvoy:   Darby The Driver/The Spotted Dog.   The Kilmore Fancy
8. The Jeremiahs:  Passage West.  The Femme Fatale of Maine
             Providence:  Her Lovely Hair/Galway Bay.     Providence
9. Seamus Heaney & Liam O’Flynn: The Given Note/Port na bPucai. The Poet & The Piper
               Eilis Kennedy:       Crazy Man Michael.     Time To Sail
10. The Teetotallers: Green Fields of Woodford/The Nightingale/The Castle.                                                                                       The Burren Backroom Series
11 Dermot Byrne:   McInerney’s/The Japanese HP.      Dermot Byrne
12. Donal Clancy:      Black Water Side.    On The Lonesome Trail
13. Sean Maguire:   The Crib of Perches/Around The World.    Best Of Sean Maguire
14. Ronan Browne & Peadar O’Loughlin:  Taim in Arrears/Hardiman the Fiddler.  Geantrai
15. Niamh Nic Charra:     The Iron Man/1st Century Reel.     Happy Out
                   Solas (Rhiannon Giddens):    Lay Your Money Down.    Shamrock City
16. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:     High Spirits.        The Philosopher’s Stone




Copperplate Time 222
presented by Alan O’Leary

I. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:  
High Spirits.    The Philosopher’s Stone
2. Lunasa:   Aoibhneas.      Merry Sisters of Fate
3. Brid Harper:  
Jig for Johnny/Finn for Fairymount.  Brid Harper
4. Ushers Island:   
Heart in Hand.    Ushers Island
5. Dermot Byrne:   Mulhaire’s/The Yellow Tinker/Daly’s Reel.   Dermot Byrne
6. Ryan/McNamara/Quinn:    Rodney’s Glory.   From Camden to Tulla
7. James & John Carty:   Duke of Leinster/London Lasses.  Hiding Daylight in Dark Places
8. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:    I Courted A Sailor.    Foxglove & Fuschia
    Gerry O’Connor: The Yellow  Wattle/Pat McKenna’s/Christy Barry’s Journeyman
9. Open The Door 43:    The Joyful Hour.   The Joyful Hour
10. Dan Brouder & Angelina Carberry:    Glanmorgan House Set.   A Waltz for Joy
11. John Doyle:      Jack Dolan.    Wayward Son
12. Martin Hayes Quartet:      Brendan’s Reel.     The Blue Room
13. Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costelleo: Dermot McLoughlins/Tom Busby’s/The Stolen Purse.
Grace Bay
14. Mick O’Brien:    Farewell to Miltown/West Clare Railway/Sporting Molly.     May Morning Dew
15. Maeve Donnelly & Preadr O’Loughlin:    Johnny Gorman’s/Leather Away The Leather O.
The Thing Itself
16. Waterboys:   Raggle Taggle Gypsies.     Room to Roam
17. Jerry Holland:    Alex Menzie’s/Lad O’Beirne’s/Dublin Porter.  The Fiddlesticks Collection
18. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:     High Spirits.     The Philosopher’s Stone




Copperplate Time 221
presented by Alan O’Leary


I. Van Morrison & The Chieftains: High Spirits.                          The Philosopher’s Stone
2. Ushers Island:           The Half Century Set.                                 Ushers Island
3. Kevin Burke:                   
London Town.                                       The Pound Ridge Sessions
           Tommy McCarthy:   The Limestone Rock/Road to Lisdoonvarna.  Sporting Nell
4. Maeve Donnelly & Peadar O’Loughlin: 
Jack Rowe’s/Sailing Into Walpoles Marsh. The Thing Itself
5. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:             The Last Trawl.                     Foxglove & Fuschia
              We Banjo 3:                            Crann na Breatha.                String Theory
6. Mulholland/Lamb/Galway: The Shaskeen/The Eel In The Sink/Charlie Harris’s. Music In The Glen  
7. Brid Harper:     Mrs Carroll’s Strathspey/Marquis of Huntley’s/Beautiful Gortree.     Brid Harper
8. Bob Davenport:              The Stone Outside Dan Murphy’s Door.          Men Folk
9. Matt Molloy:                    The Moving Cloud/The Ivy Leaf.                      Private Recording
10. Open The Door 43:      Boyne Water.                                       The Joyful Hour
11. PJ Crotty & James Cullinane:     Harvest Moon/Johnny McGoohan’s/Dwyer’s. Happy to Meet
12. Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham: Donald McLean’s Farewell to Oban Set.    25 Years of Greentrax
13. Archie Fisher:                 Joy Of My Heart.                                                25 Years of Greentrax
14. Willie Hunter: Cape Breton’s Welcome/Peerie Willie/Lorna’s Reel.           Leaving Lerwick Harbour
15. Dick Gaughan:               Now Westlin Winds.                                            Handful of Earth
16. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:     High Spirits.                                     The Philosopher’s Stone




Copperplate Time 220
presented by Alan O’Leary


 I. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:    High Spirits.       The Philosopher’s Stone
2. Cathal McConnell:           The Hurricane of Reels.    Long Expectant Comes at Last
             Moving Cloud:        Dan Breen Set.                  Foxglove
3. Planxty:                            
Little Musgrave.                The Woman I Loved So Well
4. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:   Bean Dubh A’ Ghleanna.    Foxglove & Fuschia
              Kevin Burke & Micheal O’Domhnaill:   The Promenade.   Keep ‘Er Lit
5. Michael Coleman:         
Lord Gordon’s Reel.      Michael Coleman 1891 – 1945
6. John McKenna: My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet/Dark Girl Dressed in Blue. The Buck From The Mountain
7. Dan Brouder:   The Knocknaboul Polkas/The Girl I Left Behind/Finbarr Dwyer’s Polka.   The Lark’s Air
8.  Open The Door 43:        The Boy in the Tree.         The Joyful Hour
9. Tony Reidy:                      Hayshed Days.                 Hayshed Days
10. Tommy Peoples:           Imelda Roland’s/I Am Waiting For You.     Recorded At Fiddler’s Hearth
11. Eileen O’Brien & Lar Gavin:   Cutting The Hay/The Smiling Lady.  2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
12. Sean & Kevin Moloney: Blocker’s/Trip To Nenagh.               Bridging The Gap
13. The Bothy Band:           The Factory Girl/Pipe On The Hob.  Out of The Wind, Into The Sun
14. Gerry Rafferty:              Right Down The Line.                       City to City
15. Van Morrison & The Chieftains:    High Spirits.                   The Philosopher’s Stone



Copperplate Podcast 219
presented by Alan O’Leary
January  2018

1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.      Glackin
2. Teada:
Lady Montgomery/Follow Me Down/Give The Girl Her 4Pence.     Inne Amarach
3. Mary McPartlan:   The Holland Handkerchief .    The Holland Handkerchief
4. Dan Brouder: Eddie Kelly’s/The Sailors Cravat/Miss Johnson. The Lark’s Air
5. Open The Door 43: Church Hill. The Joyful Hour
6. Mulcahy Family: The Galway Rambler/The Morning Dew/The Boston Sligo Reel.       The Reel Note
7. The Hydes:              Green & Blue.              Green & Blue
8. Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman: The Crosses of Annagh/Cousin Sally Brown. Living Roots
9. We Banjo 3:   The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek.    Live in Galway
10. Eilis Kennedy:      
Highway Mack.          Westward
11. Tommy Guihen:   The Navvy On The Shore/Peg McGrath’s/McFadden’s.. The Torn Jacket         
12. Cillian Vallely:      Cottage In The Grove. The Ravens Rock
13. Brian Hughes: The Fly By Night/The Tailor’s Twist.   20 Years From Now
14. Dan Bruder & Angelina Carberry : 
Curlews in the Bog/Tommy Peoples/Monsignor’s Blessing Convent Reel: A Waltz for Joy
15. The Drunken Gaugers:     The Boys of Carrickroe. The Drunken Gaugers
16. Des Donnelly: The Floggin Reel/Maud Miller/Sean Maguire’s. Remember Des Donnelly



Copperplate Podcast 213
presented by Alan O’Leary
July  2017

 1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.     Glackin
2. Willie Clancy:    
The Connaught Heifers/Corney Is Coming.   The Gold Ring    
3. Marcas O’Murchu:   The Boy in the Gap/The Boy in the Boat/The Boy on the Hilltop . Tuaras Ceoil
4.  Mary Bergin: The Lady in the Island/The Concert Reel/The Hut in the Bog. Feadoga Stain
            Noel Hill:   Ask My Father/The Boys of Bluehill.     Irish Concertina 2
            Frankie Gavin:            Miss Langford’s Reel/The Tailor’s Thimble.   Fierce Traditional
5. Tommy Guihen: The Navvy On The Shore/Peg McGrath’s/McFadden’s. The Torn Jacket
6. Tim Dennehy:        
I Know What I Am Missing                  Old Boots & Flying  Sandals
7. Ben & Charlie Lennon:      The Enchanted Lady/The Holy Land.  The Natural Bridge
8. Jackie Daly:                         The Glen Cottage Polkas..                   Jackie Daly
9. Mick Mulvey:         The Quarrelsome Piper/Lad O’Beirne’s. Bridging The Gap
Karen Ryan: Kitty’s Rambles/Kitty of Oulart/An Rogaire Dubh. The Coast Road
10. McCarthy Family: The Gold Ring. The Family Album
11. Rita Gallagher:     On The Banks of a River                     The Heathery Hills
12.  Tommy Guihen:  Killyglass Lakes/Mouse in the Cupboard/The Fisherman’s Jig.     The Torn Jacket
13. Catherine & John McEvoy: Within A Mike of Dublin/Patsy Touhy’s. The Kilmore Fancy
14. Bobby & Sean Casey:      Farewell to Miltown/Star of Munster. Spirit of West Clare


  Copperplate Podcast 207  
presented by Alan O’Leary

            January  2017

1. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off.     Glackin
2.Island Eddy:  
Larry Redigan’s/The Leitrim Lilter.    Island Eddy
            Christy O’Leary & Bert DeivertGreen Grow The Laurel.  Songs Sweet Caress
 3. Niamh Nic Charra:  Wade Hampton’s/The Nightingale.    From Both Sides  
4. Catherine McEvoy:  McGovern’s/The Casagh Reel/Martin Ansboro’s. The Home Ruler
            Padraic O’Reilly:  Madame Bonaparte.  Down The Ivory Stairs 
5. Tommy Peoples:  Imelda Roland’s/I Am Waiting For You.  Recorded At Fiddler’s Hearth
6. Rita Gallagher:     The Wounded Hussar.         The May Morning Dew
            Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy: Repeal of the Union/My Sweetheart Jane.
  The Wind Among The Reeds
7. Eileen O’Brien & Lar Gavin: 
Cutting The Hay/The Smiling Lady
  2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
8. The Hydes: 
Green & Blue/Land’s End.    Green & Blue
9. Raw Bar Collective:  Joe Burke’s  /The Upperchurch/The Lonesome. Millhouse Measures
10. Cillian & Niall VallelyThe Old Bush/Pretty Girls of Mayo/The Tinker’s Reel/Miss McDonald.
Callan Bridge

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Copperplate Podcast 206
presented by Alan O’Leary
December  2016

1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.     Glackin
2.We Banjo 3:
Martin Wynn’s 2 +1/The Coalminer’s Reel.   Roots of the Banjo Tree
3. Garry Walsh:The Cross Legged Tailor/Under The Tholsel/Eileen Fahy’s.   Uncovered
 4. Norah Rendell:  Pretty Susan.      Spinning Yarns
            Cillain Vallely:  The Boys of Ballycastle.    The Raven’s Rock
5. The Mulcahy Family:         Stack of Wheat/Nellie, Your Favour I’ll Not Gain. The Reel Note
6. Fleadh:     Tree of Life.        The Peacock’s Feather
            Brid Harper               The Flower of Sweet Strabane/Greenfields of Glentown/Farewell to Ireland/
Flower of Sweet Strabane.
  Brid Harper
7. Mick O’Connor & Tony Smith: The Quarrellsome Piper/Scully Casey’s. Doorways & Windowsills
8. Danu:    The Willow Tree         Buan
            Goitse:    Serendipity.     Inspired By Chance
8. Cillain Vallely:     
Clifton Road/The Dead Rabbit.   The Raven’s Rock.
9. The Hydes:         
Rivers Run.    Green & Blue
10. We Banjo 3:       Happiness.    String Theory
11. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off/The Sunny Banks.    Glackin

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Delighted to report that several Copperplate artists have been recognized and won these prestigious awards.

TG4 (Ireland’s Gaelic TV Service) Amrhanai ni Blianna 2017 (singer of the Year) Rita Gallagher “The Livies”
Michelle & Louise Mulcahy The Reel Note Female Musicians of the Year
Chicago Irish American News:
Female Musicians of the Year “The Livies”
The Hydes: Best New Group
Chicago Irish American News:
Best New Group “The Livies”
We Banjo 3: Concert of the Year

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Copperplate Podcast 200    
presented by Alan O’Leary
June  2016

1. Paddy Glackin:Top It Off. Glackin
2. LeCheile:    Seanamhach Tube Station/Jui’s/Munster Buttermilk.   Out of the West
3. Donal Clancy:      Rosin The Bow.              Songs of A Roving Blade
4. Brid Harper:        Jig for Johnny/Finn From Fairymount.          Brid Harper
5. Goitse:                Serendipity.                Inspired by Chance
6. Tony MacMahon:  Poll Halpenny/Mrs Galvin’s/College Groves. MacMahon From Clare
7. Catherine McEvoy: McGovern’s/Casagh Reel/Martin Ansboro’s. The Home Ruler
8. Goitse:             Ireland’s Green Shore.           Inspired By Chance
9. Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costelle: Dermot McLaughlan’s/Tom Busby’s/The Stolen Purse. Grace Bay
10. Leonar Barry:        Kitty Got A Clinking/Sarah’s Reel/The Bogcarrot.   New Road
11. London Lasses     The Flower of Sweet Strabane.    The One I Loved The Best
12. Bobby Casey:       Colonel Fraser/Toss The Feathers.  The Spirit of West Clare
13. Rig The Jig:         Lark in the Morning/Humours of Ballyloughlin. Live in Dublin
14. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off/The Sunny Banks.    Glackin