Copperplate Podcast 208           
presented by Alan O’Leary
February  2017

1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.     Glackin
2. Mick Conneely & David Munnelly:
The Jolly Tinker/The Yellow Tinker/The Longford Collector. ‘Tis What It Is
3. Patsy Hanley:        Ah Surely/Martin Wynne’s.    2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
4. Mick O’Brien & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh:
An Buailteoir Aerach/The Enchanted Lady/The Holy Land. Deadly Buzz
5. Deirdre Scanlan:    Down By Blackwaterside.  2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
Mick O’Brien & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh:
Aoibhinn Cronan/The Hopstores/Lily of the Valley. Deadly Buzz
6. Tony MacMahon & James Kelly:  
College Groves/The Floggin’ Reel. MacMahon From Clare
7. Donal Clancy:  Rosin The Bow.    Songs of A Roving Blade
8. Brid Harper: Mrs Carroll’s Strathspey/Marquis of Huntly/Beautiful Gortree. Brid Harper
9. Catherine McEvoy:
  The Curskeagh Lasses/Billy Brocker’s. The Home Ruler
10. Niamh Dunne: 
Foxy Devil.          Portraits
            Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman:The Crosses of Annagh/Cousin Sally Brown. Living Roots
11. The Hydes:  Muddy Water. Green & Blue
Goitse:  Chance.    Inspired By Chance
12, Brian Conway: The Peeler’s Jacket/Lucy Campbell/Humours of Westport. Consider The Source
13. Donncha O’Briain & Family:
Tom Martin/Green Fields of Rossbeigh/Jenny Picking Cockles.  Donnacha O’Briain

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  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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Copperplate Podcast 205
presented by Alan O’Leary
November  2016

1. Paddy Glackin:     Top It Off.       Glackin
The Dash to Portobello/McFarley’s Reel/Geegan’s.
The Boston Edge
3. Brid Harper:  The Road to Hughie’s/The Beech Treel.  Brid Harper
4. Andrew Murray:   Little Miss Kelly.    Hell or High Water
            John Regan:  The Waltz from Coppelia.    Let Down the Blade
5. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh:  The Leaving of Limerick.  The Small Hours
            Garry Walsh:   The Road to Naul/Laughing Molly.    Uncovered
6.Micheal O’Raghallaigh: The Quilty Shore/Grogan’s/Kitty’s Rambles.  The Nervous Man
7. John McEvoy & Gay McQueon: The Humours of Carrigaholt/The Aconry Lasses/The Hairy Chested Frog. Trad Irish Fiddle
8. Nancy Costello:
Tripping to the Well/ Kiss Behind the Door/Dark Girl Dressed in Blue.
Draoicht na Feadoige
            Jackie Daly:   The Glin Cottage Polkas.  Jackie Daly
9. Tyrrell/Glackin/Browne:  
Dan O’Hara/The Cat That Kittled/Errigal Reel/Black Mare of Fannad.
And So  The Story Goes
10. Eileen O’Brien & Lar Gavin:The Shores of Lough Gowna/Tom McCarthy’s. 2nd Jimmy McHugh Concert
11. Hendry/Mulholland/McSherry: Fox on the town/In The Tap Room/Belfast Traveller. Tuned Up
12. Dave Munnelly & Mick Conneely:
New Mown Meadow/Big JohnMcNeil/The Silver Spire. ‘Tis What It Is

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Copperplate Podcast 204
presented by Alan O’Leary
October  2016

1. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off.   Glackin
2.Karen Ryan:
The Galway Reel/The Musical Priest/Sailor on the Rock. The Coast Road
3. Mick Mulvey & Brian Rooney: The Primrose Lass/Cregg’s Pipes/
Tom Ward’s Downfall.
Within A Mile of Jamestown
4. London Lasses:  The Flower of Sweet Strabane. The One  l Loved So Well
            Damien Mullane: The Orphan.   13
5. Mick O’Connor:     The Humours of Miltown/Hole in the Hedge/Seamus Cooley’s.
Doorways & Windowsills
            John Bowe: The Downfall of Paris.  John Bowe
6.James Carty:  The Caucus/Peter Flanagan’s. Upon My Soul
7. Brid Harper.  The Diamond/Reel Joe Bouchard House.  Brid Harper
            Mulcahy Family: Forget Me Not/McHugh’s/The Missing Reel. The Reel Note
8. Mary MacNamara & Sorcha Costello:
The Steampacket/Lady’s Cup of Tea/Humours of Scariff.
Lady’s Cup of Tea
9. Caladh Nua:  
The Windmill Set.          Happy Days
10. Peter Mc Alinden: The Concert Reel/Michael Dwyer’s.   Happy to Meet
11. Bobby Gardner:    Laird of Drumblair/The Green Mountain The High Level
12. Le Cheile:
The Brook Reel/The Offaly Reel/Castle Kelly/Maids of Castlebar.
Out of the West

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 203
presented by Alan O’Leary
September  2016

1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.      Glackin
2.Sliabh Notes:
The Providence/Man of the House/Speed The Plough. Along Blackwaters Banks
3. Burke/Conway/Dolan: Molloy’s Jig/Humours of Castlelyons.  Tribute to Andy McGann
4. Rita Gallagher: The Wounded Hussar.  The May Morning Dew
            Michelle Mulcahy:  Eleanor Plunkett. The Reel Note
5. Paddy Carty & Conor Tully:  Fahy’s/The Whistler of Rosslea. Traditional Music of Ireland
6. Brid Harper:The Knotted Chord/Coast of Austria/1st Century Reel.  Brid Harper
7.Tim Dennehy: The Boys of Barr na Sraide.    Between the Mountains
             Cillian Vallely: The Leitrim Thrush.      The Raven’s Rock
8. Denis Murphy.       
The Hare’s Paw/Woman of the House.Kerry Fiddles
9. Norah Rendell:      The Sailor’s Bride.                               Spinning Yarns
10. Liam Kelly:         
Humours of Lissadel/Queen of May/Green Gates. Sweetwood
11. Mulcahy Family:
Stack of Oats/Nellie, Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain. The Reel Note
12. Goitse:  Inspired.                                  Inspired by Chance
13. We Banjo 3:
Happiness.                      String Theory

Copperplate Podcast 202

presented by Alan O’Leary

August  2016

1. Paddy Glackin:           Top It Off.       Glackin
2.Caladh Nua:               
Humours of Ballyloughlin Set.            Happy Days
3. Eilis Kennedy:          Nead na Lachan.                                Time to Sail
Damien Mullane:       The Orphan.                              13
4. Liz & Yvonne Kane:          3 & A Deer/Pangur Ban.             Side By Side
5. Joe Derrane/Seamus Connolly/John McGann:
Dash to Portobello/McFarley’s/Geeghan’s Reel.   The Boston Edge
Cillian Vallely
:            Port na bPucai.                          The Raven’s Rock
6. Teada:Tom Connor’s HP/The Joy of My Life/Handy With The Stick.   Teada
7.Mick Sands & Clive Carroll:           Lough Erne’s Shore.                The Ominous & The Luminous
 8. Peter McAlinden:             The Piper Through The Meadow Straying.     Happy To Meet
9. Niamh ni Charra:               The Belles of South Boston                 Happy Out.
10. Goitse:
                             Ireland’s Green Shore.                       Inspired by Chance
11. Mulcahy Family:  Galway Rambler/Morning Dew/Boston Irish Reel.   The Reel Note
12. We Banjo 3:                     
Chair Snapper’s Delight.                     String Theory

Copperplate Podcast 201
presented by Alan O’Leary
July 2016

1. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off. Glackin
2. Danu: From Kerry to Donegal. Buan
3. The Baileys: The Homes of Donegal. A Song for Ireland
Paddy Glackin: The Pinch of Snuff/The Wild irishman. Glackin
4. Rita Gallagher: The Flower of Magherallyo. The May Morning Dew
Brid Harper: The Flower of Sweet Strabane/Greenfields of Glentown/Farewell to Ireland/The Flower of Sweet Strabane. Brid Harper
5. Cillian Vallely: The Boys of Ballycasatle. The Raven’s Rock
6. John Regan & Paddy Glackin: The Maid At The Spinning Wheel/A Visit to Ireland. Let Down The Blade
7. We Banjo 3: Martin Wynne’s 2 & 3/The Coalminer’s Reel. Roots of the Banjo Tree
8. Liam Kelly: Phylis’s Birthday/Patsy Hanley’s/The Devils of Dublin. Sweet Wood
9. Chris Droney: Reel of Mullinavat/Whistling Postman/Chattering Magpie. Down from Bell Harbour
10. Goitse: The Hills of Sweet Lislea. Inspired by Chance
11. Island Eddy: Breton March/Mollyy Bawn/Dan Cleere’s. Island Eddy.
12. Cullian Vallely: Cottage in the Glen/Kiss The Maid/Master Crowley’s. The Raven’s Rock
13. London Lasses Scatter The Mud/Courttown Harbour/The Holly Bush. The One I Love The Best
14. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off/The Sunny Banks. Glackin

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