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Dan Brouder & Angelina Carberry: A Waltz For Joy

Brian McGrath: piano
Johnny McDonagh: Bodhran
John Blake: guitar
Brian Mooney: bouzouki
Ruairi McGorman: bouzouki
Siri Snortheim: cello
James Blennerhasset: bass

Showcasing a new high in Irish music duets  Limerick and Manchester musicians, Dan Brouder and Angelina Carberry who combine to deliver sublime melodies and exquisite tune interpretations. Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style, whilst Angelina Carberry, born into a family steeped in traditional music, is considered one of the finest exponents of the Irish tenor banjo. Their recent album, A Waltz for Joy, was released to critical acclaim.

Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style from Monagae, a parish on the outskirts of Newcastle West. He learned his music in the surrounding parishes of Ardagh, Carrigkerry and Glin on the Sliabbh Luachra boundary from accordion player Donal de Barra, Athea Co.Limerick and from flute players Francis O’Connor and Donal O’Sullivan who learned their music from Peadlin Aherne, fiddle player and Pajo Gleesen flute player from the 1930’s and 40’s and whose styles are strongly bedded in West Limerick roots. Dan plays regularly in sessions and festivals in both West Limerick and around the country. He has performed with various musicians at numerous festivals throughout Europe Asia and America. His debut album The Larks Air released in 2011 was well received in the traditional music circles and through reviewers of traditional music and culture. He has appeared on numerous traditional programmes over the years on Television and Radio at home and abroad including Hup 2015 Geantrai Tg4 94,95,98,08 fleadh cheoil programmes for RTE from listowel 96 cavan 2011,and sligo 2015.He also guested on RTEs nationwide with legendary actor Maureen o Hara in the mid-nineties. He also guested on Pat Shorts comedy production Killinascully in 2006.He recorded for the High part of the road, a music series produced by RTE in the early 90’s with the legendary Johnny O Leary accordion player from co Kerry and flute player Joe Sullivan. He has also guested on numerous recording projects including Diarmuid O’Brien’s recording in 2008 CAIRDE CAIRDIN and Angelina Carberry’s PLUCKING MAD 2014.His influences over the years include Finbarr Dwyer, Johnny O’Leary, Connie O’Connell, Tommy Peoples, Paddy Cronin and Padraig O’Keefe. Dan is a musician held in high regard among his peers for his musical integrity and the enjoyment he passes on through the music he plays and cherishes.

Angelina Carberry was born in Manchester in the late 70’s into a County Longford musical family steeped in traditional music. Starting on the tin whistle she later moved on onto the banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and Grandfather Kevin Carberry. Angelina moved to Galway in the late 90’s where she recorded the highly acclaimed album ‘Memories from the Holla’ with her father Peter on Accordion and John Blake on guitar and piano. Of this album Mairtin O Connor said: “Simply a treasure to the ear and food for the soul". Over the years, Angelina has developed a highly personal style with unique rhythmical characteristics. Her unmistakable banjo sound is captured on her solo 2005 CD, An Traidisún Beo, which was awarded among the New York Irish Echo’s Top 10 CD’S of the year. Her recent release ‘Pluckin’ Mad’ in 2014 was described by Daniel Neely New York Irish Echo, as an album filled with enchanting music. In addition to performing, Angelina is also a respected music teacher and popular banjo tutor at many festivals throughout the country and abroad.



Track 1: The Kerry Reel

Track 2: A Waltz For Joy

Track 3: Tommys Pott's/Alice's Reel

Track 4: The Battle of Dunboy

Track Listing

  1. Tatter Jack Walsh/ The Reaper/ The Alna Jig (jigs)
  2. The Kerry Reel/ McFadden‘s Own/ The ConVent Reel (reels)
  3. A Waltz For Joy/ Old 57/ Robetta's Waltz (waltzes)
  4. The Pidgeon On The Gate/ The Drawing Room! Touch Her If You Dare (reels)
  5. McCarthy's! The Basket Of Oysters/ East of Glendart (jigs)
  6.  Hornpipe 534/ Over The Hill To My Nanny Ohl/ Homplpe 778 (hornpipes)
  7. Curlews In The Bog/Tommy Peoples'/ Monsignor‘s Blessing (reels)
  8. Glanmorgan House/ Erin Go Brach/ Duiseachd Jig by Jackson
  9.  A Waltz For Flnbarr/ Breakfast At 9/ The Ruisin Reel (waltzes/reel)
  10. The Parry Jlg/ The Céide Shp Jlg/ The Friendly Robin (jigs)
  11. The Battle of Dunboy/ Kltty O' Sheas (hompipes)
  12. Michael Gorman's/ Tommy Potts‘/Alice's Reel/ Finbarr Dwyer's (hopjigs/reels)
  13. The Blackbird] John Doe! The Blackbird (hompipes)
  14. Finbarr‘s Scholar/ Sherry's Return/ Richard Dwyer's Fancy No.2 (reels)

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