The singer with 'Danu' is Carthach McCraith, the piper/bodhran player is
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> From: Thomas Johnson [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 01 September 1998 12:48
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> Subject: Re: Cherish the ladies - Solas- Keenan Tonder Denmark
> How'ye doin',
> thanks for the info on Cherish The Ladies, Jim and John. No,
> Winnie didn't jam with CTL on the last afternoon concert. She sat
> in the wings with the other musicians from Solas. This all took
> place in a massive circus type of tent. Ron Kavanah was the
> compere for the afternoon. I was impressed by Joanie Madden's
> sound on her metal flute. Aoife Clancy, fine singer, sang with Dublin
> band, Danu at a late night session in an old windmill together with
> Parsons. The session started at 1 am and went on to four am Sunday
> As said, Ron got Paddy Keenan to play with Solas on the Saturday
> concert. Karen Casey asked Paddy to sit by her side, which he did. Now
> and then
> he'd get and pace slowly about the stage holding his pipes. I took a
> photo of
> yer man and got the traveller nod. Great fellow that he is. At one point
> Solas, Scottish band Keep It up, Danu, Niamh Parsons, Na Keen Affair
> were all playing together on the stage and finished off the afternoon
> with, the bang of the latch as Seamus Ennis said, The bucks of Oranmore.
> Niamh Parsons and Ron Kavanah sang a fine version of Kavanah's tribute
> to Alex Campbell and Hamish Innish, two Tonder veterans, who passed
> not too long ago. Danu were in fine form with a great singer from
> (forgot his name Colm O' Connor?). Danu's piper is a good man on the
> bodhran too. There was lots of fine bands at Tonder, but for me Solas
> stood out. They play as a group in spite of the fact that each one, as
> Seamus and Karen have done, is capable of fine solo prestations.
> Before seeing them I expected Seamus Egan to stand out and be the
> leader so to speak, but if anything Winifred Horan played a more
> leading role, as her fiddle was to the fore the whole performance.
> Karen Casey sang Roger the miller, and The world turned upside
> down from her Songlines CD, plus Newry Town, Pastures of plenty
> a song in Irish in tribute to the victims of the recent Omagh bombing.
> and a couple of other songs. John Doyle in good voice did a solo
> song accompaning himself in a sort of B tuning, an open D but with the
> E strings tuned to B, this he explained to me afterwards when I
> him, otherwise he uses dropped D tuning on the other guitar he used.
> Seamus Egan was also in fine form. I like his style of flute playing,
> changing the octave here and there, and using dynamics a lot.
> Yes, Ayelet, he seems a very likable man, and I accept that Winnie
> is in good company, I raise my glass to them.
> There weren't so many sessions this year in the sessions tent as from
> 11 am to 1 pm, and from 5 pm each day, people were performing on
> a small stage, sort of another club tent. I met Rolf Wangels with Claus
> Steinhort however, how'ye doin' Rolf and Claus, and manged
> to do a few tunes with bodranist Gunther from Kiel. For some
> reason oldtimey music seemed to rule the session tent
> inbetween performances when I was there.
> Thomas Johnson