Colm Gannon & Friends
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Weekly on Thursday
Tigh Giblin, Spiddal Village (map)
You never know who will show up.......
In 1998 myself and good friend, Fiddler Jesse Smith, moved over to Ireland. We were based in Ennis, County Clare, and I stayed for a couple of years. Before leaving Ennis I was asked to join Riverdance, and spent four years touring the U.S, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Since 2003 I have lived in Droim, Connemara and have been playing music all over Ireland ever since.
Irish music has been passed on one way or another throughout the years. All this great music keeps us going. As a musician I listen to and learn from the music that I've heard during my life and this has infuenced my music immensely, there have been a lot of influences on my playing, that’s how traditional music keeps surviving, by respecting what came before us. I hope this recording represents some of the great music I've heard over the years whether it be at late night sessions, tapes given to me, 78 recordings or tunes heard at the kitchen table.
- Colm Gannon