The Bothy Band at the Embankment Cabaret Rooms


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The Bothy Band perform 'The Green Groves of Erin' live at the Embankment Cabaret Rooms in Tallaght, Dublin.

  • Title
    The Bothy Band
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Noel Greene (Producer)
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  • Series title
    The Bothy Band at the Embankment
  • Clip title
    The Bothy Band at the Embankment Cabaret Rooms
  • Extended description

    Having gained a reputation as one of the most influential traditional Irish bands, 'The Bothy Band' recorded a two-part programme for RTÉ Television in the Embankment Cabaret Rooms, Tallaght, Dublin.

    The band comprises: Matt Molloy, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Keenan, Kevin Burke, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.

    Just two years after their formation 'The Bothy Band' have already garnered strong support in Ireland and abroad.

    Formed in 1975 by Donal Lunny 'The Bothy Band' recorded three studio albums and released one live album. They disbanded in 1979. A 'Best of' album was released in 1983 with a further live album in 1995.

  • Information

    'The Bothy Band at the Embankment' was recorded on 8 September, 1976. The first programme was broadcast on 22 October, and the second on 17 December of that year. This excerpt featuring a peformance of 'The Green Groves of Erin' is taken from the second part of the programme.

    On the series of television concerts recorded at The Embankment, producer Noel Greene says: "Irish folk music has now become an international force. I want to offer a musical showcase to the individuals and groups on the Irish scene and felt that this could be done more successfully in a folk-music centre than in a studio. I chose The Embankment because it has been a major centre for Irish folk-music acts for many years. It's the right size for our purpose and also helps to create the right atmosphere".

    Seven acts were seen during the series. They include Aileach, The Bothy Band, De Danaan (with Johnny Moynihan), Clannad, The Sands Family, Paul Brady and Andy Irvine.

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    The Bothy Band, Embankment, Tallaght, Matt Molloy, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Keenan, Kevin Burke, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, traditional music
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)