Fiddle players Julia Clifford and Paddy Cronin are in Ballyferriter for a chat and tunes.
Sliabh Luachra fiddler Julia Clifford joins fellow fiddler and Boston resident Paddy Cronin in Óstán Dún an Óir in Ballyferriter.
Both Julia Clifford and Paddy Cronin were born and grew up in Gneeveguilla which is in Sliabh Luachra, a geographical region which covers parts of east Kerry, northwest County Cork and west County Limerick. Musically it is renowned for polkas and slides.
The last time the pair saw each other was two years ago, at a party in Boston. Julia tells a story about a night out with her brother Dennis and Paddy Cronin when they went to play at a céilí in Rathmore,
Played until 3 o'clock in the morning.
Paddy Cronin, Julia Clifford and presenter James Kelly play two reels 'The Mullingar Races’ and ‘The Heather Breeze’.
This episode of ‘The Pure Drop’ was broadcast on 21 January 1988. The presenter is James Kelly.
‘The Pure Drop' was an Irish traditional music programme produced by musician and broadcaster Tony MacMahon. The first series was filmed at the height of the summer festival season in 1987, with six of its nine episodes presented by fiddler James Kelly from Óstán Dún an Óir in Ballyferriter, West Kerry. It was first broadcast on 07 January 1988. Singer Iarla Ó Lionáird took over as presenter for the second, third and fourth series, which were filmed in Cultúrlann na hÉireann, the headquarters of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Monkstown, County Dublin. Fiddler Paddy Glackin presented Series 5 - 9, while fiddler Martin McGinley presented the tenth and final series in 1996. The last episode was broadcast on 25 February 1996.