With the previous generation advancing in age, the band LP going through something of a hiatus in the early 90s. Their forte is instrumental music with some harmony and a driving rhythm.
Thus a brass and reed band was created, as local musicians matured in both years and sophistication. It was a struggle to afford items such as uniforms and instruments. Inthey managed to travel to Dublin and won a competition in their band category. However, the War of Independence ushered in more troubled times.
A new priest invited local fiddler Michael Slattery to form a band to play at fundraising dances to help clear parish debts and refurbish the church. The fiddle and flute came to typify the sound of the Kilfenora village band hereafter. In addition, Molly Conole played piano when one was available. She and her daughter Phil McMahon acted as tutors to the Kilfenora bands for a period of nearly a century, helping to provide the continuity that is so distinctive about the Kilfenora.
The move to Irish independence intrinsically encouraged the more native forms of music — reels, jigs and hornpipes — to emerge. Kilfenora however has retained a tradition of Tierneys - Kilfenora Ceili Band* - Kilfenora Ceili Band (Vinyl marches, military two-steps and single jigs to this day, Album).
Musicians from Kilfenora and surrounding townlands congregated regularly to play for dancers in farm-house kitchens and at festive occasions. For example, the adjacent Ward and Lynch households in Clogher and their neighbour Austin Tierney provided a focus for both local and visiting musicians, LP.
The regular band appearing at the country-house and school dances began playing on a commercial basis byand was well known in north Clare. For bigger events, other local musicians would augment the band, such as Jimmy Leyden drums and Pat Madigan bass who, together with Jim McCormack, were band-members until the s.
Kilfenora musicians also Tierneys - Kilfenora Ceili Band* - Kilfenora Ceili Band (Vinyl for the new vogue for ballroom dancing, with a small side group featuring Mickey Hogan on saxophone.
Bythe Kilfenora started to be featured on the radio, broadcast live from GAA conventions in Ennis. The years during WW2 were inevitably a time of change, and the Kilfenora was relatively dormant.
The Corcomroe was still active inby which time it featured well known local musicians such as Paddy Mullins on flute, Michael Kelleher on fiddle, and Leo and Marie Armstead on fiddle and banjo respectively, plus the ever-green Paddy Byrt — veteran of the Brass and Reed band — and his sons John fiddleMichael banjo and George piano. The tradition of street sessions started that year, and Gus Tierney won the senior solo fiddle competition.
During this period they played at the Mansion House in Dublin with the famous Donegal singer Bridie Gallagher guesting on vocals. The band won again in in Loughrea, with the same line-up. Could the Kilfenora do it again in Ennis in ? Kitty took over its management. They played every county in the Irish Republic except Louth. They also went on a series of trips to Britain during Lent when demand was quiet at home.
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