Ma Kellys

Ma Kellys
Ma Kellys, Church Street, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim BT53 6HS Tel: 028 2766 4477

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scotch Nights at Ma~Kellys

As well as Songs & Rhymes, our weekly Tuesday nights feature music on a variety of instruments. 
We often have Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Accordion, Concertina, Scottish Smallpipes, HarpGuitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Hammered Dulcimer, Bodhran & Bones.
On occasion, we see even more unusual instruments, like 
Northumbrian Pipes & Nyckelharpa.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome to Ma Kellys weekly Scotch Nights!

Here are your hosts,

 Pauline Gallagher & Liz Lamont
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If you live in North Antrim & you would like to listen to some Scottish Music, Song, Stories & Rhymes, then Ma Kellys on a Tuesday night, is the place for you.
Better still, if you play music yourself, sing a song, or recite a story or rhyme, then why not come along and share your talent with other folks who appreciate these fine talents.
On the other hand, if you are coming to the Causeway Coast area of North Antrim and you play or sing, then why not come along & share your music with us, at our weekly session in Ma Kellys, Ballymoney
We'd love to meet you & swop some tunes, songs & crack. 
You'll find us in Ma Kellys, on Church Street, every Tuesday night from 9pm.
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Here we are, enjoying the very first session.
Session regulars Alan Wade, Riley Piddington & Dick Glasgow.
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This is Tuesday night regular, Poet & Singer, Willy Laverty
who regularly features on A Kist o Words on BBC Radio Ulster!
 
Willy Laverty {Rhymes, Songs & Moothie}
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Alan Wade {Scottish Smallpipes & Whistles} with Riley Piddington {Vocals, Guitar & Mandolin}. 
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Dick {Fiddle, Concertina, Mandolin & Dulcimer} & Alan {Scottish Smallpipes & Whistles}  
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 For more information, contact  Dick Glasgow
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You can now keep up with us on
facebook
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Friends of the Ma Kellys Scotch Session!

As this new session develops, I will post photos here, of the various musicians, singers, storytellers, rhymers & others, who support our session in one way or another, including performers who may just be passing through, but who call in to help us on our way.
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This night, Dick & Riley were joined by Sabine on Harp & Fife.
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Here's Linda, one of our Whistle players, having a wee bash at the Bodhran.
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 Bodhran maker Paul McAuley often drops in for a few tunes.
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You just never know who is going to drop in for a few tunes.
This night, as well as visitors from Japan & America, we were joined by Hazel & Chris.
The are from Northumberland & they both play Northumbrian Pipes.
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Chris also plays the Swedish Nyckelharpa.
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Videos
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The night Hazel & Chris joined us,
we had visitors all the way from Japan & North America.
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Singer Patsy, in the white jumper,
 is a regular & always keeps us entertained with ballads.
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Some regulars at the bar, enjoying the nights crack.
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Matthew & Sam joined us on their Northumbrian Pipes.
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Time for a tune from Will on the Tin Sandwich (Harmonica)
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We were recently joined at our sessions in Portrush & Ballycastle 
by Champion Scottish Fiddler, from Campbeltown, Maurice Duncan
Maurice made such an impression on us all, with his brilliant playing, 
that I asked him to join us in Ma~Kellys, the next time he's over.
Also, in honour of his visit to Ballycastle, 
I composed this wee souvenir March for him.
I'm playing it on my
Fiddle, English Concertina, Mandolin and Nyckelharpa.
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The Oban Set!
A set of Scottish Tunes, 
Waltz, March, Strathspey & Reel, I composed on my Nyckelharpa,
in honour of the recent visit to North Antrim, of 
champion Scottish Fiddle player Maurice Duncan.
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Regular musicians at the Scotch Nights, Scad the Beggar
playing in Ballymoney Town Hall, at the launch of the Ullans book 
on local hero Kennedy Kane McArthur.
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Here are four video clips of 
Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo duets, 
played at a Scotch Night in Ma~Kelly's!

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 1

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 2

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 3 

Scottish Smallpipes & Tenor Banjo ~ 4

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For the sheet music for this March, go to:
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Hazel & Chris joined us again from England, last night
playing Northumbrian Pipes.
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Chris also played his Nyckelharpa last night,
so of course I played mine too.
A Nyckelharpor Duet is a rare phenomenon in Ireland!
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Ian Sutherland joined us last week, over for a wee break frae Aberdeen.

He joined us with his Scottish Smallpipes & Whistles.
It was great to have TWO sets of Scottish Smallpipes going.

Here's Ian Sutherland with Riley on Guitar.
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Lovely wee Christmas Eve Session
We were joined for the first time by local musician Robbie Hunter on Fiddle & Moothie. Our good friend, Alan Wisener was with us too, in spirit, courtesy of a BT line.
Will, Robbie & Dick on Moothies & Fiddle.
Will, Robbie on Moothies.
Robbie & Dick on Fiddles
Dick, Deborah & Dan.
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Here's a video clip from last night's session in Ma~Kelly's with Edward 'Ted' Stokes on Melodeon, Robbie Hunter on Harmonica, Deborah Mairs & Alan Wade on Whistles, Linda & Dick Glasgow on Fiddle.

The Bluebell Polka made famous by Jimmy Shand

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Here are a few photos of a recent session, February 2014 & a video.
From L to R: Deborah, Alan, Jack, Robbie, Dick & Sam
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From L to R: Riley, LindaDeborah.
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From L to R: Dick & Sam

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From L to R: Alan, Jack, Robbie, Dick & Sam
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Video:
Featuring
Sam Fleming on HarmonicaDick Glasgow on Mandolin
Riley Piddington on Guitar
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Videos

Da Slockit Light on Moothie & Nyckelharpor

Planxty Fanny Power on Oboe, Northumbrian Pipes & Nyckelharpor


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Ma~Kellys
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