Coppers and Brass

This is the first episode of the new season of DCTV's traditional Irish music series "Coppers and Brass". Presented and researched by Tommy Fegan - a trad scholar and musician himself - the series showcases the music, the players and the issues that often don't get discussed in the world of Irish traditional music. Featuring interviews in studio, as well as from the Willie Clancy week in Clare and other key gettogethers on the trad calendar, each episode is wonderfully rounded off with a performance from the legendary Cobblestone pub in Dublin 7.

The first episode in season 2 explores the music and legacy of the legendary musician and composer Seán O'Riada. Tommy's special guest, Síle Denvir, helps Tommy delve in to the experimental work of - and reverence surrounding - O'Riada. The episode also includes a performance by four of the younger members of the Mulligan family, playing two hornpipes: Con McCarthy's & The Home Ruler.

Season 1 of Coppers and Brass aired weekly on DCTV last September & Season 2 kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday, July 1st.
Episodes will be available here & on DCTV's vimeo channel, running weekly until August 12th. Enjoy!

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Coppers and Brass

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Dublin Community Television series “Coppers and Brass” showcases the music, the players and the issues that often don’t get discussed in the world of Irish traditional music. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of the traditional Irish music…


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Dublin Community Television series “Coppers and Brass” showcases the music, the players and the issues that often don’t get discussed in the world of Irish traditional music. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of the traditional Irish music community like the influence of certain families or the instruments synonymous with the community. The series also looks at how Irish Travellers have made a very significant contribution to the development of Irish traditional music. Presented by Tommy Fegan, this series explores the reality of the world of trad in Ireland and abroad.

Each episode will feature an exclusive filmed performance from the legendary Cobblestone bar in Smithfield, an exploration of the key issues through interviews in the DCTV studio on a set designed by Caoimhin O’Conghaile. The series will feature insightful contributions from the Mulligan family, the Keenans, the Fureys and the Dorans to name but a few and Tommy’s own wit and exhaustive knowledge of the subject shines through in every episode.

Season 1 of Coppers and Brass will air weekly on Thursdays at 8pm on DCTV from 5th September.
Season 2 is already in production. The series will be available to watch on UPC ch. 802 and online. Return to this page each week for the latest episode.

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