This is the fourth 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 fourth episode in season 2 explores the issue of boundaries in Irish traditional music: the form of the music and how it has been experimented with. Tommy's special studio guest, musician Eamonn de Barra, helps delve in to the topic of what defines traditional Irish music, as well as playing some flute to add to the discussion.The episode also includes a performance by reknowned piper Gay McKeon, playing two reels including Leo Rowsome's version of Lord Gordons.
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!