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Ross Campbell Obit: Éamon de Buitléar: musician, film-maker.... (6) RE: Obit: Éamon de Buitléar: musician, film-maker.... 28 Jan 13

Forty years ago this month Clare piper Willie Clancy died at the early age of fifty-five. That summer a memorial concert was held in Dublin's Liberty Hall and I was lucky enough to be there. A galaxy of traditional musicians were there to bring their musical tributes. MC Tony MacMahon (presenter for many years of RTE's traditional music programme "The Long Note") introduced one after another singer, musician or group whose music I had heard but scarcely hoped to see in the flesh. Seamus Ennis, Joe Burke, Tony Mac Mahon himself and many more played their choice pieces. The two off-shoots of Seán Ó Riada's Ceoltóirí Chualann, the Chieftains and Ceoltóirí Laighean also appeared (eventually in the case of the Chieftains, their approach being gauged by which pub they had so far reached). Ceoltóirí Laighean was led by button-accordion-player Éamon de Buitléar. Here's the only clip I could find on YouTube (which looks to be from around that time):-


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