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Launch of "Donnchadh MacSuibhne (Denis Sweeney) : A Master's Collection" Randelstown, June 13th.

Posted by Sean O'Halloran on June 10, 2015 at 8:35 AM

A compilation of traditional fiddle tunes collected by Denis Sweeney, master traditional fiddler, edited by Johnny Murphy.

This book is more than a celebration of one of Ulster’s Master Fiddlers. It is a continuation of an aspect of Denis’ work which involved transcribing and preserving the work of such great traditional musicians as Coleman, Morrison, Killoran and Gillespie. Over the years he diligently transcribed much of their work by listening and re-listening to their recordings and painstakingly and, with great musical sensitivity, preserving them in his notebooks, making the work of these masters available to his students and other musicians. With the publication of these notebooks, we hope to ensure that this work is given greater durability and reaches yet another generation thus, in turn, Continuing Denis’ legacy by playing our part in the transmission of the repertoire and playing styles of some of the most accomplished traditional musicians.

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