The Fodhla (pronounced 'Fola') Ceili Band have been playing for Ceili dances since 1974. In Dublin, they are widely acclaimed as the finest exponents of the set dance tempos in the country: On this video they demonstrate their exceptional music skills playing jigs, hornpipes and polkas all specially tailored music ally to suit the set dancing enthusiasts. Led by Brian O'Kane on accordian and his wife Pat (a daughter of the late legendary John Joe Gardiner from Co. Sligo whose early 78 reoords are now collectors items), on fiddle with their son Darragh on second accordian, the rest of the band, Brendan McCabe (flute), Mairead Farrell (piano) and Donal Fitzpatrick (drums) are experienced musicians of the highest calibre, and together this six piece ceili band bring a new dynamism to Irish Dance music with rhythm and phrasing of the Sligo style of Irish dance music very evident.
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