Clonmel trad and folk group launch first CD

JEDDY WALSH

Reporter:

JEDDY WALSH

Clonmel Folk and Trade group 'The South Wind' who launch their first CD, 'Meadow of Honey' at Moran's of Parnell Street, Clonmel on Thursday, 26th June.The current South Wind is made up of (from left): Ollie Harte, Highfield Grove - (Accordion and Percussion);  Edel Meany, Grange, (Fiddle);  Michael Murphy, Breanormore, NinemileHouse (Button Accordion); Tony Brosnan, Chestnut Drive, (Button Accordion);  Liam OShea, Ard na Sidhe, (Guitar / Banjo / Tin Whistle and Vocals); and  Tommy Hartigan, Powerstown - (Banjo)
Clonmel Trad and Folk Group ‘The South Wind’ are to launch a four track CD “Meadow of Honey” in aid of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Clonmel Trad and Folk Group ‘The South Wind’ are to launch a four track CD “Meadow of Honey” in aid of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

The launch of CD will take place on Thursday, 26th June at 9.30 p.m. in Moran’s Lounge, Parnell Street, Clonmel.

The CD includes the main track entitled “Meadow of Honey,” a Clonmel song written by group member Tony Brosnan.

Other tracks on the CD - Tennesse Waltz coupled with Pretty Maggie Morrissey (Hornpipe) - “Someone to Love Me” with vocals by Liam O’Shea and - Paddy Gleason’s Polkas 1 and 2.

The group came to know each other through Powerstown/Lisronagh Comhltas and music teacher Nicky Shanahan, Dungarvan. While progressing through different music groupings over the years the current South Wind evolved with the addition of Liam O’Shea. Liam is also leader of St. Oliver’s Church Choir.

It was with regret that the original group of seven were reduced late last year to six with the retirement of one of the driving forces of the group stalwart Nuala Roche, Dillon Street.

The current ‘South Wind’ is made up of Michael Murphy, Breanormore, NinemileHouse (Button Accordion); Edel Meany, Grange, (Fiddle); Tony Brosnan, Chestnut Drive, (Button Accordion); Tommy Hartigan, Powerstown - (Banjo); Ollie Harte, Highfield Grove - (Accordion and Percussion); and Liam O’Shea, Ard na Sidhe, (Guitar / Banjo / Tin Whistle and Vocals).

This is a first venture in recording by the group and they look forward to a successful launch in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

CD’s at a cost of €5will be on sale at the launch, and also at Golden Discs, Davis Road, Clonmel, Premier Music Store, O’Connell Street, Clonmel, and at the shop at South Tipperary General Hospital and from members of ‘The South Wind’.

So don’t forget - Thursday’s 26th June at Morans.