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Angelina Carberry - Ceoltóir na Bliana/Musician of the Year

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Oct 5, 2021 - 9:04:33 PM
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4229 posts since 12/3/2008

TG4 has announced the recipients of the 2021 Gradam Ceoil traditional music awards. The annual awards, now in their twenty-fourth year, celebrate musicians who have advanced, strengthened and preserved traditional music in Ireland.

Banjo-player Angelina Carberry has been announced as Ceoltóir na Bliana/Musician of the Year. Carberry was born in Manchester but has lived in Longford, where her family are from, since the 1990s. She is widely respected as a musician and has performed extensively in Ireland and abroad. In 1998, she released Memories from the Holla with her father Peter Carberry and guitarist John Blake. This was followed by a duet recording with Martin Quinn in 2003, and her debut solo album An Traidisiún Beo in 2008. Her second solo recording, Pluckin’ Mad, was released in 2014, followed by a duet recording with accordion-player Dan Brouder, A Waltz for Joy, in 2017. Most recently, she was the subject of a tribute as part of the Trad Ireland 20/20 Visionaries series. Carberry was also a member of the all-female group The Bumblebees.

 

Oct 6, 2021 - 12:19:50 AM

Tony O Rourke

Australia

44 posts since 2/9/2016

All of her recordings are worth getting, but the one she did with her father is dynamite.

Oct 6, 2021 - 7:00:53 AM

199 posts since 4/5/2016

My, hands down, favorite banjo player.

Oct 31, 2021 - 4:58:29 AM
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AllanJ

Scotland

201 posts since 5/1/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Nate Banton

My, hands down, favorite banjo player.


Mine too. I haven't come across anyone else who can make such a truly beautiful sound with a tenor banjo. The tunes just flow..

Nov 28, 2021 - 9:48:32 AM
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6446 posts since 8/31/2004

I got to meet her in Longford, Co. Longford and have some tunes with her, back her on guitar and play some tunes with her on the 5-string. I know a few, lol. She is so solid, the best really. She plays like a train. And she's a wonderful person, a great lady. I also get to play with her cousin Noel Carberry at sessions in Lanesboro, and they've just started up again. Noel is an uilleann piper, also a master player, and he's great craic. If only one could get them together in the same room ... now that would be something. Hmmm....

Anyway, it was so gratifying to watch Angelina receive this award. Well deserved.

Here's the full program that has Angelina receiving her award, from Gradam Ceoil TG4 2021, also some lovely footage behind the scenes :

https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/catagoir/ceol/seinn/?pid=6279383869001&title=Gradam%20Ceoil%20TG4%202021&series=Gradam%20Ceoil%20TG4%202021&genre=Ceol

Edited by - Tom Hanway on 11/28/2021 09:50:38

Nov 28, 2021 - 3:02:12 PM

5874 posts since 12/20/2005

Wow !
Thank you for posting this Paul.
What beautiful playing.
I have to confess I have not listened to much Irish music. But, that is really good.
She really makes a banjo sound beautiful.
I’m glad for Angelina to have been the recipient of this award.

Nov 28, 2021 - 8:04:31 PM

5874 posts since 12/20/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Leslie R

Wow !
Thank you for posting this Paul.
What beautiful playing.
I have to confess I have not listened to much Irish music. But, that is really good.
She really makes a banjo sound beautiful.
I’m glad for Angelina to have been the recipient of this award.

 I did not catch this but I worded one sentence rather poorly. I hope it didn't cause offense. 
"That is really good music" would have been better.

And, now I can't get the body of this post separated from the body of the quoted post. Geez!

Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow 
 

Dec 20, 2021 - 7:29:25 AM

10 posts since 10/30/2007

quote: Hi Tom. How are you? I saw Angelina at Banjo 11 in Huddersfield about 3 years ago. Wow, never heard her music before but she blew me away, absolutely fabulous. I bought 4 of her CD's and played them in the car on the way home to Southampton (240miles) and boy did the journey fly by!! My left leg was worn out from tapping my foot to the music ( car's an automatic!!). This award is so well deserved. 
Originally posted by Tom Hanway

I got to meet her in Longford, Co. Longford and have some tunes with her, back her on guitar and play some tunes with her on the 5-string. I know a few, lol. She is so solid, the best really. She plays like a train. And she's a wonderful person, a great lady. I also get to play with her cousin Noel Carberry at sessions in Lanesboro, and they've just started up again. Noel is an uilleann piper, also a master player, and he's great craic. If only one could get them together in the same room ... now that would be something. Hmmm....

Anyway, it was so gratifying to watch Angelina receive this award. Well deserved.

Here's the full program that has Angelina receiving her award, from Gradam Ceoil TG4 2021, also some lovely footage behind the scenes :

https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/catagoir/ceol/seinn/?pid=6279383869001&title=Gradam%20Ceoil%20TG4%202021&series=Gradam%20Ceoil%20TG4%202021&genre=Ceol


Jan 6, 2022 - 3:24:56 PM

Joven

USA

255 posts since 2/6/2009

She taught a class (week long) at Evergreen College a couple of years ago, before pandemic. What a nice lady she is. And a great banjo player.

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