Episode 66: Karen Dolan Interview (Banjo, mandolin)


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'Philomena Begley on a tractor!' Tuesday night is music night, learning tunes before the oven timer goes off. To fleadh or not to fleadh; to lilt or not to lilt? The players of Mullaghoran, County Cavan and keeping open to as many influences as possible. The banjo, the mando and joys of teaching. An open hearted approach to music and the fun to be had from it. 'I could close my eyes in a gig and not have a care in the world.'

We really hope you get as much enjoyment out of this as we did. It's bishbashbosh - great tunes and really great chat - thanks Karen (and Jeremy Saich on guitar).

So - here's 'The Local - The Deise Sessions,' the CD Karen was chatting about. And it's awesome, you should totally check it out. Featuring Karen alongside Donnchadh Gough, Jeremy Saich and Brendan Clancy:


Karen's online tuition course is here:


A few pics of Dylan and Santana at Slane Castle, 1984:

And here's the Queen of Country herself, Philomena B:

The tunes:

Caliope House and Fi's Frolics
The Maids of Castlebar and Bunker Hill (Reels)
Padeen O'Rafferty
The Gold Ring
and Killavil Reel

Karen - brilliant - thank you.


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