The Blackwater Ceilí Band - Music In The Valley
Michael Curran,the button box player with the band, dropped the cd into me on the Saturday of the Clare Fleadh,22nd June, 2019.
I was in the Dome in Drogheda in 2018 and they won it on merit, a band that pushed the all-conquering Shandrum to the limit in Ennis.
Michael wondered would they defend their title in Drogheda however as marriage and professional pursuit have intervened so I hope they find the time to organise their challenge for two-in-a-row and after that who knows!
Six of the band are from the Clogher Valley region of south Tyrone and the migrants include brother and sister from Monaghan ,George and Ursula Mc Adam,Rosie Ferguson from Co. Down and Lydia Warnock from Co. Leitrim.