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Re-released by Crow Valley Music, Niall and Cillian Vallely’s highly acclaimed album Callan Bridge was re-released in September. Originally released in 2002, Callan Bridge was widely lauded as one of the most significant traditional albums of recent times. Niall and Cillian Vallely learned their music the old-fashioned way - from their parents Brian and Eithne, who founded the Armagh Pipers’ Club, a group that for over three decades has fostered the revival of traditional music in Ireland’s north. Brian Vallely plays the uilleann pipes and Eithne the fiddle, but Niall instead took up the concertina, an instrument not usually associated with music from Ulster.
Callan Bridge is available online from

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