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MJC 1908The Last House in Ballymakea - Junior Crehan  (1908-1998)  

 

This 2-CD set produced by Junior's daughter Ita contains 25 tracks of the famous West Clare fiddle player talking and playing, sometimes together with family members and musician-friends like Tony Crehan (concertina), Angela & Ita Crehan (tinwhistles), P.J. Crotty (flute), Bobby Casey (fiddle) and Eamon McGivney (fiddle). A couple of additional tracks consist of Junior's wife Cissie singing a song, and Junior's mother Baby playing concertina--she was recorded in 1963 at age 87. This is an essential archival recording fro anyone interested in Irish fiddle music.

 

CD 1
1. Jig: The Luachrachan
2. Jigs: The Pipe on the Hob / Scully Casey's
3. Song: Lament for Willie Clancy
4. Reels: Farewell to Miltown Malbay / Mother's Delight
5. Air: A Stor mo Chroi - Love of my Heart
6. Hornpipe: The Last House in Ballymakea
7. Air & Hornpipe: Caoineadh an tSagairt (The Priest's Lament) / Caislean an Oir (The Golden Castle)
8. Song: Making Children by Steam
9. Set Dance: Planxty Davis
10. Air: An Paistin Fionn (The Fair-Haired Child)
11. Reels: Redigan's / Music in the Glen
 

CD 2
1. Jigs: The Mist Covered Mountain / Scully Casey's
2. Air: An Raibh Tu ag an gCarraig (Were You at the Rock)
3. Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat / The Green Fields of America
4. Song: The Christmas Letter
5. Emigration (spoken)
6. Reel: The West Clare Railway
7. March & Jig: God Save Ireland / Sweet Biddy Daly
8. Reels: Pigeon on the Gate / Gardiner's / Dogs Among the Bushes / Gan Ainm
9. Set Dance: Bonaparte's Retreat
10. The Country House Dance (spoken)
11. Air: Lament for the Country House Dance
12. Set Dance: The Humours of Bandon
13. Air: Caoineadh Bean Ui Chiarrai (The Kerry Woman's Lament)
14. Jigs: Gan Ainm / The Connaught Man's Rambles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH003CD The Spirit of West Clare

 

This is probably one of the most important releases of the decade! illustrious fiddle player Bobby Casey (1926-2000) was born near the Crosses of Annagh, Co. Clare. His father was John 'Scully' Casey, the leading fiddler of his day in West Clare, although it wasactually from Junior Crehan that Bobby learnt his first tune. Moving to London in 1952 Bobby forged several key musical friendships with other exiled Claremen including Tommy McCarthy, Joe Ryan and Vincent Griffin, and exerted enormous influence on London's traditional Irish music scene. In the late 60s Bobby featured on the seminal album ‘Paddy in the Smoke’ and the music on this new CD was recorded at around the same time by Reg Hall and Bill Leader.

 

1: Pol Ha'penny / Murphy's. HORNPIPES
2: Colonel Frazer / Toss the Feathers. REELS
3: Banish Misfortune / Kitty's Rambles. JIGS
4: Jenny's Welcome to Charlie/The Last House in Connaught. REELS
5: Untitled. SINGLE JIG
6: The Salamanca /The Greens Groves of Erin. REELS
7: The Gallowglass / The Legacy. JIGS with Tommy McCarthy, concertina
8: The Liffey Banks /The Shaskeen /The Boys of Ballisadare /The Woman of the House/ Tansey's Favourite /The Graf Spee / Ballinasloe Fair REELS
9: The Dear Irish Boy. SLOW AIR
10: Kitty's Gone A-milking. REEL with Andy O'Boy/e, fddle, and Paddy Breen, flageolet
11: Untitled / Mrs. Kenny. WALTZES
12: Farewell to Miltown /The Star of Munster. REELS with Sean Casey, mandolin
13: Unidentified /The Mist on the Meadow /The Wandering Minstrel /The Drummer. JIGS
14: The Ace and Deuce of Pipering / Rodney's Glory. SET DANCES
15: Bonny Kate. Reel
16: The Laurel Tree. REEL tin whistle
17: The Gold Ring / The Legacy. JIGS
18: Eileen Curren/The Star of Munster/The Moving Bogs / Rolling in the Barrel/
The Moving Bogs. REELS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD309 Kerry Fiddles

Fiddle music from the Cork /Kerry border known as Sliabh Luachra (The Rushy Mountain) featuring four fiddle players: Sean Casey
Padraig O Keeffe, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford

1. The Top of Maol /The Humours of Ballydesmond
2. The Fisherman's /Byrne's Hornpipes
3. Muckross Abbey/Mulvihill's
4. Cronin's /The Stack of Barley
5. O'Donnell's Lament
6. Danny Ab's Slide
7. The Frieze Breeches /Paudeen O'Rafferty
8. Chase Me Charlie /Tom Billy's Favourite
9. Kennedy's Favourite /The Woman of the House
10. Apples in Winter /The Maid on the Green /The Thrush in the Straw
11. The Old Man Rocking the Cradle
12. The Humours of Galtymore /Callaghan's /The New-Mown Meadows
13. Calaghan's /The Rights of Man
14. Johnny When You Die /The Swallow's Tail /Miss MacLeod's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH002CD The Porthole in the Kelp

A stalwart of the London Irish scene (as was his father, Clare-born Bobby Casey) shows off his his unique and even eccentric fiddle style.

1. The Musical Priest/ Jenny's Chickens
2. The Humours of Lissadel/ The Queen of May
3. Tommy Coen's/ The Reel of Mullinavat
4. The Templehouse/ Toss The Feathers
5. The Pipe on the Hob/ Brendan Tonra's Jig
6. Farewell to Miltown/ The Star of Munster
7. Pol Ha'penny
8. Colonel Fraser
9. The Bank of Ireland/ The Woman of the House
10. The Drunken Gauger
11. Banish Misfortune/ The Cliffs of Moher
12. Lucy Campbell
13. Paddy Ryan's Dream/ Over the Moor to Maggie
14. Rakish Paddy/ The Green Fields of Rossbeigh
15. The Tempest/ The West Wind
16. The Porthole of the Kelp/ The Hare's Paw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCLAR 4 John Kelly - Fiddle & Concertina


John Kelly was born in the district of Rehy West, County Clare, and for over thirty years was a force in Irish music - he was a member of Seán Ó Riada's Ceoltóirí Cualainn, of the Castle Ceilidh Band, and of Ceoltóirí Laighean, and regular musician at respected Dublin sessions. John's fiddling is in the relaxed Clare style and his concertina playing is spikier, with subtle variations of notes, the occasional harmonic effect, and again that off-beat emphasis.
 

Jolly Tinker
Paddy On The Turnpike
The Bunch of Rushes (Fiddle) / The Bunch of Rushes (Concertina)
John Kelly's Slide
Blackberry Blossoms / The Spike Island Lasses
The Heathery Breeze
Delia Kean's Jig
The Blacksmith's Charm
We Were Drinking and Kissing The Ladies / Old Tipperary
Rocking The Baby to Sleep
Eddie Dunn's Reel
The Fisherman's Hornpipe
The Sister Reels / Gilbert Clancy's Favourite / The Ravelled Hank of Yarn
The Crooked Road to Dublin
The West Cork Reel
The Ivy Leaf (concertina) / The Ivy Leaf (fiddle)
The Flogging Reel
Scattery Island Slide
The Ebb Tide
The Blackbird Air / Hornpipe / Set Dance
The Bunch of Keys
Lord Wellington's Reel
Kitty's Rambles
Gilbert Clancy / West Wind / Nellie Donovan's
Farewell to Sean O'Riada
Francie Byrne's
Killard Reel
Ned Stapleton's Reel
Sonny Brogan's / Cohmra Donn
Lucy Campbell
Unknown / Thady Casey's
Lord Mayo
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TSCD474 Her Mantle so Green  

 

The Queen of London Irish pub singers in the scene's hey-day in the mid 1950s. Plus tunes from the formidable Michael Gorman and Martin Byrnes, with some extra tracks that were not on the original Topic LP.

 

1. The Cycling Championship of Ulster
2. The Flower of Sweet Strabane
3. reel: Dr Gilbert
4. The Turfman from Ardee
5. jigs: The Rambling Pitchfork / Fasten the Legging
6. The Galway Shawl
7. polkas: Maguire's Favourite / Tralee Gaol / Maggie in the Wood
8. The Wild Colonial Boy
9. Dwyer's Hornpipe
10. My Lagan Love
11. hornpipe: The Boys of Bluehill
12. reels: The Yellow Tinker / The Corner House
13. The Factory Girl
14. Her Mantle So Green
15. reels: The Bunch of Keys / The Heather Breeze
16. Our Ship is Ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNF004 Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal

 

Continuing their Cairdeas series of the Donegal fiddle recordings with a collection from one of the finest players from that county, Con Cassidy. The CD features 36 tracks and all are unaccompanied apart from four duet tracks; three with Dermot McLaughlin and the other with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh.

 

1. Con Cassidy's // Double Jig
2. The Low Highland
3. The Lazy Dog // Highland
4. La Marseillaise March
5. Parnell's March
6. The Frost Is All Over // Double Jig
7. The Rakes Of Clonmel + Old Man Dillon // Double Jigs
8. The Speaking Waltz
9. Gallagher's March
10. Untitled Mazurka
11. Lad O'Beirne's Hornpipe
12. Con Talks About Starting To Play The Fiddle
13. McFarley's Reel ( duet with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh)
14. Con Tells The Story Behind Taibhse Chonaill
15. Taibhse Chonaill // Single Jig
16. Con Talks About Local Musicians In Teileann
17. The Slieve League // Slip Jig
18. An Mhalaidh Gharbh // Highland
19. Miss Ramsey's Highland
20. My Love Is In America// Reel
21. My Love She's But A Lassie Yet // Lancer
22. Maude Millar's // Highland
23. Gan Ainm Highland
24. The Green Mountain // Reel
25. Gan Ainm Barn Dance
26. Dúlamán Na Binne Buidhe // Highland
27. Gan Ainm Highland
28. The Ewe With The Crooked Horn // Highland
29. Gan Ainm Barn Dance
30. The Copper Plate // Reel
31. Con Talks About Séamus Ennis
32. Francie Byrne's Reel (duet with Dermot McLaughlin)
33. The Teelin Petronella // Lancer (duet with Dermot McLaughlin)
34. Cuffe Street Reel (duet with Dermot McLaughlin)
35. Con Talks About His Fiddle Playing
36. Seán Sa Cheo // Reel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNF006 The Purple Heather 

 

A double CD featuring Vincent’s playing over a period of almost 50 years, from 1962 to 2009. A wide variety of tune types and some of Vincent’s stories about the tunes (in Irish and English ) are featured. Vincent plays in the style of most of the players of older generations, playing mostly single tunes, instead of medleys, as a result of this there are 86 tracks, 43 on each CD. Other recordings of his playing can be found on the compilations. As usual with the Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí CD’s a 36 page booklet is included with the CDs.

 

CD1

1. The Wild Irishman (Reel)

2. The Doon Reel (Reel)

3. The Donegal Reel (Reel)

4. Tá Gleann Beag Aoibhinn in Éirinn (Air)

5. Roaring Mary (Reel)

6. Miss MacLeod's (Reel)

7. Lucy Campbell's (Reel)

8. Cathal Rua (Reel)

9. Untitled (Mazurka)

10. King George IV (Highland)

11. Story intro to the Fantastic Reel (Speech)

12. The Fantastic Reel (Reel)

13. Drowsey Maggie (Reel)

14. Stirling Castle (Highland)

15. The Laddie with the Pladdie (Highland)

16. The Milita (Waltz)

17. The Cuckoo (Waltz)

18. The Newfoundland (Reel)

19. Story intro to the Titanic Reel (Speech)

20. The Titanic (Reel)

21. The Shamrock (Barndance)

22. Hughie McGinley's (Highland)

23. Highland a' Coille (Highland)

24. Pigeon on the Gate (Highland)

25. The Gweebarra Bridge (Reel)

26. Stormy Weather (Reel)

27. The Merry Sisters (Reel)

28. Mickey Doherty's (Slip Jig)

29. Story intro to the Wind that Shakes the Barley (Speech)

30. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (bagpipe style) (Reel)

31. Caoineadh Aileach (Lament)

32. The Shores of the Lake (Jig)

33. The Purple Heather (Hornpipe)

34. The Flowers of Edinburgh (Reel)

35. Story intro The Glen Man's Ramble (Speech)

36. The Glen Man's Ramble (Reel)

37. The Coatie Lan (Cotillion)

38. Fisher's (Hornpipe)

39. John Johnny Phádraig's (Polka)

40. Untitled Four Part Polka (Polka)

41. Pretty Peg (Reel)

42. Fáscadh mo Léine (Reel)

43. Máire na Sop (Reel)

 

CD2

1. John Mhosai's (Hornpipe)

2. Story intro to the Back Door in Irish (Speech)

3. The Back Door (Highland)

4. Story intro to the Back Door in English (Speech)

5. Story intro to Cailini Ard a' Ratha (Speech)

6. Cailini Ard a' Ratha (Highland)

7. Stirling Castle (Highland)

8. Mrs Kenny's (Waltz)

9. Story intro to the Gypsy Mór's German (Speech)

10. The Gypsy Mór's German (German)

11. Story about Lilter James Toland (Speech)

12. Paddy Catt (Paddy Catt)

13. Maggie Pickie (Maggie Pickie)

14. Story intro to Tuam na Farraige (Speech)

15. Tuam na Farraige (Air)

16. Story intro to the Silver Spire (Speech)

17. The Silver Spire (Reel)

18. Story about the Tinsmith's toolkit (Speech)

19. The Oak Tree (Reel)

20. Story intro to Moll an Tiarna (Speech)

21. Moll an Tiarna (Reel)

22. The Enniskillen Dragoons (bagpipe style) (March)

23. The Ship Leaves the Harbour Tomorrow (Reel)

24. Sean McLaughlin's (Air)

25. Story intro to Síos an Bealach Mór (Speech)

26. Síos an Bealach Mór (Highland)

27. Story intro to Miss Patterson's slippers (Speech)

28. Miss Patterson's slippers (Reel)

29. Story about the Bog Oak Fiddle (Speech)

30. Untitled (Highland)

31. Story intro to Jackson's reel (Speech)

32. Jackson's (Reel)

33. Story of the Mín a' Toitean Bull (Speech)

34. The Drunken Piper (March)

35. Story intro to the Corn Rigs (Speech)

36. The Corn Rigs (Corn Rigs)

37. Story intro to Fáscadh mo Léine - In Irish (Speech)

38. Fáscadh mo Léine / The Silver Spire (Reels)

39. Story intro to Fáscadh mo Léine - In English (Speech)

40. Story intro to Muilleann na Maidí - In Irish (Speech)

41.Muilleann na Maidí (Reel)

42. Story intro to Muilleann na Maidí - In English (Speech)

43. The Cock's Tail / The Newfoundland (Reels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNF005 Nil Gar Ann!

These recordings cover a period in time from 1946 to 1967 and feature 35 Tracks. The CD features some speech items, the voice of Frank himself also his cousin Con Cassidy, Séamus Ennis and Dr Malachy McCloskey voicing their opinion of Frank’s playing. Séamus Ennis often said he was the best fiddle player that he had ever met! The album comes with extensive notes and maintains the high production standards set by the previous releases from the CNF Series.


1. Hornpipe: Tuam na Farriage.
2. Reel: Down the Broom.
3. Reel: The Pinch of Snuff.
4. Air: Tiarna Muigh Eo.
5. Air: Tiarna Muigh Eo.
6. Jig: The Wedding Jig.
7. Reel: Bonnie Kate.
8. Air: Cronan na Mathar.
9. Air: Dark Loch na Gar.
10. Seamus Ennis recalls meeting Frank Cassidy.
11. Reel: Cuffe Street.
12. Reel: The Pinch of Snuff.
13. Jig: The Irish Washerwoman.
14. Tune Into by Frank Cassidy.
15. Reel: Muineal a'Bhardail.
16. Air: Myth Island.
17. Reel: Cuffe Street.
18. Hornpipe: The Japanese Hornpipe.
19. Con Cassidy talks about Frank Cassidy.
20. Waltz: Beautiful Ohio.
21. Jig: The Lark On the Strand.
22. Hornpipes: The Showman's Fancy - Untitled.
23. Con Cassidy talks about Frank Cassidy.
24. Reel: The Blacksmith's Fancy.
25. Reek: Rakish Paddy.
26. Dr.McCloskey talks about Frank Cassidy.
27. Air: Tiarna Muigh Eo.
28. Air: The Blackbird.
29. Hornpipe: The Japanese Hornpipe.
30. Reel: The Mason's Apron.
31. Air: Myth Island.
32. Air: Come Back to Erin.
33. Frank Cassidy's greeting to his sister Kate.
34. Reel: Bonnie Kate.
35. Air: Cronan na Mathar.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNF003 The Fiddle Music of Donegal Vol. 3 

 

The latest album includes: John Byrne, Dermot McLaughlin, Derek McGinley, Matthew McGranaghan & Jimmy Campbell

 

Dermot McLaughlin:

1. The Rannafast Jig

2. Miss McLeod's Reel

3. Miss Patterson's Slippers (reel)

4. The Wedding Jig

5. The Flogging Reel

John Byrne:

6. The Swallow's Tail (Reel)

7. Joe Byrne's Barndance /The Curlew Hills (Barndances)

8. When the Ship Leaves the Harbour (Air)

Derek McGinley:

9. Untitled Barndance /The Inishmurray Hornpipe

10. John Gallagher's Waltz

11. Is Cuma Liom (Reel)

12. Easter Snow (Air)

Matthew McGranaghan:

13. The Morning Dew /Greig's Pipes (Reels)

14. The Marquis of Huntley's Farewell /Shetland's Welcome to the Cape Breton Fiddlers Strathspey /Reel)

15. Leaving Lerwick Harbour

Jimmy Campbell:

16. The Floating Crowbar /The Boys of the Lough (Reels)

Jimmy and Peter Campbell:

17. Two Untitled Mazurkas

Peter Campbell:

18. Paddy's Rambles Through the Park /Castle Bray Highland

19. Dinky Dorrian s /King George the Fourth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH001CD Navvy on the Shore 

 

Donegal fiddler Danny Meehan who is one of London's Irish music legends and this new album shows him still playing as well as ever.

 

1. The Navvy on the Shore /Cathal McConnells - Reels 
2. The Japanese Hornpipe - Barndance /McCormacks - Hornpipe
3. Johnnys So Long at the Fair /The Trip to the Cottage - Jigs
4. Kitty Seans Barndance /Jamesy Byrnes Downfall - Reel
5. Humours of Whiskey - Slip Jig
6. Tom Wards Downfall /Crossing the Shannon - Reels
7. Dr. Gilbert /The Donegal Peter Street - Reels
8. Herlihys Rant /Con Cassidys - Jigs
9. The Dovecot - Lament /Dochertys - Strathspey
10. Rakish Paddy - Reel
11. The Longford Tinker /Paddy Cannys - Reels
12. ODonnells - Air
13. Jamesy Byrnes No. 1 & 2 - Reels
14. Caseys /Jimmy Meehans - Polkas
15. Dermot Byrnes Delight - Strathspey /Drowsy Maggie - Reel
16. Napoleons Grand March
17. The Shaskeen - Reel
18. Johnny Dochertys - Piece / Father OFlynn - Jig
19. Sean Dun na nGall (Old Donegal) - Air /Bean a ti ar lar (The Woman Laid Out on a Board) - Reel
20. The Lowlands of Scotland - Reel
21. Tarbolton /Over the Moor to Maggie - Reels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD605 Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music

 

Another collection of 78s compiled by Reg Hall. Including: Frank Higgins, Michael Coleman, Moate Ceilidhe Band & Hugh Gillespie

 

1. Paddy Killoran & Paul Ryan, fiddles; Denis Murphy, accordeon; Edward Tucker, piano - Ballina Lass / Sligo Maid - (Reels)
2. Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeny fiddles; Edward Tucker, piano - Mullingar Races / Boys On The Hilltop
3. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players - Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Shaskeen and Green Blanket
4. Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano -Rick's / Byrne's  (Hornpipes)
5. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Reels) Farewell To Erin / Irish Molly / The Flogging
6. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Jigs) The Maid At The Spinning Wheel / Do You Want Any More
7. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Reels) Kitty's Gone A-Milking, / The Dogs Among The Bushes / The Merry Sisters
8. Neil O'Boyle fiddle (Reels) The Pigeon On The Gate / Jenny Picking Cockles
9. Aughum Slopes Ceilidh Band - Paddy Kelly & Jack Mulkere, fiddles; there is almost certainly a third fiddle, Jimmy Drury; Joe Mills, accordeon; Josie O'Halloran, piano - Killaghbeg House / First House In Connaught  (Reels)
10. Mike Hanafin, fiddle; Daniel Moroney, tin whistle; Dan Sulliva, piano Groves - (Hornpipe)
11. Michael Coleman fiddle; John Muller, piano Trim The Velvet - (Irish Reel)
12. Michael Coleman fiddle; John Muller, piano - Wellington Reels
13. Moate Ceilidh Band - Pepper Adamson, fiddle & leader; Willie Jordan & Mick Kincaid, fiddles; John Joe Gannon, accordeon; Billy Donnelly, piano - Jerry Beaver's Hat / Maid In The Meadow  (Jigs)
14. Moate Ceilidh Band - Pepper Adamson, fiddle & leader; Paddy Gavin, fiddle; Billy Whelan, mandolin-banjo; John Joe Gannon, accordeon; Billy Donnelly, piano - (Reels) Sheehan's / The Travellers
15. Jim Morrison, fiddle; Tom Ennis, uilleann pipes; John Muller, piano Irish (Jig Medley) Paddy In London / Buther's March / Sligo Bay
16. Jim Morrison, fiddle; Claire Reardon, piano - Flax In Bloom / The Millstone / The Dairy Maid's Reel - (Irish Airs)
17. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn flute (Reel) - The Jolly Tinker
18. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn  flute (Reels) - Down The Broom / The Pigeon At The Gate
19. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Queen Of The Fair - (Double Jig)
20 Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players - Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Flogging Wheel and Whelan's Reel
21. Halpin Trio - Treasa Ni Ailpin, fiddle & unidentified, fiddle & piano - Rogha-An-Fhile (Poets Choice) - New Irish Traditional Dance
22. Hugh Gillespie fiddle & Jack McKenna, guitar - Dowd'd Number Nine / Jackson's  (Medley Of Reels)
23. Hugh Gillespie fiddle & Mark Callaghan, guitar - Master Crowley's Reels
24. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn flute - (Reels) - The Sligo Maid / Molloy's
25. Michael Gorman fiddle (Reel) - Bonny Kate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCD471 Classics of Irish Piping 

 

A superb collection of recordings from one of the legendary masters of the uilleann pipes. Made between 1926 & '48

 

1. reels: Boil the Breakfast Early / The Heather Breeze
2. air & march: Savourneen Deelish / Clare's Dragoons
3. The Blackbird
4. St Patrick's Day
5. airs of '98: Boolavogue / The Old Bog Road
6. marches: The Boys of Wexford / Kelly the Boy from Killane
7. hornpipes: Rights of Man / Wexford / Dunphy's
8. reels: The Broom / Star of Munster / The Milliner's Daughter
9. waltzes: Day Dreams / The Low Backed Car
10. jigs: Kitty's Rambles / Donnybrook Fair / The Butcher's March
11. hornpipes: The Plains of Boyle / Bantry Bay Hornpipe
12. reels: The Collier's Reel / The Sligo Maid
13. jigs: Gillan's Apples / The Maid of Tramore
14. hornpipes: The Independent Hornpipe / The Star Hornpipe
15. seven part jig: The Frieze Breeches
16. hornpipes: Tomorrow Morning / The Cloone Hornpipe
17. jigs: The Cook in the Kitchen / Rakes of Kildare
18. hornpipes: The Sweep's Hornpipe / The Friendly Visit
19. set dance: Jockey to the Fair
20. jigs: My Darling Asleep / Tongues of Fire
21. hornpipes: Higgin's Hornpipe / The Queen of May
22. marches:The Fairies' Revels / I Won't Be a Nun
23. jigs: Shandon Bells / Haste to the Wedding
24. slip jig: The Rocky Road to Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEFCD009 Ceol, Scealta & Amhrain

 

Re-release of 1961 recording showing the legendary uilleann piping, whistling and singing of the incredible Seamus Ennis. Seamus inherited his piping skills from his father, collected music, song & folklore, and passed them all on with great enthusiasm.

 

1. Na Ceannbhain Bhana Amhran
2. An Fainne Oir The Gold Ring Pib Uilleann
3. Bean Dubh An Ghleanna Amhran
4. Uirchill An Chreagain Pib Uilleann
5. Johnny Seoighe Amhran
6. Cornphiopa Phat Ward Pat Ward's
7. Hornpipe Feadog Stain
8. An Binsin Luachra Amhran
9. Salamanca
10. Casadh An TSugain Anhran
11. An Bearach Connachtach Feadog Stain
12. Donall Og Amhran
13. Cornphiopa Na Siog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RTE199CD The Return to Fingal

 

The re-issue of early recordings of the renowned piper, singer and storyteller

 

1. Reels: Bonny Kate / The Milliner's Daughter / The Flannel Jacket
2. Jigs: The Pipe on the Hob / An Buachaillin Bui / East of Glendart
3. Air & Set Dance: An Droighnean Donn / The Garden of Daisies
4. Hornpipes: The Bantry Hornpipe / The Pleasure of Hope
5. Double Jig & Single Jigs: Smash the Windows / The Drops of Brandy / The Tenpenny Piece / A Fig for a Kiss
6. Reels: The Mountain Lark / The Sligo Maid's Lament / The Flax in Bloom
7. Hornpipes: The Tailor's Twist / Kelly's Hornpipe
8. Set Dance: The Ace and Deuce of Piping
9. Reels: The Fair-haired Child / The Bucks of Oranmore
10. Hornpipes: Ballymanus Fair / The Standing Abbey
11. Jig & Air: The God Ring / Uirchill a' Chreagain
12. Reels: The Salamanca / Hand Me Down the Tackle / The Merry Blacksmth / The Beauty Spot
13. March: The Return from Fingal
14. Song & Air: An Droimeann Donn Dilis
15. Song & Air: A Cruiscin Lan
16. Song & Air: Eamonn a' Chnoic
17. Song & Air: Sean O'Duibhir a' Ghleanna
18. Jig: Tatter Jack Walsh
19. Jigs: The Butcher's March / When the Cock Crows it is Day / Sixpenny Money
20. Reels: The Silver Spear / The Dublin Reel
21. Hornpipe: Ballymanus Fair
22. Reel: Lady Carbury (The Mason's Apron)
23. Jig: The Frieze Britches
24. Reel: The Morning Thrush
25.Slip Jig: The Dusty Miller
26. Air: Easter Snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMCD51 The WInd Among the Reeds

 

This album is the first to feature uilleann pipes and concertina as a duet.  Accompaniment is provided by Alec Finn of Dannan on bouzouki and guitar.  Also guesting is West Clare concertina player Tommy McCarthy (Jacqueline's father). The album was mixed by PJ Curtis.

 

1. The Repeal of the Union /My Sweetheart Jane (Reels)
2. The Maid at the Well /The Gallowglass /Anthony Frawley’s (Jigs)
3. Old Cuffe Street /Eileen Curran (Reels)
4. The Black Rogue /I Will If I Can (Jigs)
5. Swinging on a Gate /The Corner House (Reels)
6. John Henry’s /Fasten the Leg in Her (Jigs)
7. The Ebb Tide (Hornpipe)
8. The Ceil Aodha Jig /Tatter Jack Walsh (Jigs)
9. Banish Misfortune /When the Cock Crows it is Day (Jigs)
10. Mike Rafferty’s /The Snow on the Hills (Reels)
11. An Caisdeach Ban (Air)
12. The Rollicking Boys Around Tandaragee /An Buachaill Dreoite /Pull the Knife and Stick it Again (Jigs)
13. Tory Island /Peggy on the Settle (Reels)
14. The Swallow’s Tail /The Copperplate (Reels)
15. The Promenade /The Rocky Road to Dublin (Slip Jigs)
16. The West Cork Reel /Paddy Fahy’s (Reels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC11CD The Drones And The Chanters Vol 1
 

Re-release of 1971 recordings with 20 tracks from top uilleann pipers Seamus Ennis, Peadar Broe, Leo Rowsome, Paddy Moloney, Dan Dowd, Tommy Reck and Willie Clancy.


Seamus Ennis

1. Reel: Jenny's Welcome to Charlie

2. Air: The Wounded Hussar

3. Jig: Pat Ward's

4. Air: The Trip We Took Over the Mountain

5. Air: Bean Dubh an Ghleanna

6. Reel: The Bucks of Oranmore.
Peadar Broe

6. Lullaby: Anonn's Anall.
Leo Rowsome

7. Jigs: My Darling Asleep / Whelan's Jig

8. Lullaby: The Castle of Drumore.
Paddy Moloney

9. Reel: The Trip to Durrow

10. Bumper Squire Jones

11. Slide: Denis Murphy's.
Dan Dowd

12. Air: An Buachaill Caol Dubh.
Tommy Reck

13. Reel: The Scholar

14. Slip Jig: Top It Off

15. Reel: The Salamanca.
Leo Rowsome

16. Air: Dear Irish Boy.
Willie Clancy

17. Jig: Bimis ag Ol

18. Air: Loch na gCaor

19. Reels: The Lady Pantalettes

20. Fling: Kitty Got A Clinking Coming From the Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCD052 The Piper's Apron

 

This is Tommy Keane's debut solo recording and includes the first sighting of a musical duet with his wife Jacqueline McCarthy on concertina.

 

1.The Cliffs of Moher /Spot the Wallop  (Jigs)

2. The Boys of the 25 /The Hare's Paw /The Pinch of Snuff  (Reels)

3. Willie's Polka

4. Big Pat /Billy Brocker's /The Ballintra Lass  (Reels)

5. Will You Come Down to Limerick? /The Piper's Apron /Give Us a Drink of Water (Slip Jigs)

6. The Maids of Mont Cisco, The Crooked Road  (Reels)

7. The Gold Ring  (Jig)

8. Reddigan's /The Limestone Rock /Miss Ramsey's  (Reels)

9. Ceili na gCnoc /The Torn Jacket /Miss McGuinness  (Reels)

10. The Dusty Miller /The Silver Slipper /Willie's Fling No. 2  (Slip Jigs & Fling)

11. Sliabh Geal gCua  (Air)

12. Down the Back Lane /Sergeant Early's  (Jigs)

13.The Connacht Heifer's /The Yellow Tinker (Reels)

14. Sliabh Russell /The Connachtman's Rambles /Paddy Whack  (Jigs)

15.The Dublin Lads /I Have No Money /The Hairy Chested Frog (Reels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC32CD The Pipering of Willie Clancy Vol.1

 

This album gives an excellent insight into the music of one of Ireland's greatest traditional musicians. Pipers and non-pipers will delight in it!  

 

1. The West Wind & Seán Reid's Fancy; reels
2. The Rocks of Bawn; slow air
3. The Old Bush; reel
4. Will You Come Down to Limerick ? slip jig
5. The Bold Trainer O; air
6. The Rolling Wave; slip jig
7. An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas; double jig
8. Garret Barry's Mazurka; mazurka
9. Jenny Picking Cockles & My Love is in America; reels
10. The Bright Lady; slow air
11. The Lady's Pantalettes & The Ravelled Hank of Yarn; reels
12. Purty Molly Brannigan & The Green Fields of America; air & reel
13. Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair; single jig
14. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (An Binnsín Luachra); air
15. Down the Back Lane; double jig
16. Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh; double jig
17. Clancy's Jig; slip jig
18. Jenny Tie the Bonnet & Corney is Coming; reels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMCD52 Sporting Nell

 

Famed London /Irish anglo concertina player and piper who moved back to West Clare before recording this excellent album.

 

1. (Reels) Mollie Brannigan /Sporting Nell
2. (Reels) The New Policeman /The Ravelled Hank of Yarn
3. (Slip Jigs) Na Ceannabháin Bhána /Will You Come Down to Limerick
4. (Reels) Martin Wynn’s No. 1 /Paddy Taylor’s
5. (Jigs) The Maid in the Meadow /Sweet Biddy Daly
6. (Air) The Dear Irish Boy

7. (Set Dance) Planxty Browne
8. (Reels) The Limestone Rock /The Road to Lisdoonvarna
9. (Strathspey) Frank Roche’s
10. (Reels) Jenny Picking Cockles /The Floating Crowbars
11. (Jigs) Scatter the Mud /Mulqueen’s
12. (Air) Anach Chuain
13. (Reel) The Pigeon on the Gate
14. (Jigs) The Leg of the Duck /Ard an Bhóthair
15. (Hornpipes) Chief O’Neill’s Favourite /Byrne’s
16. (Reels) The First of the Month /The Blackberry Blossom
17. (Jig) Cherish the Ladies
18. (Reels) The Mountain Top /The Chicago /The Flower of the Flock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMCD001 Echoes of Sliabh Luachra 

 

Twenty tracks of traditional flute and tin whistle music from the son of famed Kerry accordion and fiddle players John and  Julia Clifford. The three played together in London where they recorded as the Star of Munster Trio in the 1960s. This new solo CD shows what a great flute player Billy is with many older tunes from Sliabh Luachra (The Rushy Mountains on the Cork /Kerry /Limerick border). Accompaniment on some tracks is provided by the driving piano playing of Mary Begley.

 

1. Slides: Denis Murphy's No.3 - The Gullane Slide
2. Polkas: The Blue Ribbon No.2 & No.1
3. Jigs: Tom Billy's - Humours of Killarney
4. Reels: Ewe Reel - Farewell to Erin
5. Hornpipes: The Smokey Chimney - Rose of Drishane
6. Slides: Johnnie the Tailor's Fancy - Willie Reidy's
7. Jigs: Denis Murphy's - O'Keefe's Pitchfolk - Tom O'Connor's
8. Polkas: Moll Morrissy's - Roseaunt - Dinie Dennehy's
9. Air& Reel: The Westwind
10. Hornpipes: Peter Wyper's - The Wonder
11. Jigs: Farewell To My Troubles - Honours of Glin
12. O'Carolans: Mrs.Edwards - David Power
13. Polkas: Timmy Clifford's - John Clifford's
14. Reels: Mamma's Pet - Johnnie When You Die - Anything for John Joe
15. Air: Dear Irish Boy
16. Polkas: Padraig O'Keefe's - Jack Reidy's
17. Hornpipes: Cronin's Rambles - Queen of May
18. Reels: The Crooked Road - The Clare Reel
19. March: Napoleon's
20. Reels: Relics of Old Decency - Stick the Minister - Follow Me Down to Carlow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOC 4 Rain of Light

 

Mairtin O'Connor began playing the accordion at the age of nine and has had a remarkable career stretching back to the late 70s. As well as performing as a leading member of many traditional groups, he has also recorded and toured with The Chieftains, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Rod Stewart and on the highly popular Riverdance show. His new album "The Road West" is a collection of more recent tunes, mostly rooted in the Irish tradition. Musicians include Nollaig Casey, Cathal Hayden, Gerry O'Connor, Marie Breathnach amongst others.

 

1 The Big Smoke
2 The Emigrant
3 The Corribean
4 The Snake
5 The Shape of Things to Come
6 Reels; Trip to Bright City/Farewell to the Land
7 St. Patrick's Dream
8 Emcee Squared Dance
9 Montserrat
10 Rain of Light Reel (Finale)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CICD157 An Mileoidean Scaoile

 

More melodeon wizardry from the Connemara master with piano accompaniment from Charlie Lennon

 

Part 1
1. The First House in Connaught /The Sally Gardens (Reels)
2. Tonra's Jig/ Down The Back Lane (Jigs)
3. Johnny's Reel/ Mick O'Connor's Choice (Reels)
4. The Boys of Blue Hill/ The Peacock's Feather (Hornpipe)
5. The Humours of Glendart/ The Monaghan Jig (Jigs)
6. Bean an Raidió /Paddy in Preston

Part 2 Music for the Connemara Set
7. Boil The Breakfast Early /The New Mown Meadow (reels)
8. Miss McLeod's Reel (Reel)
9. Dowd's No. 9 /The Galway Rambler (reels)
10. Maggie In The Wood (Polka)
11. The Rose of Aranmore/ Glen Swilly/An Raicin Álainn (Waltzes)

Part 3.
12. Emmet The Piper/The Frost Is All Over (Jigs)
13. George White's Favourite/Love At The Endings (Reels)
14. Amrhán na Trá Báine (Air)
15. The Golden Keyboard /The Silver Spear (Reels)
16. Port Tom Mór/The Flying Wheelchair (Jigs)
17. Lucy Campbell /The Ships are Sailing (Reels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB 010 'Wriggle & Writhe'

 

Renowned guitarist/box player Tim Edey and harmonica guru Brendan Power conjure up 17 scintillating tracks, including 4 songs. Rootsy rhythms and jaw-dropping virtuosity! Adventurous creative players are drawn to each other, and the first time Tim and Brendan met the musical sparks flew. This new duo's powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious. What sets them apart from most folk/Celtic acts is their free-wheeling approach to live performance: they love to improvise, which means that every time they do a piece it sounds different & fresh. It's that sheer, mad seat-of-your-pants spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere! Both have serious form as performers, composers and as session men for big name acts. Tim, hugely talented on acoustic guitar and button accordion, has recorded with Christy Moore, the Chieftains, Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, and Michael McGoldrick. Brendan, acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harmonica players around today, has recorded with the likes of Sting, Kate Bush, James Galway, Paul Brady and Altan. Their first major festival was Celtic Colours, Cape Breton, where they wowed audiences and stole the show with their blistering late night Festival Club appearances. On returning to England they recorded their debut CD Wriggle and Writhe and are currently in the middle of a busy summer of UK festival appearances.

 

1. Celtic Thunder /Kent to Kintail
2. Inisheer
3. The Mountain Road /the Corkscrew
4. Winds and Tides Permitting
5. Red Haired Lass /Tip of the Iceberg
6. Wriggle and Writhe
7. Baltic Crossing
8. Our Lady Of The Road
9. The Lilting Banshee/The Corner House
10. O'carolan Tune /Connaughtman's Rambles
11. Danovska Horo
12. Bless The Road
13. Maids Of Michelstown/The Morning Star
14. Why?
15. Tim's Choice Jig & Reel
16. V For Blues
17. Irene Meldrum's Welcome To Bon Accord
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSS20CD Darbys Farewell

 

A classic 1977 "pure drop" album by this flute and whistle player from the Sligo/Roscommon border who died in 1992. McDermott is also remembered as the composer of several tunes which are now universally played, and which he recorded on this album. With excellent notes by Robin Morton.


1. Reels: The Kerry Man / The Pigeon on the Gate
2. Jigs: Sixpenny Money / Garrett Barry's
3. Hornpipes: The Bush Hornpipe / Dunphy's Hornpipe
4. Song: Morlough Mary
5. Air: An Cailin Rua (The Red-Haired Girl)
6. Reels: The Tap Room / Toss the Feathers
7. Jigs: Dominic's Farewell to Cashel / Trip to the Cottage
8. Lilted Reels: The Collier's Reel / The Bank of Ireland
9. Reels: Micko Russell's Reel / Trip to Birmingham
10. Polkas: Murphy's Polka / The Keadue Polka
11. Reels: Peg McGrath's Reel / Ganley's Reel
12. Song: Ballad of the O'Carolan Country
13. Reels: The Flowers of Ballymote / Coleman's Cross
14. Song: Una Wan
15. Air: Una Bhan
16. Jigs: Boys of the Town / O'Dwyers Jig
17. Reels: Father O'Grady's Visit to Bocca / Darby's Farewell to London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSSCD30 Music of Sliabh Luachra

 

Polkas: Tom Sullivan’s/ Johnny Leary’s/ Jim Keefe’s
Slides: Keefe’s/ The Clog
Air: Tir Na Nog
Hornpipe: Callaghan’s
Reels: The Rising Sun/ The Pope’s Toe
Polkas: The Glin Cottage Polkas
Slides: Paudy Scully’s/ The Gallant Tipperarary Boys
Hornpipe: Walsh’s
Polkas: Jim Keefe’s/ Ballyvournie Polka/ Johnnie Mickey’s
10  Slides: Trip To The Jacks/ Where Is The Cat?
11  Air: The Banks Of Sullane
12  Single Reels: Biddy Martin’s/ Ger The Rigger
13  Reels: The Glenside Cottage/ Taim Gan Airgead
14  Air: Willie Reilly
15  Slides: Murphy’s/ Going To The Well For Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORCD020 Note for Note

 

"Down through the years I have enjoyed playing music in all formats and combinations - sessions, duets, trios, groups and bands but solo playing has always been where I considered a musician's soul is discovered. It was natural for me then to put together a solo album drawing on tunes I picked up over the years. Some I learned as a child playing with Joe Bane, Martin Rochford, Bill Malley, John Naughton and P Joe Hayes while others were learned from the playing of some of the great musicians I have been fortunate enough to know in more recent years. All of the tunes are ones that appeal to me and have meaning for me. I hope that they will speak to you too."

 

1. The Beauty Spot / Big Pat (reels)
2. The Crosses at Annagh /Rakish Paddy (reels)
3. The Caves of Klltanon (jig)
4. The Stack oFRye /An Stáicin Eoman (hornpipes)
5. The Chapel Bell (jig)
6. Kaloozalum /The Devil in the Kitchen (flings)
7. Murphy’s /The Stoney Steps /Miss McGuinness (reels)
8. Dúlamán na Binne Buidhe /If There Weren’t Any Women in the World (barn dances)
9. John Kelly’s Old Concertina (reel)
10. How Are You Now Kitty? /Tatter Jack Walsh (jigs)
11. Scotch Lilts
12. Old Maids of Gaiway /My Mary Anne /Kitty in the Lane (reels)
13. Louden’s Bonny Woods /Maggie Pichens (highlands)
14. Old Tipperary /The Rakes of Kildare (jigs)
15. The Glenbeigh /The Hills of Tara (barn dances)
16. John Naughton’s /The Cloonagroe /Matt Peoples’ (reels)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCF32CD The Blackberry Blossom

 

 Her first CD was probably one of our best ever selling Irish albums. This includes another wide selection of tunes on anglo concertina in her distinctive laid back East Clare style.

 

1. Shandon Bells, Tom Friel's; jigs
2. The Stone in the Field, Finlay's Delight; reels
3. An Paistín Fionn; slow jig
4. Tatter Jack Walsh, House in the Glen; jigs
5. Tommy Coen's, John Naughton's; reels
6. The Golden Eagle; hornpipe
7. The Hundred Pipers, The Mouse in the Cupboard; jigs
8. Paddy Kelly's; reel
9. The Cavan Reel, Sporting Nell, Rattigan's; reels
10. Scatter the Mud, McGreavy's; jigs
11. Pearl O'Shaughnessy's; barn dance
12. Woman of the House, The Green Groves of Erin; reels
13. Spailpín Fánach, The Little Beggarman; barn dances
14. Blackberry Blossom, Sandy Carty's; reels
15. Mick Hand's, The Maids of Mount Cisco; reels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCLAR 3  The Flowing Tide

Irish Traditional Fiddle & Concertina Music.

  1. Harvest Home / Liverpool Hornpipe

  2. Bellharbour Reel / Tim Maloney's Reel

  3. The Cuckoo Hornpipe

  4. Three Little Drummers / The Eagle's Nest

  5. Burren No. 1 / Chris Droney's Favourite

  6. Sliam na Gapall / The Lakes Of Sligo

  7. The Blue Gentian Waltz

  8. Roddy McCorley's March

  9. The Treble Jig / The Battering Ram

  10. The Union Reel /The Kilfenora Reel

  11. The Three Part Jig / The Moate Hunt

  12. The Templehouse Reel / Matt Molloy's Reel

  13. The Killy Hornpipe / The Flowing Tide

  14. The Sailor's Polka / The Old Time

  15. Slow Air

  16. Down The Broom Reel / Sheehy's Reel

  17. Swinging On A Gate

  18. Katie's Fancy / Willie Coleman's Jig

  19. The Blue Gentian

  20. The Three Little Drummers / Blackthorn Stick

  21. Connemarra Stocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CICD 161 Down from Bell Harbour

 

There is no doubt but that the Droney name has been firmly carved into the annals of traditional Irish music by this humble and gifted exponent. The toast of local house dances during his teenage years, he later became All-Ireland Senior Concertina Champion nine times, and played with several well-known céilí bands during a prolific career that has spanned several generations. He has performed on stages from Canada to Camden Town, while music lovers from Japan to North America have been warmly welcomed into the Droney home after seeking out the concertina maestro. Chris still plays regularly with The Four Courts céilí band, throughout Ireland and abroad.

 

1. Reels: The Tinker's Daughter / The Coalminer / The Master's Return
2. Jigs: Apples in Winter / The Maid on the Green
3. Reels: The Reel of Mullinavat / The Whistling Postman / The Chattering Magpie
4. Hornpipes: Joe Cooley's / Cronin's
5. Reels: Traver's / The Jolly Tinker / The Woman of the House
6. Waltz: Bell Harbour Hills
7. Jigs: The Knights of St Patrick / The Killimor
8. Reels: The Bell Harbour Reel / The Pullet / The Boys of Portaferry
9. Air: Peaceful Corcomroe
10. Hornpipes: Sliabh na mBan / The Home Ruler
11. Reels: The Parcel of Land / The Kilfenora Reel
12. Jigs: Katie's Fancy / The Boys of the Town
13. Reels: The Maid Behind the Bar / The Holy Land / The Rainy Day
14. Waltz: The Green Hills of Clare
15. Jigs: The Clogher Rose / The Bride's Favourite
16. The Congress Reel / Come West Along the Road / The Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSSCD89 It's No Secret

 

A re-release of a classic CD

It's No Secret brings together three of Ireland's finest traditional musicians, performing reels, polkas, jigs, hornpipes, airs, slides and barndances in solo, duet and trio formats. They make music in a human scale. I'ts No Secret is the next best thing to having them perform in your own living room. Six songs complete the picture. Seamus contributes the tongue-in-cheek, "In Praise of Mullingar" and "The Plains of Drishane". Hammy brings "The Sea Apprentice" and "Erin's Green Shore" from his native Ulster. Con performs two songs of his own making, "The Spoons Murder", which describes the fate of a spoons player who attempts to disrupt a session, and a hilarious re-working of Shakespeare's classic tragedy "King Lear". Both of these will become folk club classics. The CD booklet features all the song texts.


1. Mick Doyle's Favourite / Dinny O'brien's
2. The Sea Apprentice
3. Din Tarrant's / West Kerry Polka
4. Lament for Oliver Goldsmith
5. The Spoons Murder
6. An Chliabh Mhóna / Jimmy Doyle's Favourite
7. In Praise of the City of Mullingar
8. The Cocktail / Mary MC Mahon's Reel
9. King Lear 10. The Dances At Kinvara / The Hills of Tara 11. Erin's Green Shore
12. Nicholas MC Auliffe's / Barrack Hill
13. The Plains of Drishane
14. A Night At the Fair / The Haunted House
15. Paddy Taylor's / The Earl's Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCD02 The Square Triangle 

 

Excellent Cork based band specialising in their local music as well as writing their own comic songs.

 

1. Scatter the Mud / Union Quay / Rogha an Mháistir

2. Jack Sweeney's / Billy Mahony's / Sonny Riordan's

3. Fitzgerald's Hornpipe / Kimmel's Hornpipe

4. Idir Corcaigh agus Dúghlas

5. The Swallow's Tail / The Heather Breeze

6. Merrily Kiss the Quaker / The Quarry Cross

7. Abha an tSuláin / The Honeymoon Reel

8. The Walking Jig / Michelle O'Sullivan's / Bímís ag Ól

9. The Miltown Cockroach

10. Barney Brallaghan's / Ride a Mile / The Sport of the Chase

11. The Lost Polka / The Rakes of Mallow

12. The Banks of the Lee

13. Temple House / The Boy in the Boat / The Red Haired Lass

14. Ode to Whiskey

15. Hymn to St Finbarr

16. Going for Water / Mick Lynch's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCD007 Magnetic South

 

1. Thadelo's /My Love in the Morning /Behind the Bush in the Garden (slides)

2. D. D. Cronin's Polkas /The Glin Cottage (polkas)

3 The Abbey of Kilcrea (song)

4. An Bhean Dubh /The Spaniard (hornpipes)

5. Quill's /The Pope's Toe (reels)

6. Bill the Weaver's /A Thousand Farewells /Follow me Down to Carlow (jigs)

7. The Pope's Toe (song)

8. Dha Chich Danaan (air) /Tom Sullivan's /The Borlin /As I Went Out Upon the Ice (polkas)

9. I'd Rather be Married than Left /John Cronin's (slides)

10. Bruach na Carraige Baine (song)

11. Paddy carey's /Captain Whites (jigs)

12. The Glenbeigh Hornpipe /Jackie Tar /The Scroll in the Stout (barndances)

13. Nuair Bhuaileas (song)

14. Cashman's /Lehane's (polkas)

15. O'Keefe's Woman of the House /The Man of the House /The Setting Sun (reels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD583 Wild Mountain Thyme

 

The McPeake Family’s Wild Mountain Thyme, also known as Will Ye Go Lassie, Go, is one of the most famous songs to emerge from the folk revival of the 1950s, being covered by an incredible variety of artists including Fotheringay, The Byrds, Mark Knopfler and Rod Stewart as well as Ewan MacColl, The Chieftains and Clancy Brothers.

 

Often containing as many as three generations, the Belfast born and bred McPeake Family played as far afield as Moscow and was a great favourite on the BBC. Their distinctive combination of uilleann pipes, harps and harmony vocals set a new standard for Irish music in the 1950s & 60s. Not content to showcase instrumental virtuosity, their warm ensemble sound brought out the depth of the songs making them one of the most loved Irish groups on the 1950s and early 60s.

 

1  Will Ye Go Lassie, Go
2  I Know My Love
3  McLeod’s Reel
4  A Bucket Of The Mountain Dew
5  Eileen Aroon
6  An Durd Fain
7  My Singing Bird
8  The Lament of Aughrim
9  Carraig Dun
10  The Derry Hornpipe
11  The Old Piper
12  Slieve Gallon Brae
13  Ireland, Boys, Hurrah
14  Cock Robin
15  An Coolin
16 The Verdant Braes Of Screen
17 Juanita
18 Jug Of Punch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMCCD54  The Family Album

 

This album pretty much takes over where Jacqueline McCarthy's 1999 album "The Hidden Note," which also featured her father and siblings, left off. This time, the rest of the extended family, i.e., the spouses of Jacqueline's brother and sisters, takes part as well, all contributing to a wonderful (and generously 22-track long) album of heartfelt, genuine traditional music from this family's repertoire. In addition, Jacqueline's father Tommy Sr., who passed away recently, is represented by two tracks borrowed from a 1960s CCE album, while his memory is celebrated with a new composition by famous Leitrim musician Charlie Lennon.

 

1. Reels: My Love is in America / The Milliner's Daughter
2. Hornpipes: Poll Halpenny / Mrs. Galvin
3. Jigs: Statia Donnelly / The Humours of Ennistymon
4. Reels: The Tempest / The Steampacket
5. Set Dance: The Ace and Deuce of Piping
6. Reel: The Drunken Landlady
7. Reels: John Henry's / Kiss the Maid Behind the Bar
8. Jigs: Will You Come Home With Me? / Garret Barry's
9. Jigs: Down the Back Lane / Petticoat Loose
10. Flings: An Buachaill Dreoite / Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair
11. Reels: The Mountin Top / The Clare Reel
12. Jig: The Gold Ring
13. Hornpipe: The Shyan Hornpipe
14. Jigs: Tom Ennis' / Old Tipperary
15. Reels: The Pinch of Snuff / Come West Along the Road
16. Hornpipes: The Standing Abbey / Scully Casey's
17. Jigs: The Rolling Wave / Alexander's March
18. Reels: The Bank of Ireland / Bonnie Anne
19. Jigs: The Humours of Ballyloughlin / Fraher's
20. Reels: Last Night's Fun / The Pullet
21. Reel: The Foxhunter's
22. Jig: Tommy McCarthy's (comp. Charlie Lennon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CICD138 Sparks on Flags

 

A great ceili band from County Laois. They make a remarkable sound, being led by five fiddles. A classic ceili band record.  


1. Lord McDonald /The Holly Bush /Finbarr Dwyer's
2. The Piper's Chair /The Gig Rig /Kevin Loughlin's
3. Devaney's Goat /Killy Town /John McNeill's
4. Josephine Keegan's /The Queen Of The West
5. The Tarbolton /The Longford Collector /The Sailor's Bonnet
6. The No Name Polka Set
7. Munster Bacon /Sean Ryan's /The Classic
8. Lady's Choice /Coleman's /Paddy Lynn's Delight /Cronin's
9. Harper's /The Gallowglass /The B Flat
10. Austin Tierney's /Music In The Glen /O'Rourke's /The Wild Irishman
11. Georgina's March
12. The Pigeon On The Gate /Jim McKillop's Reel For Maeve /The Fiddler's Welcome
13. The Duet /The Fly By Night
14. The Gravel Walks /Jackson's /Martin Fallon's First Night In America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BallinamereCD01 Ballinamere Ceili Band

 

Formed in 1947  in Co. Offaly by Dan Cleary, who was a founder member of Comhaltas in 1951 and set up the first branches of Comhaltas in Offaly. The band played live on Céili House for 10 years in the 50’s and had a huge influence over traditional music all over Ireland.

 

1. Drunken Sailõr / EarlsChair I Tim Maloney (Reels)
2. The Blooming Meadow/A Visit to Ireland / Paddy Carey (Jigs)
3. A Friendly Visit I McFadden’s Fancy / Mc Mahon’s (Hompipes)
4. The Dan Cleary Song (Song by Sarah Stone, Composed by Tommy Stóng)
5. Baffiname Reels / Killybcg House. / Rattigan’ (Reels)
6. Clare Jig / Rakes of Kildare / Dancing Master (Jigs)
7. The Clare Dragoons / O’Rahilly’s /Who fears to speak of 98 (Marches)
8. Dinny O’Brien / The Tulia I Farewell to Connaught (Reels)
9. Madame Bonaparte I Rodney’s Glory (Set Dance)
10. Dan Cleary Fiddle I Reavy’s (Munster Grass) (Hompipe)
11. Dan Cleary Fiddle / Paddy Ryan’s / Dr Gilberts (Reels)
12. Dan Cleary Fiddle / T Maguire’s / Goiloughes (Jigs)
13. Dan Cleary Fiddle /The King’s (Hornpipe)
14. The Plough in the Stars / Muihaire’s Reel /The Golden Keyboard (Reels)
15. Martin Wynne’s /Rising Sun / Bunker [liii (Reels)
16. Fr Fielding’s Jig / Cohen’s Jig / Parnell’s Jig (Jigs)
17. Tailors Twist / The Castle /The College (I-Iornpipe)
18. A Nation Once Again (March) (Dan’s Signature Tune)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD474 Her Mantle so Green  

 

The Queen of London Irish pub singers in the scene's hey-day in the mid 1950s. Plus tunes from the formidable Gorman and Martin Byrnes, with some extra tracks that were not on the original Topic LP.

 

1. The Cycling Championship of Ulster
2. The Flower of Sweet Strabane
3. reel: Dr Gilbert
4. The Turfman from Ardee
5. jigs: The Rambling Pitchfork / Fasten the Legging
6. The Galway Shawl
7. polkas: Maguire's Favourite / Tralee Gaol / Maggie in the Wood
8. The Wild Colonial Boy
9. Dwyer's Hornpipe
10. My Lagan Love
11. hornpipe: The Boys of Bluehill
12. reels: The Yellow Tinker / The Corner House
13. The Factory Girl
14. Her Mantle So Green
15. reels: The Bunch of Keys / The Heather Breeze
16. Our Ship is Ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RGCD01D May Morning Dew

 

One of the finest singers in Ireland today with a wide range of songs both rare and well-known including some from her native Donegal. The first of the two CDs, 'May Morning Dew' contains new recordings while the second CD is a re-issue Rita's acclaimed 1997 cassette 'Easter Snow'. A must for anyone with an interest in Irish traditional singing.

 

1:   Craigie Hill
2:   Bonnie Light Horseman
3:   Bonnie Bunch of Roses O
4:   Banks of the Clyde
5:   Flower of Magherally
6:   Lovely Willie
7:   Lough Erne Shore
8:   The May Morning Dew
9:   Rambling Irishman
10: The Wounded Hussar
11: Shores of Lough Brann
12: Out of the window
13: Oh The Marriage
14: Rambling Boys of Pleasure
15: The Mermaid
16: Rushes Green
17: Wee Weaver
18: The Nightingale
19: What’s keeping my true love
20: The Mountain Streams

CD2 Easter Snow

1.   Going to Mass last Sunday
2.   John Adair
3.   Old Arboe
4.   Sweet Inniscarra
5.   Easter Snow
6.   Lurgy Stream
7.   Edward on Lough Erne Shore
8.   Sheephaven Bay
9.   The Blackbird
10.  When my Love and I Parted
11.  Blackwater Side
12.  Highland Mary
13.  Dark is the Colour
14.  The Mountain Streams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD674 The Heart is True 

 

Classic recordings made in the 1950s and 1960s by Peter Kennedy, Sean O'Boyle, Diane Hamilton and Paul Carter.

 

1. As I Roved Out                   

2. The Banks of Red Roses 

3. Barbara Allen                     

4. The Butcher Boy               

5. The Canny Ould Lad        

6. Caroline & the Sailor        

7. Derry Gaol                          

8. The Factory Girl                 

9. Our Ship She’s Ready     

10. It Was in the Month of January          

11. Jackets Green                  

12. The Jolly Thresher          

13. The Laurel Wear             

14. Robert Burns and his Highland Mary           

15. Mary of Kilmore               

16. A Servant in her Master’s Garden     

17. I Courted a Wee Girl 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEFCD158 Idir Dha Chomhaire - In Two Minds

 

This recording shows Áine Uí Cheallaigh to have a powerful voice, capacious enough to cover a wide range of song styles and emotions, each piece touched with an individuality that is, further enhanced by the sensitive production skills of Mel Mercier.


1. A Chumaraigh Aoibhinn O.
2. Peace in Erin.
3. Ar Mo Ghamhailt Dom.
4. Seoladh Na nGamhna.
5. An Bhuatais.
6. Maidin Cheoch.
7. The Auld Grey Man.
8. Eire.
9. A Mhamai Nach Tu An Cladhaire.
10. Out Of the Window.
11. A Spailpin A Ruin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSCD009 Louth Mouths from Drogheda

 

Seán Corcoran, Dónal Maguire arid Gerry Cullen attended Saint Joseph’s Christian Brothers School in Drogheda and sang in the parish church choir at Saint Peter’s in the main street. Maguire emigrated to England in the 60s while Cullen and Corcoran remained in Drogheda. Individually, their singing of traditional material has consistently received high critical acclaim. Gerry sings with the recently reformed and much acclaimed Voice Squad and Seán currently performs with the band Cran. Dónal usually gives solo performances but has had various collaborations over the years while based in London and latterly in Lancashire. Seán Corcoran is acknowledged to be one of the most important song collectors in Ireland and most of the songs included here were collected initially by him. The idea (and title!) for the album title emanated from a light-hearted exchange between Maguire and his friend, singer and writer Brian O’Rourke. With his tongue in his cheek. Maguire propositioned Cullen and Corcoran and here we are! The wide-ranging song collection includes classical ballads, comic songs. and songs of a particularly local context all from the repertoires of source singers throughout the county.
 

1. The Wild Rover (Usher)
2. Bold Doherty
3. The maid on the Shore
4. In London so Fair
5. Johnny and Molly
6. Sweet Duleek gate
7. John Barbour
8. The Factory maid
9. The Bonny Light Horseman
10. Johnny Scot
11. The Grey Cock
12. Hero of Bonny Carlow
13. The Wedding of Sweet Baltray
14. Lamkin
15. William Taylor
16. The Flower of Beamore
17. The Wild Rover (Cumiskey)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC37CD Do me Justice

 

Some fine songs from his native Ulster and beyond.

 

1. Tumbling through the Hay
2. Young Willie O'Reilly
3. Adam in Paradise
4. The Spanish Volunteer
5. Green Grows the Laurel
6. Ar Bhruach na Carraige Báine, By the Bank of the White Rock
7. The Jolly Roving Tar
8. The Wheels of the World
9. The Banks of the Bann (The Brown Girl)
10. Tha M'Intinn Raoir/Siúdaibh Bhalachaibh (My Mind Tonight/Go to it Lads)
11. The Bonny Brown Hen
12. Come o'er The Mountain
13. Flora MacDonald's Lament
14. Do Me Justice 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC41CD You Lovers All

More superb singing from the ever popular singer.

 

1. When I was a Bachelor
2. Lovely Ann
3. The Crockery Ware
4. The Rushes Green
5. The Green Garters
6. Ye Lovers All
7. True Lover John
8. The Lass of Glenshee
9. The Lass from Killiecrankie/Monymusk
10. Kane’s Shady Glen
11.The Frog's Wedding
12. Sweet William’s Ghost
13. The Whiskey Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD518D The Road to Connemara 

 

One of the world's greatest traditional singers recorded in 1964 when he was at the height of his powers.

 

CD1

1. My Bonny Boy is Young
2. The West of lreland
3. Skibbereen
4. Bean Phaidin - Paidin's Wife
5. Amhran na hEascaiine /The Song of the Eel (Lord Randal)
6. As I Roved Out
7. Story & Song: An Droighnean Donn /The Brown Blackthorn
8. Caroline and her Young Sailor Bold
9. Fishing in Connemara
10. Amhran an Bha /Song of the Drowning (Currachai na Tra Baine)
11. Singing in Connemara
12. The Jug of Punch
13. The Ferocious O'Flahertys
14. The Widow from Mayo
15. The Harp without the Crown
16. Suantrai (lullaby) Scoithin Seo
17. Advice to Young Singers
18. The Valley of Knockanure
19. The Valley of Knockanure
20. Whiskey O Roudeldum-Row
21. Barbary Ellen

 

CD2

1. The Two Greyhounds (The Bogs of Shanabeever)
2. The Old Woman of Wexford
3. The Banks of Claudy
4. Eamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hill)
5 .My Boy Willie
6. Patsy McCann
7. Story & Song: Una Bhan - Fair Una
8. Cailleach an Airgid (The Hag with the Money)
9. The Lonely Woods of Upton
10. O'Brien from Tipperary
11. Erin Gra mo Chroi (Ireland, Love of my Heart)
12. Story & Song: Cunnla
13. The Tennis Right (Captain Coulston)
14. Story & Song: Eanach Cuain (Annaghdown)
15. Beidh Aonach Amarach i gContae an Chlair - Greasai Brog
(There is a fair tomorrow in the County Clare - The Shoemaker)
16. The Glen of Aberlow
17. Slan agus Beannacht le Buaireamh an tSaoil
Farewell to the Worries of Life (One Morning in June)
18. The Old Man Rocking the Cradle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITCD001 Round Top Wagon

 

In 2008 Irish traveller singer Thomas McCarthy discovered a singing session at Cecil Sharp House, not realising that there was an interest in his type of Sean Nos singing in London where he now lives. The word soon spread about this amazing young singer who has a style not unlike Joe Heaney and songs that no one had heard before. On this his first CD he sings mainly songs which have been handed down through his family as well some of his own newly composed songs, all ably assisted by the CDs producer Ron Kavana. Tommy McCarthy is a truly remarkable singer who sings in a way which is rarely heard today.

 

1. Down That Road
2. Clasped to the Pig
3. The Wedding /Pat McCarthy's jig
4. The Battle Of Aherlow
5. There Was A Time
6. A Ramblin'Man
7. Medley:
    a) Felix And Johnny Doran (song)
    b) The Bunch of Keys/Rakish Paddy (regls)

8. A Cushla

9. No Balls at all

10. Donal Kenny

11. Michael Was Hearty
12. Gum Shellac
13. Sweet Kinnitty
14. McKelgna's Dream

15. The Round Top Wagon

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCD04 Down from your Pulpits, Down from your Thrones 

 

A Dublin singer known by many as an organiser of the Goilin Singers Club which meets in that city, he sings songs he’s picked all over Ireland during over fifty years of singing and on this new CD he has gathered together a formidable group of singing associates including Niamh Parsons, Maire Ni Chroinin, Jim McFarland, Tom Creen as the Goilin Choir and accompaniments from Con ‘Fada’ O’Drisceoil (accordion), Aogan O’ Loinsigh (concertina) and Pat ‘Herring’ Ahern (guitar).

 

1. The Charming Pride of Luachair Side

2. Palmerstown Fleas

3. Dan Curleu

4. Done With Bonaparte

5. Sammy's Bar

6. Her Mantle so Gree

7. The Charming Quarry Cross

8. Michael Dwyer's Lament

9. The Carmagnoles/ La Carmagnole

10. Bridget Gare

11. The West Clare Train

12. Lovers and Friends

13. The Grey Funnel Line
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRCD006 Havoc in Heaven

A second CD from the popular Dublin singer from Goilin Club. A fine selection of songs with title track dedicated to the late, great Frank Harte and closing set of a tribute to the Navvy with songs from Kieran Halpin, Ewan McColl, Bob Davenport and Seamus Duffy. Accompaniment is provided on some tracks by Mick Willis, Jock Burns, Con 'Fada' O'Drisceoll and Johnny McCarthy.


1. Havoc in Heaven
2. Jim Jones
3. The Colleen Rue
4. The Fenian Blade
5. Barbr’y Allen
6. Bold Jack Donohue
7. The Connolly Column
8. The Wheels of the World
9. The Titanic
10. Moreton Bay
11. False Lover John
12. Living Ghosts / Isolde’s Chapel
13. Ye Men of Sweet Liberties
14. Freedom’s Pioneers
15. Navvy Tribute
(a) The Aran Labourer
(b) Just a Note
(c) Wild Wild Whiskey
(d) McAlpine's Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERRCD001 Path Across the Ocean

 

Songs of emigration from a stalwart of the Goilin Singers' Club in Dublin. Rich, resonant singing with vocal support from Grace Toland, the Goilin singers and the Voice Squad, plus accompaniment from Kevin Conneff on bodhran, Brendan Gleeson on mandolin and Gay McKeon on uilleann pipes. 

 

1. Path Across the Oceon

2. Mullingar Recuit
3. Roy Roger Um
4. Sleeveless Charms
5.What Will We Do When We Have No Money?
6. This Is Macaronic
7. Irish Jubilee
8. Sweet Daffodil Mulligan
9. Sheila Nee Iyer (Síle Ní Ghaidhre)
10. False, Flase Fly
11. Calf Meal in Roscrea
12. Slip Jigs and Reels
13. Shriekin' Artaner
14. Cupid's Visitation to Mick Dwyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JSCD01 A Taste of Tradition

 

The fine Derry singer who is a resident at the Goilin Singer's Club in Dublin with his first solo album.

 

1. Mountain Streams

2. Jacket so Blue

3. Cork Harbour

4. Going to Mass Last Sunday

5. Adieu Lovely Nancy

6. The Maid of Culmore

7. The Royal Blackbird

8. The Banks of the Bann

9. Lough Erne Shore

10. Napoleon's Lamentation

11. Willie Ward

13. An Bonnan Bui

14. The Pride of Moville Town

15. Laurel Hill

16. Jimmy Murphy

17. Renardine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARACD4004 Many's the Foolish Youth
 

The Voice Squad represent the melding of two related but separate traditions -- a British harmony-singing tradition (as exemplified by the Copper Family and the Watersons) and the unaccompanied solo singing tradition of Northern Ireland (as exemplified by such legendary artists as Paddy Tunney and Joe Heaney). By taking the traditional Irish repertoire and harmonizing it in a generally British style, the three members of the Voice Squad have created something new and absolutely wonderful. All three singers have excellent voices, but tenor Fran McPhail is the one who brings something tonally unique to the ensemble; his voice has an eerie, almost horn-like quality that blends beautifully with the harder-edged voices of tenor Phil Callery and baritone Gerry Cullen. This 1995 reissue of Many's the Foolish Youth, originally released in 1987, brings improved sound quality to a set of songs that showcases this group at its best, on a program that ranges from the romantic regret of "The Banks of the Bann" to the traditional parting song "The Parting Glass" and stops off in between for a couple of Christmas songs ("The Holly She Bears a Berry," "Kilmore Carol," "Shepherds Arise"). The Voice Squad deliver everything with a marvelous combination of power and tenderness that is bound to touch your heart.


1. When A Man's In Love

2. The Bonny Irish Maid

3. Willie Taylor

4. The Banks of the Bann

5. The Holly She Bears A Berry

6. The Parting Glass

7. Kilmore Carol

8. Annan Waters

9. Shepherd's Arise

10. Ode to Autumn

11. Oh Good Ale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD679T “It was mighty!”

CD1
Michael Gorman, fiddle.
1. Reel: The Jolly Tinker
2. Reel: Bonnie Kate
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at his flat in Belsize Park, London, 25 October 1952.
Gerry Wimsey, flute (3), Clarke’s tin whistle (4).
3. Reel: The Boys of Ballisadare
4. Reel: The Copperplate
Recorded by Janet Kerr in Collooney, Co. Sligo, 31 January 1972.
Paddy Taylor, flute.
5. Hornpipe: Paddy Taylor’s
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
6. Reel: The Cabin Hunter
7. Slow Air: With Kitty I’ll Go
8. Slides: Pat Hanley’s No. 1 / Pat Hanley’s No. 2
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at his flat in Belsize Park, London, 2 December 1956.
Nan Landers, melodeon
9. Hornpipe: Nan Landers’
10. Slide: Nan Landers’
Recorded by Dick Landers at their home in Chiswick, London, probably mid-1960s.
Jimmy Power, fiddle; Patsy Goulding, piano.
11. Reels: The Wild Irishman / The College Grove / Jenny Picking Cockles
Recorded by Jimmy Power in London, circa 1959.
Danny McNiff, flute.
12. Slip Jig: Doherty’s
13. Polkas: Danny McNiff’s / Farewell to Whiskey
14. Reel: The Streams in the Valley
Recorded by Peter Kennedy & Sean O’Boyle, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, 20 July 1952.
Bobby Casey, fiddle.
15. Reel: The Beauty Spot
16. Hornpipe: Poll Ha’penny
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, London, 18 December 1956.
17. Jigs: Brian O’Lynn / The Maid in the Meadow
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Mick Gorman (nephew), fiddle.
18. Reels: The Girl that Broke My Heart / Dick Cosgrove
Recorded by Bill Leader, Reg Hall & Michael Plunkett at Michael Gorman’s house, Manchester, 5 July 1970.
Jimmy Hogan, accordeon; Bobby Hall, piano; Brian Green, drums.
19. Reels: The Copperplate / The Bunch of Keys
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 8 March 1958.
Martin Byrnes, fiddle.
20. Reels: St. Ruth’s Bush / Paddy Kelly’s Favourite
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Paddy Malynn, accordeon.
21. Jigs: Wallop the Spot / The Tongs by the Fire
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Norwood Hotel, West Norwood, London, 7 October 1962.
Julia Clifford, fiddle.
22. Slow Air: The Red-Haired Boy
23. Jig: The Cliffs of Moher
Recorded by Reg Hall at Lucy & Eric Farr’s house, Ladywell, London, 16 August 1964.
Paddy Breen, flageolet.
24. Hornpipe: The Cuckoo’s Nest
25. Polka: Tralee Gaol
26. Jig: The Pipe on the Hob
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, March 1952.
Bobby Casey, fiddle; Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes.
27. Jig: Munster Buttermilk
28. Reels: The West Wind / Sean Reid’s Fancy
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 18 December 1956.
Martin Byrnes, fiddle; Tony Howley, flute.
29. Reel: The Humours of Scarriff
30. Reels: The Galway Rambler / The London Lasses
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
Martin Wynne, fiddle.
31. Jigs: The Rose in the Heather / The Gold Ring / The Maid on the Green / Saddle the Pony
Michael Gorman & Martin Wynne, fiddles; Bill Rollison, piano.
32. Reel: The Boys of the Lough
HMV recording studio, Oxford Street, London, probably 14 July 1948.
Jimmy Power, fiddle; Clancy, flute; Tommy Maguire, accordeon; Paddy Furey, piano.
33. Reels: The Liffey Banks / The Shaskeen
Recorded by Reg Hall in the Bedford Arms, Camden Town, London, 2 December 1960.
Bobby Casey, fiddle; Willie Clancy, uilleann pipes.
34. Jig: When We Were Drinking
35. Reels: The Old Bush / The Chicago
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 18 December 1956.

CD2
Roger Sherlock, flute; Liam Farrell, mandolin.
1. Reels: The Chicago / The Green Fields of America
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
Edmond Murphy, fiddle; Mick Gorman (nephew), flute.
2. Reels: Limerick Lasses / Come West along the Road
3. Reel: Cregg’s Pipes
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
Michael Gorman, fiddle.
4. Reel: Farrell Gara
5. Reel: Miss McLeod’s
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at his flat in Belsize Park, London, 25 October 1952.
Paddy Breen, flageolet (6/7/8/9); lilting (10).
6. Hornpipe: The Red-Haired Lad
7. Set-Dance: The Orange Rogue
8. Set Dance: Rodney’s Glory
9. Fling: Green Grow the Rushes O
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, March 1952.
10. Katie’s Reel
Recorded by Bill Leader & Reg Hall at Bill Leader’s flat, Camden Town, London, 19 April 1967.
Sonny Murray, concertina.
11. Reel: Christmas Eve
Recorded by John Tams & Neil Wayne in Co. Clare, January 1974.
Jimmy Cleary, banjo; Margaret Barry, banjo.
12. Hornpipe: The Belfast
Recorded by Ewan MacColl at his house in Croydon, 10 March 1955.
Michael Gorman, fiddle.
13. Reel: Put the Cake on the Dresser
14. Jig: The Strayaway Child
Michael Gorman, fiddle; Margaret Barry, banjo.
15. Reel: Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 21 August 1956.
Michael Falsey, flute.
16. Reel: Big Pat
17. Jig: Molloy’s Wife
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes.
18. Slow Air: The Clay of Kilcreggan
19. Programme Piece: The Ace and Deuce of Piping
20. Jigs: Paddy O’Rafferty / The Sixpenny Money
Recording supervised by Paul Carter at the City of London Studios, London, 1960.
Bobby Casey, fiddle.
21. Reel: Sean sa Ceo
Bobby Casey, fiddle; Sean Kenny, piano.
22. Jig: The Frieze Britches
23. Reel: The Flax in Bloom
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 18 December 1956 (21) & 20 May 1962 (22/23).
Mick Gorman (nephew), flute.
24. Reels: The Salamanca / The Yellow Tinker
25. Jig: The Newport Lass
26. Reel: The Flogging
Recorded by Bill Leader, Reg Hall & Michael Plunkett at Michael Gorman’s house, Manchester, 5 July 1970.
Michael Gorman, fiddle.
27. Hop Jig: The Kid on the Mountain
28. Hornpipe: Dwyer’s
Recorded by Peter Kennedy at his flat in Belsize Park, London, 25 October 1952.
Gabe O’Sullivan, fiddle (29), flute (30).
29. Reel: The Lady on the Island
Recorded by Nic Kinsey & supervised by Peter Bellamy at Livingstone Studios, Barnet, London, April 1979.
30. Reel: Maud Miller
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Galtymore, Cricklewood, London, July 1964.
Liam Farrell, banjo.
31. Polka: The Mountain Pathway
Michael Daly, flute; Liam Farrell, banjo.
32. Reel: The Galway Rambler
Recorded by Michael Daly at Liam Farrell’s house, Epsom, Surrey. December 1962.
Johnny Discin, fiddle.
33. Reels: The Bunch of Keys / The Star of Munster
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Mick Gorman (nephew), flute.
34. Reels: Mulhaire’s / Father Kelly’s
Recorded by Bill Leader, Reg Hall & Michael Plunkett at Michael Gorman’s house, Manchester, 5 July 1970.
Edmond Murphy, fiddle; Mick Gorman (nephew), flute.
35. Reel: The Concert Reel
Recorded by Michael Daly, London, late 1950s-early 1960s.

CD3
The Hibernian Ceili Band: Brendan McGlinchey, fiddle; Roger Sherlock, flute; Raymond Roland, accordeon; Liam Farrell, banjo; PJ Hines, piano; Brian Green, drums.
1. Reel: The Dublin
Recording studio, Bayswater, London, 1960.
Bobby Casey, fiddle.
2. Reels: The Duke of Leinster & his Missus
3. Reel: The College Grove
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Oliver Roland, accordeon.
4. Reel: Kitty in the Lane
5. Jigs: The Rookery / The Cliffs of Moher
Recorded by Imelda Gardiner at the Roland family house, Loughrae, Co. Galway, mid-1960s.
Vincent Griffin, fiddle.
6. Reels: Night in Ennis / The Maid behind the Bar
7. Reels: Paddy Ryan’s Dream / Mamma’s Pet
Recorded by Robin Morton, Ennis, Co. Clare, December 1976.
Roger Sherlock, flute.
8. Reels: The Galway Rambler / The London Lasses
Roger Sherlock, flute; Raymond Roland, accordeon; Liam Farrell, mandolin.
9. Reels: The Old Bush / The Galty
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
Martin McMahon, fiddle (10/11), accordeon (12); Teresa McMahon, guitar (10/11), keyboard (12).
10. Reel: Speed the Plough
11. Reel: The Bucks of Oranmore
Recorded by Teresa McMahon at their house, near Shannon, Co. Clare, c.1990.
12. Reel: The Star of Munster
Recorded by Austin Barrett in a north London pub, probably 1990s.
Tommy McCarthy, concertina (13); uilleann pipes (14).
13. Reel: The Laurel Tree
14. Jigs: The Miners of Wicklow / Paddy Taylor's
London, 1970s. McCarthy Family collection.
Sean Maguire, fiddle
15. Jigs: Garrett Barry’s Favourite / The Luckpenny
Recorded by Seamus Ennis, Belfast, 1 January 1957.
Raymond Roland, accordeon; Benny O’Connor, drums.
16. Reel: The Eel in the Sink
Raymond Roland & Kit O’Connor, accordeon; John Joe Doyle, fiddle; Paddy Taylor, flute; Benny O’Connor, drums.
17. Reel: Sean sa Ceo / Come West along the Road
Recorded by Reg Hall at the Willesden Junction Hotel, Willesden, London, 15 March 1964.
Andy Boyle, fiddle; Michael Falsey & unidentified, flutes.
18. Reels: The Congress / The Bag of Spuds
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Joe Ryan, fiddle.
19. Reels: Dinny O’Brien / Farewell to Connacht
20. Reel: Tommy Potts’s
Recorded by Reg Hall at Breege McArdle’s flat, Crouch End, London, 5 November 2001.
Tommy McCarthy & Bobby Casey, fiddles.
21. Reel: Maud Miller
22. Reel: The New Custom House
Recorded by Tommy Keane, London, 1982.
Gerry Clancy, accordeon; unidentified, bodhran.
23. Reels: I’m Waiting for You & The Bag of Spuds
London, probably late 1970s, Larry Masterson Collection.
Johnny Hynes, Clarke’s tin whistle.
24. Reel: Carmel O’Mahony
25. Jigs: The Boys of the Town / We Drink and Kiss the Ladies
26. Reel: Scotch Mary
Recorded by Reg Hall at his flat, South Norwood, London, 14 February 1965.
Frank Mahoney, fiddle.
27. Reel: The Stoney Steps
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Galtymore, Cricklewood, London, July 1964.
Julia Clifford, fiddle; Billy Clifford, flute; John Clifford, piano-accordion.
28. Hornpipes: Bill Black’s / O’Byrne’s
Recorded by Reg Hall at Lucy & Eric Farr’s house, Ladywell, London, 16 August 1964.
Tommy McCarthy, uilleann pipes.
29. Jigs: Old Hag, You Have Killed Me / Old Tipperary
Recorded by Tommy Keane, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 1998.
Raymond Roland & Kit O’Connor, accordeon; John Joe Doyle, fiddle; Paddy Taylor, flute; Benny O’Connor, drums.
30. Jig: Father Kelly’s
Raymond Roland, accordeon; Kevin Taylor, drums.
31. Reels: The Little Thatched Cottage / Down the Strand
Recorded by Reg Hall at the Willesden Junction Hotel, Willesden, London, 15 March 1964.
Michael Falsey, flute.
32. Reel: Sporting Paddy
33. Reel: Cregg’s Pipes
Recorded by Michael Daly in Pat Goulding’s flat, Pimlico, London, 1957.
Oliver Roland, accordeon.
34. Reel: Imelda Roland’s
Recorded by Imelda Gardiner at the Roland family house, Loughrae, Co. Galway, mid-1960s.
Edmond Murphy, fiddle; Mick Gorman (nephew), flute.
35. Reels: Colonel Roger’s / Happy Days of Youth
Recorded by Michael Daly at the Camden Stores, Camden Town, London, 1959.
The Hibernian Ceili Band: as track 1.
36. Hornpipes: The Friendly Visit / The Cuckoo
37. Reels: The Merry Harriers / The Hut in the Bog
Recording studio, Bayswater, London, 1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD680T “It was great altogether!”

CD1
Johnny Duffy, fiddle; Tommy Healy, flute; Reg Hall, piano.
1. Reels: Tarbolton / The Longford Collector / The Sailor’s Bonnet
2. Reels: Martin Wynne’s No. 1 / Martin Wynne’s No. 2
Recorded by Tony Engle at Reg Hall’s house, Croydon, London, 15 February 1977.
Jimmy Power, fiddle; Reg Hall, piano.
3. Jigs: Whelan’s / The Lark in the Morning
Jimmy Power, fiddle; Reg Hall, piano; Gerry Wright, bodhran.
4. Reels: Jackie Coleman’s / The Castle
Recorded by Tony Engle at Tangent Studio, Shepherd’s Bush, London, 1 July 1976.
Danny Meehan, fiddle; Michael Hynes, flute; Dermot Kearney, piano.
5. Single Jig: The Flax-dresser / Highland: The Limerick Races
Michael Hynes, flute; Dermot Kearney, piano.
6. Reels: Billy Brocker’s / The Humours of Tulla
Recorded in the club room at the Empress of Russia, Islington, London, 25 April 1985.
Danny Meehan & Bobby Casey, fiddles; Reg Hall, piano; John McLaughlin, spoons.
7. Jig: Cherish the Ladies
Recorded by Bill Leader at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 12 February 1967.
Bobby Casey, fiddle; Andy Boyle, fiddle.
8. Reels: Lucy Campbell / The Bucks of Oranmore / Rakish Paddy
Recorded by Bill Leader & Reg Hall at Bill Leader’s flat, Camden Town, London, 19 April 1967.
Bobby Casey, fiddle; Tommy McCarthy, concertina.
9. Reels: Connemara Stockings / Ships Are Sailing
Recorded by Bill Leader at Leader Sound Studio, Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1972.
Finbarr Dwyer, accordeon.
10. Hornpipes: The New Century / Caroline O’Neill’s
11. Reels: Kitty in the Lane / Maude Miller
Recorded in a private house in London, late 1960s.
Jimmy Power, Paul Gross & Lucy Farr, fiddles; Tommy Maguire, accordeon; Reg Hall, piano.
12. Jigs: The Mouse in the Cupboard / Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part
Recorded by Reg Hall at the Admiral Duncan, Deptford, London, 14 February 1965.
Maureen Minogue, fiddle; Tadgh Kearney, accordeon; Tom Cussen, banjo; Jimmy Hogan, piano.
13. Polkas: The Glenside No.1 / The Glenside No. 2
Recorded by Tom Cussens at Jimmy Hogan’s house, Finsbury Park, London, 1969.
Lucy Farr, fiddle; Tommy Healy, flute; Reg Hall, piano.
14. Reels: Eddie Maloney’s / Lady Gordon
15. Schottisches: Sweet Flowers of Milltown / The Boys of Knock
Recorded by Keith Summers in the club room at the Empress of Russia, Islington, London, 6 June 1985.
Jimmy Power, fiddle; Paddy Malynn, accordeon; Frank Blaney, banjo; Reg Hall, piano.
16. Jigs: The Knights of St. Patrick / Paddy in London
Recorded by Edward Tise at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 14 June 1979, on the occasion of the filming of The Bolden Lad (director: John Tchalenko; music advisor: Bob Davenport).
Joe Whelan, accordeon; Liam Farrell, banjo; Reg Hall, piano.
17. Hornpipes: The Humours of Tullycrinme / Mickie Callagher’s
18. March: The Siamsa
19. Jigs: The Fly in the Porter / Burning Brakes
Recorded by Paul Marsh in the bar of the Waterman’s Arts Centre, Brentford, London, 15 February 1998 (17/18) & 15 March 1998 (19).
Con Curtin & Edmond Murphy, fiddles; Reg Hall, piano.
20. Reels: The Pride of Rathmore / The Girls of Farranfore
21. Reels: The Derrycrag / Tie the Bonnet / The Abbey Reel
Recorded by Bill Leader at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 13 March 1968.
Tommy Maguire, accordeon; Father O’Keefe, mandolin; Reg Hall, piano.
22. Jigs: Strike the Gay Harp / Brendan Tonroe’s
23. Reels: The Stoney Steps / The Hare’s Paw
Recorded by Bill Leader at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 21 April 1968.
Martin Byrnes, fiddle; Reg Hall, piano.
24. Reel: The Carracastle Lasses
25. Jig: The Frieze Britches
Recorded by Bill Leader at Reg Hall’s house, Croydon, London, 23/24 June 1967.
Sean O’Shea, fiddle; Bobby Casey, fiddle; Reg Hall, piano.
26. Reel: The Heathery Breeze
Recorded by Bill Leader at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 5 March 1967.
Con Curtin, Denis McMahon & Julia Clifford, fiddles; Reg Hall, piano.
27. Reels: O’Callaghan’s / The Hare’s Foot
Recorded by Bill Leader at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 12 March 1967.
John Whelan, accordeon; Jimmy Power, fiddle; Tommy Healy, flute; Frank Blaney, banjo; Big John Gray, bodhran; Reg Hall, piano.
28. Reels: Cooley’s / O’Rourke’s / The Pigeon on the Gate
Recorded by Edward Tise at The Favourite, Holloway, London, 14 June 1979, on the occasion of the filming of The Bolden Lad (director: John Tchalenko; music advisor: Bob Davenport).

CD2
The Thatch Ceili Band: Bobby Casey, Brendan Mulkere & Adrian Bourke, fiddles; Roger Sherlock & Paul Gallagher, flutes; Tommy Keane, uilleann pipes; John Bowe, accordeon; Mick O’Connor, banjo; Kevin Taylor, piano; Mick Whelan, drums.
1. Jigs: The Rakes of Clonmel / The Humours of Drimnagh / Castleconnor
Recording studio, London, 1986.
Maureen Minogue, fiddle.
2. Reels: The Four Courts / The New Copperplate
3. Jig: The Knocknagow
Recorded by Tom Cussen at Maureen Minogue’s house, London, 1969.
Julia Clifford, fiddle; Billy Clifford, flute.
4. Hornpipe: The Harlequin
5. Jigs: John Mahinney’s No. 1 / Sligo Bay
Recorded by Hugh Miller & Alan Ward at Camus Cross, Co. Tipperary, 11 July 1976.
Jack Heffernan, accordeon; Mary Heffernan, bodhran.
6. Jig: Paddy in London
Recorded by Peter Graves & Billy Steven at the Victoria Tavern, Holloway Road, London, early 1988.
Danny Meehan, fiddle.
7. Jig: Australian Waters
Recorded by Reg Hall & Dermot Kearney at Reg Hall’s house, Croydon, London, 28 May 1987.
Marcus Hernon, flute; Martin McMahon, accordeon; Teresa McMahon, keyboard.
8. Reels: Farewell to Ireland / The Maid of Mount Cisco / Come West along the Road
Recorded by Austin Barrett at a party in Marcus Hernon’s house, Carna, Co. Galway, 2006.
Lucy Farr, fiddle.
9. Single Jigs: un-titled / Royal Charlie
10. Reel: Anderson’s
11. Single Jig: The Long Note
Recorded by Bill Leader & Reg Hall at Leader Sounds studio, Greetland, Yorkshire, 9 August 1976.
Gabe O’Sullivan, flute.
12. Reel: Jack Coughlin’s Favourite
13. Jig: The Green Blanket
Recorded by Nic Kinsey & supervised by Peter Bellamy at Livingstone Studios, Barnet, London, April 1979.
Brian Rooney, fiddle.
14. Reel: The Green Mountain
15. Reel: Rolling in the Barrel
Provenance not known, London, probably 1980s.
Tom O’Connell, accordeon; Mick O’Connor, banjo.
16 Jigs: McHugh’s / The American Jig
Recorded by Tony Engle & Reg Hall at Tom O’Connell’s house, Upper Holloway, London. 2 December 2014.
Jacqueline McCarthy, concertina; Tommy Keane, uilleann pipes.
17. Hornpipes: The Honeysuckle / The Frisco
Recorded by Tommy Keane in The Crane Bar, Galway, 2010.
Tommy McGowan, fiddle.
18. Jig: The Castlepollard Lass
19. Jig: Tommy McGowan’s
Recorded by PJ Hernon, Co. Sligo, 1994.
Eddie Corcoran, tin whistle; Seamus Tansey, tambourine.
20. Reel: The Maid behind the Bar
Recorded by Bill Leader at Reg Hall’s house, Croydon, London, 11 October 1967.
Henry Dwyer, fiddle.
21. Reel: Rakish Pat
Recorded by Reg Hall at Henry Dwyer’s house, Coolock, Drumfin, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, 3 December 1988.
Vince O’Halloran, accordeon; Reg Hall, piano.
22. Jigs: Pat Burke’s / Fraher’s
Recorded by Tony Engle & Tony Russell at the Tangent Studio, Shepherd’s Bush, London, 25 March 1976.

Jack Dolan, three-quarter flute.
23. Reels: Touch Me If You Dare / The Flowers of Redhill
Recorded by Lucy Farr in The Favourite, Holloway, London, early 1970s.

Maureen Minogue, fiddle; Tom Cussen, banjo.
24. Jigs: Nora Crionna / The Banks of Newfoundland
25. Reels: Scotch Mary / Ships Are Sailing
Recorded by Tom Cussen at Maureen Minogue’s house, London, 1969.

Selina Munnelly, accordeon.
26. Reels: The Thatched Cabin / The Skylark
Recorded by Andrew Bathe at Selina Munnelly’s flat, Finbury Park, London, 7 October 1984.

Bill Glasheen, fiddle; Selina Munnelly, accordeon; John Blout, banjo.
27. Reels: The Eel in the Sink / The Ivy Leaf
Recorded by Austin Barrett in The Blackstock, Finsbury Park, London, 1979.

Billy Clifford, flute.
28. Jig: The Humours of Lisheen
Julia Clifford, fiddle.
29. Slide: The Humours of Glenflesk
Recorded by Reg Hall at Lucy & Eric Farr’s house, Ladywell, London, 16 August 1964.

Amby Whyms, fiddle.
30. Reel: Sergeant Carey’s Dream
31. Reel: Paddy O’Brien’s
Amby Whyms, fiddle; Mary Bowe, concertina.
32. Reel: Maud Miller
Recorded by Tommy Maree at Amby Whyms’s house, London, 4 February 1998.

John Carty, banjo; Marcus Hernon, flute; unidentified, bodhran; Paddy Gallagher, bouzouki.
33. Jigs: Munster Buttermilk / Jim Ward’s / The Old Favourite
Recorded by Sean Dunn, Gunners Arms, Highbury, London, 1990. Larry Masterson Collection.
Bobby Casey & Andy Boyle, fiddles; Paddy Breen, flute.
34. Reels: The Jolly Tinker / The Pretty Girls of Mayo
Recorded by Bill Leader & Reg Hall at Bill Leader’s flat, Camden Town, London, 19 April 1967.
The Thatch Ceili Band: As track 1.

35. Reels: The Banks of the Ilen / Cronin’s
Recording studio, London, 1986.

CD3
Sinead Linane, fiddle; James Carty, flute; Reg Hall, keyboard.
1. Reels: Lad O’Beirne’s / Fionn O’Donal’s
Ceili House, RTÉ pre-recorded radio programme, The Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park, London, 17 April 2005.
Courtesy of RTÉ Archives.
The Auld Triangle Ceili Band: Teresa Heanue & Sinead Linane, fiddles; James Carty, Mick Mulvey & John Murphy, flutes, Gary Connolly & Maureen Linane, accordeons; Karen Ryan, banjo; Reg Hall, piano; Pat McNamee, drums.
2. Reels: The Concert Reel / The Corpus Reel
Recorded by Seamus Brogan at the All-Britain Fleadh Ceoil, Edgehill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire, 29 June 2003.
Lamond Gillespie, fiddle; John Blake, flute.
3. Jigs: Up Sligo / The Shoemaker’s Fancy
Recorded by Sean Keegan at the University of Limerick studio, 2007.
Lamond Gillespie, fiddle; John Blake, flute; Eamon Burke, flute; Tommy Maree, accordeon; Reg Hall, piano.
4. Reels: Lady Gordon / Johnny Henry’s
Recorded by Tommy Maree & John Blake at Our Lady of Grace RC School, Dollis Hill, London, 20 December 2008.
Sean Casey, fiddle; Bernadette McCarthy, fiddle; Dermot Kearney, banjo; Reg Hall, piano.
5. Reels: The Mullingar Races / Music in the Glen
Recorded by Peter Graves & Billy Steven at the Victoria Tavern, Holloway Road, London, early 1988.
Brian Rooney, fiddle; Mick Mulvey, flute; Reg Hall, keyboard.
6. Reels: The Primrose Lass / Cregg’s Pipes / Tom Ward’s Downfall
Recorded by Simon Wroe, City of London, 5 April 2003.
Dermot Burke, fiddle; Mick Mulvey, flute.
7. Jigs: The Mill Pond / Statia Donnelly’s
Recorded by Radio na Gaeltachta, supervised by Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, at the Irish Centre, Camden Town, London, 27 May 2011. Courtesy of Radio na Gaeltachta.
Brian Rooney, fiddle.
8. Reel: Grandpa Tommy’s Ceili Band
9. Jig: The Knocknagow
Provenance not known, London, 1980s?
Mick Linane & Sinead Linane, fiddles; James Carty, flute; Gary Connolly & Maureen Linane, accordeons; Reg Hall, keyboard.
10. Reels: Devaney’s Goat / The Dairymaid
Recorded by Chris Kreinczes in the Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park, London, 19 September 2010.
Brendan Mulkere, fiddle; Paul Gallagher, flute.
11. Reels: The Salmanca / The Crooked Road
Recorded by Robin Broadbank at a concert at University College, Cork, 26 February 1994.
Joe Whelan, accordeon; Liam Farrell, banjo.
12. Slow Air: Blackbirds and Thrushes
Joe Whelan, accordeon; Liam Farrell, banjo; Reg Hall, piano.
13. Reels: Collier’s / The Doone
Recorded by Simon Ritchie & John Howson at Reg Hall’s house, Croydon, London, 22 October 2001.
Austin Dawes, fiddle; Seanin McDonagh, accordeon; Bobby Ramsey, guitar.
14. Jigs: The Telegraph / Out on the Ocean
Ceili House, RTÉ pre-recorded radio programme, the Lord Napier, Thornton Heath, London, 27 April 1999.
Courtesy of RTÉ Archives.
Joe Cahill & Mary Bowe, fiddles; Reg Hall, piano.
15. Reel: The Morning Dew
Recorded by John Blake & Tommy Maree at Our Lady of Grace RC School, Dollis Hill, London, 15 August 2008.
Sheena Vallely, flute.
16. Jigs: Pat Mahon’s / The Fox and the Thatch
17. Reels: Dan Breen’s / The Road to Monalea
London, 20 June 2014.
Sean Casey, fiddle; Reg Hall, piano.
18. Reels: The Musical Priest / Jenny’s Chickens
Recorded by Peter Graves & Billy Steven at the Victoria Tavern, Holloway Road, London, early 1988.
Tom O’Connell, accordeon; Mick O’Connor, banjo.
19. Hornpipes: Cronin’s / The Western
Recorded by Tony Engle & Reg Hall at Tom O’Connell’s house, Upper Holloway, London. 2 December 2014.
Eamon Burke, flute; Reg Hall, piano.
20. Reel: Fred Finn’s
Recorded by John Blake & Tommy Maree at Our Lady of Grace RC School, Dollis Hill, London, 20 December 2008.
Rosie O’Leary, fiddle; Clare O’Leary, fiddle; Alan O’Leary, flute.
21. Slip-Jig: Marie Rua (Red Haired Mary) / Jig: The Visit to Ireland
The Traditional Music Hour, Resonance 104.4 fm radio programme pre-recorded by Paul Jackson, London,
23 November 2013.
Lamond Gillespie & Jimmy Murphy, fiddles; John Blake, James Carty, Eamon Burke & John MacLeod, flutes; Mick Leahy, bazouki; Reg Hall, piano.
22. Reels: The Boys of the Lough / The Devils of Dublin
The Traditional Music Hour, Resonance 104.4 fm live radio programme, London, 19 May 2011.
Karen Ryan, fiddle.
23. Reels: Farrell Gara / Christmas Eve / The Sligo Maid
Recorded by Simon Wroe, City of London, early 2001.
Mick Linane & Sinead Linane, fiddles; Gary Connolly & Maureen Linane, accordeons; Reg Hall, keyboard.
24. Jig: The Coolai
Recorded by Chris Kreinczes in the Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park, London, 19 September 2010.
John Blake, flute; Eamon Burke, flute; Tommy Maree, bodhran; Reg Hall, piano.
25. Reels: The Laurel Tree / King of the Clans
Recorded by John Blake & Tommy Maree at Our Lady of Grace RC School, Dollis Hill, London, , 20 December 2008.
Gary Connolly, accordeon; James Carty, flute; Reg Hall, keyboard; Francis Gaffney, guitar.
26. Reels: P Flanagan’s / The Corpus Reel
Recorded by James Clenaghan, St. Anne’s church hall, Salusbury Road, Kilburn, London, 21 July 2007.

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD677T The Flax in Bloom

 

Disc 1
1. Lough Erne Shore - Paddy Tunney
2. The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow - Brigid Tunney
3. Polka: untitled - Joe Tunney
4. Single Jig: Pat Hart's - Joe Tunney
5. Reels: Miss Monaghan/The Green Mountain; The Scholar - Joe Tunney
6. My Charming Buachaill Roe - Annie Lunny
7. Deartháirín ó mo Chroí - Annie Lunny
8. Single Jig: Bundle and Go - John Doherty
9. Reel: Miss McLeod's - John Doherty
10. Slip Jig: Gusty's Frolics - John Doherty
11. Moorlough Mary - John Doherty
12. Reel: Marry When You're Young - John Doherty 
13. Boney Crossing the Alps - John Doherty
14. The Last Figure of the Lancers - John Doherty
15. The Rollicking Boys around Tandragee - Mick Gallagher
16. Buachaillín Donn - Maureen Melly
17. Paddy Shinahan's Cow - Maureen Melly
18. Farewell Green Erin - Maureen Melly
19. The Blackbird - Paddy Tunney
20. Reel: The Loughanure Tune - Neilidh Boyle
21. Reel: Seán sa Cheo - Neilidh Boyle
22. Pleoid ar an Fharraige is í átá Mor! - Neilidh Boyle
23. Verse and air: Sráid na mBúrcach - Neilidh Boyle
24. An Seanduine Dóite - Sheila Gallagher
25. In Aimsir Bhaint an Fhéir - Sheila Gallagher
26. The Wearing of the Britches - Pat Bell Keown
27. The Blackbird of Avondale - Maureen Melly
28. My Dark Slender Boy - Maureen Melly 
29. Reel: Bonnie Kate - Simie Doherty
30. Reel: Cuffe Street - Simie Doherty
31. Reel: The Pigeon on the Gate - Simie Doherty
32. Reel: The Tullaghan Lasses - Simie Doherty
33. Reel: Mooney's Favourite - Simie Doherty 
34. The Heathery Hills - Brigid Tunney
35. The Soldier & The Sailor - Brigid Tunney
36. Wee Paddy Molloy - Brigid Tunney
37. Hornpipe: The Atlantic Roar - John Doherty
38. Rocking the Cradle - John Doherty

Disc 2
1. Highland: The Basket of Oysters; Jig: Jackson's Rum Punch - Johnny Pickering
2. Highlands: Green Grow the Rushes O; Love, Will You Marry Me - Johnny Pickering
3. Jigs: Biddy the Bowl Wife; I Lost My Love & I Care Not; King of the Cannibal Islands - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band
4. Polkas: untitled; untitled; Jenny Lind - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band
5. Reel: The First of May - Vincent & John McCusker
6. Mazurkas: untitled; untitled; untitled - Vincent & John McCusker
7. Highlands: Monymusk; Kafoozalum; Maggie Pickens - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band
8. Jig: Tatter Jack Walsh - Vincent & John McCusker
9. Set Dance: The Princess Royal - Vincent & John McCusker
10. Hornpipe & Barndance: The Man from Newry; The Barndance - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band
11. Set Dance: Jockey to the Fair - Vincent, John & Benignus McCusker
12. Set Dance: The Orange Rogue - John McCusker
13. Reels: McKenna's; The Tinker's Apron; The Antrim - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band
14. Single Jig: The Sweets of May - McCusker Brothers Ceili Band 
15. Reel: The Gosson that Beat his Father - John Maguire
16. Reel: The First House in Connaught - John Maguire
17. Jig: Lovely Nancy - John Maguire
18. Reel: The Maid of the House - John Maguire
19. Reel: The Boys of Leefive - John Maguire
20. Hornpipe: The Cuckoo's Nest - John Maguire
21. Polka: All the Way to Galway - Paddy McLuskey
22. March: Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Paddy McLuskey
23. Hornpipe: The Cuckoo's Nest - Paddy McLuskey
24. Reel: The Ewe with the Crooked Horn - Paddy McLuskey
25. Jig: Coming home from Reilly's Party - Danny McNiff
26. The Clap Dance: The Soldier's Joy - Eddie Moor
27. Highlands: unidentified; Monymusk - Philip Breen
28. Waltz: Woodland Whispers - Philip Breen
29. Reels: The Flax in Bloom; The Dairymaid; The Galway Rambler - Philip Breen
30. Reels: The Sailor's Bonnet; Kiss the Bride; Roaring Mary - Sean Maguire, Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington, Bill Montgomery, John Maguire
31. Reels: The Flax in Bloom; The Millstone; The Dairymaid - Sean Maguire & Bill Montgomery

Disc 3
1. The Dark-Eyed Gypsy - Christy Purcell
2. What Brought the Blood? - Mary Connors
3. I Am a Maid that's Deep in Love - Lal Smith
4. Here's a Health unto All Truelovers - Mary Doran
5. Three Old Jolly Sportsmen - Paddy Doran
6. The Lovely Banks of Lea - Mary Connors
7. The Bandy-Legged Mule - Christy Purcell
8. Marrow Bones (The Blind Man He Can See, no.1) - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran
9. Early, Early on the Month of Spring - Lal Smith 
10. The Lodging-House in Carrick-on-Suir - Christy Purcell
11. The Rambling Irishman - Mary Doran
12. Dungarvan - Paddy Doran
13. The Bold English Navvy - Lal Smith
14. Hornpipe: The Little Beggar Man - Paddy Doran
15. Going to Mass Last Sunday - Winnie Ryan
16. Kate from Ballinamore - Paddy Doran
17. Tis Miles I Have Rambled (The Blind Man He Can See, no.2) - Mary Connors & Paddy Doran 
18. The Fair at Spancil Hill - Christy Purcell
19. Come All You Loyal Lovers - Mary Connors
20. Early, Early All in the Spring - Winnie Ryan

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD603 Paddy in the Smoke

The classic album of Irish music from London's 'Favourite' pub recorded in the 1960s. Including: Martin Byrnes, Danny Meehan, Sean O'Shea, Bobby Casey, Tony McMahon, Julia Clifford, Con Curtin, Andy Boyle, Jimmy Power & Lucy Farr.

 

1. Martin Byrnes fiddle : reels - Maudabawn Chappel / Lafferty's
2. Martin Byrnes fiddle : Paddy Fahey's Jig
3. Martin Byrnes fiddle : reels - Eileen Curran / The Bunch of Keys
4. Danny Meehan & Bobby Casey fiddles, John McLaughlin spoons : reel -Paddy Ryan's Dream
5. Tony McMahon accordeon, Martin Byrnes & Andy Boyle fiddles: reels - Lucy Campbell / Toss the Feathers
6. Bobby Casey fiddle : reel - The Ragged Hank of Yarn
7. Bobby Casey fiddle, John McLaughlin spoons : reels - The Bank of Ireland/ The Woman of the House / The Morning Dew
8. Jimmy Power & Jimmy Dunleavy fiddles: reel - The Jolly Tinker
9. Sean O'Shea & Bobby Casey fiddles : Denis Murphy's Hornpipe
10. Sean O'Shea & Bobby Casey fiddles : reels - The Yellow Tinker / The Humours of Scarriff
11. Con Curtin, Denis McMahon & Julia Clifford fiddles : The Chorus Reel
12. Con Curtin & Denis McMahon fiddles : Callaghan's Reel
13. Jimmy Power fiddle : jigs - Kitty's Rambles / Dan the Cobbler
14. Jimmy Power fiddle : reels - Jenny Picking Cockles / Kitty in the Lane
15. Tommy Maguire accordeon, Father O'Keeffe mandolin : jigs - Condon's Frolics / James McMahon's Favourite
16. Bobby Casey & Lucy Farr fiddles : reels - The Graf Spee / BallinasloeFair
17. Bobby Casey & Lucy Farr fiddles : The Mother Reel
18. Jimmy Power, Lucy Farr & Andy Boyle fiddles : jigs - Farewell to Erin /The High Reel
19. Jimmy Power, Lucy Farr & Andy Boyle fiddles : jigs - Doctor O'Neill / The Battering Ram
20. Con Curtin & Edmond Murphy fiddles : reels - Mulvihill's / Tie the Bonnet/ The Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD604 Past Masters of Irish Dance Music

 

Re-mastered from 78 rpm recordings with Belhavel Trio, Four Provinces & Ballinakill Bands, Michael Grogan, & The Flanagan Brothers.

 

1. Belhavel Trio : reels - Sporting Paddy / Murphy's Favourite The Haymaker
2 Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra : medley of jigs - The Rose in theHeather / The Frost is All Over
3. Tom Ennis, James Morrison & John Muller : medley of Irish reels - Lime Stone Rock
4. The Four Provinces Orchestra : polka - Leather Away with the Wattle O'
5. Myles (Tin Whistle) O'Malley & his Orchestra : medley of hornpipes - The Kildare Fancy / The Boys of Blue Hill
6. Moate Ceilidh Band : reels - Salamanca / Roaring Mary
7. Patrick Killoran & his Pride of Erin Orchestra : Highland flings - Donegal Lasses / Stirling Castle
8. Peter Conlon : reels - The Flax in Bloom / The Bag of Potatoes
9. John McGettigan's Three-leaf Shamrock Orchestra : Highland Schottische Medley
10. Michael Grogan : medley of reels - The Mountain Lark / The Traveller
11. Ballinakil (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players : hornpipes - Honeysuckle / Pound Hill
12. Stephen Maloney & Tommy Whelan : jig - The Pipe on the Job
13. Ballinakil (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players : reels - Knocknagow / Fowling Piece
14. Frank Fallon's Orchestra : Liverpool Hornpipe / Red Haired Lad
15. Siasma Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band : Irish jig medley - King of the Jigs / Ant'Athair Jack Walsh / MacDonagh's Jig
16. Flanagan Brothers : reels - The Auld Blackthorn
17. Flanagan Brothers : Irish jigs - Rakes of Clonmel introducing Sarsfield's Jig
18. Pat Roche's Harp & Shamrock Orchestra : reel medley - Green Mountain/ Longford Lass
19. Rosaleen Quartet : reel - The Maid Behind the Bar
20. Seamus Ennis : jigs - The Cavan Brigade / When the Cock Crow It isDay / Sixpenny Money
21. Ballinamore Ceilidhe Band : reels - Bag of Spuds / Rakish Paddy
22. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band : jigs - The Monaghan Jig / Henchy's Delight
23. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band : reels - Geoghan's Favourite / Galway Rambler / London Lassies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD602 Irish Dance Music

 

Frank Quinn, Michael Coleman, Erin's Pride Orchestra, Kincora Ceilidhe Band etc. Originally released on Folkways Records this amazing collection of 78 recordings has been revamped and enlarged by its original editor Reg Hall.

 

1. FRANK QUINN : The Westport Chorus
2. MICHAEL J. CASHIN : jigs - Ginger's Favourite / Bogs of Allen
3. TOM MORRISON & JOHN REYNOLDS Sweet Flowers of Milltown / The Boys from Knock / Schottische
4. MICHAEL COLEMAN : O'Dowd's Favourite Reel Medley
5. BART HENRY'S TRADITIONAL QUARTET ORCHESTRA : jigs - Ah! Surely & The Maid On the Green
6. McKENNA & GAFFNEY: Irish reels - Maids of Galway / Over the Moor to Peggy
7. K. SCANLON : medley of old time fiddling reels - Bonnie Kate / Swallow's Tail / Molly Brannigan
8. MICHAEL J. GROGAN Off to California, Hornpipe / Dunphy's Hornpipe
9. MICHAEL J. GROGAN & JOHN NOWAND : reels - Drunken Tailor / Teetotaller
10. GEORGE HALPIN & M. STANFORD: reel -The Maid of Ballinatra
11. FLANAGAN BROTHERS: medley of Irish Jigs - Frieze Breetches /The Cook in the Kitchen / Lannigan's Ball
12. J. FLANAGAN : Irish reels - Scotch Mary Medley
13. McCONNELL'S FOUR LEAF SHAMROCKS medley of polkas - Babes in the Wood / Moore's Favourite
14. THE FOUR PROVINCES ORCHESTRA : The Pride of Ulster - Maggie Pickens / Cameron's Wife - folk dance
15. PAT ROCHE'S HARP & SHAMROCK ORCHESTRA. hornpipe medley - Boys of Blue Hill / Stack o'Wheat
16. ERIN'S PRIDE ORCHESTRA barn dances - Stack of Oats / Shannon Waves
17. FRANK LEE'S TARA CEILIDH BAND : Irish jigs - Kitty's Rambles / The Merry Old Woman / The Humours of Ballinafad
18. SIAMSA GAEDHEAL CEILIDHE BAND: Irish reel medley - The High Road to Galway / The Groves Reel / The Salamanca Reel
19. BALLINAKILL TRADITIONAL DANCE PLAYERS : Carraroe and Lambert's Jigs
20. JERRY MOLONEY & TOMMY WHYTE: The Old Bush Reel
21. MOATE CEILIDHE BAND : reels - The First House in Connaught / The Green Gate
22. LOUGH GILL QUARTET: Jigs - Mill Pond / Mist On the Meadow
23. BELHAVEL TRIO : reels - Ash Plant / The Merry Harriers / The Hut in the Bog
24. KINCORA CEILIDHE BAND: reels - lasses of Carracastle / Maid of Mt Kisko / St Ruth's Bush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD605 Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music

 

Another collection of 78s compiled by Reg Hall. Including: Frank Higgins, Michael Coleman, Moate Ceilidhe Band & Hugh Gillespie.

 

1. Paddy Killoran & Paul Ryan, fiddles; Denis Murphy, accordeon; Edward Tucker, piano - Ballina Lass / Sligo Maid - (Reels)
2. Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeny fiddles; Edward Tucker, piano - Mullingar Races / Boys On The Hilltop
3. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players - Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Shaskeen and Green Blanket
4. Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano -Rick's / Byrne's  (Hornpipes)
5. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Reels) Farewell To Erin / Irish Molly / The Flogging
6. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Jigs) The Maid At The Spinning Wheel / Do You Want Any More
7. Frank O'Higgins fiddle; Julia Gray, piano (Reels) Kitty's Gone A-Milking, / The Dogs Among The Bushes / The Merry Sisters
8. Neil O'Boyle fiddle (Reels) The Pigeon On The Gate / Jenny Picking Cockles
9. Aughum Slopes Ceilidh Band - Paddy Kelly & Jack Mulkere, fiddles; there is almost certainly a third fiddle, Jimmy Drury; Joe Mills, accordeon; Josie O'Halloran, piano - Killaghbeg House / First House In Connaught  (Reels)
10. Mike Hanafin, fiddle; Daniel Moroney, tin whistle; Dan Sulliva, piano Groves - (Hornpipe)
11. Michael Coleman fiddle; John Muller, piano Trim The Velvet - (Irish Reel)
12. Michael Coleman fiddle; John Muller, piano - Wellington Reels
13. Moate Ceilidh Band - Pepper Adamson, fiddle & leader; Willie Jordan & Mick Kincaid, fiddles; John Joe Gannon, accordeon; Billy Donnelly, piano - Jerry Beaver's Hat / Maid In The Meadow  (Jigs)
14. Moate Ceilidh Band - Pepper Adamson, fiddle & leader; Paddy Gavin, fiddle; Billy Whelan, mandolin-banjo; John Joe Gannon, accordeon; Billy Donnelly, piano - (Reels) Sheehan's / The Travellers
15. Jim Morrison, fiddle; Tom Ennis, uilleann pipes; John Muller, piano Irish (Jig Medley) Paddy In London / Buther's March / Sligo Bay
16. Jim Morrison, fiddle; Claire Reardon, piano - Flax In Bloom / The Millstone / The Dairy Maid's Reel - (Irish Airs)
17. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn flute (Reel) - The Jolly Tinker
18. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn  flute (Reels) - Down The Broom / The Pigeon At The Gate
19. Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Queen Of The Fair - (Double Jig)
20 Ballinakill (Co. Galway) Traditional Dance Players - Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte, fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan, flutes; Anna Rafferty, piano - Flogging Wheel and Whelan's Reel
21. Halpin Trio - Treasa Ni Ailpin, fiddle & unidentified, fiddle & piano - Rogha-An-Fhile (Poets Choice) - New Irish Traditional Dance
22. Hugh Gillespie fiddle & Jack McKenna, guitar - Dowd'd Number Nine / Jackson's  (Medley Of Reels)
23. Hugh Gillespie fiddle & Mark Callaghan, guitar - Master Crowley's Reels
24. Michael Gorman fiddle & Mick Flynn flute - (Reels) - The Sligo Maid / Molloy's
25. Michael Gorman fiddle (Reel) - Bonny Kate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSCD606 Round the House and Mind the Dresser

 

'Irish Country Dance Music' Polkas, slides, flings, hornpipes, mazurkas, waltzes and barn dances played by legendary musicians such as: Johnny O'Leary, Johnny Docherty, Jimmy Power, Rose Murphy, Julia and Billy Clifford.

 

1. ERIN'S PRIDE ORCHESTRA Come To The Fair /Sixpenny Bit /The Barren Rocks Of Aden
2. JOHNNY O'LEARY (accordeon) Mike Sullivan's /Tom Billy's /Fling & Hornpipe For The Set
3. JOHNNY DOCHERTY (fiddle) The Twenty-One Highland /Fling For The Highland
4. GENE KELLY (accordeon) Sean Hayes' /If There Weren't Any Women In The World /Tunes For The Barndance
5. JIMMY POWER (fiddle) Reg Hall (piano) The Little Fair Child /Song Air For The Old Time Waltz
6. THE FOUR PROVINCES ORCHESTRA Untitled /Limerick Races /Flings For The Highland
7. ROSE MURPHY (fiddle) The First Of May /The Last Of June /Polkas For The Set
8. TOMMY HEALEY (flute) & JOHNNY DUFFY (fiddle) Untitled /Tune For The First Part Of The Lancers
9. GARY OWEN IRISH RECORDING ORCHESTRA Casey's Favourites /Flings For The Highlands
10. JULIA CLIFFORD (fiddle) Padraig O'Keefe's /March For The Set /Untitled /Slide For The Set
11. FLANAGAN BROTHERS (accordeon & tenor banjo) Untitled /Untitled /Lord Moira
12. MICHAEL COLEMAN & J.P.DOLAN (fiddles) The Stack Of Barley /Bantry Bay /Hornpipes For The Stack Of Barley
13. ROSE MURPHY (melodeon) The Road To Ballasadare /Hornpipe For Sean Nos Stepdancing
14. HUGH GILLESPIE (fiddle) Untitled /Tune For The Mazurka
15. GENE KELLY (accordeon) She Hasn't The Thing She Thought She Had /Single Jig For The Set /The Cat In The Corner /Polka For The Set
16. PADDY KILLORAN & PADDY SWEENEY (fiddles) McDermott's /Memories Of Sligo /Tunes For The Barndance
17. JOHNNY O'LEARY & MAURICE O'KEEFE (accordeon & fiddle) The Worn Torn Petticoat /Denis O'Keefe's Favourite /Slides For The Set
18. FRANK QUINN (fiddle & voice) Katy Jones Reel /Fling For The Highland
19. JOHNNY DUFFY (fiddle) Reg Hall (piano) Mrs Kenney /Tune For The Old-Time Waltz
20. JOHN McKENNA (flute) & MICHAEL GAFFNEY (mandolin-banjo) Up And Away /The Merry Girl /Polkas For The Set
21. JULIA CLIFFORD (fiddle) Julia Clifford's /Bill The Weaver's /Polkas For the Set
22. FOUR PROVINCES ORCHESTRA Marquis Of Huntley /Skin-A-Ma-Rink /Flings For The Highland
23. BERNARD O'SULLIVAN (concertina) Stack Ryan's /Polka For The Set
24. PADDY KILLORAN & PADDY SWEENEY (fiddles) Batt Henry's Favourite /Untitled /Tunes For The Barndance
25. TERRY TEAHAN (melodeon) Reagan's /Slide For The Set
26. MICHAEL GORMAN (fiddle) Margaret Barry (banjo) The Versavienna /Untitled /Untitled
27. JAMES MORRISON (fiddle) The Return Of Spring /The Mountain Pathway /Polkas For The Set
28. BILLY CLIFFORD (flute) The Flowing Tide /Hornpipe For The Cashel Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Goilin 007-8 Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-1985

 

With the demise of Torn Munnelly in 2007 and Hugh Shields in 2008, Ireland  lost two of its most important ballad scholars and experts in English language song. In 1985 in their foreword to the booklet which accompanied the two tapes from which this collection is taken they stated:
 
‘The early ballad genre in Ireland deserves to be studied, practised and appreciated, and we intend to return—both in print and on tape—to the subject of these twenty and other unpublished or littIe-known versions of ballads from the Irish oral tradition.’
 
With the advent of a renewed interest in early ballads encouraged in no small way by the ‘man I woman + child’ projects in the National Library of Ireland, it seems timely that these recordings should be made available in a digitized form to a whole new generation of singers and listeners, An Góilín is pleased to support this project as a tribute to these two great men.
 
Notes from the original cassette inlay card
From singers who have many other things to offer this cassette borrows only versions of the songs edited by F.J. Child in his English and Scottish popular ballads. These versions include universal favourites like ‘Barbara Allen’, ballads of great interest for their international parallels like ‘False Lover John’, or their literary associations like ‘Lord Gregory’ (Joyce’s ‘Lass of Aughrim’), rare or unique items like ‘Lord Abore’ and texts processed by the popular press like ‘The Holland handkerchief. The old ballad genre is, after all, a historical ragbag, and we can also pop in features specially Irish: the ‘chantefable’ reduction of ‘Tarn Lin’ in ‘Saturday night is Hallowe’en night’ and the refrain in Irish attached to the ‘Baffled knight’. Before the last seventeen years in which these songs were recorded, little was known of the excellent state of preservation of the old Scottish and English ballads in Ireland (Scottish, it would appear, more than English). This selection adds a substantial supplement to those already published on disc or tape. To its wonderfully varied contributors who sang the songs the editors express the grateful thanks of all who will appreciate an enjoy them.

 

CD1 The North

Brigid Murphy, Forkhill, co. Armagh, Oct. 1983:

1. THE DEWY GLENS OF YARROW  (3:33)

 

Joe Holmes. Ballyrnony. co. Antrim, Mar. 1975:

2. THE DARK-EYED GIPSY  (5:30)

 

Joe Holmes and Len Graham, Portstewart, co. Derry, Mar. 1975:

3. THE PRETTY LITTLE COCK  (4:55)

 

Rose McCartin, Annalong, co. Down. Aug. 1970:

4. THE KEEPER OF TIlE CAM E (6:24)

 

John Byrne, Malinbeg. co, Donegal, Aug. 1981:

5. LITTLE SIR HUGH  (7:01)

 

Eddie Butcher, Magilligan. co. Derry, Sept. 1975:

6. SATURDAY NIGHT IS HALLO WE’EN NIGHT  (0:41)

 

Corney McDaid. Buncrana. co. Donegal, May 1984:

7. FALSE LOVER .JOHN  (5:49)

 

Mary Bavion, Ardee, co. Louth. Oct. 1971:

8. JOHNNY SCOTT  (4:13)

 

John Byrne, Malinbeg. co. Donegal, Sept. 1968:

9. BARBARA ELLEN  (5:48)

 

Margaret Dunne, Bellanagh, co. Cavan, Nov. 1971:

10. THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN FROM CONNER IN HELL  (2:55)

 

 

CD2 The South

 0llie Conway, Mullugh. co. Clare. Feb. 1985:

1. LORD GREGORY  (9:07)

 

Tom Lenihan. Milltown Malbay, co. Clare, Apr. 1977:

2. LORD LEVETT  (5:02)

 

Martin Howlev, Fanore, co. Clare, Aug. 1975:

3. KNIGHT WILLIAM  (3:59)

 

Frank Browne, Belnagure, co. Roscommon, lune 1983:

4. THE BANKS OF THE SWEET VILEDEE  (3:10)

 

Larry Mulligan. Moyne, co. Longford:

5. THE CREEL  (2:23)

 

Jim Kelly, Dun Laoghaire, co. Dublin. May 1970:

6. LORD ABORE  (4:12)

 

Frank Feeney. Galloping Green, co. Dublin, Dec. 1970:

7. LORD O’BORE  (4:40)

 

John Campbell. Shankhill. co. Cavan, Oct. 1984:

8. THERE WAS A SHEPHERD’S BOY  (2:12)

 

Nora Cleary, Doonogan, co. Clare, .Julv 1975:

9. THE HOLLAND HANKERCHIEF  (3:44)

 

Elizabeth Jefferies, Kilmore, co. Wexford. Dec. 1972:

10. ROSEMARY LANE  (1:54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFTS001 Cascades of Song

 

The Clare Festival of Traditional Singing took place in Ennistymon on the June bank holiday weekend from 1990 to 2002. Tom Munnelly, who passed away last year, recorded each of these festivals. A compilation CD is now issued and it includes some of the best singers of traditional song in Ireland and beyond in English and Irish including Rosie Stewart, Eamonn O Broithe, Con Creaney, Brian O Dhomhnaill, Finbar Boyle, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Jim & Seamus McFarland, Aine Ui Cheallaigh, The Voice Squad, Ellan Mitchell, Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Nonie Lynch. The proceeds of the CD will be donated to the restarting of the Festival at the end of the year. Features a Large Colour Booklet.

 

1. Banks of the Nile - Rosie Stewart
2. An Crúiscín Lan - Eamonn Bróithe
3. A Tinker I Am - Con Greaney
4. An Bhean Chaointe - Páidrigín ni Úalleacháin
5. Man Who Came Home From Pretoria - Dainí Maidhcí Ó'Suilleabháin
6. An Chúicreach - Brian Ó'Domhnaill
7. Rose of Ardee - Finbarr Boyle
8. Rinne Me SmuitÓ Mintinn - Tríona ní Dhomhnaill
9. LOUGH Erne's Shore - Jim and Seamus MacFarland
10. Ar Bruach Na Laoí - Aine Uí Ceallaigh
11. Banks of The Bann - The Voice Squad
12. Lady Mary Ann - Ellen Mitchell
13. Bhattiyali-Bengali Boatman's Song - Stan Scott
14. An Abhann Mhóir - Peadar O'Ceannabháin
15. Here is To All True Lovers - Maighréad ní Dhomhnaill
16. Eleanóir A Ruin - Roisin Elsafty
17. My Good Looking Man - Nonie Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc One:
1) Fiddle Group - Reels: Tom Ward's Downfall - Reel of Mullinavat.
2) P.J.Crotty (Flute) - Jigs: Christy Barry's Jigs.
3) Sean Talty (Uilleann Pipes) - Reel: The Old Bush.
4) Donie Nolan (Vocal) - Song: The Boys of Barr na Sraide.
5) Gerry Commane (Concertina) - Reels: Sporting Paddy - The Miller's Daughter - The Mills Are Grinding.
6) Belfast Young Group - March, Jig & Reel: O'Donovan's March - Paddy Clancy's Jig - The Flowers of Redhill.
7) Larry Kinsella (Concertina) - Jigs: Slieve Russell - Give Us A Drink of Water.
8) Micko Russell (Vocal) - Song: Ta Bo agam ar an tSliabh
9) Leo Rickard (Uilleann Pipes) - Hornpipe: The Job of Journeywork.
10) Joe Ryan (Fiddle) - Reels: Saint Ruth's Bush - The Limestone Rock.
11) Naill Keegan (Flute) - Waltz & Jig: French Waltz - Willie Co;eman's Jig.
12) Hugh Healy (Concertina - Reels: The Copper Plate - The Dublin Reel.
13) Aine Ui Mhuighneachain (Vocal) - Song: Donall Og.
14) Kathleen Smith & Edel McWeeney (Fiddles) - Jigs: Grainne's Favoourite - The Wheels of the World.
15) Sean Ryan (Whistle) - Air: Slain le Maighe.
16) Michael O'Brien (Uilleann Pipes) - Reels: The Boy On the Hilltop - Johnny Gone To the Ceili.
17) Siobhan Peoples & Paul O'Shaughnessy (Fiddles) - Reels: Jackson's Reels.
18) Brid O'Donohue (Whistle) - Jigs: The Mug of Brown Ale - Ellis's Jig.
19) Isao & Masako Moriyasu (Flute, Harp & Concertina) Air &Reels: John Peyton - Johnny Gone To the Ceili - The Gorsun That Beat his Father - The Long Slender Sally.

Disc Two:
1) Concertinas Group - Reels: Devanny's Goat - The Bucks of Oranmore.
2) Willie Clancy (Uilleann Pipes) - Reel: Rakish Paddy.
3) Bill McNamara (Flute) - Reels: Ravel Hank of Yarn - The Coast of Austria.
4) John McEvoy (Fiddle) - Jig: Strike the Gay Harp.
5) Jimmy O'Ceannabhain (Vocal) - Sean Nos: Caislean Ui Neill.
6) Vincent Campbell (Fiddle) - Reel: The Oak Tree.
7) Mary O'Keefe (Concertina & Lilt) - March: Polka - The Haughs of Cromdale.
8) Sean Garvey (Vocal) - Song: The Bogs of Seanaheevar.
9) Junior Crehan & Bobby Casey (Fiddles) - Reel: Miss Wallace.
10) Tony & Junior Crehan (Concertinas) - Jigs: Scully Casey's - Bobby's.
11) Peter Browne (Uilleann Pipes) - Air & Reels: Amhrain na Leabhar - Didtherumdoda - The Mountain Road - The Doon - Callaghan's.
12) Eamon McGiveney & John Joe Tuttle (Fiddles) - Set Dance: An Suistin Ban.
13) Maighread Stuibhairt (Vocal) - Song: The Lay of the Black Dog.
14) Paddy Canny (Fiddle) - Reel: The Bunch of Keys.
15) Francie McPeake (Whistle) - Hornpipe & Reels: The Flowers of Antrim - The Humours of Tulla - The Cuiga Lasses.
16) Micko Russell (Whistle) - Reel: Bean an Tinceara.
17) P.Joe Hayes & Francie Donnellan (Fiddles) - Hornpipe: An Caislean Oir.
18) Jimmy O'Brien Moran (Uilleann Pipes) - Air & Jig: Loch na gCaor - Bimis ag O'l is ag Pogadh na mBan.
19) Zoe Conway (Fiddle) - Medley: Wild Strawberry Hill - The Horse's Tail.
20) Gus Russell (Whistle) - Reel: The Concertina Reel.
21) The Kelly Family (Fiddles) - Reels: Six Mile Bridge - Tom Billy's