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... dedicated to the preservation of some really great music


updated 5/12/2012


TABLE OF CONTENTS

"The FERTILE ROCK"
Chris Droney, concertina

STILL IN PRINT - LINKS REMOVED

ANDY McGANN & FRIENDS

HUGH GILLESPIE

JERRY O'SULLIVAN & THE SUPPORT GROUP
LIVE AT THE BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATER

DE DANANN LIVE - NYC 1977

JOHNNY CRONIN & JOE "BANJO" BURKE

CONNACHT CEILI BAND

JOE COOLEY

KATHLEEN COLLINS

LEG OF THE DUCK
Joe Burke - Michael Cooney and friends

MARTIN MULVIHILL
Traditional Fiddling from Co. Limerick



WE'RE IRISH STILL
Hanafin - Cooley (Boston) CCE




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The FERTILE ROCK - Clo Iar Connachta 1995
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NOTE: THIS RECORDING IS STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLISHERS. ALL LINKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

Chris Droney, concertina
George Byrt, piano

Great Clare-style concertina featuring a master of the instrument. Piano accompaniment violates the back-up player's  version of the Hippocratic oath ("first do no harm"). I wish there was some way to get rid of it (digitally, that is) but there isn't.

track 1 reels Ann Droney's / Kilcloon
track 2 jigs Three Little Drummers / Jim Droney's
track 3 reels Coleman's Cross / Over the Moor to Maggie / Wind That Shakes the Barley
track 4 h'pipes Stack of Wheat / Killeigh
track 5 jigs Harry's Loch / Hairpin Bend / Slattery's Grove
track 6 reels Thady Casey's Fancy / Bellharbour
track 7 waltz Gleann na mBeanna
track 8 reels Touch Me If You Dare / Culfada
track 9 h'pipes Staicin Eorna / Kilrush (this track is labelled as "polkas" on the tape)
track 10 reels Noon Lasses / Austin Tierney's
track 11 jigs Cos na Lachan (Leg of the Duck) / Seanduine Doite (Burnt Old Man)
track 12 h'pipes Flowing Tide / Cuckoo
track 13 reels Happy Man / Fox on the Prowl
track 14 jigs Trip to the Cottage / Sully's Fancy (Butlers of Glen Avenue) / Stolen Purse
track 15 waltz Cruacha Glasa na hEireann
track 16 jigs Vincent Broderick selection (Haunted House - Whistler at the Wake -  ?)
track 17 reels Green Gates / Grandpa Tommy's Ceili Band






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"ANDY & FRIENDS"
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Concert/ceili recorded live at Concannon's, Norwood MA, by Seán Reynolds. Date ? 1995. This was part of a fundraiser for the Pine Street Inn in Boston and I think we raised about a thousand dollars that night!

Andy McGann, fiddle
Mike Rafferty, flute
John Whelan, box
Jerry O'Sullivan, pipes
Bill Black, guitar/bouzouki



[1]
hornpipes Bantry Bay - From Galway to Dublin - Galway
[2] jigs Carraroe - Pete Kelly's - Haunted House
[3] slow air Death of Staker Wallace
[4] reels Dowd's #9 - Carrigaline - Humors of Scariff
[5] reels Farrell O'Gara - Trim the Velvet
[6] reels Fleming's - "McGann's #1"
[7] mixed Green Mountain (reel)
Choice Wife (O'Farrell's Welcome to Limerick) (slip jig)
Barney Brallaghan (slip jig)
[8] mixed Maggie Brown (jig) - Man of the House (reel)
[9] hornpipes Cuckoo - Scent of the Bog - Lad O'Beirne's
[10] mixed Begley's (slide) - Baile an tSamhraidh (slide) - Kitty's Wedding (hp)





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HUGH GILLESPIE - Topic 12T364
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Hugh Gillespie [1906 - 1986] was born in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. He emigrated to the US in 1928 and settled in the New York area, where he worked as an engineer for the local electric company. He became a protegé of Michael Coleman and performed regularly with him over the years. These recordings are from the years 1937 - 1939 and clearly demonstrate that Gillespie deserves his place alongside Coleman, Morrison, and Killoran in the pantheon of great Sligo-style fiddlers.

Gillespie returned to Ballybofey and passed away there in 1986. His son Hughie remained a firm supporter of the New York Irish music scene (and a personal friend of mine) until his own passing a few years back.


track
type &
link to MP3

titles / alternate names
[1] jigs CONTENTMENT IS WEALTH
FINLEY'S (a/k/a/ East at Glendart, Humors of Glendart)
[2] reels DONEGAL TRAVELLER - MISS MONTGOMERY
[3] reels DOWD'S #9 - JACKSON'S 
[4] reels DOWD'S FAVORITE
[5] reels FAREWELL TO LEITRIM (a/k/a Lawson's)
TOM STEELE (a/k/a/ Hand Me Down the Tackle)

[6] hornpipes FINNEA LASSES - GURREN'S CASTLE
[7] reels GIRL THAT BROKE MY HEART
DICK COSGROVE'S (a/k/a/ Yellow Tinker, Flowers of Limerick)
[8] waltz IRISH MAZURKA
[9] jigs JACKSON'S FAVORITE
KIP'S (a/k/a/ Doherty's Favorite)
[10] reel JENNY'S WELCOME TO CHARLIE
[11] hornpipes LIVERPOOL
HENNESSY'S (a/k/a/ Pretty Maggie Morrissey)
[12] jigs MASTER CROWLEY'S FAVORITES
[13] reels MASTER CROWLEY'S REELS
[14] hornpipes MOUNTAIN STREAM (a/k/a/ Western, Athlone)
PARKER'S FANCY
[15] reels PADDY FINLEY'S FANCY (a/k/a/ Galway Rambler)
JOE O'CONNELL'S DREAM






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JERRY O'SULLIVAN & THE SUPPORT GROUP: LIVE AT THE BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATER
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Recorded November 2003; musicians Jerry O'Sullivan, pipes; Mike Reynolds, box; Seán Reynolds, fiddle; Bill Black, guitar/bouzouki; Pat Black, bodhrán. A great night at a great venue! (No mix here - recorded straight off the board.)

You can tell this gang likes playing reels!


track
type &
link to MP3
titles


[1] reels Cooley's - Maid Behind the Bar - Kilmaley
[2] reels Copperplate - Tinker's Daughter - Lad O'Beirne's
[3] reels Cregg's Pipes - Lucy Campbell - Come West Along the Road
[4] reels Golden Keyboard - Sheila Coyle's - Father Kelly's #1
[5] reels Granny Quinn's - Irish Embassy
[6] reels Green Gates - Star of Munster
[7] jigs Kerfunten - Woodcock - Tonra's
[8] jigs Luck Penny - Trip to Athlone - Cliffs of Moher
[9] reels Martin Wynne's #1 - Trim the Velvet - Speed the Plough
[10] jigs Rose in the Heather - Bride's Favorite - Carraroe
[11] hornpipes Western (Athlone) - Cuckoo






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DE DANANN LIVE - NEW YORK 1977
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Frankie Gavin, fiddle/flute
Alec Finn, bouzouki
Charlie Piggott, banjo/melodeon
Ringo McDonagh, bodhrán
Johnny Moynihan, mandolin/whistle/vocals

Recorded by John Dillon.

Some of the best Irish traditional music I have ever heard; for me the band was never quite the same after Charlie Piggott left it. By the way - I would have been at the show except I had to baby-sit that night!


[1] reels Collier's Reel / Paddy Fahy's
[2] jigs Trip It Upstairs / Trip to Athlone (Newport Lass)
[3] jig Kitty Lie Over (The Frost Is All Over)
[4] reels Drowsy Maggie / Flax in Bloom
[5] jigs Flowers of Spring / Jackie Small's
[6] song Nancy's Whiskey
[7] reels Congress / Star of Munster
[8] mixed unidentified - Paddy Clancy's [jigs]
Copperplate - Hunter's Purse [reels]
[9] air O'Carolan's Draft
[10] jigs Mac's Fancy / Mist-Covered Mountain
[11] reels Broken Pledge / Jenny's Welcome to Charlie
[12] mixed Blackbird [h'pipe]
Jolly Clamdiggers / Killarney Boys of Pleasure [reels]
[13] jigs Hag's Purse / Collier's
[14] slides The Clog / Knocknagree (Terry Teahan's)
[15] reels bodhrán solo / Devaney's Goat
[16] reels Strawberry Blossom / Humors of Tulla
[17] reels Kerry Reel / Toss the Feathers
[18] jigs unidentified / My Love in the Morning
[19] reels Four Courts / Paddy Taylor's
[20] jigs Walls of Liscarroll / Jolly Corkonian
[21] flings Primrose Lass / Green Grow the Rushes
[22] h'pipes Love Will You Marry Me? / Byrne's
[23] mixed Tom Billy's / Castle [jigs] Sandmount / Clogher




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JOHNNY CRONIN and JOE "BANJO" BURKE
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Recorded in 1976 and released (LP only - no CD) by Shanachie (#29005). Now out of print.

Johnny (from Kerry) and Joe (from Kilkenny)  were great NY musicians in the 70's and 80's who played at any pub that featured traditional music, including the legendary Bunratty on Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx. Joe was also a fine singer with a great baritone voice that could be heard for miles. Sadly neither are still with us; Johnny died in 1991 and Joe in 2003.

I was privileged to have known and played with both men, and was also honored to be able to say a few words at Joe's induction into the Comhaltas Northeast Hall of Fame shortly before his death (from Parkinson's disease).



[1] reels Ships are Sailing - Longford Collector
[2] slides Cat Rambles to the Child's Saucepan - Bunratty Boys
[3] reels Wise Maid - Toss the Feathers
[4] polkas Knocknaboul - As I Went Out Upon the Ice - Ballydesmond
[5] reels Wynne's #1 - Pride of the Bronx
[6] jigs Top of Cork Road - Wandering Minstrel
[7] reels Miko Russell's - Old Copperplate
[8] slides Worn Torn Petticoat - Dingle Regatta
[9] reels Drag Her Round the Road - Wynne's #2
[10] h'pipes Plains of Boyle - From Galway to Dublin (First Sign of Light)
[11] reels Farewell to Ireland - Blackthorn Stick
[12] slides Bill the Weaver's - Denis Murphy's




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CONNACHT CEILI BAND
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Recorded Boston 1966. Thanks to Mike Connolly for the CD.

Personnel:
Mike McDonagh, box (and band leader)
Martin McDonagh, box
Tommy Sheridan, box
Eddie Irwin, piano
Maurice Toole, string bass
Frank Hannon, fiddle
Brendan Tonra, fiddle
Pat Martin, flute
Gene Preston, flute
Frank Neylon, flute
Tom Kelly, flute
Millie Allen, vocals


[1]
reels Redican's - Jackson's - Copper Plate
[2] jigs Frieze Britches - Garret Barry's
[3] song Lovely Leitrim
[4] hornpipes Kildare Fancy - Honeysuckle
[5] reels Dublin Lasses - Tansey's Favorite
[6] marches Captain's Whiskers - (Shane) O'Neill's
[7] reels Jolly Tinker - Silver Spear
[8] song Homeward Bound
[9] jigs New York - Lark on the Strand
[10] reels Merry Harriers - Cashmere Shawl
[11] waltz Joe Connolly's Favorite (waltz)
[12] reels Congress - "New Steamboat" (? Packet)




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JOE COOLEY
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These cuts are from a tape made at a pub ceili somewhere in Ireland. Not the greatest sound quality but you get a good idea of Joe's playing style.  I don't know the date of this recording or who the banjo player is.

There's one track that I had to scrub because of EBN syndrome [= Excessive Bodhrán Noise]. The player isn't bad but he's obviously seated closer to the microphone than Joe is. I tried a lot of tricks to get rid of - or at least balance - the sound, but nothing worked.


[1] reels Wise Maid - Last Night's Fun
[2] jig Daniel O'Connell (Larry O'Gaff)
[3] reels Crowley's Reels
[4] reel New Custom House
[5] reels Blackthorn - Boyne Hunt
[6] reels Humors of Tulla - Skylark - Roaring Mary
[7] reel Bucks of Oranmore
[8] jigs Queen of the Fair - Carraroe
[9] reel My Love is in America
[10] reel Farrell O'Gara
[11] reels Ships are Sailing - Morning Star (incomplete)
[12] reel Dowd's #9 (Summer in Ireland)
[13] reel The Dawn
[14] reel Sailor on the Rock





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KATHLEEN COLLINS
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Traditional Music of Ireland (Shanachie 29002 from 1976, reissued as 34010 in 1995 and still available)

Accompanist: Jimmy Mahon

Kathleen (sister of Shanachie's Dan) is a fine fiddler and dance teacher who lives in the New York area. As these tracks make abundantly clear, she was exposed to the "New York Sligo style" of fiddling as exemplified by Lad O'Beirne, Louis Quinn, Andy McGann, Paddy Reynolds, and other exponents. Kathleen was the first American-born fiddler to win the All-Ireland(1966) and has numerous other competition awards to her credit.

To my knowledge, this is the only recording Kathleen made until quite recently. I like it because of its great selection of tunes. The piano accompaniment is generally unobtrusive - although I would question a few chord choices here and there, the backup doesn't get in the way of the soloist as happens so often (e.g. Michael Coleman).

In recent years Kathleen has turned her attention more towards the dance aspect of her teaching abilities, but I'm pleased to pass along the fact that she has finally done another recording (late 2009 - early 2010). I don't know the details but if you're interested, google Kathleen Collins and see what happens.

I am including this recording in the Tune Vault because of the lamentable fact that the track listings on the re-issue appear to have been totally fouled up. Of course Amazon and other suppliers - not knowing any better - have followed suit, with the result that (e.g.) the track listed as "Reavy's - Jenny's Welcome to Charlie" is in fact "Dowd's Favorite - Star of Munster".

Naturally this kind of screw-up can't be of any help to musicians trying to learn the tunes, so I'm going to take a chance and include this recording in the Tune Vault. If it suddenly disappears, you'll know that somebody has suggested that I remove it!


[1] reels Dowd's Favorite - Star of Munster
[2] reels Monsignor's Blessing - Limerick Lasses
[3] jig Humors of Ballyloughlin
[4] reels Paddy Ryan's Dream - Coleman's Cross
[5] jigs Rosemary Lane - The Orphan (Miss Casey's)
[6] reels Sergeant Early's Dream - Paddy Fahy's
[7] reels Connolly's (Whistling Postman) - Mullingar Races
[8] reels Reavy's (The Ireland We Knew) - Jenny's Welcome to Charlie
[9] reels Jug of Punch - Eddie Kelly's
[10] jigs Seamus Connolly's (O'Meara's) - Father Kelly's
[11] reels Morning Dew - Woman of the House
[12] hornpipes Old Blackbird - Hogan's Pass
[13] reels Private Ass and Cart - Jackson's





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LEG of the DUCK -
Shaskeen OS362, cassette tape, 1992
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Joe Burke, accordion
Michael Cooney, pipes
Noreen O Donoghue, harp
Mike Rafferty, flute
Paddy Rafferty, lilting

This recording is a great example of Joe's unequalled box playing on tunes that should be in every traditional musician's repertoire. Unfortunately Cooney, a great musician in his own right, can barely be heard in the duets with Joe, but his solo track (the air "Táimse 'mo Choladh" and reel "Colonel Frazer") gives us at least a taste for his playing. Also unfortunate in my thinking is the use of the harp as a backup instrument for dance tunes, a practice I find adds little - and often takes away a great deal - from otherwise excellent music. Noreen O. might be a fine solo harpist but you wouldn't know it from this recording.

Nice to hear the Rafferty brothers on there too - Paddy (RIP) was as they say a great man for the lilting, and Mike (also sadly RIP) is ... well, he's Mike, God bless him.

The liner notes for this cassette are scanty at best but mention is made somewhere of a follow-up CD release of this recording. Google turned up nothing and a shopping link from session.org went nowhere, so I'm presuming that no CD ever materialized and that the cassette is out of print.


[1] jigs Contentment is Wealth - Killimor
[2] reels Tim Moloney's - Shannon Breeze
[3] mixed Battle of Aughrim (march) - Corner House (reel)
[4] reels Duke of Leinster's Wife - Paddy Murphy's Wife
[5] mixed Planxty George Brabazon (air) - Bunch of Keys - Silver Spear (reels)
[6] jig Delaney's
[7] reels Imelda Roland's - Cregg's Pipes
[8] jigs Maid at the Churn - Gander at the Pratie Hole
[9] reels Sporting Nell - Boys of Portaferry
[10] jigs Tipperary - First Night in America
[11] mixed Fanny Power (waltz) - Wheels of the World (reel)
[12] mixed Táimse 'mo Choladh (air) - Colonel Frazer (reel)
[13] jigs Blarney Pilgrim - Humors of Quarry Cross
[14] reel New Mown Meadow
[15] jigs Butcher's March - Leg of the Duck
[16] reel Foxhunter's




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"WE'RE IRISH STILL"
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self-produced LP, Boston 1981

This recording was made in 1981 under the guidance of Séamus Connolly. It features various members of the Hanafin-Cooley CCE branch, presided over then as now by Larry Reynolds.

The recording is interesting not so much for the quality of the playing - most of which is excellent, some of which is not quite - as for its historical value in preserving performances by musicians who have since gone to the Great Session in the Sky.

Also to be noted - as a great credit to Larry and Seamus - is the fact that a number of the musicians to be heard on this LP are still actively performing and teaching in the Boston area, in effect doing exactly as the word "tradition" demands in passing down their knowledge of, and love for, the music to another generation.

The sound quality is what you might expect from various musicians at various skill levels playing in various venues. Considering the fact that recording techniques in 1981 were nowhere near what they are now - studio or live - this LP represents as much a labor of love as anything else, and I'm very pleased to be able to include it in the Tune Vault. (Thanks to Diane Maranchie for doing the vinyl-to-digital conversion.)


LP side 1:

[1] Cooley's Reel - Billy Hanafin's Little Bird on the Tree (reels)
Ensemble; narrator: Labhrás O Murchú
[2] Carraigin Rua - Boston/Sligo (reels)
Brendan Tonra - composer/fiddle; Helen Kisiel - piano
mislabelled as Gowlane / Christmas in America
[3] Shaskeen Reel
Gene Preston - flute; Mary Irwin - piano
[4] Cooley's Hornpipe
Fr. John McDonagh - fiddle; Ruth Rappaport - piano
[5] Banshee - Bowling Green (reels)
Jimmy Kelly - banjo; Sally Kelly - piano
[6] Barn Dance
Ricky Rackin - concertina and guitar
[7] Saint Ruth's Bush - Morning Star - Maid of Mount Kisco (reels)
Mike McDonagh - accordion; Helen Kisiel - piano
[8] Planxty Reynolds - Planxty Irwin
Máiréad Doherty - Irish harp
[9] Colonel Frazer (reel)
Jerry O'Sullivan - uilleann pipes
[10] Aililiú (Easter hymn)
Fr. John McDonagh - solo fiddle
[11] Reels from Northwest Clare
Frank Neylon - flute; Mary Irwin - piano
[12] Paddy O'Brien's new reels  (Penny Candle - Donncha's Favorite)
Martin McDonagh - accordion; Ruth Rappaport - piano

Side 2:


[13] Paddy O'Brien's new composition (Fogarty's Kate) - Paddy Fahy's (jigs)
Seán and Larry Reynolds - fiddles; Mike Reynolds and Larry Reynolds Jr - accordions; Tom Garvey - piano
[14] The Gypsy - Kingston (hornpipes)
Tommy Sheridan - accordion; Jimmy Kelly - piano
[15] Bill Lamey's (jig)
Maureen Kelly - piano accordion; Sally Kelly - piano; Jimmy Kelly - banjo
[16] Moll Dubh a' Ghleanna (amhrán sean-nós)
Bríd Mhic Gearailt (Brigid Fitzgerald) - vocalist
[17] Swallow's Tail (reel)
Gene Preston - flute; Mary Irwin - piano
[18] Gowlane - Christmas in America - Jolly Daughters (reels)
Brendan Tonra - composer/fiddle; Helen Kisiel - piano
mislabelled as Carraigin Rua - Boston/Sligo - Jolly "Sisters"
[19] Slip Jigs
Ensemble of students of the CCE Boston branch teachers
[20] Hector the Hero (air) - Banjo Breakdown (hornpipe)
Tommy Kelly - highland pipes; Sally Kelly - piano; Jimmy Roach - drums - Jimmy Kelly - "SanoVox" accordion (?)
[21] single jig "gan ainm"
Jimmy Hogan - flute; Seán Reynolds - bodhrán
[22] Thomand (Thomond) Bridge HP
Sheila Falls - fiddle; Helen Kisiel - piano
[23] Gentle Ann - Flynn's (reels)
Eamon Flynn - composer/"fiddle" (actually accordion on this track); Helen Kisiel - piano
[24] Cooley's - Bird in the Bush (reels)
ensemble


RIP: Jimmy Kelly, Jimmy Hogan, Frank Neylon,  Mike McDonagh, Martin McDonagh, Gene Preston

? Anybody know what a "SanoVox" accordion is? Sounds like a bathroom fixture!




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MARTIN MULVIHILL
TRADITIONAL FIDDLING FROM COUNTY LIMERICK - Green Linnet 1012
with Mick Moloney, guitar and banjo
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This recording was made in 1978 and is long out of print. Compass Records, who presently owns the Green Linnet catalog, has given no indication of any interest in reissuing this material.

Martin Mulvihill was born in Moyvane, Co. Limerick in 1928, and spent time in the UK before moving to the NYC area. He learned fiddle from his mother and took advantage of the presence of many fine musicians in the Limerick / North Kerry areas to develop a large repertoire of tunes, including many of the slides and polkas that are normally associated with the Sliabh Luachra area of Kerry further south. These musicians are commemorated in many of the tune names included on the recording.

Mulvihill was perhaps best known as a teacher, and many great players in the tradition today undertook their early musical education at Martin's school in the Bronx. His son Brendan and daughters Gail and Dawn are also fine musicians in their own right. Martin was also a fine composer - his tunes are marked with an asterisk in the track list below.

The tune collection that bears Mulvihill's name was never commercially circulated and is hard to find today. Not surprisingly, it also includes many tunes not found anywhere else. My WebABC site has a section devoted to the tunes in the Mulvihill collection.

Mulvihill passed away in 1987 on a trip home to Ireland.

Tunes in following marked with * are Martin's own compositions. (ABCs for these can be found
in my webABC site.)


[1] jigs ROAD TO ABBEYFEALE* / LORD KITCHENER'S PIPES
[2] reels HIGH ROAD TO GLIN* / LOW ROAD TO GLIN*
[3] waltz LIMERICK IS BEAUTIFUL (waltz)
[4] polkas PADDY SCANLON'S / BUDDY FUREY'S / KINARD
[5] slides MCAULIFFE'S / MAGGIE SHANLEY'S / DENIS ENRIGHT'S
[6] hornpipes FLYNN'S / DILLANE'S
[7] reels BRIDGET FLYNN'S / STAR OF MUNSTER
[8] reels RATHCROGAN / BAG OF SPUDS / O'CONNELL'S TRIP TO PARLIAMENT
[9] reels PRIDE OF MOYVANE* / CROSS AT THE WOOD*
[10] hornpipes BREEN'S / HANGMAN'S ROPE
[11] jigs BALLYGOUGHLIN* / SEAN DUINE DÓITE
[12] reels MULHAIRE'S [GRANDPA TOMMY'S] / MORNING MIST
[13] waltz VALES OF NEW DIREEN
[14] jigs QUEEN OF THE FAIR / LANGSTROM'S PONY
[15] reels CON MULLANE'S / DANDO DILLANE'S [a/k/a/ BANKS OF THE ILEN]
[16] polkas WALLACE'S CROSS / TARMON / PAT ENRIGHT'S (polkas)






SHASKEEN

A hard-hitting group from the Galway area, featuring the distinctive banjo playing of Tom Cussen and the box playing of Charlie Harris.


"Joys of Life" - 1983

Tom Cussen - banjo, mandolin
Benny O'Connor - percussion
Seán Conway - flute, whistle, guitar
Mike Fahy = guitar, vocals
Charlie Harris - accordion




track
type &
link to MP3

title / type
[1] jigs
JOYS OF LIFE (a/k/a/ Donnybrook Fair, Humors of DB) - MORRISON'S
[2] reels
BOY IN THE BOAT - ANDERSON'S
[3] hornpipes
BALLROOM FAVORITES
medley of 2 tunes not separately identified
[4] song
SHAWL OF GALWAY GREY
[5] reels
TURNPIKE GATE - TEN POUND FLOAT (a/k/a/ Rathcrogan)
[6] mixed
BANKS OF LOUGH GOWNA (jig) - JOHN BRENNAN'S (reel) - SLIGO REEL
[7] reels
VOLUNTEER - SHIPS ARE SAILING - RED-HAIRED (Black-Haired) LASS
[8] reels
MORNING DEW - COOLEY'S - EARL'S CHAIR
[9] hornpipes
McCARTHY'S - LAWSON'S
[10] song
MAY MORNING DEW
[11] jigs
STRIKE THE GAY HARP - TAILOR'S WEDDING (a/k/a/ Legacy Jig)
[12] reels
NEW POLICEMAN (a/k/a/ Belles of Tipperary) - LONDON LASSIES
[13] song
HIGH GERMANY
[14] reels
PIGEON ON THE GATE - FOXHUNTER'S




"My Love is in America" - 1993

Tom Cussen - banjo, mandolin
Benny O'Connor - percussion
Seán Conway - flute, whistle, guitar
Kevin Rohan - fiddle, vocals
Charlie Harris - accordion

 

track type &
link to MP3

titles and alternate names

[1] reels LAST NIGHT'S FUN - LADY ON THE ISLAND - MY LOVE IS IN AMERICA
[2]
jigs
QUEEN OF THE FAIR - DANIEL O'CONNELL (a/k/a/ Larry O'Gaff)
[3]

reels

WALTER SAMMONS' GRANDMOTHER (a/k/a/ Mary Staunton's)
BRENDAN McMORRIN'S (a/k/a/ Brendan McMahon's)
[4] song LOVELY ANNAGHDOWN
[5]
reels
FLOATING CROWBAR (a/k/a/ Rathcrogan) - MY MARYANN - ASH MALEY HOUSE (a/k/a/ Ashmolean House)
[6]
waltzes SEAMUS O'BRIEN'S ("unknown" on record jacket) - MRS. KENNY'S
[7]
reels P.J.CONLON'S (a/k/a/ Lilies of the Field) - TAP ROOM - MOVING BOG
[8]
jigs
PADDY IN LONDON - BUTCHER'S MARCH - ROSE IN THE HEATHER
[9]
reels
CROSSES OF ANNAGH ("unknown" on record jacket) - BILLY BROCKER -
CONNEMARA STOCKINGS
[10]
hornpipes
CRONIN'S - HOME RULER
[11] song

SHANAGOLDEN

[12]

reels

EARLY BREAKFAST (a/k/a/ Up Against the Boughalawns) - DRUNKEN LANDLADY

[13]

reels

MISS MONAGHAN - SAINT ANNE'S - WISE MAID

[14]

hornpipes

BREEN'S (a/k/a/ Sports at Listowel) - ALL-STAR BARN DANCE (a/k/a/ Nova Scotia)