Released in 1977, Jackie Daly’s remarkable debut of music from the Sliabh Luachra, the mountainous border between Cork and Kerry, has long been recognised as an important landmark recording.
It captured Daly at the peak of his powers and helped to re-establish the accordion as an important instrument in Irish music.
From this impressive beginning, Jackie went on to play with the cream of Ireland’s musicians in such seminal groups as De Danann and Patrick Street and build a reputation as “the” Irish button accordion player – in other words the best in the world.
“It is a key recording – it’s a no-messing, consistently charming work” Stirrings
Jackie Daly accordion, single reed accordion, Anglo concertina
1Â Polkas: Tom Sullivan’s/ Johnny Leary’s/ Jim Keefe’s
2Â Slides: Keefe’s/ The Clog
3Â Air: Tir Na Nog
4Â Hornpipe: Callaghan’s
5Â Reels: The Rising Sun/ The Pope’s Toe
6Â Polkas: The Glin Cottage Polkas
7Â Slides: Paudy Scully’s/ The Gallant Tipperarary Boys
8Â Hornpipe: Walsh’s
9Â Polkas: Jim Keefe’s/ Ballyvournie Polka/ Johnnie Mickey’s
10Â Slides: Trip To The Jacks/ Where Is The Cat?
11Â Air: The Banks Of Sullane
12Â Single Reels: Biddy Martin’s/ Ger The Rigger
13Â Reels: The Glenside Cottage/ Taim Gan Airgead
14Â Air: Willie Reilly
15Â Slides: Murphy’s/ Going To The Well For Water