Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

PAST MASTERS OF IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC ~ VARIOUS ARTISTS TSCD605

The fiddle occupies pride of place within Irish traditional music and this collection features the great players from the golden age of recording between 1922 and 1951. These virtuoso stylists are featured in solo, small group and various band combinations performing both classic repertoire and little known pieces. The CD has been re-mastered to the highest standards and is accompanied by in depth notes.
Edited by Reg Hall

MURPHY, KILLORAN & RYAN Paddy Killoran & Paul Ryan fiddles; Denis Murphy accordeon; Edward Tucker piano Ballina Lass / Sligo Maid
PADDY KILLORAN & PADDY SWEENEY fiddles; Edward Tucker piano Mullingar Races / Boys On The Hilltop
BALLINAKILL (Co. Galway) TRADITIONAL DANCE PLAYERS Jerry Whyte & Tommy Whyte fiddles; Stephen Moloney & Tommy Whelan flutes; Anna Rafferty piano Shaskeen and Green Blanket
BALLINAKILL (Co. Galway) TRADITIONAL DANCE PLAYERS details as track 3 Rick’s / Byrne’s ~ Hornpipes
FRANK O’HIGGINS fiddle; Julia Gray piano Reels ~ Farewell To Erin / Irish Molly / The Flogging
FRANK O’HIGGINS fiddle; Julia Gray piano Jigs ~ The Maid At The Spinning Wheel / Do You Want Any More
FRANK O’HIGGINS fiddle; Julia Gray piano Reels ~ Kitty’s Gone A-Milking, / The Dogs Among The Bushes / The Merry Sisters
NEIL O’BOYLE fiddle Reels ~ The Pigeon On The Gate / Jenny Picking Cockles
AUGHRIM SLOPES CEILIDHE 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  MICHAEL C. HANAFIN & DANIEL P. MORONEY Mike Hanafin fiddle; Daniel Moroney tin whistle; Dan Sullivan 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 CEILIDHE 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
14  MOATE CEILIDHE 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  ENNIS, MORRISON & MULLER Jim Morrison fiddle; Tom Ennis uilleann pipes; John Muller piano Irish Jig Medley ~ Paddy In London / Buther’s March / Sligo Bay
16  JAMES MORRISON fiddle Claire Reardon piano Flax In Bloom / The Millstone / The Dairy Maid’s Reel
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 details as track 3 Queen Of The Fair ~ Double Jig
20  BALLINAKILL (Co. Galway) TRADITIONAL DANCE PLAYERS details as track 3 Flogging Wheel and Whelan’s Reel
21 HALPIN TRIO Treasa Ni Ailpin fiddle & unidentified fiddle & piano Rogha-An-Fhile (Poets Choice)
22 HUGH GILLESPIE fiddle & Jack McKenna guitar Dowd’s Number Nine / Jackson’s
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

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