Des and Vince O’Halloran are from the tiny Inishbofin Island, off the coast of Connemara. Though relatively young when these recordings were made and from a region not noted for a strongly maintained musical tradition, they play wonderfully close-knit and exciting music.
1 Reels: The Music in the Glen / The Green Fields of America
2 Jigs: The Lark in the Morning / The Connaughtman’s Rambles
3 The Lowlands of Holland
4 Barn Dances: Stack of Barley / Johnny, Will You Marry Me?
5 Jigs: Pat Burke’s / Fraher’s
6 Sweet Inniscarra
7 Waltz and Jigs: Martin Byrne’s Waltz / A Hundred Pipers / Dingle Regatta
9 Reels: The Sailor on the Rock / The Maid I Ne’er Forgot
10 Reel: The Limerick Lasses
11 Jig: The Lake Shore / The Exile’s Return
12 Reels: The Eel in the Sink / Larry Redigan’s
13 Moorlough Mary
14 The Bucks of Oranmore / The Wind that Shakes the Barley