JOHN LYONS of Crussa, County Clare, lived amidst the traditional music of his area of Ireland all of his life and was a very fine singer and melodeon player. This recording from 1974 manages to capture both the nuances and strengths of his music.

“The fervour and humour of these performances make attractive listening.” Ballymena Guardian.

1 The Maid on the Shore
2 The May Morning Dew
3 Morrison’s Jig / The Pipe on the Hob
4 The Tailor Bawn
5 After Aughrim
6 The Boys of Barna-shraide
7 Erin’s Lovely Lea
8 The Blackthorn / Unnamed reel
9 Farmer Michael Hayes
10 The Lambs on the Green Hills
11 Fiac an Madrarua
12 Kitty’s Wedding
13 Farewell, Lovely Mary

First published by Topic 1974

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