Clare Concertinas

Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon

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Format: CD

Cat No: FCLAR02

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Release Date:  10 September 2007

Label:  Free Reed

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078904221

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    In the 1970s Cree-Cooraclare was very much 'Concertina Country'. Such names as Bernard O'Sullivan, Tommy McMahon, Solus Lulls, Tommy McCarthy, Gerald Haugh, Sonny Murray, Michael Tubridy and Tom Carey were well known as concertina playes from this area, many still active today.

    This 1974 recording, plus many extra tracks, highlights the unique playing and ensemble style of two of these players, Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon. There huge repertoire embodies the best of the Clare tradition.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Polkas:Babes In The Wood/Cooraclare Polka/ Clare Dragoons
      • 2. Jigs:The Shady Groves Of Piedmont/ The Humours Of Ennistymon
      • 3. Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat/ Tommy People's Favorite McMahon
      • 4. Set Dance: Mount Phoebus Hunt
      • 5. Reels: Ollie Conway's Selection
      • 6. Reels:Kilrush Races/The Clogher Reel/ Burren Reel
      • 7. Set Dance: Bonaparte's Retreat
      • 8. March: Bonaparte's March
      • 9. Jigs: Barron's/Jackson's/ The Miltown Jig
      • 10. Set Dance: Rodney's Glory
      • 11. Reel: McMahon's Reel
      • 12. Waltz: Over The Waves
      • 13. Polkas: Girl I Left Behind/ Maggie In The Wood
      • 14. Jigs: Martin Talty's/ Thomas Friel's/ Joe Cunnean's
      • 15. Hornpipes: Sean Ryan's/ Danganella Hornpipe
      • 16. Set Dance: Job O' Journeywork
      • 17. Reels: The Ash Plant/ The Maid Of Mount Cisco