Irish Traditional Concertina And Fiddle Music

John Kelly

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Format: CD

Cat No: FCLAR04

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Release Date:  10 September 2007

Label:  Free Reed

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078904429

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    John Kelly was born in the district of Rehy West, County Clare, and for over thirty years was a force in Irish music – he was a member of Seán Ó Riada's Ceoltóirí Cualainn, of the Castle Ceilidh Band, and of Ceoltóirí Laighean, and regular musician at respected Dublin sessions.

    John's fiddling is in the relaxed Clare style and his concertina playing is spikier, with subtle variations of notes, the occasional harmonic effect, and again that off-beat emphasis. John taught at the Willie Clancy Scoil Éigse, and supported the Tradition Club held on Wednesdays at Slattery's, just a few doors away from his Dublin home: he was recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in January 1974 and by Tony Engle and Patrick Hayes in March & April 1975, and extra tracks are here included from these sessions.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Paddy On The Turnpike
      • 2. The Bunch Of Rushes
      • 3. The Bunch Of Rushes
      • 4. John Kelly's Slide/ Tom Keane's Reel
      • 5. Blackberry Blossoms
      • 6. The Spike Island Lasses
      • 7. The Heathery Breeze
      • 8. Delia Keane's Jig
      • 9. The Blacksmith's Charm
      • 10. We Were Drinking And Kissing The Ladies/ Old Tipperary
      • 11. Rocking The Baby To Sleep
      • 12. Eddie Dunn's
      • 13. The Fisherman's Hornpipe
      • 14. The Sister Reels
      • 15. The Crooked Road To Dublin And The Duke Of Leinster's Wife
      • 16. The West Cork Reel
      • 17. The Ivy Leaf
      • 18. The Flogging Reel
      • 19. Scattery Island Slide
      • 20. The Ebb Tide
      • 21. The Ebb Tide
      • 22. The Blackbird
      • 23. The Bunch Of Keys
      • 24. Lord Wellington's Reel
      • 25. Kitty's Rambles (Original Recording Session)
      • 26. Gilbert Clancy's/ West Wind/ Nellie Donovan's (Original Recording Session)
      • 27. Farewell To Sean O Riada (Original Recording Session)
      • 28. Ned Stapleton's Reel (Original Recording Session)
      • 29. Sonny Brogan's/ Comhra Donn (Original Recording Session)
      • 30. Lucy Campbell (Original Recording Session)
      • 31. Unknown/ Thady Casey's (Frieze Britches) (Original Recording Session)
      • 32. Lord Mayo (Original Recording Session)