Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tommy Doyle's 02-04-09

Here is a nice set of tunes from Tommy Doyle's. I am afraid that I hijacked David after the 2nd one... To play the Tarbolton without the other 2 is to court the wrath of God.

The Boys of the Lough/The Tarbolton/The Longford Collector/The Sailor's Bonnet

Whistle: David
Guitar: Liam (first tune)
Flute: Liam (the other 3)
Fiddle: Sean

Update 03-24-09 -- Fixed the .mp3 for this one -- might wanna re-download it, if it is on your ipod.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Banshee 02-03-09

What a great sesh at the Banshee last week. Here are some highlights...

I Buried my Wife/Hag at the Churn/The Swallow's Tail/Banish Misfortune

The place filled up early, and we warmed up with these jigs. By the end of the set we realized that we would have to shift the session over to the window. After we reconvened...

Farewell to Ireland/The Humours of Tulla

Emerald is absolutely savage on these tunes. Fair play to ya, dear.

Dinny O'Brien's/Farewell to Connaught/Craig's Pipes

If Seáinín and I have a signature set, it is these. I learned the first two from Dan Cummins and Bev Buchanan, who I wish would come up to Boston for a visit.

Farewell to Nova Scotia

This song is coming together nicely!

The Cottage in the Grove/The Otter’s Holt/McFadden’s Handsome Daughter

Seán leads off this classic North Connaught set.

The Star of Munster/The Wise Maid

Back Home in Derry

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Green Briar 01-26-09

Here are a couple of songs from the Briar.

Don't Sing Love Songs

Singer: Melissa Foley

This song has rapidly become one of my favorites.

Amhrán Shandyston Mheiriceá

Amhránaí: Liam Mheiriceá

Rinne mé an t-amhrán seo faoi mo bhaile féin i New Jersey, Sandyston, i lár na sléibhte in iarthuaisceart an stáít.