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Irish Dance Music1995TopicTSCD602

Irish Dance Music - Edited by Reg Hall. Running time 73 minutes 13 seconds. Recordings dated 1922 to 1948. Issued 1995. The recordings are transfers from 78's on the following labels: Victor, Columbia, Vocalion, Parlophone, Diva, Regal, Regal Zonophone, Decca, Shamrock, Zonophone and HMV. Some tracks have additional sounds of dancers and diddling. All tracks are instrumentals.



1. The Westport Chorus Frank Quinn (fiddle, lilting and shouting), P Crowley (button accordeon). Recorded in New York, 21st October 1926. Traditional
2. Jigs: Ginger's Favourite/ Bogs of Allen Michael J Cashlin (fiddle), Tom Doyle (flute), unknown pianist. Recorded in Chicago 13 July 1928. Traditional 
3. Sweet Flowers of Milltown/ The Boys of Knock - Schottisch Tom Morrison (flute) Jack Reynolds (tambourine). Recorded in New York c July 1927 Traditional
4. O'Dowd's Favourite (reel)/ The Star of Munster Michael Coleman (fiddle), John Muller (piano). Recorded in New York c April 1922. John O'Dowd/ Traditional
5. Jigs: Ah! Surely/ The Maid on the Green Batt Henry's Traditional 
Quartet Orchestra [Batt Henry (fiddle), unidentified fiddler,Jakes Cawley (flute), possibly Willie Mulligan (flute) unidentified piano]. Recorded in Jury's Hotel, Dublin, c 9th July 1930
6. Reels: Maids of Galway/ Over the Moor to Peggy John McKenna (flute), Michael Gaffney (tenor banjo), unidentified pianist. Recorded in New York, November 1925. Traditional
7. Medley of old time fiddling reels: Bonnie Kate/ Swallow's Tail/ Molly Branigan K Scanlon (fiddle), Mel Bernard (piano). Recorded in New York, 25th March 1929. Traditional
8.Hornpipes:  Off to California/ Dunphy's Hornpipe Michael Grogan (button accordeon). Recorded in Dublin 18th June 1931 Traditional
9. Reels: Drunken Tailor/ Teetotaler John Howard (fiddle), Michael Grogan (button accordeon). Recorded in Dublin 25th March 1946 Traditional
10. The Maid of Ballinatra (reel) George Halpin (fiddle), two unidentified women lilting, unidentified pianist. Recorded in New York, June or July 1927. Traditional
11. Jigs: Frieze Breeches/ The Cook in the Kitchen/ Lannigan's Ball  Joe Flanagan (button accordeon), Mike Flannagan (tenor banjo), Louis Flanagan (harp-guitar). Recorded in New York, 10th February 1923. Traditional
12. Reels: Scotch Mary/ The Ivy Leaf Joe Flanagan (button accordeon), unidentified fiddler, unidentified pianist, unidentified lilting. Recorded in New York c 1st October 1925. Traditional
13. Polkas: Babes in the Wood/ Moore's Favourite (The Rose Tree) McConnell's Four Leaf Shamrocks. Adam McConnell (fiddle), unidentified fiddler, cornet, piccolo, piano and drums. Recorded in New York, 25th October 1924 Traditional
14. The Pride of Ulster: Maggie Pickens/ Cameron's Wife John McGettigan (fiddle), John McCormach (or John Kennedy) fiddle, Thomas Jacob (piccolo), Sam Moore (button accordeon), Jimmy McDade (banjo), Ed Lee (piano). Recorded in New York, March 1928. Traditional
15. Hornpipes: Boys of Blue Hill/ Stack o' Wheat  Pat Roche's Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. [Jim Donnelly (fiddle), Jimmy McGreevy (fiddle), Pat McGovern (flute), Packey Walsh (button accordeon), Eleanor Kane (piano), Pat Richardson (drums), Pat Roche (stepdance).] Recorded in Chicago 25th October 1934. The first recording to be made by Decca. Traditional
16. Barn Dances: Stack of Oats/ Shannon Waves Erin's Pride Orchestra. [Tommy Cauldfield (fiddle), Ed Reavy (fiddle), Al Payne (tenor saxophone), Tony Pelzar (piano accordion), Jimmy McDade (banjo), Jimmy O'Brien (drums)]. Recorded in Philadelphia, 1948. Traditional
17. Jigs: Kitty's Rambles/ The Merry Old Woman/ The Humours of Ballinafad Frank Lee's Tara Ceilidh Band. [Frank Lee (piano), possibly Richie Tarrant (fiddle), possibly Paddy Tarrant (fiddle), probably Joe Hann (piccolo), possibly Bill Smith (drums). Recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, September 1932.  Traditional
18. Reels: The High Road to Galway/ The Groves Reel/ The Salamanca Reel Siamsa Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band [Tom Page (fiddle), Dave Page (uilleann pipes), unidentified fiddles, piccolo, piano and drums] Recorded in Dublin on 19th June 1931. Traditional
19. Carraroe Jig/ Lambert's Jig Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players [Jerry Moloney (fiddle), Tommy Whyte (fiddle), Stephen Moloney (flute), Tommy Whelan (flute), Anna Rafferty (piano). Recorded in St John;s Wood, London on 17th November 1931 Traditional
20. The Old Bush Reel Jerry Moloney (fiddle), Tommy Whyte (fiddle), Anna Rafferty (piano). Recorded at Jury's Hotel, Dublin, c 4th July 1930 Traditional
21. The First House in Connaught/ The Green Gate Moate Ceilidhe Band [Pepper Adamson (fiddle), Willie Jordan (fiddle), Mick Kincaid (fiddle), John Joe Gannon (button accordeon), Billy Donnelly (piano). Recorded in Dublin on 27th May 1945.  Traditional
22. Jigs: Mill Pond/ Mist on the Meadow Lough Gill Quartet [Sarah Hobbs (fiddle), Jakes Cawley (flute), Bill Harte (accordeon), Sonny Brogan (accordeon). Recorded in Dublin c February 1941. Traditional
23. Reels: Ash Plant/ The Merry Harriers/ The Hut in the Bog Belhaven Trio [Joe Liddy (fiddle), Ned O'Gorman (uilleann pipes chanter), Tommy Liddy (button accordeon)] Recorded at Jury's Hotel, Dublin on 14th May 1938 Traditional
24. Reels: Lasses of Carracastle/ Maid of Mount Kisco/ St Ruth's Bush Kincora Ceilidhe Band [Kathleen Harrington (fiddle), Pat O'Brien (fiddle), Mick Loughman (fiddle), John Brennan (flute), John Egan (flute), Kathleen O'Connor (piano). Recorded in Dublin on 28thMay 1945. Trad/ Paddy Killoran/ Trad

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