Irish Whistles

By Various Artists

  1. The New Policeman
    London Lasses
  2. The Drunken Tinker
    The Convenience
  3. Farewell To Ireland
    Páidín O’Rafferty’s
  4. Love At The Endings
  5. Katie Moloney’s
    Micho’s March
  6. The Coolin
  7. The Humours Of Allegheny
    A Ghost Of His Former Self
  8. The Connemara Coast
    Miss McLeod’s
  9. Carrickfergus
  10. Scanlon’s Swatter
    The Five Mile Chase
  11. Lament For Limerick
  12. The Boy In The Gap
    The Banshee
  13. The Maple Leaf
    The Man Of Aran
  14. Down By The Glenside
  15. Sláinte Bhreá Hewlett
  16. Billy Brocker’s
    The Maids Of Mount Cisco
  17. The Kesh
    The Blackthorn Stick
    The Legacy
  18. The Cottage In The Glen
    Billy Brocker’s
    Connemara Stockings

Thirteen comments

“Irish Whistles”

Trad H.C.007
G.T.D. Heritage Recording
Líosban Industrial Estate,
Tuam Road, Galway, Eire

“Irish Whistles” ~ the artists:

- 1.) reels ~ Sean Conway - whistle, Benny O’Connor – bodhran & ‘Shaskeen’

- 2.) reels ~ Eugene Lambe – whistle, John Hoban – mandolin

- 3.) jigs ~ Marcus Hernon

- 4.) reel ~ Larry McCullough

- 5.) polkas ~ Micho Russell

- 6.) air ~ Matt Cunningham

- 7.) reels ~ Larry McCullough

- 8.) reels ~ Marcus Hernon

- 9.) air ~ Gerard Fahy – whistle & pipes

10.) reels ~ Eugene Lambe – whistle, John Hoban – bodhran

11.) air ~ Gerard Fahy – low whistle

12.) reels ~ Marcus Hernon

13.) reels ~ group: ‘Folklore’ ~ whistle / accordion / guitar / mandola

14.) air ~ Gerard Fahy – low whistle

15.) O’Carolan ~ group: ‘Folklore’

16.) Mary Murray

17.) jigs ~ group: ‘Folklore’

18.) Sean Conway on F whistle & ‘Shaskeen’

Tunes on track 13

Can anyone identify the three reels on track 13???

List of tunes

Great CD!
As it too often happens, the tune names provided on the CD has more than than its share of mistakes. Perhaps some will find this more complete :
1) The New Policeman / The London Lassies
2) The Drunken Tinker / The Convenience Reel
3) Farewell To Ireland / Páidín O’Rafferty’s Jig
4) Love At The Endings
5) Katie Moloney’s Polka / The Lisdoonvarna Polka
6 An Coolin
7) The Humours Of Allegheny / A Ghost Of His Former Self
8) The Connemara Coast / Miss McLeod
9) Carrickfergus
10) Scanlon’s Swatter / The Five Mile Chase
11) The Lament For Limerick
12) The Boy in The Gap / The Banshee
13) Untitled Reels
14 Down By The Glenside
15 Hewlett
16) Morrison’s Reel / The Maid Of Mount Kisco
17) The Kesh Jig / The Robin’s Nest Untitled Jig
18) Untitled Reel / Billy Brocker’s Reel / The Connemara Stocking

So, the only actual discrepancies are ~ ?

16) Morrison’s Reel / OK
17) The Kesh Jig / The Robin’s Nest / Untitled Jig

On the recording the name given instead for "Billy Brocker’s Reel" was "Mary Bergin’s Reel"…

18.) The Cottage in the Glen (B Dorian) / ~ / ~

~ the first tune or this set is given as ‘gan ainm’ on the recording..

Sean Conway was on an F whistle, so he was playing it even higher, D Dorian…

5.) “Katie Moloney’s Polka” / “The Lisdoonvarna Polka”

Micho Russell

This is as it is given on the sleeve notes, and I’m not sure who ascribed the names. So it will link to the transcriptions I’ve changed "The Lisdoonvarna Polka" to "Micho’s March"… It is also known as "MIcho’s Polka" and "Micho Russell’s Polka"…

13 (Reels) The Folklore Selection

These are the Maple Leaf and the Man of Arran, both by Darach de Brun and both already here in the database.

Duh! :-/

These I should have known, having learned them from Darach… Sometimes I really am quite semi-conscious. One problem was that I only had this on the cassette, and not at hand… Thanks for the help and the wake up call… ;-)