Upload - Paddy Breen

Upload - Paddy Breen

Here’s another one for you, the West Clare whistle and flute player Paddy Breen, recorded in 1950 by Peter Kennedy.

The sound quality’s not too good and I’ve tried to eradicate as much of the background tape hum as possible without losing the higher frequencies.

The track listing is here - http://www.folktrax-archive.org/menus/cassprogs/078breen.htm - but I’ve absolutely no idea what an ‘Orcon flute’ is.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Thanks, Kevin,

Kennedy’s spelling of the instrument’s name was typically inaccurate.

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Thanks again FTL!

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Lovely stuff - thanks Floss!

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You’re a legend. Thanks a million.

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Ibid likewise what they said! File next to Billy Conroy, John Doonan, Jim Donoghue, Murty Rabbit, Myles O’Malley, Micho Russell. Old timers with whistles and piccolos, beautiful chirpy music.

Looked around for a picture of an Orcon flageolet, too; were they affiliated with the pest control company…?

01 - Paddy’s Polka - Paddy Breen
02 - The Red Haired Boy (tune Of Song The Little Beggarman) - Paddy Breen
03 - Fisher’s Frolic - Paddy Breen
04 - The Rolling Home Polka - Paddy Breen
05 - Biddy Durkin - Paddy Breen
06 - My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet - Paddy Breen
07 - O The Breeches We Do Wear - Paddy Breen
08 - Moonlight In Mayo (waltz) - Paddy Breen
09 - The Wild Colonial Boy, The Stone Outside Dan Murphy’s Door (waltzes) - Paddy Breen
10 - The Frieze Breeches (jig) - Paddy Breen
11 - The Pipe On The Hob (jig) - Paddy Breen
12 - Off She Goes (or The Launch) - Paddy Breen
13 - The Cuckoo’s Nest - Paddy Breen
14 - The Cross Jig - Paddy Breen
15 - The Morning Star (version 1) - Paddy Breen
16 - The Morning Star (version 2) - Paddy Breen
17 - Brave Rodney’s Glory (set Dance) - Paddy Breen
18 - The Orange In Bloom (jig) - Paddy Breen
19 - Mrs Casey (jig) - Paddy Breen and Michael Gorman (flute)
20 - The Basket Of Oysters (jig) - Paddy Breen
21 - Paddy’s Polka - Paddy Breen
22 - The Rambling Irishman - Paddy Breen
23 - The Jolly Tinker, The Pretty Girls Of Mayo (reels) - Paddy Breen With Fiddlers
24 - Orange And Blue, Johnnie, When You’ll Die, Some Say The Devil’s Dead (highland Schottisches) - Paddy Breen
25 - Johnnie, When You’ll Die (jingle Sung) - Paddy Breen
26 – The Sailor’s Bonnet (reel) - Paddy Breen
27 - The Priest’s Leap, The Blackthorn Stick, Priest’s Leap, Off She Goes, The Swallow’s Nest - Paddy Breen
28 - St Patrick’s Day - Paddy Breen
29 - The Quarrelsome Piper, The Harvest Home - Paddy Breen
30 - The Girl With The Blue Dress On (polka) On Concert Flute - Paddy Breen
31 - Green Grow The Rushes o (highland Schottische) - Paddy Breen
32 - The Green Hills Of Ireland - Paddy Breen
33 - The Boys Of Bluehill, The Friendly Visit - Paddy Breen With Michael Gorman & Peter Kennedy (fiddles) And Helen Kennedy (english Concertina)

Some tracks were out of sequence; that’s someone else singing Johnny When You Die, it sounds like.

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Thanks for another beauty Floss. Thanks Kevin for the revised list.

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Thanks so much! What a treat.

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So much music, so little time… 🙂 Thanks a million, you’re doing some great work making this stuff available!

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By the way, don’t be tempted to download the ‘unreleased Bothy Band’ album on my MediaFire site. It’s just a bit of fun at the expense of the leechers (who’d have to be fans of the man in the red fez to appreciate it).

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Thank you again, Floss and Kevin- wonderful stuff!

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Thanks again. Its beginning to feel greedy downloading each one when I have only had chance to listen to the previous one a couple of times.

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you’re giving me so much cool stuff to listen to. thanks again!