Upload - Jackie Roche, Irish Violin LP
My first entry in the session.org upload sweepstakes. http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?fncwuhq5ynx
Avoca 33-AV-106. It’s been cataloged here: https://thesession.org/recordings/2956
Roche was Sligo fiddler James Morrison’s ace pupil; that’s Jackie pictured with James and Paddy Sweeney on the cover of the Milestone at the Garden CD. Morrison is quoted in the liner notes thus: "I can teach Roche how to play but I cannot play myself as well." Jackie was indeed an excellent fiddler, having picked up many of Morrison’s characteristic bowing and fingering tricks, but leaving his own stamp on what he played.
The jazzy guitar backing is interesting too, much like the accompaniment Estwood Davidson played behind Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald on his LPs, cut around the same time.
I’ll post a few more of the LPs Jackie made with his various ensembles, most notably the "Kerry Dances" LP, which, I believe, was the first commercial recording of slides.