The All Star Ceili Band ~ who’s the whistle player?
First the recording ~
"All Star Ceili Band: Traditional Irish Dance Music"
And the known musicians ~
Accordions - Joe Derrane & Jerry O’Brien
Banjo - George Derrane
Piano - Johnny Connors
And as described on the liner notes for this recording ~
"The All Star Ceili Band featuring ‘three’ Irish Americans from Boston: Joe Derrane (Accordion), George Derrane (Banjo), and John Connors (piaon), ( and then they add a fourth 😏 ) with a native Irishman: Jerry O’Brien (Accordion) from Co. Cork."
But, there’s whistling throughout this recording and no mention of a whistler at all. Does anyone have any history behind this?
While this recording no longer seems to be listed, while looking I discovered that Rego Records is clearing out a few choice items, that while not a great deal here, once the postage is added, is a damn nice score for North Americans. If you haven’t already got these two recordings, well, yes, they are recommended, heartily… If I were there I’d be purchasing these as gifts, while picking up one more of "The Wind Among the Reeds" for myself, having ‘loaned’ our only CD of it and never had it returned… Sigh! 🙁
& Warehouse Close Outs for $4.99 ~ including:
"Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy - The Wind Among The Reeds"