78rpm Disc of the Week: 78rpm Disc 196: Erin’s Isle Ballroom Orchestra: Dark Eyed Lassie/Caledonian Hunt (flings)
78rpm Disc 196: Erin’s Isle Ballroom Orchestra: Dark Eyed Lassie/Caledonian Hunt (flings)
This week’s disc features a set of flings from the Erin’s Isle Ballroom Orchestra. The second tune is better known as the Killarney Wonder. According articles in the Irish Advocate, fiddler James Morrison played with the orchestra on occasion in the 1930s.
Recorded in 1931 and released on the Okeh label (84162). From the Comer Collection, Comer 78 00-021.
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