TWO Paddy O’Briens?!?
My Dad has recently realised that he and I need more Cd’s. He’s told me I can get two. I’ve just started accordion (B/C) so I want to get two accordion albums.
I have one of the Green Linnet Compilation albums which has a track from ‘The Banks of the Shannon’ by Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connely. It is incredible, and I really want to hear more of Paddy O’Brien. The only problem is I’m now quite sure there are two accordion-playing Paddy O’Briens, one from Co. Tipperary who recorded on ‘The Banks of the Shannon’ and one from Co. Offaly who plays with the band Chulrua. While I’m sure they’re both good, the Tipperary Paddy O’Brien (who I think is deceased) is noted as being the founder of the Fiddle-emulating accordion style, and for this reason I want to hear more of him.
So my question (now that I’ve finished off another verbose introduction) is, are there two Paddy O’Briens and if so, on which albums does the late Paddy O’Brien feature?
That’s one CD. For the other CD I want to get a Billy McComiskey one, and I wanted to know which albums people thought he was best on, solo or with Trian, or with anyone else.