tunebook 9 tunes.
I have submitted 2 of my own compositions to The Session: The High King reel (https://thesession.org/tunes/3185) and Sean Quinn’s reel (https://thesession.org/tunes/17181). Comments appreciated.
I am a piano accordionist (b. 1942) specialising in traditional Irish music. In recent years I have also taken up the B/C button accordion and released a button-box album in 2010. Now trying the concertina! I have long experience playing in céilí bands, most recently with Johnny Murphy (fiddler) and drummer Johnny MacRory in the Trasna Ceilidh Band (3-piece). I was formerly with the Blackthorn, Árd Rí, Eddie Fagan and McElroy céilí bands.
I am based in the Glens of Antrim, attending sessions in McCollam’s Cushendall and O’Connor’s Ballycastle. I also visit in Lisburn Co. Antrim and play at the Tap Room session in Hilden Brewery whenever I can.
I have been composing jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs for many years and have issued a CD with some of these new tunes called "Keynotes". In 2016, I published a collection of all my tune compositions spanning 50 years and this was also called KeyNotes (100+ tunes). Copies hav been lodged with the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, and with the HQ of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
I formerly ran a small recording studio and record business (Glens Music) and have been in involved in a number of recording projects over the years involving myself and musician friends.
I am submitting my own tunes to this web site, bit, by bit as time allows.