Sean Micheal O Riain’s eleven comments

  • Amuhrica

    This went political real quick. Let's do President Garfield's Hornpipe next: more…

  • O’Neill’s 1001

    This tune, thought by many to be a composition of flute-player Paddy Carty, actually appears in O'Neill's as "Hide and Go Seek". more…

  • This seems a polka version of "Now She's Purring", also called "Denis Murphy's". https://thesession.org/tunes/156 more…

  • Purchase

    I believe it can be purchased here. I'm not sure if they have kept the site updated but simply enquire and I'm sure they will help you: more…

  • A Few Extra Tune References

    For those interested in learning off of this album, track one consists of three tunes. The first two bear a common handle, "Jim Keeffe's": the first can be found here: more…

  • Missing Tune

    Track 7 has a second tune, the Carraroe Reel. more…

  • Fred Finn’s

    The next tune in the set "Live from Matt Malloy's Pub", preceded by Fred Finn's and Castle Kelly, is the Red-haired lass, if my memory serves me correctly. more…

  • Jacket Cover

    In the town of Clifden, County Galway, the ancient folk traditions of Ireland were very much alive during the boyhood of William F. (Bill) Sullivan. Born in 1909, he grew up immersed in the folk music and culture which pervade that land. When he emigrat... more…

  • Blackthorne Ceilidh Band

    The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band of Rochester, New York, draws its music from the traditional celtic repertoire of Ireland and Scotland as well as from Canada and New England. Blackthorne artfully combines the strong ceili dance style that Frank Murphy brough... more…

  • Album

    Marty O'Keefe is a great fiddler and concertina player in my hometown of Rochester, NY originally from Co. Clare. He was pushing 90 at the time of the recording and he can still still out-craic any of the younger musicians in town! more…