Clare’s eighteen comments

  • Ard Rí

    I got this tune from the album Zero of the Irish Concertina Ensemble. "Ard Rí" was composed by Tim Collins to commemorate the millennial anniversary of the death of Brian Boru. It is a bit rangy but a gorgeous concertina tune, I find. I'm not 100% sure a... more…

  • Seven Years

    I got this from the album "Murmurs" by Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr and Martin Simpson. I think Andy Cutting wrote the waltz. The original arrangement on this recording is: A-B-A-B-C, then repeat. more…

  • Re: The Other High

    Sorry, I didn't mean to double-post this tune. Thanks for merging my post to this one! more…

  • The Thatched Cottage

    I learned this tune from Eamonn Cotter in a class in Miltown in 2015. I couldn't find it anywhere online but I like it very much. Here is a fun version of it by the Friel Sisters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HscRUNViEyA&feature=youtu.be and here anoth... more…

  • Shaun Davey’s

    I first came across this polka on the album "Béal Tuinne", a live recording from St James' Church in Dingle, combining poems of the Gaeltacht writer Caoimhin Ó Cinnéide with tunes composed by Shaun Davey. It is a beautiful album featuring Séamus Begle... more…

  • The Second Wedding

    I got this tune from Siobhán Kennedy at a workshop recently. The first version is taken from O'Neill's, but her version is a bit different, I will post it next. Siobhán called it "The 7.30 am reel". It's a nice and handy tune, especially for the flute. more…

  • No lyrics included :(

    No, unfortunately, the cd does not include a booklet. There are short comments on tunes and songs inside the cover but no lyrics or anything... more…

  • There’s Worse Than That Around

    I first heard this tune at a concert of the Band Cuas from Dingle (Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich - accordion, Liam Stapleton - Flute, Matt Griffin - Guitar), seems to be one of the polkas indigenous to the Dingle area (but I'm not an expert on this :)). It can a... more…

  • Damien Mullane: 13

    Accordion and Melodeon played by Damien Mullane. The album was recorded in Dingle in 2012 by Donogh Hennessy, who also plays the guitar and mandola on the recording. Dubble Bass played by Trevor Hutchinson, strings by Zoe Conway and keyboards by Éamonn D... more…

  • “The Sectret of Roan Inish” OST

    This album is the original sound track of the movie "The secret of Roan Inish", which was directed by John Sayles and released in 1995. more…