Light and Shade

By Skylark

  1. The Old French
    The New French
  2. The Brown Girl
  3. The Sunflower (schottische)
  4. Neil Mulligan’s
    Upon St. Nicholas’s Boat
  5. The Cruel Wars
  6. O’Donnell’s Fancy
    Get Up Old Woman and Shake Yourself
    The Star above the Garter
  7. The Little Pack of Tailors
  8. Frank Quinn’s Highland
    Peter McArdle’s Highland
  9. The Factory Girl
  10. Up in Smoke
    Gan Ainm
    The Shetland Fiddler
  11. Young and Foolish
  12. Munster Bacon
    The Hawk
    Paddy Kierce’s
  13. The Boys of Mullaghbawn
  14. The Gypsy
    The Gypsy (Reel)

Four comments

Light And Shade

1992 outing on Claddagh Records (CC57CD). Skylark are, in my humble opinion at least, an outstanding and under-rated band. The line-up on this occasion was Len Graham (vocals, bodhran, cutlery), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Mairtin O’Connor (accordion) and Garry O’Briain (guitar, mandocello, keyboards). Graham’s version of The Boys Of Mullaghbawn is just superb!

Agree with you there Aidan. Excellent music and song from very talented lads. I once saw Gerry O’C and M

Re: Light and Shade

Tracks 2, 5, 9, 11 and 13 are songs. Track 5 consists of both the song and the reel.

Re: Light and Shade

The second tune on track 14 is a reel, sourced from Cathal McConnell. It doesn’t appear to be in the tune database.