Memories Of Sligo

By Roger Sherlock

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Roger Sherlock

A rather obscure recording this, on the London "Inchecronin" label. I’d say a bit restrained compared to other Sligo players like Seamus Tansey, but a fine collection of standard flute tunes. The first flute class I went to in Miltown Malbay was taught by Roger Sherlock and P.J.Crotty - a couple of gentlemen, and great players.

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In the comments to the Turnpike Gate mention was made of the inaccuracy of the titles here. They’re actually pretty good, but those aren’t Schottisches, rather it’s the Coleman medley of slip jigs: The Foxhunter and Comb Your Hair and Curl it. Likewise "Killoran’s" polkas are actually a set from McKenna and Meehan’s 78: Tripping to the Well, The Kiss Behind the Door.

Lovely record altogether.

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The Sean Ryan’s here is the reel "Dash to Portobello". Also the order of some of the tunes on some tracks is different from that on my copy of the record but I assume these are typo’s

Also the first tune on the last set is actually "The Flowers of the Red Mill" rather than "Flowers of Redhill"

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I’ve updated the track listing for this recording, after listening to the record again. What’s listed here now is what is actually played on my copy of the record, irrespective of the sleeve notes. I had the 2 reels on track 2 the wrong way round, and have added in the 2 slip jigs [ Track 11 ] and the 2 polkas
[ Track 14 ].
Is that download legal, out of curiousity ?

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