The Master Pipers Volume 2

By Tommy Kearney

  1. The Flogging
  2. The Drops Of Brandy
  3. The Fermoy Lasses
  4. The Three Sea Captains
  5. Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel
  6. Sliabh Na MBan
  7. The Primrose Lass
  8. The Bride’s Favourite
  9. Colonel Fraser
  10. The Cook In The Kitchen
    The Galbally Farmer
  11. My Sweetheart Jane
  12. Ur-Chnoc Chein Mhic Chainte
  13. Jockey At The Fair
  14. The Butcher’s March
  15. The Butchers Of Bristol
  16. Sweet Biddy Of Ballyvourney
  17. The Banks Of The Suir
  18. The Bucks Of Oranmore
  19. An T-Athair Jack Walshe
  20. The Maids Of Mount Cisco
  21. Cailin Deas Cruite Na MBo
  22. Madame Bonaparte
  23. The Stone In The Field
  24. The Flogging
  25. The First House In Connaught
  26. Bonaparte’s Retreat
  27. Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel
  28. The Castle Of Dromore
  29. Speech: Fr. O’Riordan, Leo Rowsome And The Pipes

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Tommy Kearney: uilleann pipes
Jimmy Power: fiddle


Although not as extraordinary a player of the uilleann pipes as Johnny Doran, whose recordings were re-released as Vol. 1 of this series produced by the Dublin Pipers’ Club, Co. Waterford piper Tommy Kearney is a seminal figure in the world of Irish piping because of his place as the heir of a particular style of piping, combining open-style melody work and staccato ornamentation with almost constant regulator accompaniment, which he learned from Liam Walsh. This collection of 28 tracks (plus one spoken track), some recorded in 1965, others as recently as 2002, preserves this important legacy. Several of the 1965 tracks also feature fellow Waterford musician Jimmy Power on the fiddle.