Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dave Hennessy (melodeon), Mick Daly (vocals, Guitar, Banjo). Not great but worth posting.
Track 4 link correction
The title of the first tune in track 4, Toormore, is correct, but I noticed it’s linking to the wrong tune on this site. Currently, it’s linking to a polka, The Maid of Ardagh, with Toormore given as an alternate name.
Actually, the tune titled Toormore on this album is a slide also know as The House Party. It’s listed here when I search the tune section under Toormore, but I’m not sure how to change this recording section to cross refer to the correct tune. (If that’s even possible. ) The Toormore Slide is in Matt Cranitch’s fiddle book, by the way.
Just listening to a couple of my favourite slides on this recording and I noticed the first comment back in 2004: “not great”
All I can say is that is the boys have matured well and they sound great to me! I treasure a short recording of them off the radio playing the O’Dowd’s Favourite set live somewhere - probably the most exciting playing I’ve ever heard. If anyone has more recordings from that live broadcast I’d love to hear them.
.“Matured” ??? I would have thought all 3 musicians were in their 40s when they made this recording. They were all great players then, and still are, “Celtic1234” is entitled to his/her opinion, but I disagree. There’s some great music on this record.
Just noticed - if you download from “iTunes”, you can get this whole album for £3.99. Recommended.
Rediscovered this album recently. Excellent fiddle and box playing. A great selection of tunes. Nice songs as well, but for me personally I have to be in the mood for some of them.
I have to agree with the OP
These guys are not great. They are top class players.
The first tune of number 4, Toormore should link to the slide. Not the polka.