The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

By Mickey Doherty

  1. The Swallow’s Tail
    Drowsy Maggie
  2. Fisher’s
  3. The Hounds After The Hare
  4. The Fiddler And The Fairy
  5. Stirling Castle
    The Flowers Of Edinburgh
  6. The Job Of Journeywork
  7. Nóra Críonna
    Miss McLeod
  8. The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Paddy’s Trip To Scotland
  9. The Quadrille 1
    The Quadrille 2
    The Quadrille 3
    The Quadrille 4
    The Quadrille 5
  10. The Sligo Maid
    Malloy’s Favourite
  11. The Stack Of Barley
    The Corn Rigs
  12. Bonnie Kate
  13. Dúlamán Na Binne Buí
  14. The Cameronian
  15. The Fermoy Lasses
    The Wild Irishman
  16. The Irish Washerwoman
  17. The Scholar
  18. The Star Of Donegal
    Belphegor
  19. The Four Posts Of The Bed
  20. The Liverpool
    The Derry
  21. The Templehouse
    The Flogging
  22. Kitty’s Gone A Milking
  23. Tá Mo Mhargadh Déanta
    The Merry Sisters
  24. The Fairies Taught Me This
  25. The Harvest Home
    The Gravel Walks
  26. Maggie Pickins
  27. The Enchanted Lady
    Tatter Jack Walsh
  28. Miss McLeod
    Philip O’Beirne’s Delight

Ten comments

Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann - CBÉ 002

This is a double cassette set and the second or a cassette series released by ‘Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann’, the first being "The Bunch of Keys, CBÉ 002. The following is from the notes:

"Mickey Doherty, the traveling fiddle player and storyteller, was one of the great masters of the traditional music of Donegal. This release presents a comprehensive selection from the unique early recordings of his playing made by the Irish Folklore Commission. 28 tracks, containing dance tunes, airs and storytelling (and dancing), are here newly remastered from the originals."

Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

I used to have the double cassette version but lost it in a house move - does anyone know if it’s still available anywhere?

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Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

I’ve amended this to remove the suggestion that ‘Brepsant’ was a separate tune.. Engebert Brepsant was actually the composer of the march ‘Belphegor’.

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Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

Thanks, much appreciated. I had meant to return here and update some things still not listed specifically, like for track 9, which I still hope to deal with, eventually. 😏

Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

I’m going to echo Rhod’s question: is there anywhere you can still get this? And is it only available on cassette?

Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

Hi Daniel - I had an email of new releases from Claddagh in Dublin last week, and they had a new release CD of recordings by Mickey Doherty titled "Garvan Hill" - 20 euros. May be of interest to you. Can’t help with the others, I’m afraid.

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Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

Thanks Kenny, will check it out. Would still love this one also; just searched Amazon for it to be certain it wasn’t there.

Re: The Gravel Walks: The Fiddle Music Of Mickey Doherty

Also for anyone who has this tape, what is Mickey’s version of "Dúlamán Na Binne Buí" like? Is it the same version as on John Doherty’s "The Floating Bow"? Or is it yet another of the myriad highlands that seem to go by this name?

"Garvan Hill: The Fiddle Music of Mickey Doherty" ~ 3 CDs