Music From Sliabh Luachra

By Denis Murphy

  1. The Humours Of Lisheen
    The Lark In The Bog
  2. Cronin’s
  3. The Humours Of Galteemore
    O’Keeffe’s Dream
    The New Post Office
  4. The Star Above The Garter
    Padraig O’Keeffe’s
    Padraig O’Keeffe’s
  5. Caoineadh Ui Neill
  6. The Honeymoon
  7. Tarrant’s
    The Blue Ribbon
  8. Breeches Mary
    The Tenpenny Bit
  9. The Mountain Road
    The Dairymaid
  10. Denis Murphy’s
    The Green Cottage
    Quarry Cross
  11. Fitzgerald’s
    O’Callaghan’s Low
  12. The Turkey In The Straw
  13. Green Cottage
    Green Cottage (2)
    Green Cottage (3)
  14. The Harlequin
    The Chancellor
  15. Apples In Winter
  16. The Scartaglen
    Denis Murphy’s
  17. Art O’Keeffe’s
    Dawley’s Delight
    Quarry Cross
  18. The Woman Of The House
  19. Caoineadh Ui Dhomhnaill
  20. The Mug Of Brown Ale
    The Rose In The Heather
  21. Pretty Girls Of The Village
    The Piper’s Despair
    Jim Kennedy’s Favourite
  22. The Humours Of Mountcollins
    Chase Me Charlie
  23. O’Callaghan’s

Eleven comments

Music from Sliabh Luachra ~

1.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 1: Kerry Fiddles”
Padraig O’Keefe with Denis & Julia (Clifford) Murphy
Topic 12T 309 / TSCD309 - Ossian OSSCD10

2.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 2: The Star of Munster Trio”
Julia (fiddle), John (piano accordion) & Billy Clifford (flute)
Topic 12TS310 - Ossian 45

3.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 3: The Humours of Lisheen”
John (piano accordion) & Julia Clifford (fiddle)
Topic 12TS311 - Ossian OSS 14

4.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 4:
Irish Traditional Flute Solos and Band Music from Kerry and Tipperary”
Billy Clifford (flute), et. al.
Topic 12TS312 - Ossian OSS 11

5.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 5: Johnny O’Leary -
Music for the Set”
Recordings made 1976-77 - 18 tracks - Topic /Ossian OSSCD 25

6.) “Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 6: Jackie Daly -
Traditional Accordion and Concertina Music from Sliabh Luachra”
Topic 12TS358
Released on CD by Ossian: OSSCD 30 & Green Linnet: GLCD3065

“The Rushy Mountain: Classic Music from Sliabh Luachra 1957-77”
- a compilation of tracks from the six albums in the Topic series “Music from Sliabh Luachra volumes 1-6”…

“Padraig O’Keefe: The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master”

“The Star Above the Garter”
Denis (fiddle) & Julia Murphy/Clifford (fiddle)

“Ceol As Sliabh Luachra”
Julia (fiddle) & Billy (flute) Clifford

“An Calmfhear/The Trooper” - Johnny O’Leary“
17 tracks - Gael Linn CEFC 132 / CEFCD 132, 1989

“Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border”
Craft Recordings, Dublin - CRCS01
28 tracks - Craft Recordings - (CD) CRCD01, 1995

“Denis Doody Plays Kerry Music”
Mulligan - LUN 019, 1978

“Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
Jimmy Doyle (Melodeon) and Dan O’Leary (fiddle)
Shanachie 29007, and it was recorded in 1977.

The comments on this recording hardly do it justice! It’s a remarkable compilation of Denis Murphy playing solo and with groups of musicians at a time, doing some really amazing things with the music. For Kerry-philes, the fourth track (slides) with Murphy and two accordions, will doubtless thrill; and the Green Cottage polka set is absolutely stunning. For Sligo fiddlers, it may be of note that on track 9, Murphy teams up with Andy McGann to tangle with the Mountain Road and the Dairymaid. And for a really amazing solo piece, the Turkey in the Straw will completely blow your mind the way Fisherman’s Hornpipe did on Star Above the Garter.


Re: Music From Sliabh Luachra

Would anyone happen to have the track-by-track listing of the guest musicians? Just curious, would love to know who does what. Absolutely fabulous album.

Re: Music From Sliabh Luachra

2. w/ padraig o’keeffe
4. johnny o’leary
6. padraig o’keeffe
8. julia clifford
9. andy mcgann & jerry wallace on piano
10. padraig o’keeffe
13. padraig o’keeffe
14 eileen lane on piano
16. johnny o’leary
18. seamus ennis & julia clifford
20. johnny o’leary
22. padraig o’keeffe