Music From Sliabh Luachra

By Denis Murphy

Eight 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
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/519

2.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 2: The Star of Munster Trio"
Julia (fiddle), John (piano accordion) & Billy Clifford (flute)
Topic 12TS310 - Ossian 45
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1427

3.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 3: The Humours of Lisheen"
John (piano accordion) & Julia Clifford (fiddle)
Topic 12TS311 - Ossian OSS 14
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1433

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
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1286

5.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 5: Johnny O’Leary -
Music for the Set"
Recordings made 1976-77 - 18 tracks - Topic /Ossian OSSCD 25
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/663

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
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/212

"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"…
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1274

"Padraig O’Keefe: The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/738

"The Star Above the Garter"
Denis (fiddle) & Julia Murphy/Clifford (fiddle)
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1073

"Ceol As Sliabh Luachra"
Julia (fiddle) & Billy (flute) Clifford
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1291

"An Calmfhear/The Trooper" - Johnny O’Leary"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1282
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
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1284

"Denis Doody Plays Kerry Music"
Mulligan - LUN 019, 1978
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1309

"Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry"
Jimmy Doyle (Melodeon) and Dan O’Leary (fiddle)
Shanachie 29007, and it was recorded in 1977.
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1247

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.

—DtM