Irish Traditional Music
This is a compilation of 25 tracks from three albums of Irish Music released on Topic Records during the 2nd half of the 1970s.
Drops of Brandy: Sean McAloon (Uilleann Pipes) and John Rea (Hammered Dulcimer)
Music from Co. Leitrim: Packie Duignan (Flute) and Seamus Horan (Fiddle)
Traditional Music on the Hammer Dulcimer: John Rea
An excellent opportunity to hear some great Irish Hammered Dulcimer playing.
N. B. It also offers folk a chance to hear The Homeruler, the way Frank McCollam, it’s composer, would have played it, for Seamus Horan learned it from the playing of Sean Ryan, who in turn learned it from Frank himself.
Can you post a catalog listing? I am unable to find it on Topic Records’ site.
Try Temple records
ed - I think you’ll find that this compilation was released on Robin Morton’s “Temple” label. Try his website, or possibly “Foot Stompin’ “’s website. See the comments for the Duignan/Horan recording here.
Try Temple records
Found it (and of course more I ned to consider) at Temple records.
Sorry Ed - it is of course on Temple - COMD2079:
Must try harder! 🙂
Jackson’s Return From Dover
This is a John Rea tune. John was from Glenarm, played a 9/8 dulcimer (few string courses) and was descendant from English weavers. He made two great albums, one solo and one with piper Sean McAloon. His family “had the music” and was very well known in Antrim. Cathal McConnell knows a lot about him.
Temple Records ~ the previous link is defunct
Click on the catalog and then select “Irish” in the drop down menu…
“Irish Traditional Music: Various Artists”
Temple Records ~ COMD2079
The Artists, by tracks:
1.) Sean McAloon
2.) Sean McAloon & John Rea
3.) Seamus Horan
4.) John Rea
5.) Sean McAloon
6.) John Rea
7.) Packie Duignan
8.) Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan
9.) Sean McAloon & John Rea
10.) John Rea
11.) John Rea
12.) Sean McAloon
13.) Sean McAloon
14.) John Rea
15.) Packie Duignan
16.) Seamus Horan
17.) Sean McAloon
18.) John Rea
19.) John Rea
20.) Packie Duignan
21.) Seamus Horan
22.) John Rea
23.) Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan
24.) John Rea
25.) Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan
Corrected a few typos.
Also - for more information on some of the tunes and sets by Messrs Horan and Duignan - see here :