Jimmy Noonan - Flute
Chris McGrath - Fiddle, Concertina
Michael Shorrock - Bouzouki
Ted Davis - Guitar
Myron Bretholz - Bodhran
Some great players from Massachusetts/Rhode Island put this album together. Good Stuff
is that chris that tortured us in ireland
This one’s been getting lots of play time in my CD player recently. Many of the tunes I have found are ones that are played in sessions, but aren’t the warhorses that many people are sick of playing, so they’re good tunes to know. Most of the tunes are also pretty accessible in terms of being able to learn them off the CD. Not that they’re played slow, but there’s nothing over-the-top to mask the melody of the tunes. Just good solid playing. Available from the usual sources, but released by Windjam Records at http://www.windjam.com.
Who plays banjo on this album?
1st tune in set:
2nd tune in set:
Banjo played by Kevin Griffin. Jimmy Noonan guested on a few tracks of Kevin’s album “Across the Pond”.
Track 14 - 1st barndance…
Track 14 - 2nd barndance…
Both are usually referred to as “Thadelo’s”.
Track 12 - Molloy’s
The 3rd tune in this set is not “Molloy’s Favourite” as linked but is actually “Matt Molloy’s” a.k.a “Pride of the Bronx.” https://thesession.org/tunes/5621
Great album, I’ve had it for a while and am currently working on learning the whole thing. 4 sets down, 11 to go…
Track 1 - Josie McDermott’s
See the comments for Jimmy Noonan’s setting.
Track 4 - Humours of Ballyconnell
which is the hornpipe, not the reel as linked.
Track 5 - Tie the bonnet
Yet another linking error. The linked tune should be this: https://thesession.org/tunes/136 “Upstairs in a Tent” also known as “Tie the Bonnet”
Anyone know the name of the second tune on track 13 - it’s down as Upstairs in a Tent but it isn’t either of the tunes which usually go by that name.
“Hold The Reins”
Hold the Reins
Thanks Kenny - I knew the tune from way back but couldn’t think of a name - having looked at the alternative titles I realise I learnt it as ‘The Dublin Lads’
Track 10, “Castle” should be “Hag’s Purse”
Not sure how/why the 2nd jig on track 10 is titled “Castle” but it sure as a jig isn’t “The Castle” jig. It’s actually “Hag’s Purse” https://thesession.org/tunes/926
Re: The Maple Leaf
Some of the tracks on Youtube" - outstanding album :