Remember Des Donnelly

By Des Donnelly

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Remember Des Donnelly

I’m not sure how widely distributed this Album was. It looks like it’s been a private enterprise by friends & fans of this great musician. DD001A

Sleeve notes by P. J. Boyle
Guitar accompaniment by Des’ brother Leo Donnelly.

"Des Donnelly from Lacca, Fintona, Co Tyrone was tragically killed in Manchester on 12th June 1973 in a building site accident. On this day Irish Music lost one of it’s most exciting performers."

Corrected Track Listing?

Does anyone have an accurate track listing for the CD version (DDCD001) of this album? (I’m assuming the one here on The Session and the matching one on the CD is from the original LP.) The tune listing does not match up with the tunes, not to mention that there are 17 tracks listed and only 16 tracks on the recording.

From the IRTRAD-L list some nine years ago:

Reels The First Day (or Month) of Summer, Gan Ainm, The Templehouse
Reel The Thatched Cabin (aka The Log Cabin)
Jig Páidín O ‘Rafartaigh
Reels Gan Ainm (?), Colonel Frazer
Barn Dance/Reel Gan Ainm (3 or 4-part), Mountain Road, The
Hornpipes Mulcahy’s/The Cork (aka McGuire’s Harvest Home)
Jig Frost is all over, The
Reels Flogging Reel, The/Maud Miller/Sean Maguire’s
Reels Jackie Coleman’s/Sean sa Cheo
Reels Miss McLeod’s
Set Dance Orange Rogue, The
Reels Salamanca, The/Crowley’s
Reels Spey in a Spate, The/Bonny Kate
Reels Andy McGann’s/The Maid Behind the Bar
Hornpipes Star, The/The Sunshine
Reels Last Night’s Fun/Reel of Rio

Track left off this pressing (!):
Jigs Kilfenora, The/Tatter Jack Walsh

Hope that helps.

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