Cooley’s House

By Conor Keane

  1. Francie Donnellan’s
    The Kilmaley
    Hand Me Down The Tackle
  2. Maidhc Dainnín Ó Sé’s
    Scattery Island
  3. The Flowing Tide
    The Kildare Fancy
  4. The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
    Micho Russell’s
    Jack Keane’s
  5. Konstan Parempi Valssi
  6. Spindle Shanks
    Take Your Choice
    Gan Ainm
  7. The Mountfamous Hunt
  8. Mary O’Neill’s Favourite
    The Duke Of Leinster
  9. The Milltown
    The Kilfenora
  10. The East Clare
    Lord McDonald’s
  11. Caoieadh An Spailpin
  12. The Wise Maid
    The Templehouse
    The Sailor On The Rock

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Beware - Aliens! I’m sure I posted comments last night with this - but they’ve vanished! 🙂

Here goes again!

Clareman Conor Keane is best known for his time with ‘Four Men & a Dog’ also ‘Arcady’ & a spell with ‘Frances Black’.

He tells us he got the tunes for this recording from the following sources:
Joe Cooley, John King, Micho Russell, Shaskeen & Willie Clancy.
He learned the slides (Track 2) on side one from Eamonn McGivney & ‘The Flowing Tide’ from Chris Droney


Conor Keane - Accordions
Niall Sheedy - Guitar
Kevin Griffin - Banjo
Kevin Crawford - Bodhran (!)
Alan Keane Bass on Konsta P V

MCPS 1993
Harmony Row Studios - Ennis (065 87159)

A Kerry Slide

The link on the details page is wrong--it links of a (Kerry Reel).

I believe this slide is Danny O‘’Shea’s, although it is played a bit differently on this recording than the posted ABC.

Check it out at:

This recording has been one of my favorites since I bought it in Ireland about 10 years ago. The box/banjo numbers are particularly tasty.