The Mouse Behind The Dresser

By Shaskeen

  1. The Mouse Behind The Dresser
    Killaghbeg House
    Paddy Killoran’s
  2. The Cock And The Hen
    The Humours Of Whiskey
  3. Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
    Little Diamond
    The Magic Slipper
  4. Harry’s Loch
    The Monaghan
    Henchey’s Delight
  5. The Golden Keyboard
    Ambrose Moloney’s
  6. Mulroy Bay
  7. Mary O’Neill’s
    The Boys Of Portaferry
    P. Joe Hayes’
  8. Jack Maguire’s
    Darby’s Farewell To London
    The Humours Of Toomagh
  9. Paddy Cronin’s
    Tom Busby’s
  10. Welcoming Paddy Home
  11. The Leitrim Bucks
    Fred Finn’s
    Toss The Feathers
  12. The Maid At The Spinning Wheel
    T’Athair Jack Walsh
    Father Kelly’s
  13. The Swan
    Penny Candle
    The Monsignor’s Blessing
  14. The Banks Of Newfoundland
    The Mysteries Of Knock
    Paidin O’Rafferty

Six comments

The Mouse Behind the Dresser

A great set of solid ceili tunes. All of the transcriptions can be found in their book ‘The Crossroads Dance’ and I would recommend both of them, especially for beginniers who are looking for reliable versions of some of the standards.


Oh, and the lineup on the recording is:

Tom Cussen: Tenor Banjo
Charlie Harris: Button Accordeon/Melodeon
Benny O’Conner: Percussion
Mike Fahy: Guitar/Vocals
Eamonn Cotter: Flute
Kevin Rohan: Fiddle


The Mouse Behind the Dresser

I think credit should also be given here to Pat Costello who was a member of the Shaskeen for several years. He played guitar, mandolin and bouzouki on some of the tracks on this album, as well as producing and designing it.
Pat, who has his own programme of Clare FM, is a mine of information on both Irish and American traditional music.

"on" Clare FM

Good album and I love Tom’s banjo solo on track 2.

P. Joe Hayes’ Reel I.D.

P. Joe Hayes’ Reel is also known as "Farewell to Old Decency" and "For the Sake of Old Decency" and they play it in the key of A.