Three Months In Winter

By Cuchulainn

  1. The Cold Spray
    Three Months In Winter
  2. Morrison’s
    Cooley’s
    Boys Of The Lough
  3. Gallant Drivers
  4. Patsy Tuohy’s
  5. Raglan Road
  6. Johnny Allen’s
  7. Doherty’s
  8. The Girl That Slighted Me
  9. Lament To Connla
    The River In Spate
  10. Little Stack Of Wheat
    The Charlestown
  11. My Johnny Was A Shoemaker
  12. Maeve McLoughlin’s
    Mark McLoughlin’s
    Jenny’s Chickens

Four comments

Three Months in Winter

I picked this CD up at Golden Discs in Belfast a while ago. I like to pop into the few remaining independant music shops when I get a trip home, as you can often get hold of some local recordings, such as this one.
Musicians are Olcan Masterson, Alan Masterson, Mick McGahon, Brendan Malone and Nora Campbell.
The tunes are well executed, although some of the bodhran playing is woeful - reminds me of some sessions I’ve been to.
The songs are not worth listening to at all.
First time I’ve come across Arthur Darley’s Jig listed as Doherty’s (I guess from the playing of John Doherty who recorded a great version of this tune)

Three Months in Winter - Correction

I’d an email from one of the musicians on this CD announcing that I’d mis-spelled his name. Musicians are Olcan Masterson, Alan Masterton, Mick McGahon, Brendan Malone and Nora Campbell. Apologies for the error.

Re: Three Months In Winter

The album was originally released by Outlet in 1978.

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2nd tune on track #10 is a version of "Father Dollard’s" hornpipe.
"Mark McLoughlin’s" reel on the last track has become better known as "The Convenience" reel these days.
Olcan Masterson played both of these tunes in the All-Ireland Senior whistle final at the Fleadh in Ennis in 1977. I think he came 3rd, but I reckoned he should have won. I may still have a recording on a now-ageing tape, and have a photo of a street session where I think he was playing whistle.

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