Brendan Larrissey: Fiddle
Brendan O’Regan: Bouzoukis, Guitars, Mandolins, Keyboards& Bass
Jimmy Higgins: Piano, Snare Drum, Percussion
Johnny Ringo McDonagh: Bodhran
Robbie Walsh: Bodhran
Kevin Hough: Guitar
Donagh Hennessy: Guitar
Martin Murray: Mandolin
Gerard Coffey: Guitar
Niall Farrell: Sampler
"This is a collection of tunes I have gathered together over the past number of years. Initialy from living in Dundalk and from playing sessions there and also spending summer months around West Clare. Being a member of the traditional group ARCADY gives me the opportunity to travel abroad and collect more unusual tunes. I now live in Galway where the music is plentiful and the standard exceptionally high. I hope you enjoy the music here, wherever you are." - Brendan Larrissey
Special Thanks to: Helen, Sean & Maura Larrissey, Rose O’Connor, Peter Short, Gerry O’Connor, John Faulkner, Johnny McDonagh, Jackie Daly, Brendan O’Regan, Andrew McNamara, John O’Halloran, Jimmy Higgins, Kevin Donagh, Robbie Gerard, Niall, Pearse Gilmore & Edel, Xeric Studios & Galway Violins for the use of violins.
Recorded at West One Studios Galway (Sept/Oct 93)
Egineer: Pat Neary
Mixed at Xeric Studios, Limerick (Oct 94) by Martin Murray, assisted by B Larrissey.
Martin Murrays Mandolins on Mooncoin Jig recorded at Xeric Studios Oct 94. Brendans Fiddle track for Rags recorded at Xeric Studios Oct 94.
Engineer: Pearse Gilmore
Photography: Nutan (Kinvara)
Album Design & Concept: Carla Killeen
All tracks except track9 published by Dog Music Ltd.
Track 9 B O’Regan (M.C.P.S)
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Very strange - I was looking for this recording in the database just last week. I’ve mentioned elsewhere about tracks from "Cran’s" 1st CD turning up on compilation CDs emanating from Holland, without giving them any credit, or even mentioning their name. Brendan Larrissey’s recording is on the same label, and some of these tracks also turn up, uncredited, of course.
"Roly Poly" - track 2 - is "Mulhaire’s"
Three Little Drummers
Track 13, tune 3, "Dawe’s Favourite" is "The Highlandman Who Kissed His Granny"
Track 13, tune 3, "Dawe’s Favourite" is "The Highlandman Who Kissed His Granny":