Sixty Years Of Sean Maguire

By Sean McGuire

  1. The Spey In Spate
  2. The Sunshine
    The Bee’s Wing
  3. The Four Courts
    Father Fielding’s Favourites
  4. The Mathematician
    The Golden Eagle
  5. The Boys Of The Lough
  6. The Maid Of Castlebar
    George White’s Fancy
  7. The Mason’s Apron
  8. Brennan’s Favourite
    The Idle Road
  9. The Sligo Maid
    Sean Maguire
  10. Roaring Mary
    Tim Maloney

Ten comments

Wonderful virile playing from early in his career.
I think his playing of ‘Roaring Mary’ is noteworthy.

Hiya Geoff.Nice one ! This collection was released in the 1960`s under the title "Sean Maguire"by EMI ireland .It`s actually a collection of the 45`s he recorded for them in the mid to late fifties.I think Sean O`Driscoll is the name of the piano player and these tracks were recorded in Belfast.We`re having a second anniversary night for Sean in Belfast soon.I`ll post the details under events.

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Thanks a lot for the information.
My LP is from Celtic Music, Lincolnshire, released 1988, and I now see it does mention EMI Records Ireland Ltd, but doesn’t say why.
‘Sixty years of Sean Maguire’ is a bit of a misleading name really!

Hiya Geoff,This album was released in 1988 when Sean was 60 years of age,so that was probably Dave Bulmer`s idea when he released it.How on earth Bulmer got possession of the master tapes and permission to put out this recording surprises me .

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Sean Maguire LP

Just got a copy of this old vinyl LP (no obvious date) from a charity shop
The sleeve credits piano accompaniment by Eileen Lane
EMI (Ireland) Ltd Music of Ireland Series STAL(I) 1016

Great Lp

Sean was at his hight here,did you no that this was a release of all of seans 78rec?Dave blumer made for seans 60th. hince "sixty years of sean maguire"
some great settings of tunes here and brill playing,sean told me he got some of the settings given to him by Ed Reavy himself like "The Boys of the lough and Roaring Mary"for some of these recordings
your one lucky man to find that in a carity shop i haveit on CD if you ever want a copy of it.
happy listening


Tune Titles

I suspect that the tune listed as "Spey’s Spate" is actually "The Spey in Spate", and the one listed as "Reevy’s" is actually "Reavy’s". Unfortunately I don’t have the recording to check.

tune list

your right THASTINGS with the tune names

sean mc guire

sean played in our town shortly before his passing, fearless and peerless! truly unique artist.

Sean Maguire recordings

Hallo Session,

Could someone say what Sean’s LPs are now on CD, and name a source?
I’m starting to play the accordeon again, and I had 2 LPs 12 years ago but gave up LPs and equpment.

I was at one of his concerts in london in the 1960’s. Fantastic.

A couple of his reels I have in my head, but I have forgotten the names, and I’d like to get the original recordings again.

James Doyle