Cape To Clare

By Adam and Dave Shapiro

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Cape to Clare

A fine mixture of traditional tunes played by Adam Shapiro on Fiddle, Dave Shapiro on Guitar and Whistle, Mark Farelly on Uillean Pipes, Kevin Griffin on Banjo, Simon O’ Reilly on Electric Guitar and Blarney O’ Shamrock on Bodhrán.
There is a story about the Banshee singing an old Air called "Paddy’s Rambles through the Park". Unfortunately there are no more sleeve notes.
Leave the CD in the CD- Payer for a while when finished, there is an extra track No. 13 called Tommy Coen’s Reel.
Recorded in 1997.


Actually this CD should be listed under Adam & Dave Shapiro instead of "various artists", the other musicians being more guests…

They’re two brothers from South Africa (which explain the album’s name!)… Adam is living and playing around Doolin…

whatever… good album!

Artists Cape to Clare

Thanks charliechamo for these information. I only read the musicians are mainly from around Doolin and Clare, but didn’t know the Shapiro brothers are from South Africa. Now the title of the album makes sense to me.

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If anyone would still like a copy of this cd, we are only selling them directly.
I can post them out to you. Just send me an email at

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Hi Adam - were you ever in Aberdeen, in fact played a set at Aberdeen Folk Club - good few years back ?

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Heya Kenny

I was there and a good few years back is right! 1998 to be precise 🙂

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I thought I recognised the name. We played a totally unrehearsed duet together, can’t even remember if I played flute or whistle. I came across a photo of you on the wall of a pub in Co. Clare last year, and recognised you. You also appeared on a postcard I saw in either Ennis or Miltown of "traditional Irish musicians" - which of course, you are ! Hope all is well with you, Adam, best wishes, Kenny.

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