The Brass Fiddle: Traditional Fiddle Music From Donegal

By Various Artists

  1. Muilleann Na Maidí
  2. Vincent Campbell’s
  3. The Marine
  4. Drowsy Maggie
  5. Doodely Doodely Dank
  6. The Frost Is All Over
  7. The Low Highland
  8. Mary O’ The Wisp
  9. King George IV
  10. Bagpipe March
  11. The Wild Irishman
  12. Johnny Boyle’s
  13. Biddy From Muckross
  14. Jackson’s
    Bean A Tí Ar Lár
  15. The Lancers
  16. Johnny Ward’s
    Paddy Bartley’s
  17. La Marseillaise
  18. Miss Drummond Of Perth
  19. Rakish Paddy
  20. The Cat That Kittled In Jamie’s Wig
  21. The Kilcar
  22. The Road From Glen To Carrick
  23. The Old Wheel Of Fortune
  24. James Byrne’s
  25. Seamus O Beirn’s Highland
  26. Rí Mhín Na Saileach
    The Curly Haired Boy

Six comments

Vincent Campbell, Con Ciassidy, James Byrne, and Francie Byrne. Some really lovely stuff, all of it interesting. The liner notes are very interesting, giving lots of great info on the tunes and the players.

An example:

"Muilleann Na Maid

This is a favourite, so much so that I have it as LP, cassette and CD… I love it. It is full of life and humour, great music and great characters…

“The Brass Fiddle” ~ the mazurkas

Thanks to Zina the tags ‘mazurka’ were removed so that these tunes could link to the transcriptions, and that works OK, in some cases but not all. So I’ll repeat the links here. Also, check the ‘Comments’ of these transcriptions because sometimes you’ll find trasncriptions in ABC’s taken from these recordings. If I had to choose a dozen or so CD’s to carry away with me to the stars, this would be one of them…

Track ~ name ~ link

2.) Vincent Campbell’s Mazurkas #1 & #2

Vincent Campbell’s #1 ~ the right link
Sonny Brogan’s / The Hag With the Fiddle / The Old Donegal / The Irish
Key signature: G Major (& D)
Submitted on January 2nd 2003 by lazyhound.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1276

Vincent Campbell’s #2 / The Glenties ~ missed
Key signature: G Major (& D)
Submitted on January 15th 2003 by ScottC.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1332

21.) "The Kilcar Mazurka" ~ the right link
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 16th 2004 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3286

24.) "James Byrne’s Mazurka" ~ links to a slip jig
James Byrne’s / Tommy Peoples’
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on January 13th 2003 by milesnagopaleen.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1323

Danny O’Donnell was also due to feature on this album, but withdrew when the label refused to allow him to be recorded with a piano accompanist.

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