In Good Hands - Field Recordings from a Pioneer of the Irish Concertina

By Paddy Murphy

  1. Five Mile Chase
    First House In Connaught
    New Copperplate
  2. Sean Sa Cheo
  3. Kit O’Mahony’s
  4. Trim The Velvet
  5. Memories Of The Fiach Roe Ceili Band In The 1940s
  6. Garden Of Daisies
  7. Colonel Fraser
  8. Limerick Lassies
    The Ships Are Sailing
  9. Old German Concertinas
    Paddy Fahy’s
  10. The Flogging
    The Morning Star
  11. Apples In Winter
    Contentment Is Wealth
  12. Bunker Hill
  13. Leitrim Fancy
    Off To California
  14. Goin’ On Cuaird To Hughdie’s
  15. The Frieze Breeches
  16. Chattering Magpie
    Flax In Bloom
  17. Dawn
  18. Bonaparte’s Retreat
  19. Duke Of Leinster
  20. A Good Dance Player
  21. Sliabh Na MBan
  22. Green Groves Of Erin
  23. Dunmore Lassies
  24. Memories Of The All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil In Cavan In 1954
  25. Ace And Deuce Of Pipering
  26. Carraroe
  27. My Love Is In America
    Hand Me Down The Tackle
  28. Lawson’s
    Maud Miller
    Cooley’s Ivy Leaf
    Rakish Paddy

Five comments

With the exception of "Cooley’s Ivy Leaf", the track titles which do not link to tunes in the database refer to interview topics.

In Good Hands

Fantastic recording. These field recordings are a must have for lovers of the music. Thanks to Peadar O’Loughlin and Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin for there work preserving this treasure.

Go raibh ma’agat ~ from my feet to my ears, and from the heart

A great tina player and a pleasure to share music with and to dance to, a lovely character. It is great to see that someone has put the effort into gathering these tracks together and making them available for the pleasure of us all…

"Paddy Murphy: In Good Hands ~

Field Recordings from a Pioneer of the Irish Concertina"
Including a 28 page booklet insert…
Produced by Peadar O’Loughlin & Dr. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
Celtic Crossings, CC2007 ~ CD Launch, Biography, etc…

1954 All-Ireland, Cavan ~ Paddy Murphy the first concertina player to win a medal…

"Paddy Murphy: In Good Hands"

Paddy Murphy CD Launch

The Mulcahy Family - Mick, Michelle and Louise Mulcahy perform the opening set at the launch of the new CD "Paddy Murphy In Good Hand-Field Recordings from a Pioneer of the Irish Concertina" (Dec 8, 2007 Kilmaley, Co Clare)

Kilmaley Ensemble in honor of Paddy Murphy

From the December 2007 launch night for Paddy Murphy- In Good Hands (, an all-star line up: Manus McGuire, Maeve Donnelly (fiddles), Anthony Quigney (flute), Tim Collins, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertinas), Mick O’Connor (flute), Peadar O’Loughlin (fiddle) and Marie Quigney (keyboard).
TUNES: The Maid of Feakle, The Chattering Magpie, & The Flax in Bloom

Paddy Murphy Launch: O’Loughlin McAuliffes etc

Another set from the December 2008 launch night of Paddy Murphy IN GOOD HANDS ( featuring Peader O’Loughlin, Nicky and Ann McAuliffe, Eamonn Cotter and ~

Folkworld Review

Paddy played with the Fiach Roe Ceili Band from 1940 to 1958 featuring fiddler Joe Ryan and flutist Peadar O’Loughlin, and became the first concertina player to win an All Ireland title in 1954. He did this three times, plus two titles duetting with Peadar O’Loughlin. ~ This memorial CD features 28 tracks of tunes and field interviews recorded during 1958 and 1986, plus an extensive booklet with anecdotes, photos and biography by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, author of "A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music": It shows an Irish musician with a lively rhythm which in the old days was required by the dancers. ~