Music In Exile: A Celebration Of Comhaltas In Leeds

By Leeds CCE

  1. Introduction
    The Glass Of Beer
    The Trip To Birmingham
  2. Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  3. Connie The Soldier
  4. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
    The Banshee
  5. Liam O Raghailligh
  6. Gan Ainm
  7. Old Road To Garry
    Gan Ainm
  8. The Lilting Banshee
    Sixpenny Money
  9. The Boys Of Bar Na Straide
  10. The Pipe On The Hob
    Contentment Is Wealth
  11. An Poc Ar Buile
  12. The Duke Of Leinster
    Story About The Tunes
    The Frost Is All Over
  13. Richard Deasy’s March
    The Joy Of My Life
    Gan Ainm
    The Pigtown
  14. The Galway
    Gan Ainm
  15. The Maid At The Well
    Paddy McMahon’s
  16. Eibhlin A Run
  17. The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh
    Paddy Mill’s Fancy
  18. St. Patrick’s Day
  19. Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  20. My Own Dear Galway Bay
  21. Master McDermott’s
    The Abbey

Two comments

Music in Exile: A Celebration of Comhaltas In Leeds

This tape recording released in 1994 is basically “who’s who” of the musicians and singers in Leeds. Some people on it are actually living in Ireland or some other places in England, but not a few others are still active around the city. A nice mixture of the ceili band sets, duet or trio performances, songs and dance steps. It comes with a very detailed notes about the all the people who had been involved in this recording and the Leeds branch of Comhaltas.

I’m not sure if they still have many copies. If you are interested in this recording, contact the Leeds CCE: They actually have the new recording which features the younger generations of musicians.

Track Details

1. Jackie Dwyer, Tuesday night session group
2. Leeds Ceili Band
3. Tom Mulkean (lilting)
4. Des Hurley (fiddle), Michael Hurley (flute), and Chris O’Malley (keyboards)
5. Barbara Flaherty (vocal)
6. John and Susan Joyce (hard shoe steps), and John Ferguson (piano accordion)
7. Michael Tennyson (piano accordion)
8. Helen Gallagher (fiddle), and Bernadette Gaughan (flute)
9. Martin Walsh (vocal)
10. Leeds Ceili Band
11. Sister Ambrose (vocal), and Leeds Comhaltas Choir
12. Pat McNicholas (flute)
13. Leeds Ceili Band with Brian Aylward (pipes), Liz Gaughan (fiddle), Maureen Ferguson (flute), and Michael Tennyson (piano accordion)
14. Eddie Bolgor (button accordion)
15. Catherine, Patrick, and John Gillard (fiddles and flute)
16. Martin Joyce (vocal)
17. Maureen and John Ferguson (flute and piano accordion), Bernard Dwyer (bodhran), and Bernadette Igoe (keyboards)
18. John and Susan Joyce (hard shoe steps), Michael Tennyson (piano accordion), and Maureen Ferguson (flute)
19. Patrick and Paul Ruane (piano accordion and fiddle)
20. Tommy McLoughlin (vocal)
21. Leeds Ceili Band

Hope there’s no serious mistake or omission. I’ll try to find out the names of untitled tunes in the future.