Seoda Ceoil

By Various Artists

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  1. Old Hag, You Have Killed Me
    Old Tipperary
  2. An Buachaill Sa mBearna
    Rogha Sheáin Uí Mhaoilderg
  3. The Bold Trainer O
  4. Garrai Na Saileog
  5. An Cumann Gearr
  6. The Old Concertina
    Tom Keane’s
  7. John Kelly’s
  8. The Tinker’s Wife
    The Flogging
  9. Bimid Ag Ól
    Patsy Geary’s
  10. The Moveen
    Mary Delaney’s
  11. The Humours Of Carrigaholt
  12. Mikey Callaghan’s
  13. Caher Rua
  14. The Cabin Hunter
    Delia Crowley’s
  15. Ceann Gan Arann
  16. Jim Ward’s
    Strop The Razor
  17. The Jolly Banger
    The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
  18. The Humours Of Derrykrosane
    Hardiman The Fiddler
  19. Fraher’s

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This album was released back in 1968 by Gael Linn (CEF 018) and why it’s never seen the light of day in CD format is beyond me.

The record highlights the music and song of County Clare and was supposed to be the start of a series of recordings, called ‘Seoda Cheoil’ which would ‘be published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, in cooperation with Gael Linn, twice yearly over the next four years.’ Only one further album in said series was ever released - CEF 022, featuring Séamus Ennis, Joe Heaney, Seán Keane and John Joe Gannon.

The first four and last four tracks are by Willie Clancy. Seán Ó Conaire, from Rosmuc in Connemara, sings tracks five and ten. The intervening nine tracks are by John Kelly, the first three on concertina and the remainder on the fiddle.

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Correction - Seán sings tracks five and fifteen.

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