This was an independent cassette-only release (cat. no. FKT1) by the Donegal fiddler Frank Kelly who comes from just north of Glenveagh. As its title implies, this is a paean to the Drennan, Ballybofey fiddler Hugh Gillespie and Frank is accompanied throughout by guitarist Liam Deery. It’s a grand album and somewhat sad that it’s never been reissued in CD format.
All the tracks are sets of reels apart from nos. 3 & 11 (jigs), 6 (hornpipes) and the strathspeys which make up ‘Stirling Castle selection’.
‘Paddy McGill’s’ was actually composed by the Glenties-born novelist Patrick McGill for Hugh Gillespie.
I’ve heard the two fiddlers playing together, Hugh Gillespie & Frank Kelly, magnificent music, laid back, inspirational…
Memories of Hughie Gillespie
I would love to see this re-issued on CD!
Having enjoyed Frank Kelly’s music in various forms previously, I too would welcome seeing it re-issued for the added pleasure of us…
& a transciption for “Paddy McGill’s”…
Re: Memories Of Hughie Gillespie
It seems this album has been made available again on CD. There is a contact email for ordering at the bottom of the page along with some audio samples.
Another CD has been made with Frank playing alongside his mentor Hugh Gillespie, ‘The Sparkling Dawn’.