Memories Of Hughie Gillespie

By Frank Kelly

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  1. Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
    Rakish Paddy
  2. Coleman’s
    Paddy McGill’s
  3. Crowley’s
    Trip To Sligo
    Tell Her I Am
    Munster Buttermilk
  4. Mullingar Lea
    The Star Of Munster
  5. Master Crowley’s
    The Roscommon
  6. McCormack’s
  7. The Rising Sun
    The Setting Sun
  8. The Pigeon On The Gate
    Bird In Flight
  9. Paddy Ryan’s Dream
    Mama’s Pet
    Miss McLeod’s
  10. Sheehan’s
    My Love Is On The Ocean
  11. Ryan’s
  12. Lord Gordon’s
    Maids Of Castlebar
  13. Trim The Velvet
    Paddy On The Turnpike
  14. Stirling Castle Selection
  15. Boys Of The Lough
    Tom Steele
  16. Farewell To Leitrim
    Bonnie Kate
    Jenny’s Chickens

Six comments

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.

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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’.