Memories Of Hughie Gillespie

By Frank Kelly

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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"…