The Donegal Fiddle

By Various Artists

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  1. Rí na bPiobairí
  2. Gan Ainm
  3. The Donegal Castle
  4. Agnes Campbell’s Highland
  5. Briseadh Eachdhruim
  6. Dinkey Dorrian’s
  7. Cornphíopa An Naileir
  8. McKenzie’s
  9. An Bunnán Buí
  10. The Drummer
  11. Gan Ainm
  12. Miss Patterson’s Slippers
  13. Ríl na gGlór
  14. George The Fourth
  15. The Glendowan
  16. Hopping Biddy
  17. The Shamrock
  18. The Old Oak Tree
  19. The Hare In The Corn
    The Irish Washerwoman
  20. The Bunch Of Keys
    The Yellow Heifer
  21. Mooney’s
  22. The High Level Bridge
  23. The Moving Cloud
  24. The Tarbolton
  25. Moneymusk
  26. The Pinch Of Snuff
  27. When Sick Is It Tae You Want?
  28. The Inishmurray
  29. The Merry Blacksmith
  30. Frank Cassidy’s
  31. Australian Waters
  32. Casá an Aon Duine
  33. Glenlivet Whiskey
  34. Jimmy Lyons’ Highland
  35. Píobaire A Chéididh
  36. The Pigeon On The Gate
  37. Slán Le Ceol

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A light description copying from

Featured fiddlers: Francie and Mickey Byrne (13 tracks); Jimmy Lyons (10 tracks); John Gallagher (6 tracks); Mickey Doherty (5 tracks); and John Doherty (3 tracks). James Josie McHugh, Paddy Gallagher, and Simon Doherty appear on one or two tracks each.
* Solo fiddle, 25 tracks; the other 12 tracks feature playing in pairs.
* The recording was done in 1949 and in 1957 but is nonetheless good (see below); it is drawn from the RT

Re: The Donegal Fiddle

So… Where can this elusive little devil of an album be obtained if you’re not in Ireland? Or even if you are? Some of the RTÉ recordings have been released on iTunes and such… this does not appear to be one of those.

Re: The Donegal Fiddle

This undated CD was released some time between in 1996 or 1997.

The tracks by Jimmy Lyons (25-34) and Mickey Doherty’s ‘Glendowan Reel’ (15) were recorded by Séamus Ennis in 1949. The remainder were all recorded by Ciarán Mac Mathúna in July 1957.

Copies seem to have become exceptionally difficult to find.

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