The Heather Breeze Céilí Band: Lively Traditional Irish Music for Set Dancing and Listening

By The Heather Breeze Céilí Band

  1. Dillon’s
    The Bird In The Bush
    The Merry Blacksmith
  2. Swinging On The Gate
    My Love Is In America
    The Doonagore
  3. Down The Broom
    The Concertina
    The Sally Gardens
  4. Maggie In The Woods
    Peggy Lettermore
  5. A Visit To Ireland
    The Cat’s Meow
    Gan Ainm
    The Bride’s Favourite
  6. The Good Natured Man
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  7. Ballydesmond No. 2
    The Maids Of Ardagh
    Gan Ainm
  8. Saturday
  9. The Maids Of Castlebar
    The Pretty Girls Of Mayo
  10. Miss Lyon
    The Crooked Road
  11. The Collier’s
    The New Copperplate
  12. The Humours Of Kesh
    The Rambling Pitchfork
  13. Gan Ainm
    The Moyglass Fair
  14. The Spinning Wheel
  15. When Sick Is It Tae You Want?
    Gan Ainm
    The Scotsman Over The Border
  16. Gan Ainm
    Gin I Were Where Gadie Rins
  17. The Bellharbour
    Come West Along The Road
  18. Scattery Island
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  19. John Walsh’s
    Gan Ainm
  20. Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  21. Chief O’Neill’s
    The Rover Through The Bog
    Gan Ainm
  22. The Weavers’
    The Brosna
    Gan Ainm
  23. Little Diamond
    Din Tarrant’s
  24. Johnny I Do Miss You
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  25. The Frost Is All Over
    The Kesh
  26. Siege Of Ennis
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm

Four comments


Some of the details are subject to error. I’ll double check later but I just don’t have the time right now. The tune names were not given on the back of the cassette because it is intended for dancing. Here are the sets:

Tks 1-4 The Connemara Set
Tks 5-7 The Newport Set
Tk 8 Waltz
Tks 9-13 The Williamstown Set
Tk 14 Waltz
Tk 15 - 17 The Derrada Set
Tks 18-23 Castle Set (supposed to be Cashel set??)
Tks 24-26 Ballycastle Set

The music itself is fabulous. Great drive and rhythm. Nice tune selections too. I’ll try and ‘ainm’ those Gan Ainms.

I’ll comment more at a later stage.

The Heather Breeze Céilí Band - the musicians

Pat Friel - accordion
Liam Grealish - fiddle
Maria Lynn McHugh - piano
Padraig Morrell - banjo
Sean Bourke - drums