The Wheels Of The World, Early Irish American Music, Vol 2

By Various Artists

Eight comments

Query

Alice …

What label is this on?

There seems to be a great deal of overlap with Topic/Proper’s 4-CD set "Farewell To Ireland" which was compiled by the estimable Ron Kavana.

Label for Vol 1 & 2

The Wheels of the World albums are under the label name Yazoo, date 1997. Eash has a historic old photograph of musicians for the cover. I found it in the inventory of http://www.irishinmontana.com initially searching for any Michael Coleman recordings on that site. I don’t actually own the cd’s… they are on my "wish list".
There are also two cds titled Farewell to Ireland at irishinmontana.com, the various artists boxed set, that you refer to, and a cd by the Dalriada Brothers.

Proper’s cd and Yazoo cds

Note Ron Kavana’s compilation is dated 1999, The Wheels of the World compilations dated 1997.

Track 21

The opening tune in track 21, "St. Patrick’s Night", sure sounds like "The Primrose Lasses" to me.

The next tune in track 21, "The Crusheen", sure sounds like "Red-Haired Lass".

"Peeler’s Jacket" vs. "Ravelled Hank of Yarn"

"Peeler’s Jacket" on track 19 sounds to me like "Ravelled Hank of Yarn"—is this an error, or a legitimate alternate name?

An error, I’d say…

I’ll do some editing, remove the unnecessary musicians names which have been added, and list who’s playing where.

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Performers…

1 - Packie Dolan [ fiddle ]
2 - John McKenna [ flute ] & James Morrison [ fiddle ]
3 - Paddy Killoran [ fiddle ]
4 - Michael Gaffney [ banjo ]
5 - Michael Coleman [ fiddle ]
6 - Peter Conlan [ button accordion ]
7 - Paddy Sweeney [ fiddle ]
8 - Frank Quinn [ vocal & fiddle ]
9 - James Morrison [ fiddle ]
10 - Edward Mullaney [ uilleann pipes ] & Patrick Stack [ fiddle ]
11 - Paddy Sweeney & Paddy Killoran [ fiddles ]
12 - Michael Coleman [ fiddle ]
13 - The Flanagan Brothers [ song ]
14 - Patrick J. Tuohey [ uilleann pipes ]
15 - Frank Quinn [ button accordion ] & Joe Maguire [ fiddle ]
16 - William J. Mullaly [ concertina ]
17 - James Morrison [ fiddle ]
18 - Packie Dolan & His Melody Boys
19 - Michael Carney [ uilleann pipes ] & James Morrison [ fiddle ]
20 - Dan Sullivan [ piano ]
21 - Joseph Tansey [ fiddle ]
22 - Tom Ennis [ uilleann pipes ]
23 - The Flanagan Brothers

The observations made above by "firefinch" and "timmy!"about some of the tune titles are, IMHO, correct.

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Track 22…

…is usually called "The Fermoy Lasses".
Track 23 consists of snippets of popular songs, usually only about 2 or 4 bars, and includes bits of "Yankee Doodle", the French national anthem,"Oh Where, Tell Me Where Is My Highland Laddie Gone ?", "Swannee River" and "Dixie", finishing with "Auld Lang Syne".

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