Highly Strung!

By Padraic O’Reilly

  1. The Graf Spey
    Jim Donohue’s
  2. Planxty Fitzgerald
  3. The Darling Girl From Clare
    Phil The Fluter’s Ball
  4. Darby The Driver
    I Never Did Wean Her
    Munster Buttermilk
  5. Dr. Gilbert’s
    Maudabawn Chapel
    Mrs. Crehan’s
  6. Sliabh Geal Gua Na Feile
  7. Bill Malley’s
    Atedaun House
  8. The Humours Of Kilkenny
    Gusty’s Frolics
    Gan Ainm
  9. Love At The Endings
  10. The Oak Tree
    The Templehouse
    Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel
  11. Planxty O’Sullivan
  12. The Locomotive
    The Japanese
  13. The Humours Of Bandon
    Miss Browne’s Fancy
  14. With A Love That’s True
  15. Is It Yours Or Mine
    The Kerry
    The Sligo Maid

Four comments

Highly Strung

This is the second album released, in 2007, by Padraic O’Reilly from Co.Clare, where he proves his reputation as one of the finest players of traditional Irish piano. Guests include the Corofin Chamber orchestra, Siobhan O’Donnell (bodhran), Damien O’Reilly (accordion/guitar), Cyril O’Donoghue (bouzouki), Martin O’Malley and Graham Dunne (guitars).

Good album

Padraic is a great piano player, but I don’t really like the orchestra accompanying him. It sounds a bit too classical at times. Stiil, a good album.

Slow air

Track number 6 the slow air Sliabh Geal Gua Na Feile is superb

Re: Highly Strung!

Don’t normally like Irish Music on piano but I love this album. I’ve been playing it in the car for the past two years. Tracks 2 and 14 stand out for me, maybe 6 too plus some of the individual reels and jigs, but it’s (as they say) all good. And so it is.