Music For The Sets Volume 6: Face The Hob

By Various Artists

  1. Dan Patsy’s
    Padraig O’Keeffe’s
  2. Captain Byng
    Denis Doody’s
  3. An Gallope
    The Barren Rocks Of Aden
    Finnegan’s Wake
  4. An Comhra Donn
  5. I Have A Bonnet
    The Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
    Not For Joe
  6. The Bowna
    The Lisheen
  7. The Old Bush
    The Stoney Step
  8. The Road To Lisdoonvarna
    Over The Moor To Maggie
  9. Stay And Have Another
    Maids Of Mullach
    Tommy Peoples’
  10. Gorman’s
  11. Miss McGuinness
    Miss Ramsey’s
  12. Colonel Fraser
    The Fairy
  13. The Pullet
    Spike Island Lasses
  14. Maguire’s
    Gan Ainm
    Old Torn Petticoat
  15. Killoran’s
    Gan Ainm
  16. O’Keeffe’s
  17. Kimmel’s Jigs
    Kimmel’s Jigs
  18. Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
    Jenny’s Wedding

Seven comments

“Face The Hob: Music For The Sets - Volume 6”

The Cashel / Castle Set
1. ) slides
2. ) polkas
3. ) polkas
4. ) hornpipes
5. ) polkas
6. ) slides

The Mazurka Set
7. ) reels
8. ) reels
9. ) reels
10.) reels ~ (B-1)
11.) reels ~ (B-2)
12.) reels ~ (B-3)

The Orange & Green
13.) reels ~ (B-4)
14.) jigs ~ (B-5)
15.) reels ~ (B-6)
16.) polkas ~ (B-7)
17.) jigs ~ (B-8)
18.) reels ~ (B-9)

tracks A-1 - 6:
Séamus Meehan ~ piano accordion
Dermot McLaughlin ~ fiddle
Madonna Hernon ~ flute
Sean Ó Loingsigh ~ bouzouki

tracks A-7 – B-3 (7-13):
Sean Potts ~ uilleann pipes
Paul McGrattan ~ flute
Sean Ó Loingsigh ~ bouzouki

tracks B-4 – B-9 (14-18):
Declan Masterson ~ uilleann pipes
Kevin Glackin ~ fiddle
Frank Hogan ~ Mandola

Na Piobairi Uilleann, 1987

I will try to sort out the ‘gan ainms’ in time. Any help is welcomed…

“Music for the Sets” ~ the beginning of the tsunami

“Music For The Sets - Volume 1: Round The House”

“Music For The Sets - Volume 2: Mind the Dresser”

“Music For The Sets - Volume 3: Pay the Piper”

“Music For The Sets - Volume 4: Call the Tune”

“Music For The Sets - Volume 5: Show the Lady”

“Music For The Sets - Volume 6: Face the Hob”

This set of six cassettes, created, published and distributed in the 1980s by Brooks Academy, Na Piobairi Uilleann was amongst the first recordings specifically produced for the sets. The talents are obvious, but the result is less than pleasant. They tend to be rushed and to not quite do justice to the tradition of set dancing they set out to represent. That representation, in my opinion, was not just, was damaging. For the adrenalin junkies out there, of which there are not few, this would be one of the first batches of meths in the musical sense…

Music for the Sets

I just got the 6 cassettes off eBay and , along with David J Taylor’s 2 tune books they are fiine source of tunes.

People do dance faster nowadays but you can interpret them as you wish

I also use matt Cunningham’s set of CDs

"Music for the Sets - Volume 6: Face the Hob

Published for Brooks Academy by
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987 ~ NPU 007

Producer: Irene Martin
Sound Engineer: Harry Bradshaw
Sleeve Design & Layout: Frank Spiers
Sleeve Notes: Terry Moylan
Cover Photography: Terry Moylan

c: My appreciation for these six recordings is refreshed after being able to hear them again over the summer. I particularly enjoy that the uilleann pipes are used on many of the sets, brilliant, and there’s no denying the talent of the musicians present, lovely stuff, if not, in my opinion, particularly ‘great’ for dance, but still of interest and enjoyable none the less.

“Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book” ~ David J. Taylor

Published by Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995
ISBN: 1-899512-32-2

Containing all 111 tunes from the three recordings ~

"Music For The Sets:
Volume 1: Round the House"
Volume 3: Pay the Piper"
Volume 5: Show the Lady"

“Music for the Sets - the Blue Book” ~ David J. Taylor

Published by Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995
ISBN: 1-899512-33-0

Containing all 101 tunes from the three recordings ~

"Music For The Sets:
Volume 2: Mind the Dresser"
Volume 4: Call the Tune"
Volume 6: Face the Hob"