Although he has previously appeared on albums such as ‘The Brass Fiddle’ and ‘The Fiddle Music of Donegal, Vol. 2’, this double-CD is the first to be entirely devoted to the music of The Croaghs fiddler Vincent Campbell. The collection (86 tracks in total) draws upon public and private recordings dating as far back as 1962 (when Vincent was in his early twenties) and, interspersed with some stories, provides a superb picture of the extent and strengths of the fiddler’s repertoire.
Because of the sheer number of tracks I’ve had to split the listing into two parts. To see the detail as a whole visit http://www.donegalfiddlemusic.ie/sound-9.htm where some sound clips are also available and the album can be purchased for €22.
John Mhósai’s is Flaherty’s hornpipe, with some differences between the way they played it in NYC, as recorded by McGann+Reynolds.