I heard a bit of nice box playing by Oliver Deveney on Radio na Gaeltachta and was looking to see if there were any recordings of his - and came across this fund raiser compilation CD. It was organised sometime back, around 2001 I think by Joe Burke and Anne Conroy for Séan Henry, local publican who was undergoing cancer treatment at the time. Proceeds from the CD are in aid of the Friends of St.Luke’s hospital in Dublin. There are 22 tracks from a good variety of musicians - some very well known and others less so. About half the tracks were recorded specifically for the CD.
Still available (2010) from http://www.friendsofstlukes.ie/index.php/contact_us/8
Here’s a full list of artists:
I. Frankie Gavin Reels: Micko Russells, Mason’s Apron
2. Joe Burke Air & Reels: My Lagan Love, Last Nights Fun, The Crooked Road to Dublin
3. Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy Slip jigs: The Promenade & The Rocky Road to Dublin
4. Don Stiffe & Matt Keane Song: Mary from Dungloe
5. Noel Hill & Tony Linnane Reels: Dr Gilbert, Lady Gordons, Fergal O’Gara
6. Mary Bergin Reels: Dulamán na Binne Buí, A Stor, A Stor a grá, The Blackhaired Lass
7. Eileen O’Brien & Deirdre McSherry Reels: Paddy Fahey’s
8. Mary Conroy-Knipper Song: The Moon behind The Hill
9. Anne Conroy-Burke Reels: The Tailors Thimble & The Red Haired Lass
10. Eilish Lennon & Charlie Lennon Lament for Ciara
11. Matt Molloy Reels: The Sirrus Reel and The Humours of Max
12. Sean Maguire Reels: The Boys of the Lough. Reavy’s Reel
13. Oliver Deveney & Jody Henry Reels: The Policemans Request and Phylis’s Birthday
14. Mary Staunton Song: The Green Fields of Mayo
15. Charlie Piggott & Miriam Collins Reels: Larry’s Favourite & John Naughton’s Reel
16. Tommy Peoples Jigs: Frieze Breeches & The Lark in the Morning
17. John Regan Waltz: Waltz of Coppelia
18. Dick Hogan Song: The Frog’s Wedding
19. Marcus Hernon Reels: The Dowry Reels
20. Jimmy McGreevey Hornpipes: Thomond Bridge, Spillane the Fiddler
21. Jimmy Crowley Song: Me Floppy Floppy Drive
22. Martin Connolly Reels: Bill McEvoys No 1 & The Sligo Lasses
Good collection of music, this. I’m going to make the following changes to the original listings as posted by “Kilcash”, for the following reasons :
1 - the 1 st track is only 1 tune - “Micko Russell’s Mason’s Apron”, not “Micko Russell’s” followed by “The Mason’s Apron”.
2 - track 7 has 2 “Paddy Fahey” reels, not just 1. Both, of course, are still “Paddy Fahey’s”.
3 - Sean Maguire’s “Reavy’s Reel” is his version of “The Hunter’s House”
4 - track 19, listed as “The Dowry Reels” was already recorded by Marcus Hernon. There are 2 reels, both by Charlie Lennon - “The Dowry”, followed by “The Parcel Of Land”
5 - Jimmy McGreevey’s hornpipes I believe are listed in the wrong order - the 2nd one is definitely “Thomond Bridge”, so I’m assuming the first is “Spillane The Fiddler”.
PS - also located “Bill McEvoy’s No 1”.