The Box I Left Behind Me

By Sean Quinn

  1. Alex Higgins’
    The Rambling Pitchfork
  2. An Spailpín
  3. Sailor’s Return
    Sporting Paddy
  4. Jimmy Duffy’s Barndances
  5. Caroline Anne Quinn
  6. The Stolen Purse
    Hag With The Money
  7. Down The Broom
    Lad O’Beirne’s
  8. The Cleaning Of The Dun
  9. Paddy From Portlaw
    Whistler At The Wake
  10. The Flowing Tide
    The Broadway
  11. Julie Graham’s
    Maid Of Mt. Cisco
  12. A Christmas
    Jolly Joe Martin
  13. An Buachaill Caol Dubh
  14. James McMahon’s
    Fasten The Legging
  15. The Box I Left Behind Me
    The Ballydesmond
    Girl I Left Behind
  16. Hopkins’
    An Cofra Donn
  17. Up In The Morning Early
    Connie O’Connell’s
  18. The Boogie
    Come West Along The Road

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A change of Instrument for Sean Quinn

Sean Quinn has been known for many years for playing the piano-accordion, but he actually started out on the button-box and this album sees his return to the “Box I Left Behind Me”. Having acquired two fine Paolo Soprani B/C button accordions, a 4-voice, 9-coupler and a 3-voice, he now plays button-box regularly at sessions in Belfast and in the Glens of Antrim. On this CD he is joined by some of his musical associates in a wide-ranging selection of tunes old and new, including some of his own compositions. Both his button-boxes are played, with backing from piano-accordion, piano, guitar and bass. Contributing musicians include Leo Brown (button-accordion), PJ Hill (Banjo), Joe Martin (Bodhran), George McAvoy (tin whistle), and Dominic McNabb and Denis Sweeney (fiddles). This album is, to some extent, a homage to an older sound and style of the Irish button-accordion dating from the 1950’s and the influence of such icons as Paddy O’Brien and Ciaran Kelly.
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