Life In The Slow Lane

By Seamus Bugler, Paddy O’Donoghue, Pat Mullins and Pat Costello

  1. (The Murphy’s Selection)
    The Raheen
    The Trip To Cullenstown
    The Raheen
  2. Old Man Dillon
    Anthony Frawley’s
    The Flowers Of Antrim
  3. Swinging On The Gate
    St. Ruth’s Bush
    Mollie Brannigan
  4. The Coming Of Spring
    The Trip To Fanore
  5. The Johnny McCarthy Set
  6. Gus Tierney’s
    Shandon Bells
    Paddy’s Return From Glasgow
  7. Dillon’s
    The Trip To Durrow
    The Road To Ballymac
  8. The Humours Of Bandon
    Maggie Brown’s
  9. Devaney’s Goat
    Miss Monaghan
  10. Scottisches
  11. Iniscealtra
    Town Teine
    Ormond Sound
  12. The Lauchrachán
    Father Quinn’s
    Princess Nancy
  13. Jack Coughlan’s
    The Caucus
  14. Paddy O’Brien’s Waltzes
  15. Counting The Coppers
    The Missing Fiddle
  16. Our Last Night Together
    Kilcooley Wood
  17. The Blarney Pilgrim
    The Boys Of The Town
    Scatter The Mud
  18. Out On The Ocean
    The Foxhunter’s
  19. The Boys Of Portaferry
    Dun Guaire Castle
    I’m Waiting For You
  20. The Hut On Staffin Island
    The Blue Fiddle
    Tom Flemming’s

Ten comments

Release date? Availability?

Is there really a musician called ‘Part Costello’? What happened to the rest of him?

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Info

Traditional Irish Music from County Clare, recorded mostly in session setting at Ger Shortt’s Bar in Feakle.
Released in December 2010, all proceeds go to support the Clarecare charity.

You can purchase this CD through Custy’s (see link below)
http://www.custysmusic.com/pid-477-info.html

[Musician names corrected]

And a lovely CD it is. Thanks for making the corrections.

Life in the Slow Lane

This promises to be one of the best recordings of Irish traditional music for some time, if we go by the combined experience of these four excellent musicians.
Seamus has already recorded and is well known for his welcome and encouragement to newcomers and shy players at sessions.
Paddy O´Donoghue is the father of Cyril, another well known Clare musician, and plays the silver flute.
Pat Mullins, from Enistymon, is not perhaps as well known as the others but his lovely unhurried style of fiddle playing helped to keep alive the only session in Shannon some years ago. He is a stalwart of Willie Week.
Pat Costello, broadcaster, record producer, ceili band drummer, guitarist and singer, first class banjo and mandolin player…..and those are onlty a few of his talents !
There is a thread that runs through the characters and the playing of these four top notch musicians, and that is: humility - a quality often - but not always - found in the best musicians.
By playing at sessions with these four musicians - courtesy of Pat Costello - and learning from them, my own playing improved considerably at an important point in my learning curve.

Johnny McCarthy set

I recognize the first two reels as from In Good Company, but number three, gorgeous, I have no idea. Can someone please help?

Johnny McCarthy set

Thankyou, GaryAMartin, for getting back on my query; it’s my first experience getting answers here, and it’s lovely! Sligogirl