Mixing The Punch

By Paddy O’Brien

  1. The Tinker’s Occupation
    The Rambling
  2. The Hearty Boys Of Ballymote
    Young Tom Ennis
  3. Tossing The Feathers In County Clare
    The Shores Of Donegal
  4. Sean Ryan’s
    Bitin’ Bread And Atin’ It
  5. The Trip To Galway
    Mixing The Punch
  6. The Flight Of The Wild Geese
  7. Arthur Darley’s
    The Glen Of Aherlow
  8. Michael Doherty’s
    The Western Road
  9. The Wooden City Polkas
  10. Connemara Stockings
    The Union
  11. Apples In Winter
    Sliabh Russell
  12. The Fashion That The Ladies Wore
    Cormac Lunny’s
  13. Poll Ha’penny
    Gerry Egan’s
  14. The Humours Of Rahey
    The Rambling Pitchfork
  15. Imelda Roland’s
    The Flags Of Dublin
    Paddy From Donegal
  16. The Boys Of The Town
    The Hag With The Money
  17. The Crosses Of Annagh
    Tom Doherty’s

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Mixing The Punch

MIXING THE PUNCH features Paddy O’Brien playing his old 1947 Paolo Soprani button accordion (an instrument that once belonged to legendary musician Sonny Brogan). The new CD offers a wide mixture of jigs, reels, and hornpipes, one slow air, and one selection of polkas, which are Paddy’s own compositions. The tunes included are particular versions from Counties Clare and Donegal, or settings from players Paddy has known over the years, and filtered through his own taste and musical expression.

Paddy is accompanied on MIXING THE PUNCH by Teresa Baker, a wonderful piano player who hails from Portland, Oregon. Fellow Offalyman, Felim Egan from Cloghan, plays a selection of jigs on solo accordion as a guest artist