The Wyndy Turn

By Dan Healy And Ciaran O’Raghallaigh

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  1. Tom Ward’s Downfall
  2. Madam Maxwell
  3. The Dark Island
    An Ghaoth Andheas
  4. The Streams Of Poulaphouca
    The Sailor On The Rock
  5. Dr. John Hart
  6. John McKenna’s:
    Colonel Rodgers
    Happy Days Of Youth
    Lucky In Love
    The Bloom Of Youth
  7. Lady Dillon
    Lady Dillon
  8. Dan’s Favourites:
    Farewell To Whiskey
    The Dark Girl Dressed In Blue
  9. Bridin Bheasaigh
  10. Hamie Hamilton’s:
    The Woodcock
    The Kerfunten
  11. Carolan’s Dowry
  12. An Chomhcheangal
    The Humours Of Jerpoint
    Nellie’s Old Brown Slipper
  13. Buttermilk Mary
    The Trip To The Cottage
  14. Lady Eleanor Plunkett
  15. James Morrison’s Polkas:
    The Mountain Path
    The Return Of Spring
  16. Bean Dubh An Ghleanna
  17. Michael Coleman’s Reels:
    The Liffey Banks
    The Shaskeen

Three comments

The wyndy turn

Album of flute and fiddle music.
Dan Healy is from Ballymote, County Sligo, the heartland of much of what is best in Irish music. Ciaran O Raghallaigh is a Cavan fiddler, and together they play a great selection of Sligo music,
interspersed with some O’Carolan pieces.

The wyndy turn

a remarkable album of pure-drop traditional Music . Healy and O‘Raghallaigh are true traditional musicians, with a rough edge to their playing, but its soulfulness makes one forget whatever lack of polish it may have. As on the previous album, slow airs and pieces are given an unusually prominent place, numbering seven among the generous 18 tracks, and O’Raghallaigh’s choice of the viola to play them gives the performance a special poignancy. Healy’s schooling in South Sligo music is abundantly clear in the choice of classic dance tunes from that area.

Re: The Wyndy Turn

There is no date on this CD.
Do you know when it came out or was recorded?

The abundant notes (from Maire McDonnell Garvey, I believe) weave a vibrant socio-geographical and historical backdrop for Dan Healy’s music.

Lilting, the jaw’s harp, the ivy leaf and whistling -as well as birds chorusing for a funeral- are mentionned in the text alongside the sound of other contraptions such as the gramophone, the fiddle the uilleann pipes and of course the flute, as instances of a human and natural environment constantly resounding with the draoicht of song and dance music, both indoors and out of doors.

Dan Healey was a DART driver at the time of the recording and the back cover shows him in the quality of.