Steele’s Rock

By Johnny McCarthy

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  1. The Jug Of Punch
    St Ruth’s Bush
  2. The Rolling Wave
    Cara Mo Chroí (Friend Of My Heart)
  3. Poll Ha’penny
  4. The Windy Gap
    The Drunken Tinker
  5. An Buachaill Caol Dubh
  6. The Connacht Heifers
    Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
  7. Miss Crawford
    The Girl That Broke My Heart
  8. Old Tipperary
    The Gallowglass
  9. Will This Winter Never End?
    Chief O’Neill
  10. Spailpín A Rúin
    The Blackbird
  11. The Colliers
    The Broken Pledge
  12. Banish Misfortune
    The Cliffs Of Moher
  13. Úr Chnoc Céin Mhic Cáinte
  14. Father Quinn’s
    Port An Bhráthar
  15. Repeal Of The Union
    Rolling In The Ryegrass
  16. Máirin De Barra
    Steele’s Rock
  17. Molly Bán
    College Groves
  18. Cailleach An Airgid
    Young Tom Ennis

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Johnny McCarthy’s "Steele’s Rock"

Just what you’d expect from Johnny - new and old tunes played in his unique style: sensitive, artistic, elegant, delicate, precise, evocative and, above, inventive. And, at 18 tracks, there’s a lot of music there.

To take two ends of the scale (the old and the new), there’s two very common tunes on track 12 - "Banish Misfortune and Cliffs of Moher" - and Johnny has buffed them up to become the polished gems they should always be. You won’t hear them in quite the same way again.

Then there’s a great composition from Johnny’s son Conor - it could be mistaken for a Paddy Fahy tune - "Will This Winter Never End?"

Profits from the sale of the recording, as with Johnny’s first album "Solo Run", will be going to help the Clare Cancer Centre, a very worthy cause, so buy plenty of copies of this wonderful album for all your friends (see