“Frank Quinn: If You Are Irish”
Arhoolie - CD 7033
An extraordinary entertainer and musician, Frank Quinn recorded quite extensively from the mid-1920s to the mid-30s. He was a great accordionist, a good fiddler, and a wonderfully expressive singer and lilter. All of his talents are well-represented on this CD.
REVIEW: “Quinn was a decent fiddler, shown here on a number of instrumentals . . . he had a pleasant, older style. Also there are a few diatonic accordion numbers; again he holds his own. If you lean toward the highly ornamented jig and reel medleys or the orchestrated ‘Celtic’ sound of today, this may not be your cup of tea, but if you have a soft spot in your heart for Irish nostalgic numbers, well done, this is a winner.”
(Kerry Blech — Victory Review)