Pluckin’ Good

By Christy Dunne

  1. The New Policeman
    Paddy Cronin’s
  2. James Kelly’s
    Maho Snaps
  3. James Morrisons
    Byrnes
  4. The Four Courts
    Paddy Taylor’s
  5. Knockagow
  6. The Spey In Spate
  7. Ferghal O’ Gara
    Trim The Velvet
  8. The Cook In The Kitchen
    Tobin’s Favourite
  9. Jackson’s
  10. The Gold Ring
  11. The Oak Tree
  12. The Derry
    The Sweeps
  13. The Halfcrown Girl
    Mick Dwyers
  14. The Moving Bog
    Reevy’s

Three comments

Christy Dunne (banjo), Jack Wynne’s (guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Mickey Dunne (Uilleann pipes), Carl Hession (Piano), Jan Olsthoorn (bodhran).

Christy Dunne is one of the best banjo players in Ireland so go buy the Cd you’ll get your moneys worth. (Am I right Pa)

I’ve only heard Christy Dunne before once, playing on Paul Brock’s Mo Chairdín album. It was hard enough to judge how good he was as his banjo was not too dominant and it didn’t feature on all tracks.

This album, however, goes down as one of the best banjo albums in my collection (along with Kevin Griffin’s "Trad music from Doolin" and Kieran Hanrahan "Plays the Tenor Banjo"). There is a great selection of tunes here too and some nice versions of popular tunes (eg The Oak Tree, Toss the Feathers).