A Chapter in History: 30 Years of Joe ‘Banjo’ Burke, Live. Volume II: Live from Eagle Tavern.

By Joe Burke

  1. Boys Of The Town
    The Rambling Pitchfork
  2. The Trip To Durrow
    Christmas Eve
  3. Darby O’Leary
  4. Galway Belles
    Liam Brown’s
  5. Larry O’Gaff’s
    Father O’Flynn
    Patrick Jack Walsh
  6. The Rights Of Man
  7. The Peeler’s Jacket
    The Bird In The Bush
  8. General Munroe
  9. The First Light At Dawn
    Off To California
  10. The Wise Maid
    The Teetotaler
  11. The Star Of The County Down
  12. The Shaskeen
    Over The Moors To Maggie
  13. Garrett Barry’s
    Sixpenny Money
  14. Finbarr Dwyer’s
    The Crooked Road To Dublin
  15. Donegal Danny
  16. The Plains Of Boyle
    Cronin’s
  17. The Lark In The Morning
    The Wandering Minstrel
  18. The Fermoy Lasses
    Castle Kelly
  19. The Bogs Of Shanaheever
  20. The Ships Are Sailing
    The Longford Collector
  21. The Kid On The Mountain
  22. The Hunter’s Purse
    The Sailor On The Rock

Five comments

I bought this at a Joe Burke tribute concert with Pat Kane (Joe’s brother-in-law) and Ken VanEtten, organized by Bridget Burke. There are four volumes of live recordings. This one features Johnny (Accordion) Cronin and Terry Feeley, recorded live at Eagle Tavern in Manhattan in 1992.

The first part of track 1 is Boys of the town, but labeled on the CD as Jackson’s Bottle of Brandy.

Quality?

How good is it. I am a huge fan of Johnny Cronin. Can you here him through the recording?

It’s really well-recorded— the banjo is front-and-center, but well-mixed. Definitely a good one!

All of the tunes feature Cronin prominently, since it’s just a trio. I particularly love the box and banjo combination in The Galway Belles set!