Dance Music Of Ireland, Volume 15: Céilí Dances

By Matt Cunningham

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“Dance Music Of Ireland, Volume 15: Céilí Dances”

The musicians are:

Matt Cunningham - accordions
Joe Cunningham - banjo
Eric Cunningham - flutes, snare drum
Ita Cunningham - fiddle
Eugene Kelly - keyboards, bass

Ainm Music Limited - ARCD043
http://www.ainm-music.com/

Warning: while not a huge leap, this recording is another one that has been ‘pumped up’ in the processing, the usual proof being there in the pitch being a half step sharp of the usual and consequently the tempo raised too…

And two examples of that:
track 1, as is = approximately 126 bpm -& after adjustments to concert pitch - 120 bpm
track 5 as is = approximately 118 bpm - & after adjustments to concert pitch - 114 bpm

The dances are listed, with the following suggestions listed on the CD for some of the tune sets:

5. ) reels ~ The High Cauled Cap (The Kype), The Walls of Limerick

6. ) jigs ~ The Haymakers Jig, The Seige of Ennis (also danced to reels), The Harvest Time Jig

7. ) reels ~ The Fairy Reel

8. ) jigs ~ The Eight-Hand Jig