Owenmore Ceili Band

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1982 recording

I bought this MC in Ireland in 1989. On the cover is written Pickwick Records Ltd 1982, HPC 662.

Garbage…

The fault here lies fair and square with the recording company, and not Osvaldo, whom I’m sure posted this in all good faith, but the track order on the cassette insert - posted above, - bears very little relationship to the track order on the cassette - my version, anyway. Most of the tunes recorded are already here, but have been given unusual titles - perhaps "local" titles, or perhaps "made-up" titles, because they didn’t want to try to flog an LP where every tune is called "Gan Ainm".
I’m going to listen to the tape again, and do a complete re-list of tunes later.
What the tape insert doesn’t tell you is anything whatsoever about the band. The LP record of this was in our local library some 30 years ago [ how it came to arrive in Aberdeen, I’ve no idea ], and I do recall that the band included several members of the Collis family from Co.Sligo, most notably Deidre, who had All-Ireland titles on flute, tin-whistle and accordion. She has 3 solo tracks on this recording, 1 on each instrument, and very nice playing on every instrument indeed.
This is one of the better ceili band recordings I’ve come across - shame about the track listing.

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My track list…

“The Owenmore Ceili Band”

[ Side 1 - 1 / 8 ]

1 – “John Dwyer’s* / Ambrose Moloney’s*”
https://thesession.org/tunes/2708
https://thesession.org/tunes/2896

2 – [ Should know this, but link incorrect ] / The Meelick Team[ Eddie Kelly’s* ]”
https://thesession.org/tunes/1511

3 – “Patsy Tuohey’s* / The Humours Of Lissadell” [ whistle solo ]
https://thesession.org/tunes/1087

4 – “The Belharbour* / The Bucks Of Oranmore / Down The Broom”
https://thesession.org/tunes/622

5 - [ Don’t know this one ] / The Tar Road To Sligo*” [ accordion solo ]
https://thesession.org/tunes/151

6 - [ Don’t know these two jigs ]

7 - “The Salamanca / Richard Dwyer’s [ Fox On The Prowl*]” [ whistle solo ]
https://thesession.org/tunes/341

8 - “The Boyne Hunt / Come West Along The Road”

[ Side 2 : 9 / 17 ]

9 - “The Wise Maid / The Boys Of Ballisodare / The Sligo Maid”

10 - “Owen Hackett’s* / Gan Ainm”
https://thesession.org/tunes/2252

11 – “The Salamanca / Richard Dwyer’s [ Fox On The Prowl ]” [ whistle solo ]
[ They liked this track so much, they put it on twice ! - see track #7 ]

12 - “Molloy’s Favourite* [ link is wrong ] / Foxhunter’s Reel”
[ * - I know this by a more common name, but I’ll have to get back about that – 99% certain it’ll be here under another title. ].

13 - “Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire’s* / The Music In The Glen” [ accordion solo ]
https://thesession.org/tunes/2716

14 - [ Don’t know 1st jig ] / The Lark’s March*”
https://thesession.org/tunes/5867

15 - [ Don’t know 1st hornpipe – link to the “Union” reel is wrong ]
/ The Plains Of Boyle”

16 - “Trim The Velvet / The Shaskeen” [ flute solo ]

17 - “The Duke Of Leinster / Gardiner’s Favourite [ London Lasses ]”

The slow air “Is Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainn Ce Hi” – does not appear on my cassette, probably replaced by a duplicate of Track #7, which appears twice.

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