In Session

By Eoin O’Neill

Added by Trinil .

Seven comments

Eoin O’Neill

I bought this CD from Eoin the day after he released it - talk about lucky timing! Features a number of great musicians from Clare and elsewhere. There’s been some confusion about the tunes in track 5 so I thought I might submit the whole recording. Here you go!

In Session

A lovely album with two especially great tracks. Track 5 just makes me smile every time - mandolin virtuosity without playing a million miles an hour. Track 9 is the only track you need to play for someone who doesn’t know why we play Irish music. If they don’t get it after hearing this, they never will.

"Martin Wynne’s" has been identified as one of the mystery tunes in the "Crosses of Annagh" set from Danu’s first album. Perhaps this is Martin Wynne’s #3 as it definitely isn’t 1 or 2. The tune listed in track 9 as "Fr. Kelly’s" is most certainly "Sheehan’s Reel", although it is very similar to "Fr. Kelly’s #2".

Track 8

The second tune in track 8 is a finely played version of "The New Copperplate".

I agree track 5 is great and i also love The Gatehouse maid. Brilliant stuff, does’nt the shouting and stuff in number 9 just give you appetite for going to more sessions.

Re: In Session

Second tune on Track 7 is The Scartaglen. Tom Billy’s is an alternate title.

Re: In Session

Track 5 - The second tune is Aughacashel and Pip Murphey’s AKA is more commonly known as Galway Shawl.

Re: In Session

Pip Murphey’s "more commonly known as" - Upon further review it is difficult to say but on this site it is listed as Raheen. Kevin Burke got it from Pip Murphey and the Mulcahy family got it from Jack Coen and name it after him. "The Galway Shawl" is from ill Black’s transcription.