Bright and Early

By Paddy O’Brien, Nathan Gourley, Dáithí Sproule

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  1. The Balmoral
    O’Dowd’s Favourite
  2. The Wheels Of The World
    Paddy Fahy’s
  3. Jim Erwin’s
    The Hereafter
  4. The Flax In Bloom
    The Flash In The Pan
  5. The Ballykeale
    The Rambling Pitchfork
  6. The Morning Mist
    The Pookeen Dubh
  7. Sheehan’s
    Johnny McGreevy’s
    Felim’s Frolics
  8. The Midnight
    The Castle (Reel)
  9. McGoldrick’s
    The Repeal Of The Union
  10. Aggie White’s
    A Toast To Paddy Canny
  11. Patsy Cauley’s
    The Killina
    Young Jerry Holland
  12. Miss McDermott’s
    Dancing On The Door
  13. Wink And She Will Follow
    I Have A House Of My Own With A Chimney Built On Top Of It
    The Periwig Jockey
  14. The Starry Lane To Monaghan
    John Mosey McGinley’s
  15. The March Of The Jacobites
    Bright And Early
  16. The Queen Of May
    Tom McGinley’s

Three comments

"Bright and Early"

New Folk Records NFR6272

• Paddy O’Brien – Button Accordion
• Nathan Gourley – fiddle
• Dáithí Sproule – guitar

After playing together in The Doon Céilí Band and O’Rourke’s Feast, Paddy and Nathan started getting together to work on individual tunes they liked, pairing melodies for their own satisfaction. Finally, they decided to record a CD, encompassing the revival of old tunes reinterpreted and played tightly together on fiddle and box, and adding some musically engaging accompaniment from guitarist Dáithí Sproule. The tunes selected for this recording were taken from the repertoire of players such as Tommy Potts, Ed Reavy, Johnny McGreevy, and some lesser-known but wonderful musicians like Tom Ginley of Belfast, and Francie Brereton of Tipperary, to name just a few of the influences.

Re: Bright and Early

Dancing on the Door track 12 sounds like the Destitution Reel to me.