Longford’s Own Seamus Thompson

By Seamus Thompson

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  1. Red Tom Of The Hills
    Paddy Fahy’s
  2. The Poppy Leaf
    The Harvest Home
  3. McComiskey’s
    The Hawk
  4. Mulvihill’s
    The Star Of Munster
  5. Seamus Thompson’s #1
    Seamus Thompson’s #2
  6. "Two Scotch Reels"
  7. The Low Level
    The High Level
  8. The Belles Of St. Louis
    Sean McGuire’s
  9. Eddie Kelly’s
    The Nightingale
  10. Tripping Up The Stairs
    Ril Bheara

Two comments

Seamus Thompson

This recording, as far as I know, has only ever been released on cassette tape. I’d only ever heard of Seamus Thompson from the "An Fhidil Vol.1" recording - here :

https://thesession.org/recordings/1756

He’s obviously a very capable player, but on the basis of this recording, maybe a bit too in thrall to the Sean McGuire style of Irish fiddling. I did prefer his contributions on "An Fhidil Vol.1", which was a bit less "flashy", but I suppose you have to try to be that wee bit different when you’re making a solo recording to sell to people.
Some nice accompaniment by Kim Fleming on harp.
[ Thanks to Tom Martin, whose tape this is, and whose cassette collection I am currently baby-sitting, and also to Genny, for passing them on to my tender care 🙂 ].

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Ps…

I have no doubt that some of the links will be wrong, and will try to correct them soon.

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