The Second Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert
The annual Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert [ and sessions associated with it occurring over a whole weekend ], takes place in Glasgow at the beginning of January each year, and is undoubtedly the best weekend of Irish traditional music to be found in Scotland.
This 24-track CD was recorded at the 2nd event on the 13th January 2001.
It’s still going strong, and the next one, in January 2016, will be the 17th weekend in memory of Jimmy and his music.
Once details have been announced, I’ll post the weekend in the "Events" section.
Several of the tunes which have no "links" above would be Jimmy’s own compositions.
I’ll post who’s playing on what track later.
It was a great concert, and is a fine collection of music and top-notch playing.
1 - "The Four Provinces Ceili Band"
2 - Brid Harper [fiddle ], Lar Gavin [ accordion ], Deirdre McSherry [ piano ]
3 - Brid Harper [ fiddle ]
4 - Group
5 - Patsy Hanly
6 - Deirdre Scanlan
7 - "The Four Provinces Ceili Band"
8 - Eileen O’Brien [ fiddle ], Nuala Hehir [ accordion ], Jody Moran [ banjo ]
9 - Pat Bass [ banjo ]
10 - Eileen O’Brien [ fiddle ], Lar Gavin [ accordion ], Deirdre McSherry [ piano ]
11 - Eileen O’Brien [ fiddle ]
12 - Deirdre Scanlan
13 - Eileen O’Brien [ fiddle ], Nuala Hehir [ accordion ], Jody Moran [ banjo ]
14 - Tony McHugh [ fiddle ]
15 - David Kinsella [ uilleann pipes ]
16 - Brendan & Martin McHugh
17 - Eileen O’Brien [fiddle ], Lar Gavin [ accordion ], Deirdre McSherry [ piano ]
18 - Deirdre Scanlan
19 - Brid Harper [fiddle ], Nuala Hehir [ accordion ], Jody Moran [ banjo ]
20 - Group
21 - Robert Gleeson [ fiddle ]
22 - "The Four Provinces Ceili Band"
23 - Finale - everybody
24 - Jimmy McHugh [ extra track ]
From my recollection, there’s some confusion in the sleeve notes about which tracks Brid Harper and Eileen O’Brien played on, but to the best of my knowledge, the above is correct. Our contributer "The Archivist" may be able to correct any errors, as she was involved as a musician in this project.
The Four Provinces Ceili Band
The line up for this concert was: Brendan McHugh & Danny Duffy, fiddles; Dinny Boyle, accordion; Sharon Creasey, flute; Richard Creasey, bouzouki; Martin McHugh, bodhran.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Creasey and produced by Richard Creasey and Brendan McHugh.
Tracks 1 & 7 are all compositions of Jimmy McHugh.
Thanks for putting this up Kenny, hadn’t realised it was not there.
Brid Harper is the fiddle player on Track 11. 13 and 19
Eileen O’Brien is the fiddler on track 2
Re: The Second Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert
It’s an amazing Album !
All musicians played with their heart.
It’s live and yet perfection is included in some tracks mostly played
by Eileen O’Brien track : 2/3 Soulful slowAir/10/12/17/
And by a young Brid Harper 8/11/13/19
I’m not objective because Eileen was my teacher 🙂
You can buy the CD here