Kerry Fiddles - Fiddle Music From Sliabh Luachra

By Padraig O’Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford

Twelve comments

Sliabh Luachra Music …..

… and surprisingly there is only one set of polkas and two slides/sets of slides on it. The other 11 tracks contain a fairly balanced mix of hornpipes, jigs, reels and two airs …. I really don

Just got a copy of this…

…and it’s terrific. I doubt if I’d ever have found it in any normally accessible music shop. I discovered it from this site (The Session) and then ordered it over the net (from www.tesco.com). I’m now inspired to get more recordings from these three.

“Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 1: Kerry Fiddles”

Topic 12T 309 / TSCD309 - Ossian OSSCD10

"Denis Murphy: Music from Sliabh Luachra"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/164

"Padraig O’Keefe: The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/738

"The Rushy Mountain: Classic Music from Sliabh Luachra 1957-77"
- a compilation of tracks from the six albums in the Topic series "Music from Sliabh Luachra volumes 1-6"…
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1274

2. )"Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 2: The Star of Munster Trio"
Topic 12TS310 - Ossian 45
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1427

3.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 3: The Humours of Lisheen"
John & Julia Clifford
Topic 12TS311 - Ossian OSS 14
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1433

"The Star Above the Garter"
Denis & Julia Murphy (Clifford)
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1073

"Ceol As Sliabh Luachra"
Julia & Billy Clifford
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1291

~ Music from Sliabh Luachra:

5.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 5: Johnny O’Leary -
Music for the Set"
18 tracks - Topic /Ossian OSSCD 25
Recordings made 1976-77 -
" ~ this recording - also features his daughter Ellen on whistle
and fiddle players Mick Duggan and Maurice O’Keeffe ~ "…
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/663

6.) "Music from Sliabh Luachra Volume 6: Jackie Daly -
Traditional Accordion and Concertina Music from Sliabh Luachra"
Topic 12TS358
Released on CD by Ossian: OSSCD 30 & Green Linnet: GLCD3065
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/212

"The Rushy Mountain: Classic Music from Sliabh Luachra 1957-77"
- a compilation of tracks from the six albums in the Topic series "Music from Sliabh Luachra volumes 1-6"…
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1274

"An Calmfhear/The Trooper" - Johnny O’Leary"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/1282
17 tracks - Gael Linn CEFC 132 / CEFCD 132, 1989

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
With Tim Kiely on guitar, recorded in December, 1995 in Dan O’Connell’s pub, Knocknagree - this was a regular venue for Johnny and local dance traditions. Eventually it became a mecca for tourists from as far away as Japan and as near as Cork City.
Craft Recordings, Dublin - CRCS01
28 tracks - Craft Recordings - (CD) CRCD01, 1995

Padraig O’keefe was an experimentor and loved reels, perhaps a statment against the more common polkas and slides, much as playing polkas these days would be.

MP3 Version

This recording is available as an MP3 download from Amazon. Amazon is actually beginning to amass quite a collection of historic recordings in MP3 format. – re