The New Generation

By St. Roch’s Ceili Band

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  1. The New Generation
    The Rebels March
  2. Fred Finn’s
    Shamrock Hill
    The Concertina
    The Hunter’s House
  3. Master Seamus
    The Cottage In The Grove
    Johnny Connolly’s
  4. The Cliffs Of Moher
    Eddie Kelly’s
    The Geese In The Bog
  5. The Maids Of Castlebar
    The Trip To Birmingham
  6. I Wonder What’s Keeping My True Love Tonight
  7. Brid Harper’s
    Paddy’s Trip To Scotland
    Lad O’Beirne’s
    Buttermilk Mary
  8. Munster Bacon
    The Haunted House
    The Handsome Young Maidens
  9. Friel’s
    The Convenience
  10. Kitty’s Wedding
    The Holycross
  11. Strike The Gay Harp
    The Humours Of Ennistymon
    The Milltimber
  12. Paddy’s Rambles In The Park
    The Bump
  13. The Short Cut
    The Whistling Postman
    Ormond Sound
  14. When Sick Is It Tea You Want ?
    Out On The Ocean
    The Bank Of Turf
    The Dusty Windowsill
  15. The Mist Covered Mountain
    Lord Inchiquin
    The Pikeman’s
    Maggie Pickens
    Martin Wynne’s

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St. Roch’s Ceili Band, Glasgow

Not exactly sure when this came out, but the “St. Roch’s Ceili Bands” [ and there are several of them, in various age groups *] has been the musical home for many of the finest players of Irish traditional music ever to come out of Scotland. Several of the players on this CD have gone on to become very well known in the Scottish / Irish traditional music scene.
Johnny Canning, who has a solo on track #3, became Senior All-Ireland fiddle champion, I think 2 years ago.
Kevin O’Neill plays flute with “The Treacherous Orchestra”. [ solo track #12 ].
Celine Donoghue has a superb banjo solo on track #9.
Other players such as Danny Boyle, Peter Webster, Katy Boyle, Christina Smith and Mairead McManus are all very prominent on the Glasgow session scene.
They seem to have gone out of their way to credit the composers of many of the “non-traditional” tunes played here, which is something I thoroughly approve of.
[ * As I write this, I seem to remember accordion player Paddy Callaghan telling me a month or so ago, that there are currently something like 7 “St. Rochs Ceili Bands” at the moment ].
Some of the tunes which don’t have links above were composed by Frank McArdle, who instigated the whole thing in 1978.

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