Christy Barry: flute, tinwhistle, low whistle, spoons
Conor McCarthy: accordion
Cyril O’Donoghue: bouzouki, guitar, vocals
Recorded live in the famous O’Connor’s Bar in Doolin, Co. Clare, by three great musicians, Christy Barry on flute and whistle, Kilfenora Ceili Band box player Conor McCarthy, and bouzouki/guitar player and singer Cyril O’Donoghue, this is the next best thing to being there in person. The music is tremendous, and so is the atmosphere. The more I hear albums of this kind (see the Lahawns as well), the more I think that’s how they hould all be made.
I agree - such a great album, as infectious as they are live (almost)! Thanks for posting it.
Christy Barry is one of my favorite whistle/flute players. This album is just great stuff all around. It’s one of my favorite albums to just sit down and listen to because it has so many different moods. On some of the tracks they’re really tearin’ away like the tinker’s britches. But there are also some lovely airs and some really, really nice tracks with just Barry and O’Donoghue. I give it two thumbs up and if my feet weren’t in shoes I’d raise my toes too.
Yes, great recording! Not sure if it’s available in the US where I live, but I picked up a copy when I was in Doolin a couple years back….oh, how I long to return…. (a great pub too!)
Christy Barry’s Set & The Connemara Jigs
I was just in Doolin and happened to come across a session with Christy and maybe Conor. I played with them and boy were they fantastic. I got there CD and submitted it, not realizing it had already been done by someone else.