Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

By Tommy Peoples

  1. Sheehan’s
    The Hunter’s House
    Rakish Paddy
  2. The Frieze Britches
    The Lark In The Morning
  3. The Fairest Rose
  4. Pat McHugh’s
    Dowd’s
  5. The Humours Of Ballyloughlin
    The Sporting Pitchfork
  6. Miss Crawford’s
    The Japanese
  7. Kilty Town
    Christmas Eve
  8. Imelda Roland’s
    I’m Waiting For You
  9. The Pipe On The Hob
    Banish Misfortune
    Katie’s Fancy
  10. The Rumour
    Memories Of Clare
  11. Dave And Dan’s
    Julia Devine’s
  12. Hector The Hero
    The Coffin Ships
  13. Give Us A Drink Of Water
    Hardiman The Fiddler
    Heels Over Head
  14. The Boy In The Gap
    The Morning Thrush
    The Maids Of Castlebar
  15. Black Pat’s
    Bunker Hill
  16. The Ship In Full Sail
    The Blarney Pilgrim

Six comments

Re: Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

Recorded live during a 2005 performance at Fiddler’s Hearth pub in South Bend, Indiana.

This recording is available through Tommy’s website at http://www.tommypeoples.ie/the-music/

Tracks 3, 4(a), 10(a), 10(b), 12(b), 13(c), 15(a) composed by Tommy Peoples
1(b) by Ed Reavy, 7(a) by Charlie Lennon, 7(b) by Tommy Coen, 8(a) by Imelda Roland, 12(a) by Scott Skinner, 14(b) by James Ennis

Re: Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

My copy arrived this morning. This is up there with the very best of his recordings. Powerful, confident playing with all his usual emotion and inventiveness. Essential listening.

Re: Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

The second tune on track 15 is listed as Gillian’s Apples on the CD, but it’s the tune usually known as Bunker Hill, so I’ve edited the listing here so that it links to the correct tune. I don’t know whether Gillian’s Apples really is another name for this tune - I’ve only heard that name used for a jig, a different tune entirely.

Re: Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

This is the best album I’ve heard by Tommy Peoples. Unhurried tempos, with whistle-player-like spaces and pauses, beautifully clear intervallic leaps, and a judicious, measured rationing of his trademark scrunches. Zen achieved!

Re: Recorded at Fiddler’s Hearth

The clips sound delicious! Just waiting on the mailman…