Traditional Music Of Ireland

By Seamus Egan

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Seamus Egan

Thanks, Gian-Marco to remind us of thie old LP. In fact it is called ‘Traditional music of Ireland’, but that was taken by other artists already so it could not be added to this database anymore 😉

Maids of Galway (Seamus Egan)

Does anybody knows the names of the 3 reels that Seamus Egan plays on his CD «Traditional Music of Ireland». This is the first of the CD «The Maids of Galway (medley of reels)…

2nd & 3rd reels

I had a listen to this track again. 2nd reel is “The Old Maid[s] Of Galway”, and the 3rd is “Dan Breen’s”. Both tunes are listed in the tune database, but not as Seamus plays them!

Gan Ainm

The second tune of track 3 is probably a version of “Sergeant Early’s Dream”: Micho Russell’s of track 7 is, of course, “The Concertina Reel,” or Will Harmon’s favourite.

Track 8

Seems to me track 8 has only two tunes listed and it is composed of four. Can anyone tell me the name of the last one and where I can find a transcription?

Sorry, the nameless reel on track 3 isn’t Sergeant Early’s Dream at all. I’ll post it soon.

Track 8 : 4 jigs

Correct me if I’m wrong but i gather the tunes are:
McDermott’s Fancy/Swans Among The Rushes/The Chicago/The Swallow’s Nest (composed by Ed Reavy)

After ripping the recording I updated the list of the tunes, according to the LP cover and/or the messages here.

Re: Traditional Music Of Ireland

Released by Shanachie Records, 1985.

Seamus Egan - flute (tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 11), tres (2, 4, 8 & 11), banjo (3, 5, 8 & 12), mandolin (5, 6, 8, 11 & 12), whistle (5, 8, 11 & 12) and pipes (7 & 8).
Mick Moloney - guitar (all tracks except 2, 5, 7, 9 and 12) and album production.
Siobhán Egan - fiddle (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11 and 12).
Rosalyn Briley - harp (2).
Jimmy Keane - ‘electronics’ (4 & 8).
Lori Cole - piano (8).
Rory Ann Egan - accordion (11 & 12).

If this album has a weakness, then it lies in the number of over-dubs, but, heck, Seamus was only fifteen or sixteen when it was recorded so perhaps this can be put down to the exuberance of youth and a desire to strut his stuff on different instruments (and he’d probably have played guitar as well if Mick hadn’t been around).

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