The Genius of Peter Conlon

By Peter Conlon

  1. The Humors Of Whiskey
  2. Rose In The Garden
  3. Keel Row
  4. Saddle The Pony
  5. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  6. The Mill Stone Grinder
  7. Paddy On The Turnpike
  8. The Black Thornstick
  9. The Black Thornstick
  10. Harvest Home
    Galway Bay
  11. The Scholar
  12. Gurren’s Castle
    Money Musk
  13. The Heathery Breeze
  14. Hennessey’s
  15. Paddy O’Rafferty’s
  16. Gordon’s
  17. Happy To Meet And Sorry To Part
  18. Stack Of Barley
  19. McBan’s
  20. Stack Of Barley
  21. Cameronian
  22. Kitty’s Ramble
  23. Irishman’s Blackthorn
  24. Barn Dance
  25. The Irish Washerwoman
  26. Sheeren’s
  27. Shannon Bells
  28. Baxter’s
  29. The Ways To The Racket
  30. Gan Ainm (Slip Jigs)
  31. The Lark In The Morning
  32. Phil The Fluter’s Ball
  33. The Banks Of Ireland
    Ships Are Sailing
  34. The Plains Of Boyle
  35. The Salt Hill Pipes
  36. The Banks Of Newfoundland
  37. The College Groves
    The Flaggon
  38. Lark In The Morning
  39. The Flax In Bloom
    The Bag Of Potatoes
  40. The Broken Pledge
    Kitty In The Lane
  41. The Tuam
    The Salamanca
  42. The Irish Girl
    Green Fields Of America
  43. Manning’s
    The Country
  44. The Tap Room
    The Moving Bogs
  45. Old Man Dillon
    The Rose In The Heather
  46. The Fiddler’s Delight
  47. Contentment Is Wealth

Three comments

Re: The Genius of Peter Conlon

This is a collection of the playing of former New York melodeon player Peter Conlon. The first Irishman to record, the Galway born box player recorded his first sides for Columbia in 1917, making him one of the first box players in general. Once you’ve heard his playing you’ll have little difficulty in understanding the styles of Jerry O’Brien, Joe Derrane, and other early American boxplayers. Triplets and rolls are used in ways that would make O’Riada hide under his bed.

Of particular interest is his use of C# to replace Cnat (which he does not have on the instrument), very much in line with the playing of Pasty Touhey.

A must have CD for any boxplayer.

Re: The Genius of Peter Conlon

First Irishman to record? Didn’t you just cite Patsy Touhey in your comment? And what about Phil Martin, John McFadden, etc., etc.?

Re: The Genius of Peter Conlon

I think Thady meant the first Irishman to record on accordion (or melodeon).

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