From the Heart

By John Whelan

Added by DavidT .
  1. Bob’s Garden Of Earthly Delights
    Broderick’s
  2. Ten Penny Bit
    Trip To Athlone
  3. Madame Maxwell
  4. Newtown Bridge
    The Kerryman
  5. From The Heart
  6. The Broadstone Inn
    Sligo Creek
  7. Spellan The Fiddler
    Gan Ainm
  8. Texas Gals
  9. Mary O’Neill’s Fancy
    Bank Of Ireland
    Ballinamore
  10. Ian’s Return To Ireland
    Yanick’s
    Denis Whelan’s
  11. My Ballingarry Lady

One comment

Re: From the Heart

22/8/2017

This CD came out in 1990 on Oenoke Records and it’s such a cracker, I’m surprised it wasn’t listed. Lovely bouncy and very varied music, finishing with a beautiful waltz.

John plays button accordion and is joined on the recording by Seamus Connolly (fiddle), Jerry O’Sullivan (uilleann pipes), Felix Dolan (acoustic piano), Pat Kilbride (cittern, acoustic guitar), Gabriel Donahue (acoustic piano, acoustic upright bass, synthesizer), Joannie Madden (flute, tin whistle), John McGann (acoustic guitars, mandolins, electric guitar), Danny Noveck (tenor banjo, dumbeck) and Louise Whelan (fiddle, acoustic upright bass).

The titles are as listed exactly, which makes track 7 interesting…

Mary O’Neill’s Fancy (track 9) is The Mouse Behind the Dresser. Also, track 2, "Ten Penny Bit" is not the common tune by that name.

Several modern compositions:
Bob’s Garden of Earthly Delights (track 1) written John Whelan
From the Heart (track 5) written John Whelan
The Broadstone Inn (track 6) written John Whelan and Mick Kenny
Sligo Creek (track 6) was written by Danny Noveck
Ian’s Return To Ireland (track 10) written John Whelan
Yanick’s (track 10) written John Whelan
Denis Whelan’s (track 10) written John Whelan
My Ballingarry Lady (track 11) written John Whelan

David