O Cheartlar Mo Chroi / Spring In The Air

By Vincent McGrath

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  1. Maureen’s Fancy
    Tommy Leddy’s
  2. Memories Of Camp
    Paddy Noonan’s
  3. Sean McDonnell’s
    Clement Sweeney’s
  4. The Party Fling
    Anthony Dick
  5. Mary Alick’s
    The Drogheda
  6. The Maids Of Palmyra
    The Wind From The Hill
  7. The Road To Glenbrohane
    Off To The Logha
  8. The Ceili
    The Swinging
  9. O Cheartlar Mo Chroi
  10. Paddy Reynolds’
    A Flash Of Coleman
  11. Morrison’s Fiddle
    The Old Refrain
  12. Home To The Fold
    Hands Around
  13. Above Fal Mor
    Martin Connolly’s
  14. Rosculligan House
    Hughie Carolan’s
  15. Brian Conway’s
    The Lost
  16. Joe Cunningham’s
    Duffy’s Hall
  17. The Ceide
    Christy’s Favourite
  18. The Long
    Katie’s
  19. Patsy Moloney’s
  20. Cockles And Clams
  21. Trot Along Home
    Maggie In London
  22. Brogan’s Land
    Don’t Go Away
  23. The Lilt In The Kitchen
    For John McGrath
  24. The Reel Of Rinn Na Ron
    The Quivering Bow
  25. The Longford Gentleman
    The Lapping Wave
  26. P.J. Hernon’s
    Castelcoo Hill
  27. The March Hare
    Spring In The Air
  28. A Night In Derrycorrib

Four comments

Re: O Cheartlar Mo Chroi / Spring In The Air

This was a real find on eBay. I’d never heard of Vincent McGrath, who is an accordion player from Rossport, Co. Mayo. He is a nephew of fiddler John McGrath, fiddle player and composer who died in New York in 1955. These tunes - 28 tracks of them - are all original compositions, and I can’t think of any recording with such a high quality of new tunes. On the basis of this recording, I’d put Vincent right up there with Messrs Reavy, Fahy and Lennon. Can’t understand how I’ve never heard of him or his music before. I suppose he is an excellent example of the many, many talented yet self-effacing musicians in Ireland who don’t seek any sort of fame or fortune, but are content just to play their music in their local communities.

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Re: O Cheartlar Mo Chroi / Spring In The Air

I’ve just noticed that the first 5 tracks have been posted here by "52Paddy" 11 years ago. If you want examples of the quality of compositions on this recording, check them out.

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Re: O Cheartlar Mo Chroi / Spring In The Air

This recording has never received the accolades it deserves. A great collection of his own compositions and his accordion/melodeon playing and accompaniment are superb.