The Legacy of Stephen Grier

By Seamus McGuire And John Lee

  1. Planxty No. 12
  2. Miss Hamilton’s
    Logier’s Hornpipes
  3. The Poor Soldier Boy
  4. Gladstone’s Bill
    Reel No.254
    The Well-Humoured
    Lady Elizabeth Percy’s
  5. Loch Earn Quickstep
    O’Connell’s
  6. Walk On The Darógs
    Jackson’s Mistake
    Morgan Rattler
  7. Air No. 39
  8. The Rights Of An Irishman
    The Humours Of Ballingarry
  9. The Fourth Dragoon’s
  10. Stephen Grier’s Polkas
  11. The Raven Wood
  12. Arky’s New Building
    The Duke Of Gordon’s Birthday
    A Ha’Porth Of Tea
  13. The Straddy
    The Humours Of Bantry Bay
    The Maid Of Hide
    The Races Of Granard
    Peggy On The Hill
  14. Roslin Castle
  15. Miss Dunbar
    The Primrose Girl
    The Garland House
  16. Burns’ Farewell

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Re: The Legacy of Stephen Grier

This is a selection of tunes from the important nineteenth-century manuscript collection of Stephen Grier (1824–1894). Grier was born in north Longford (in the Granard/Clonbroney/Abbeylara area) and moved after his marriage to Gortletteragh in south Leitrim where he completed most of his remarkable music collection. The 2018 recording by Séamus McGuire & John Lee presents a varied selection of tunes, intended to reflect the wide range of material in Grier’s manuscripts. Apart from sixty-four tunes in Breandán Breatnach’s ‘Ceol Rince na hÉireann’ Vol 4, edited by Jackie Small (1996), the Grier manuscripts have not been published. This is the first known recording devoted entirely to music from the Grier collection. www.mcguireleemusic.com