80 Years in the Making

By Ted McGraw

  1. Charles Og
  2. Green Glens Of Antrim
  3. Cliff
  4. Gale Bridge
    She Hadn’t The Thing She Thought She Had
  5. Come To The Fair
  6. Phil The Fluter’s Ball
    Boyne Hunt
  7. Bantry Bay
  8. Lunan Bay
  9. Dusty Miller
    Road To Sligo
  10. Open House
    Denis Doody’s
    Dan Mack’s
  11. Hills Of Glenswilly
    Little Old Thatched Cabin
    Queen Of Connemara
  12. Green Grow The Rushes O
    Primrose Lass
  13. Old Blackguard
  14. Moneymusk
  15. Bonnie Lass Of Headlake
  16. Up Country
  17. Flaherty’s Favourite
    The Girl From Lettermore
  18. Enniskillen Dragoons
    Wrap The Green Flag ’Round Me Boys
  19. Mack’s Rambles
    Sord Colmcille
  20. Merrily Danced The Quaker’s Wife
    The Quaker
  21. Fairy Queen
  22. Cottage By The Lee
    Stone Outside Dan Murphy’s Door
    Come Back Paddy Reilly
  23. Humours Of Bandon
    Three Sea Captains

Three comments

Re: 80 Years in the Making

The first solo album from the veteran accordionist and radio broadcaster, a treasure trove of old tunes. Many of the tunes were learned from mid-20th century immigrants to Rochester, NY, and from his extensive collection of 78s. On this album he’s joined by longtime friend Seamus Connolly on fiddle and Gabriel Donoghue on accompaniment. He plays a 2-row Beltuna in C#/D, not his longtime signature Hohner 3-row in BCD. The album is available through CDBaby at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tedmcgraw.

Re: 80 Years in the Making

First slide on Track 4 is listed as Gan Ainm in the track listing, saying it was from one of Bulmer’s books. It’s similar to Stiamh’s Jackie Daly-based setting of Johnny O’Leary’s (Gale Bridge) though Ted uses Bs in place of C#s in much of the B part.

Re: 80 Years in the Making

Someone modified the linkage I had set to the two Quaker tunes, so I just changed them back. The first, which Ted calls “Merrily Kissed the Quaker’s Wife,” is very close to Hetty’s setting of Gates of Derry at https://thesession.org/tunes/8247#setting19412 , with the parts played without repeats. The second, “The Quaker,” is an ABB setting I posted at https://thesession.org/tunes/70#setting33638 because it was most similar to a setting Ceolachan had posted there.