Fear Inis Bearachain

By Johnny Óg Connolly

  1. Pota Mór Fataí
    Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla
    Cailleach An Airgid
    Whiskey O Rowdledum Ro
  2. Ril Mhairtin Sheamuis
    The Ashplant
  3. Keel Row
    Barndance Gan Ainm
  4. Flanagan’s
  5. Suantrai James Agus Eilidh Patricia
  6. Boys Of Blue Hill
    An Staicin Eorna
  7. Liam An Bhradain
    Kelly G’s
    Hurley’s Hop
  8. The Sligo Maid
    The Silver Spear
  9. Variations On The Brown Coffin
  10. Fear Inis Bearachain
    Fear Londain
    Fear Bhoston
  11. Caoineadh Aisling Na nGael
  12. Ceiliur Na Spideoige
    Ben’s Arrival
  13. P. J. Conlin’s Slip Jigs
  14. Tommy The Norman
    Fitzharris Fling
  15. La Bella Ella
    Glen Swilly
  16. The Blackthorn Stick
    Humours Of Glendart
    Paidin O Raifeartaigh

Three comments

Re: Fear Inis Bearachain

“This is a new album by Johnny Óg Connolly compiled as a tribute to his father, the renowned melodeon player, Johnny Connolly. Released on the Cló Iar-Chonnacht label, the album is a beautiful and fitting tribute to one of Connemara’s most beloved musicians.”

“Writing in the album notes, Johnny Óg says that it was always his intention to begin playing the melodeon when his father no longer could. ‘Sadly, that time has come sooner than any of us could have anticipated. From after the Willie Clancy week in 2018 till the middle of September, I devoted some serious attention to the melodeon, listening and playing along to my dad’s wonderful recordings,’ he explains.”

“‘…the result is an album of variety and contrast, with an emphasis on Conamara music…’”

Re: Fear Inis Bearachain

I have a question about this recording. I’ve listened to a lot of the tracks on YouTube, and there are a few tunes on there which aren’t in the database which I really like. These are the 3 hop jigs on track 7, as well as the last tune on Track 1, the slip jig “Whiskey O Rowdedlum Ro.” Since this cd was created in memory of Johnny Connolly, did he write these particular tunes? Thanks.

Re: Fear Inis Bearachain

The tunes on track 1 are all existing song tunes from the sean-nós tradition.