Sligo Fiddle Master

By Andy Davey

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  1. McFadden’s
  2. Gan Ainm
  3. Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
    The Sailor’s Bonnet
  4. Humours Of Ballyconnell
  5. The Duke Of Leinster
  6. Corney Is Coming
  7. A Thousand Farewells
  8. Dooney Rock
  9. Some Say The Devil Is Dead
  10. The Maid In The Cherry Tree
  11. Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
  12. Kiss Me Kate
  13. Gan Ainm
    Sligo Maid
  14. Maggie Pickens
  15. Gan Ainm
  16. The Longford Collector
    The Sailor’s Bonnet
  17. Gan Ainm
  18. Gan Ainm
  19. Jackson’s No. 1
    Jackson’s No. 2
  20. Love At The Endings
  21. The Foxhunter
  22. Maudabawn Chapel
  23. Gan Ainm
    Piper’s Despair
  24. The Silver Spire
    Drag Her Across The Road
  25. Martin Wynne’s No. 2
  26. Paddy Fahey’s
    John Brennan’s
  27. The Boys Of The Lough
    The Devils Of Dublin

Three comments

Re: Sligo Fiddle Master

This is a 2018 release by the Coleman Heritage Centre. The sources are ’70’s private recordings so the sound is archival and there is some not so great guitar backing on a few latter tracks, but it’s lovely fiddling, I’m very glad they put it out and happy to own it.

A couple of Gan Ainm’s:

13 is Redican’s aka Forget Me Not
17 is The Strawberry Blossom or Boys of Ballynahinch

The reels tempos generally seem more relaxed than his pairings with Tansey on Music from the Coleman Country.

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Re: Sligo Fiddle Master

The Foxhunter’s is the 2 part way that gets played with Comb Your Hair and Curl It.

Of the other Gan Ainm’s:

2 is called a Schottische and is a very pretty ear worm that I don’t recognize at all. I think it’s in A; it plays at around G# but McFadden’s and Duke of Leinster from the same tape play at F#.

The rest are reels.

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Re: Sligo Fiddle Master

Paddy Fahey’s, 26, seems to be a majored up version of the well-known d minor reel which I’ve linked, though I ride the Fahey little bus.

If anyone knows 2 or 18 have at it.

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