The Rocky Road

By Michael Kerry

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In a world of his own …

Kerry is, to my ears, the Martin Hayes of the mandolin. Gentle, langorous, intricate music full of idiosyncratic phrasing and ornaments.

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Track 9 correction…

Track 9 here should have 4 tunes in it. An unnamed trad. mazurka, On Her Toes, The Rocky Road to Greenfield, and Fine by Me, the last three all reels composed by Mr. Kerry

Track 9

I believe the first tune on track nine is a triple hornpipe (or 3/2) and is entitled "The Promenade" — it is the second tune on track 17 of Jimmy Power’s 1967 IRISH DANCE (Sessions), available on Ceol Álainn.