Graham Wells & David Clark

By Graham Wells & David Clark

  1. Australian Waters
    The Three Little Drummers
    A Fig For A Kiss
  2. The Hunt In The Bog
    Boil The Breakfast Early
  3. The Bank Of Turf
    Tiofaidh Tu Abhaile Liom? (Will You Come Home With Me?)
    The Mist Covered Mountain
  4. Fisherman’s Island
    Sweeney’s Buttermilk
  5. A Fisherman’s Song For Attracting Seals
    Pelting A Puppy Swile
  6. The Holly Bush
    The Washroom
    Sheepskin & Beeswax
  7. The Woodcock
    The Collier’s
    The Piper’s Chair
  8. The Moneymusk
    David’s (Reel, Emile Benoit)
  9. An Phis Fhluich
    The Maid At The Spinning Wheel
  10. Dispute At The Crossroads
    Master Crowley’s #2

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Graham Wells & David Clark

An excellent album, one of those rarer ones which I enjoyed every track. Graham is quite the accordion player. Mostly Irish tunes, with some Scottish, Newfoundland, and Quebec tunes as well.

Available at Fred’s Records:
http://www.fredsrecords.com/site/shop/graham-wells-david-clark/

According to MUN’s music archives (https://capelin.library.mun.ca/v/nlsound/2805 ), it was recorded 2011. The album liner notes gave no year.

They are:
- Graham Wells (accordion)
- Dave Clark (fiddle)

Joined by for some tracks:
- Conal O’Grada (flute)
- Billy Sutton (banjo)
- Jason Whelan (bouzouki)

A few of the liner notes:
- Track 2, neither Graham nor Dave could remember where they learned The Hunt In the Bog. They set it with Boil The Breakfast Early because of a TV show with celebrity chef Martin Picard who hunted partridge & cooked breakfast in a bog (within Quebec) on the episode.
- Track 3, they learned ‘Will You Come Home With Me?" from Planxty’s album "Woman I Love So Well"
- Track 4a was composed by the late Cavan-born fiddler Ed Reavy. Graham had learned the tune in E, but couldn’t remember where he learned it.
- Track 5, they learned "A Fisherman’s Song for Attracting Seals" from the Matt Molloy recording, "Shadows On Stone". And "Pelting A Puppy Swile (Seal)" is both a song and tune about seals, drinks, and women.
- Track 6b was composed by Newfoundland fiddler Emile Benoit.
- Track 6c is of Quebec origin. Dave grew up in Quebec City.
- Track 7a was composed by Hammy Hamilton.
- Track 8, their setting of The "Moneymusk" is closest to the Quebec version of the tune. The second tune is one of Emile Benoit’s compositions.
- Track 9, two piping tunes
- Track 10, Dispute At The Crossroads is a Donegal version of Dr. Gilbert’s, which they learned from Paddy Glackin’s album "Spey In State".